We had a prayer time the other day at our Priority Associates office. One of my friends, Elaine, shared with us an article about how our country of America began. I was so excited to find a link to it on the internet so I could share it with you – “The Beginning of a Christian Nation”.
Some of the highlights I gleaned were:
~”All of us were taught that the Pilgrims came to America for freedom of worship or religious freedom, but that’s really not true,” said Dr. Peter Marshall, an author and historian. “They said that they came to America to, ‘propagate the gospel among the Indians and to become, themselves, stepping stones for the furtherance of the gospel to the outermost parts of the Earth.’.”
~On the deck of the Arbella, halfway between England and Cape Cod, leader John Winthrop declared, “We shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.”
~The American character was born in Scripture and nurtured by the Holy Spirit, yet today, our national heritage is under siege.
It breaks my heart to think of all the ways we have so drifted from those roots, the heritage, and our God. To think that Christianity is being reduced to just another religion like all the others, and that it is becoming more persecuted with each day of silencing it and removing it. Oh, it pains me to think of the power we give others by allowing them to reduce Christianity to nothing. Not just for Christianity sake, but for our God’s sake and for us as believers.
I pray that this Thanksgiving will be a time for remembering the real truth of our founding fathers and what they really desired for this country!