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Why You Should Never Forget Your History

02/11/2019

Kamala Harris, a pro-abortion leftist-leaning politician with two years of Senate experience, declared, "the future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values."

When Senator Harris and other candidates float the cause of standing for "America’s values," what do they mean? What specifically are our country's values that they are so passionate about recapturing as their Party pushes taking the lives of babies both before and after birth, along with striking "So help me God" from the oath of those who testify?

Bottom line: they are scheming to rewrite America's story by replacing our DNA, America's foundational values, with "progressive" ones to "fundamentally transform" our country to the failed models of socialist nations of the present and past. We must awaken to our adversary's plan and this frontal assault fostering our present moral decline.

Importance of Historical Accuracy

God tells us, "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls" (Jeremiah 6:16).

It is incumbent upon us to look back over the first 200-plus years of our nation’s history and examine the true story of the values characterizing our way of life. Failure to do this will result in millions being misled down wrong "paths" that will not bring "rest to our souls" but a further decline in America. 

Radical Russian revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin, made the classic statement: "If you can separate people from their history, they are easily persuaded." Amidst the political rhetoric escalating, it is imperative to remain vigilant and not ignorant of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

Their Vision Isn't America's Vision

The secularists’ vision for America is foreign to that of our Founding Fathers and patriots since 1607. When Robert Hunt landed at Jamestown he prayed, "We do hereby dedicate this land and ourselves, to reach the people within the shores with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up godly generations after us, and with these generations take the kingdom of God to all the earth…"

The Pilgrims who landed a short time thereafter stated in the Mayflower Compact the reason for their coming to America: “For the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.”

The constitutions of all the original thirteen colonies acknowledged God and mandated scriptural education in the public schools. The one textbook used by nearly every public school student was The McGuffey Reader that said, "The Scriptures are specially designed to make us wise unto salvation through faith in Jesus Christ."

Our challenge is to recover the authentic, not counterfeit, core values and convictions upon which America was founded. We must support competent leaders of character who know America's vision while equipping our children and church members to discern deceptive ideas promoted by ambitious politicians, self-centered celebrities and corrupt media and academic elites. 

Contrary to what those trying to airbrush Christianity from our culture say, our Declaration of Independence was based on biblical principles. It mentions God four times:

– "Our Creator..."

– "Nature’s God..."

– "Supreme Judge of the world..."

– "Our Divine Protector in whom we rely..."

Our Founding Fathers, honoring a Judeo-Christian belief system, upheld the Hebrew and Christian Bible as the source of wisdom for life, laws, and legislation. They used their collective wisdom to draft documents from a Biblical worldview that have withstood the test of time.

Hijacking our Heritage

As charismatic, well-funded politicians line up to persuade the masses to vote for them to "Restore America’s Values," unless they are aligned with our history as a God-centered, scripturally based people, reject them! We must recognize our dangerous trajectory and cry out to God for a spiritual awakening to get us back on track.

Samuel Adams said "The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by false and designing men.”

Here’s the deal: Patrick Henry boldly declared, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on other religions but on the gospel of Jesus Christ." It is these values Jesus and Scripture put forth that our forefathers embraced that will guide us on a "straight and narrow path" leading us to a blessed life and nation we must preserve.

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