Many historians have attested to a phenomenon called the “cycle of nations.” All nations go through a cycle of various levels of freedoms. Most nations start out in bondage, which they use to propel themselves into faith, then courage, then liberty, then abundance. After a time of abundance, they enter into stages of selfishness, then complacency, then apathy. Once a country becomes apathetic, it becomes dependent upon the government, which leads back to bondage.
We’ve heard a lot of talk about change in this country over the past couple of years. But the only lasting and positive change that can occur is the spiritual revival that needs to begin in the hearts of Christian believers across this great nation. Our country was founded upon a complete dependence upon God, not government. Our liberties were based on spiritual freedom, not manmade rules. The Founding Fathers knew that their blessings and successes came from the Lord.
These are challenging days in the history of America. Thomas Jefferson said, “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” What we see more and more today is our government’s intent to intimidate people, particularly those in the pulpit. They are trying to silence people like myself from proclaiming the Word of God freely and openly. They would rather we fear the government, instead of the government fearing the people.
In my last blog, I explained that while a country itself is not a Christian being, Christian individuals make up a country, and the ideals of a country certainly can reflect a Christian heritage and legacy. I want to explain more to you why we do consider America a country founded upon Christianity, and not a set of secularist philosophies.