By Ron Edwards:
Throughout the annals of history, there have been those who sought the road that leads to Liberty. There has been a continuous rise and fall of nations, both great and meager. For the most part, one form of tyranny replaced another with the false promise of a better way of life for the people. History shows that only one Revolution was different. The United States Revolution set out to without a doubt, replace tyranny with Liberty and Justice for all. Inquisitive souls have pondered upon how did it happen? Why did it happen? The Revolution was in effect long before the actual war began.
For centuries, freedom and liberty occupied the hearts of many people which culminated in the effort to obtain them during the American Revolution. The event which “some” history books refer to as the “American Revolution” and date its beginning with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was only a completion of a stage in the revolution. That stage began centuries earlier, on a different continent, at a different period in the progress of civilization. The logical question is What originally initiated the change from a society based on the supreme rights of the state to a republic focused on the supreme or unalienable rights of man and individuals?
There were the first glimpses of the rights of individuals during the period after the children of Israel walked away from the brutality of ancient Egypt. But the revolution began to pick up a little more steam when Jesus Christ announced, “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” Christianity boldly proclaimed to the world that man was created in the image of God and destined for immortality. It is also known that in the eyes of God all men are created equal. The faith in Christ alone resulted in the concept of true Liberty: “the Liberty where with Christ hath made us free.”
True Christianity maintains an operation outward from within: It effected no violent revolutions, even though oppressors tried to violently snuff out the right to freedom in Christ as well as in our nation. “People of God sought to effect those changes at once by an army of dedicated souls which could only succeed by Providential guidance in gradual development.” Dr. Augustus Neander further illustrated these developments in his 1845 book Memorials of Christian Life.
Today in our still great republic, there are many who are foolishly working to literally destroy the remaining vestiges of both Christianity and Liberty. They like the brutal tyrants the Founding Fathers fought to overcome hope to totally wipe out your ability and right to live for your own sake. Today’s tyranny lovers are willing to utilize temporary allies like the Islamists, legions of fake gender promoters, media and academia haters to take down this republic, once and for all. I for one am convinced that if America is to reemerge as the long-term land of Liberty, she must reclaim her rightful place in the will of God. She did not become the greatest nation in the history of earth without a strong and unflappable faith in as Thomas Jefferson stated, “God and natures God.”
It is wonderful that Christians today want to go hither and thither spreading the gospel and winning souls for Christ. But unfortunately, in most (not all) cases todays brand of Christianity is void of hutzpah. Most Christians are unwilling to take a strong stand against abortion, then wonder why their rights are gradually diminishing here in America. Most Christians are not patriotic. Yet they expect society to give a rip about them. The determination to be weak among Christians was recently on display when Christian radio K-Love joined the likes of NBC, CNN and others in not allowing commercials for the successful movie Unplanned because they wanted to be politically correct. If Christians are not willing to stand for what is right and support the effort to protect the unalienable rights of the most innocent amongst us, then they should not be shocked if their unalienable rights are denied.
We must now engage in a new quest for true Liberty. Whether it is standing up for the unborn, the newly born, or fighting to restore true education for our nations young. That is a good starting point because what is taught to one generation dictates the direction the nation takes when they are adults. It was Christian ministers who first inspired the valiant battle to unshackle America from the iron grip of Britain’s King George. Too bad so many holier than thou Christians and ministers today are too blind with stupidity to even properly pray for President Trump. They dubbed him as immoral and unworthy of support. I could not help but laugh when soon after Trump accepted Christ he asked the assembled Christians surrounding him why they don’t fight, stand strong for their beliefs and for what is right for this country?
The Founding Fathers, most of whom were Believers in Christ understood and put the finishing touches in the quest for Liberty. The least we as Christians can do is show both spiritual and natural guts and fight to maintain our God given Liberties. God can work with and through imperfect men, but lukewarm wimps will He spew out of his mouth. America is the land of the free and home of the brave. Let us together be brave new founding fathers and I guarantee that Providential guidance will assure victory just as was done for the original Founding Fathers. God bless you, God bless America and may America bless God. Let’s talk about it Fridays at 4 PM EST, 1 PM PT on americamatters.us worldwide emanating from flagship station KCKQ AM 1180 Reno, Nevada
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