“Will Freedom Rise Again?” That’s the question which author and historian William Federer will be answering for us this weekend on Friday evening and Saturday morning—details below.
America and its worldview of God have changed over the last 240 years. Some of these changes were subtle and slow; others were ostentatious and so fast that our heads were left spinning. As these changes have taken place and our historical accounting of the truth has been revised, the American people have changed as well. Our founding fathers and others warned that a departure from true adherence to the Christian religion would result in our demise.
A devastating change that took place was the slow evolution within government, morphing from a republic to a democracy or some twisted monster which is a combination of the two. Instead of protecting the citizens, this monster now terrorizes the townspeople and raises its tyrannical head as it grows. Scottish historian Alexander Fraser Tytler warned, “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy--to be followed by a dictatorship.”
This same historian also described the cycle that many nations go through from rise to fall:
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage
We are somewhere between these last two stages. I have to admit, I’ve always wondered how one would go from “dependence back into bondage” without an invasion or overtaking from a foreign power; but recently we have American citizens from all generations who desire a socialist/communist government. They are looking to be controlled but have no idea what that even really looks like and are ignorant of the implications of such tyrannical bondage. So we rightly ask, “Will Freedom Rise Again?”
This is a very important and weighty question. It affects all of us and our families for generations to come! We have watched people who are stuck in complacency and apathy. The problem is that most people are defined by these terms all the way through into bondage. It isn’t until bondage has taken its full run that people start to awake and be concerned. By then it’s too late.
We urge you to wake up! We urge you to shake your family, neighbors, and church awake! Unless God is gracious and turns back the clock on this cycle, we are headed into a bondage that will not be soon nor easily broken. Stir yourself to action; that first action is prayer and becoming informed. Then we need to get out there and inform others. These are perilous times and the window of action could be shutting quickly.
Come hear William Federer in Fremont at 203 E. Main Street (ADA building) from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018. Or Join us in Grand Rapids at Doubletree 4747 28th St. SE from 9:00 AM –Noon on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
SEATING IS LIMITED. Make sure you register for this whirlwind through history where we will ask: Will Freedom Rise Again? Seating is Register TODAY!!!To register for Grand Rapids click here; to register for Fremont click here; or call Kimberly at (231) 924-4050.
Grab a young man or woman, older person or teen; register them too and learn together. Ask yourself, “Will Freedom Rise Again?” Then come to either Fremont or Grand Rapids this weekend and hear these topics which will lead to the answer of this important and timely question.
· How God’s sovereign hand affected America’s freedom before there was even an “America.”
· How God's presence was evident at our nation's founding in the men who fought for independence and shaped our Constitution.
· How did America go from Pilgrims seeking freedom to express their Judeo-Christian beliefs to today’s discrimination against those very beliefs in the name of tolerance?
· How did tolerance evolve into Political Correctness?
· In relation to Islam, how did America’s government go from Barbary pirates to “best friends”?
· How can we bind the hands of tyranny, once more setting America free?
Don’t let this great and free opportunity pass you by. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear about our great past, how we have fallen so far, and what we can do to turn back that which seems inevitable, should the Lord will it. Remember that seating is limited; so, register today!
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