Ben Franklin came out of a series of meetings in 1787 where men had gathered for days to develop the Constitution of the United States. As he emerged from the building, a woman in the crowd outside asked what they were really producing. Franklin said, “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”
It had been 11 years since some of those men had witnessed the Declaration of Independence of our budding nation from under the rule of the most powerful rulers in the world.
On January 9, 1790 George Washington said, “The establishment of our new Government seemed to be the last great experiment for promoting human happiness.”
He knew this experiment, of We the People … to form a more perfect Union was fragile. That more perfect union was founded upon a declaration statement that included the truth that we are endowed by our Creator.
I try to be encouraging all the time. But there is an underlying current of disruption occurring that has me very concerned. In America, I do not believe there has ever been such an assault on values as we have seen in the last 50 years.
I am not ready to give up on my country. The United States of America is still the best nation under the sun. But we are in a time where opposition from within openly does not want that to be the case. This growing opposition challenges the very notion of good & bad, moral & immoral, right & wrong. They openly defy, and even eloquently proclaim that everything, including the highly immoral, should be not only allowed, but be prominent in our culture.
Think About it
I don’t like saying it. I want to say other things. But this is on my heart as a heads up to faith-based protectors.
Even our churches are being divided by this amoral division. As the tension increases, the battleground between moral and immoral will shift increasingly to the faith-based fields.
There are battles coming unlike anything we have seen in the past. There is a roaring lion seeking who he may devour.
He’s outside your window.