I believe that our founding fathers very clearly recognized that our form of government would only work for a moral and virtuous people, and no other. The Northwest Ordinance (1787) stated, “Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.” If this type of statement were in a proposed bill today, it would be DOA! There are many quotes from our founding fathers that support this position.
We are no longer the nation that we were when the United States of America was founded. The country’s foundation of morality and virtue have been eroded little by little. Can anyone re-build a good house on a bad foundation? Obviously, the answer is no. In the same manner, we can’t restore our country to what it once was without addressing the foundation – which is made up of families, schools, neighborhoods and churches. If we aim at any other goal, I believe we are building a house on the sand, and face collapse.
As a Christian, I choose to fight for the traditional family, to regain control of our children’s education, and to encourage people to turn back to God. There is no morality and virtue aside from God. If we seriously intend to fight for our country, it is here that we need to engage the battle. Sure, there are other fronts that need attention: illegal immigration, Agenda 21, religious liberty, second amendment, fiscal responsibility, etc. But if we only engage in these skirmishes and neglect the foundation, it will all be in vain.
I started the patriot group, Faith of our Fathers (https://foofohio.wordpress.com), to focus on rebuilding those foundations in ourselves, so that we can reclaim our lost heritage. We are presently using The Truth Project, which is an in-depth Christian worldview study. I find it amazing to discover just how successful unbelievers have been in dismantling sound thinking and truth.
Perhaps it is time for all of us to return to the basic precepts of our faith in the Truth of Jesus… He is still able to save us! And we know that his church will stand strong against the darkness! If we all lived it out loud, we could turn the world upside down again!!
As the haunting question posed by our present study goes, “Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?” ~ Dr. Dell Tackett, The Truth Project