“The Pilgrims and The Sovereignty of God”

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Though common men, the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 were some of the wisest people who ever lived.  They came together about 1605 in a covenant which meant they each believed that the Bible was completely true; and that it could be trusted to meet one’s need in this world, just as it could be trusted concerning eternal things.  They believed the God of the Bible to be sovereign, or “supreme in power”, as Noah Webster would define the word in his first American dictionary.

The Pilgrims and The Sovereignty of God 1They believed when church leaders disagreed with the Bible, those church leaders were always wrong, never the Bible.  They believed when the King disagreed with the Bible, the King was always wrong, not the Bible.  They believed when church writings disagreed with the Bible, those writings were always wrong, not the Bible.  They lived this out in their daily lives and proved that the teachings of the Bible were far superior to any ideas of men about how to build a nation.  To put it simply, they believed Continue reading

“Reformation Day”

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On Tuesday, October 31st, a lot of people in this land will celebrate Halloween.  Though begun as a day to remember many Godly people and the truth they gave to the world, it has degenerated into becoming the high day of satanism throughout the world.  Hideous acts of worship to satan will be done on this night.  The occult will have its greatest celebration on this night.  But it was not always so in America.

Up until the mid-1800s, America celebrated a different day on October 31st.  It was known as Reformation Day; and it reminded Americans of the great price that was paid for the “liberty of conscience”.  It was a celebration of the liberty brought to the personal life and the life of the nation as a result of men laying down their lives to stand with the truth of the Bible.

Reformation Day 1

That liberty had begun with John Wycliffe, an Englishman in the mid-1300s, who translated the Bible into the language of the common people.  Being able Continue reading

“Halloween or Reformation Day?”

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October 31st, 2017, will have marked the great change in history which began to restore the “liberty of conscience” to the human race.  Five hundred years ago a young priest Halloween or Reformation Day 1tacked on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany a document that changed the course of history.  Martin Luther was that young priest, and his bold act threw off the religious yoke of “the tyranny of the mind”.  And while most in America now think of October 31st as Halloween, that’s a “Johnny-come-lately” idea.  Up until the mid-1800s, on October 31st, we celebrated “Reformation Day”, for that was the day the mind of man began to be set free from hundreds of years of living in the fear of what other men thought.  Once again, man began to learn that only God has the right to shape our minds for He created us, and thus by rights, owns us and our minds.  What Martin Luther did would start to restore the precious freedom Jesus talked about when He stated,

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32)

We call that truth, the “liberty of conscience”, and it is a most sacred part of “religious liberty”.  God used a lowly young boy, grown into a courageous young man, to Continue reading

“Columbus Defended”

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Columbus Defended 1“In 1492, Columbus sailed the Ocean blue.”  Thus, children in America learned the little rhyme which firmly fixed in our minds who was responsible for the American continents being discovered.  The last two generations haven’t learned that because some in what is called “higher education” circles didn’t want us to know who Columbus was.  Many in those circles came to be ashamed of Columbus’ God because they were convicted by the mentioning of the Name of Jesus.  Since Columbus was a devout man and often mentioned God and Jesus Christ, they tried to remove him from our history.  Now that war against his name has reached new heights.

In September, a statue of Columbus in Binghamton, New York, had the word “murderer” painted on it.  In New York City, Columbus’ statue in Central Park was vandalized.  The New York City mayor’s, answer to that was to appoint a commission to consider which historical monuments should be removed!

I remember Rich DeVos, Betsy DeVos’ father-in-law, saying Continue reading

“Our Freedom Document”

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The Bible says, “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The following document is the reason you and I, in America, are free:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Our Freedom Document - Heritage Ministries of Kentucky“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Continue reading

“God Showed Up at Normandy”

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On June 6, 1944 the beginning of the end for the satanic Nazi regime was ignited on the Normandy beaches in France.  An Allied force of three million men, over 5,000 ships, and 11,000 planes crossed the choppy waters and attacked the Nazi strongholds in the cliffs of Normandy.  Never, in the history of man, had such a force been amassed to attack an enemy.  Even so, it would not be easy.  More than 54,000 of those troops would die in that invasion.  Another 155,000 plus would have the rest of their lives altered from wounds incurred in those hours of the invasion.  But victory was achieved!  This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is the price of liberty!

