To rewrite a nation’s history is to unloose it from its moorings, allowing it to drift chaotically to destinations unknown. President Woodrow Wilson said, “A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we don’t know where we have come from, or what we have been about.”
An intentional, systematic changing of America began in the early 1900s with one word. From around 1630 until 1900 history was taught from a providential view. However, men who would remove God from education and the public square began teaching and rewriting our textbooks from an economic view.
Columbus sailed to share the gospel of Jesus in other lands; now we only learn that he was looking for a better trade route. Our forefathers fought England for many political, military, judicial, and moral abuses. Today we focus on #17 (taxation without representation) of the 27 grievances and ignore the moral and religious foundations upon which our founders stood.
God exhorts us to remember the former days and to set stones of remembrance; yet we remove the Ten Commandments from our schools and courts, allow sports heroes and others to disrespect our flag and national anthem, and watch our national statues be torn down one by one.
Last week, the 9th Circuit Court ruled that high school football coaches cannot pray in public at football games. We were a nation founded on prayer and Biblical principles. Our government and its leaders called us to prayer and fasting, beseeching the help of Almighty God; but today it’s been deemed illegal for a citizen to pray silently after a football game - even as NFL football players refuse to stand for the National Anthem. They can take a knee to disrespect our country, but we can’t take a knee to respect the God upon Whom our nation was founded.
Congress is strictly forbidden by the Constitution to make any law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. The federal courts—again—illegally legislate from the bench, showing how America continues to be changed one word, one statue, and one prayer at a time.
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