Isaiah 8:12 “Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.”
On our nation’s 61st Birthday, John Quincy Adams boldly proclaimed the following to the people of Newburysport, Massachusetts:
“Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the corner stone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies, announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?”
At our founding, we were indissolubly linked to Christ. Our nation’s birthday is the perfect time to remember and reflect upon this important truth. That our original social compact was aligned with the Saviour. That, as a nation, we are built upon the foundation of the gospel. That we are to spread it far and wide, and are to live up to the fundamental principles that birthed our nation.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A RENEWAL OF OUR NATIONAL TIES TO CHRIST. While the social and cultural forces today would deny the foundations of our origins, we must proclaim the truth boldly. After all, we are indissolubly linked to our Saviour.