God Showed Up at Normandy 1General Dwight Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of this joint force, wrote a letter which was read to the troops stirring them to trust God to help them achieve this victory.  It read, in part, as follows:

“You are about to embark on the great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.  The eyes of the world are upon you…you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

“…let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

(https://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc_large_image.php?doc=75)

And God showed up with miracles on behalf of liberty in answer to those prayers.

For one thing, Continue reading

“Why We Remember”

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For Memorial Day, a restaurant in our town displayed a message on their marque that read:

“‘Thank you’ to those who never came home.”

Why We Remember 1Why do we remember our fallen military heroes?  This was the original purpose for Memorial Day when it was begun during the War Between the States.  We remember for two reasons:  One, God tells us to remember our past as a nation, so we will see His Providential Hand in it; and thus, He will become more real to us.  When we remember His work in the past, it aids our faith in believing Him for miracles now.  The Bible commands us to remember our history.  It states,

“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.” (Deuteronomy 32:7)

Secondly, remembering our past helps us know Continue reading

“True Prayer is Our Hope for America”

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It had been extremely hot and dry.  There had hardly been any rain for twelve weeks.  The corn and other crops had wilted and looked to be beyond reviving.  This would mean starvation come winter.  There was no hope in their own ability to fix this situation.  But this group had learned to trust God, their Creator, as God, their Sustainer.  Thus, they called for a day of fasting and prayer to seek God’s face as to why He had withheld the rain.  After genuine repentance and worship that day in 1623, the rain began to fall that very night and to their astonishment, their corn revived and produced wonderfully that summer.  The Pilgrims proved, once again, that prayer to God Almighty, the Father of Jesus Christ, is the way to move things in this world!

True Prayer is Our Hope for America 1In the midst of our current crisis, we must remember that it is not up to us, but the Lord Himself, to change our hearts and forms of government.  While our part is to work with Him in what He’s doing, our praying will be what ultimately wins this battle.  God stirs us to prayer, reminding us,

“…you have not because you ask not.  You ask, and receive not, because you ask amiss, that you may consume it on your own desires.” (James 4:2-3)

Others, beside the Pilgrims, have Continue reading

“God Aids Those Committed to Liberty”

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In the first two years of our War for Independence from England, George Washington’s army had very few victories.  They were out-manned, out-gunned, and out-supplied.  Yet they refused to give up and clung tenaciously to the hope of liberty.  And some miracles occurred in the winter and spring of 1778 which would begin to fulfill that hope.

As they had marched into Valley Forge to establish their winter camp, Washington spoke of how this was a most remarkable army.  Though just volunteer farmers, they had stood up to the British army, the greatest in the world, with dogged determination.  Even now, as they struggled into their winter camp, their sacrifice was evident.  Many had clothes which hung in threads, exposing their naked bodies to the cold.  Washington recorded how one could trace their steps by the path of blood left by many who had no shoes of any sort.  That winter over 2000 of the 6000 man army would die from lack of food and exposure to the elements.  Yet, they stayed.  Their love of liberty meant more than any physical hardship they were experiencing.

God Aids Those Committed to Liberty 1And in answer to prayer, God sent a man all the way from Continue reading

“When Men Stood For Liberty”

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On April 19, 1775, Pastor Jonas Clark in Lexington, Massachusetts had watched his men allow the British to fire first into their ranks, obeying the Biblical principle that only a defensive war is just.  One year later Pastor Clark would boldly proclaim about this event:

“From this day will be dated the liberty of the world.”

(America’s Providential History, M. Beliles-S. McDowell, 1989, pg. 141)

When Men Stood for Liberty 1What convinced him that civil liberty was being born for the world on that day?  For twenty years he had been teaching his congregation the principles of civil liberty from the Bible.  He believed Biblical teaching, done for decades before this day, had prepared the American people as no nation had ever been prepared for civil liberty.  And indeed this day would seem to “…proclaim liberty throughout the land to all the inhabitants thereof…” (Leviticus 25:10)

The story really begins the day before as children, playing in the streets of Boston, but trained to listen, gained Continue reading