The further we move away from the founding years of America, the fuzzier history becomes. Truth is replaced by a perception of truth (which often doesn’t resemble actual truth at all), and sometimes is substituted with complete falsehoods by those who strongly disagree with the principles of our founding fathers.
America was founded by those who sought freedom to worship God purely in form that is found in the Holy Scriptures and not tainted by traditions of man. They sought to purify the church of liturgy and tradition that had no basis in the Bible – which was the sole authority on which their faith rested on.
The truth that the Pilgrims sought a free land where they could worship God and teach the Holy Scriptures as they were given – salvation by grace alone – has been replaced by the fabrication that they sought “religious freedom” or a land where everyone could worship according to the dictates of their own faith.
America was founded on Biblical principle, our founding fathers were men of deep faith and their faith in Jesus Christ influenced everything they said and did.
Tomorrow we are not celebrating our freedom as a country to worship according to the dictates of our personal faith as we are not just celebrating a land that is free from tyranny:
Tomorrow we are celebrating a nation that was founded on the freedom to worship God as He dictated in the Holy Scripture; a nation whose very cornerstone is the Bible itself; a nation whose original documents contain declarations of a strong and uncompromising faith in Jesus Christ and Him alone.
May we never forget the true history of America. May we diligently teach and train our children about who our founding fathers really were, and what they really fought for. For in doing so, we preserve a remnant of men and women who know what it means to give their all for Jesus Christ.
I don’t know if there remains hope that America will return to its original state of being a nation under God. After the Supreme Court ruling last week, I am rather inclined to think there is not. But, I know that we have a great responsibility as believers in Jesus Christ to raise up a generation of men and women who will not be swayed by modern philosophies that denounce the truths of God’s Holy Word – a remnant of men and women who will seek God’s face no matter the cost. No matter the cost.
And I believe that our children will pay a high price for that faith. We must inspire and encourage them to remain strong in the face of persecution – as our founding fathers did – and by doing so remind them that their true reward for such courage will greatly outshine any accolades of man they may receive here on earth.“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18
While this is a rather sobering post, I invite you link up with me – you may link up as many posts as you’d like on any family-friendly subject; but I particularly welcome posts this week on the topic of our freedom, our founding fathers and why we celebrate Independence Day!
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