“To destroy a people you must first sever their roots.”
When President Barack Obama stood before a foreign audience and declared, “America is not a Christian nation,” he was not making a factual statement based on history. It was, instead, an ideological statement tied to his stated goal to “fundamentally transform” America. He knew the task of transformation would be made easier if he could sever the country from its Christian roots, for as Karl Marx said, “A people without a heritage are easily persuaded.”
The severing of America from its Christian roots did not begin with Barack Obama. For at least the past 100 years, and growing, there has been an all-out attempt by historical revisionists to sever America from is Christian past. Just look at any modern textbook on American history and compare it with the writings of the founding generation. The common references by the founding generation to faith in God and the importance of Christian morality for political stability are glaringly missing in the modern renditions.
This was confirmed in a recent "Revive America" event where I was showing on the big screen direct quotes from the Pilgrims as to why they had come to America. After the meeting, a young man came up and excitedly told me how he was taking a course on American history at the local community college. "The professor," he said, "Just told us that the Pilgrims did not come to America for religious reasons, but for economic reasons." He then exclaimed, "But there it is in their own words!"
Indeed, the Constitution of the New England Confederation, formed in 1643, began with the statement, "Whereas we all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, namely to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the Liberties of the Gospel in purity and peace." America's Christian roots were generally understood as late as 1892 when in the case of "Holy Trinity Church vs. The United States," the U.S. Supreme Court declared, "Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise . . . our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian."
This understanding of America's Christian past has been vehemently challenged and altered. From the White House to the Schoolhouse there has been a severing of America from her Christian past.
“To destroy a people you must first sever her their roots,” said Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the award winning writer who spent time in a Russian labor camp. He was speaking from first-hand knowledge of how the communists sought to sever the Russian people from their Christian past.
This is what is happening in America today. For those who have a vision of a secularist, socialist America, this is vital; for as George Orwell, in his classic 1984, said, “Whoever controls the past, controls the future.”
It is time for America to be reconnected with her Christian roots! I wrote the book Pilgrims and Patriots for this purpose. As stated in the subtitle, this book documents “the radical Christian roots of American democracy and freedom.” The people who provided the moral and intellectual foundations for America’s founding were devout Christians who were willing to pay the ultimate price for a new nation based on both faith and freedom. This generation must not be robbed of this truth.
Dr. Eddie Hyatt’s new book, Pilgrims and Patriots, is scheduled for release on July 10 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon and from his website bookstore at www.eddiehyatt.com. It is now available in Kindle.
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