"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in." ~ Isaiah 58:12
“…established a testimony in Jacob…which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them…who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments…” (Psalm 78:5-7)
Why did God tell fathers to tell the stories of His workings in the past to their children? Because hearing the stories of God showing up in history helps the next generation know that God is real; and that He cares about His creation, man. That knowledge helps them not be deceived into thinking that “We’re on our own here in this world.” Knowing how God has worked in previous generations encourages us to seek Him that we might know Him and His purpose for us, as an individual in the present generation. This is also why satan does not want us to know of God’s workings in the past; not in Bible history, or in our nation’s history!
So was God at work in America’s founding? Let’s consider this question. Lawrence Cremlin, a Professor at Houston University, searched Continue reading →
One of the things I’ve learned about walking with the Lord is that, when we’re missing Him on something He’s leading us to do, He’ll let us try over and over until we finally give up, and listen to His plan. This seems to be what He’s let the U.S. Senate do concerning a so-called “health care bill”. After struggling for months trying to create a new government funded medical insurance law that would replace Obamacare, they’ve finally admitted they can’t. And hopefully they are now willing to cancel entirely the law called Obamacare! This would, presumably, return us to the form of socialized medicine we had in 2008; which wasn’t good, but was a lot less government control than we had with Obama’s communistic system. Hopefully, we’re now on the road to rejecting ALL government funded health care (though I wouldn’t expect this anytime soon)!
How do we get out of this quicksand of socialized medicine? We can only Continue reading →
The Bible says, “Remember those who led you…” (Hebrews 13:7) Yet, in America we’ve forgotten what those who founded this nation were like. We no longer know how they thought or what they did. Someone has truthfully described us as having “national amnesia”.
The great danger in a nation forgetting its past is that they will lose the foundational ideas that made that nation great. We’re missing out on the inspiration provided by the stories of our ancestors who did amazing things to birth, grow, and protect America. Worse still, we’re missing the interventions by God Himself so that we no longer credit Him with America’s existence. Thus we lose the very Strength Who has brought the good to us which we now enjoy.
A renowned minister, A.W. Foljambe, spoke great wisdom when he said in 1876:
“The more thoroughly a nation deals with its history, the more decidedly will it recognize and own an over-ruling Providence [in it], and the more religious a nation [it will] become; while the more superficially it deals with its history, seeing only secondary causes and human agencies, the more irreligious will it be.”