Galatians 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”

Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”

Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.”

American Historian Gordon S. Wood stated the following powerful truth about the core of our great nation:

“The Revolution is the most important event in our history. It not only created the United States, but it infused into our culture the noblest ideals and highest aspirations, our beliefs in liberty, equality, and the happiness of ordinary people. Since there is no American ethnicity, these ideals and values are the only thing holding us together as a nation.”

Governor John Winthrop led the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the Seventeenth Century. In 1630, he wrote the following:

“For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.”

Our nation was designed to be a shining city on a hill. It was created to be the model for all of humanity. Yet, it could never hope to survive if it diverged from the Divine.

Our citizenry is gloriously diverse. Yet, the foundational ideals that form our common denominator are expected to be the glue that bonds us together: E pluribus unum – out of many, one. A firm belief in the Creator who formed those ideals, and who has endowed us with those unalienable rights, is always necessary and must never be absent.

PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO REMIND OUR FELLOW CITIZENS OF OUR BASIS FOR LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. We will become a byword through the world – a cautionary tale – if we continue to diverge from the Divine.