Our Freedoms Are Diminishing

Sometimes it is good to review history, real history, not the rewritten history the Liberals are pursuing. Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian belief. That’s a fact. Our ivy league colleges were founded by men who practiced that faith. Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), a pioneer educator, clergyman, geographer, and the father of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph and “Morse Code”, accepted a call to the First Church of Charlestown, Massachusetts, one of the oldest churches in America. He was highly alarmed by how far the Boston clergy had moved away from doctrinal orthodoxy as well as by the growing influence of European rationalism in the United States. In 1799, he preached an insightful Election Sermon: “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” In it, he said:

Our dangers are of two kinds, those which affect our religion, and those which affect our government. They are, however, so closely allied that they cannot, with propriety, be separated. The foundations which support the interest of Christianity, are also necessary to support a free and equal government like our own….

To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. In proportion as the genuine effects of Christianity are diminished in any nation, either through unbelief or the corruption of its doctrine, or the neglect of its institutions; in the same proportion will the people of that nation recede from the blessings of genuine freedom, and approximate the miseries of complete despotism. I hold this to be a truth confirmed by experience. If so, it follows, that all efforts made to destroy the foundations of our holy religion, ultimately tend to the subversion also of a political freedom and happiness. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.
(The American Patriot’s Bible, p.607)

There is a lesson in this to be learned.

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