Nena Arias | February 27, 2023
“you shall raise up the foundations of many generations.”
The past has so much to teach us about our present condition as a nation. It also warns us of things we can expect if the same courses of actions are repeated. As we continue in these turbulent times, we would do well to remember those who sacrificed for the American experiment—the first, and only one of its kind of government in world history.
The patriot, historian of the American Revolution, educator, and “Father of the American Geography” Dr. Jedediah Morse, in his message Exhibiting the Present Dangers and Consequent Duties of the Citizens of the United States of America, delivered this on The Day of National Fast, April 25, 1799, said:
“To the kindly influence of Christianity, we owe that degree of civil freedom and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. All efforts made to destroy the foundations of our Holy Religion ultimately tend to the subversion also of our political freedom and happiness. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation… in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom… Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all the blessings which flow from them – must fall with them.”
Every professing Christian in this nation has an immense moral and spiritual debt to the past, present, and future generations. Consider what America has become in the last 224 years since Dr. Morse delivered his message warning the new society that was enjoying the fruit of their sacrifice.
The influence of Biblical Christianity must not continue to be ignored by the overwhelming majority of Christians in the United States. A new awakening of Christian influence needs to come back in this generation. It is a well-known historical fact that there is no social freedom, political stability, and progress outside of the biblical philosophy, there’s no denying this and it is not a religious sentiment or wishful thinking, history proves it.
The gradual dismantling of America’s rich biblical culture is a guaranty of the loss of freedom in all areas of life. Christians should take notice that the removal of the pillars of Christianity means that they will be replaced with others that can only be poor imitations and will always prove their weakness and lead the social system to collapse. There are no vacuums in governance; when some ideals are done away with, others will take their place.
Christians must understand how vital biblical Christianity is, not just in their personal and family life, but also at the national and international levels. Christians must understand the reality of who they are before God and what He expects from those whom He has chosen to produce the results they were commanded to accomplish.
It is not enough to read that we have the mind of Christ, (1 Corinthians 2:16), or that His life in us is the hope for humanity, (Colossians 1:27). We must prove this by manifesting exceptional human qualities; there are no exceptions if we want to belong to our heavenly Father.
Those who perpetrate the evil humanistic worldview to accomplish their end goal have used mostly unsuspecting Christians as allies. It is no small wonder that people who reject God’s absolutes use all the possible means of communication as weapons to persuade the minds of those who don’t live guided by the Holy Spirit. We are constantly bombarded with false information as expressed in social and digital media, magazines, newspapers, printed material and a host of other communications tools. We are responsible for sorting out what is false and what is true.
Even people who don’t know the Bible well, are right in saying America is going to hell rapidly in a broad way and at an increasingly high speed unless there is drastic change.
As God’s people, we are in constant need of discernment, which is only provided by the Holy Spirit and The Scriptures. Lying is so commonplace today, that people lie with a straight face over and over again, and I don’t mean only during election time. Most politicians lie to reinvent themselves and sell their false messianic message to the masses guarantying salvation, and a good life for all.
True Christians have always stood up to the elite and their special interests, lobbyists, millionaires, and billionaires who have decomposed the political machinery of both party systems. The Christian depends only on the power that can defeat the godless machinery by being in total commitment to a covenant with the God of the Bible.
I will never relent my affirmation that the future of this nation is placed in the hands of God’s people who have been commissioned by Him. They are the most capable defenders and restorers of her foundations. The question is, are we willing to obey God in this plan rather than man?
“And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.”