God and Country
David is a leading expert of American Christian history and its deep roots, which can be traced to England and other European countries. He has one of the world’s largest private collections of early American documents relating to the founding of our nation. The Lord has raised him up to remind the world that it was God who birthed this nation and the principles it stands for. And I must say he’s doing a great job.
However, I am very sorry to tell you that the God Channel television network rejected the programs concerning this issue. They were concerned that our God and Country programs were not appropriate. I don’t understand exactly what they mean by that, but I think this is a very powerful series that I want you to see. After reading this letter, you will probably want to order the series.
I have long felt a need to counter the increasing secularization of society at home and abroad. I do that primarily by teaching God’s Word. When the Word is taught without compromise, it is very “counter-cultural” to today’s secular immoral society. I seldom get away from the pure teaching of the Word, because frankly, that’s all I know.
Worldwide humanism has taken its toll, even among us as Christians. We are constantly being told that “religion” or “faith” has no place in today’s modern “enlightened” world. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is the influence of true Christianity that has given America, England, and Western Europe their dominant influence in the world and the vast majority of the world’s scientific advances.
Jamie and I just returned from a trip to Holland, Brussels, and Luxembourg. We visited many of the historical World War II sites, and I can tell you that faith in God was everywhere. If it hadn’t been for the influence of Christianity, which was reflected in every single monument and museum, we would all be speaking German. As the old saying goes, “There are no atheists in foxholes.”
America and England in particular have such a rich Christian history that it’s ludicrous to try to explain it away or attribute to human wisdom the tremendous blessings those Christian roots have produced. The secular humanists who are now controlling the European Union (EU) are trying to exclude all influence of Christianity in the public arenas. We were shocked to see the image of the woman riding the beast on the back of the Greek Euro and in front of the Brussels government buildings. The EU parliament building in Strasbourg, France, is modeled after the 16th century painting of Babel. Prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes. Some choose to bury their heads in the sand of ignorance and/or denial. But history has proven many times over that the spirit of antichrist, whether expressed through paganism or secularism, is destructive.
Therefore, I want to spotlight these truths using America as an example. And I want to support these comments with historical facts in a way that will help people see the truth about what makes any nation great. Satan preys on ignorance (Hos. 4:6). And Christians, as a whole, are grossly ignorant of their godly Christian heritage. We have been slowly indoctrinated and deceived as history has been rewritten.
So I invited David Barton to join me on the Gospel Truth program to fill in the historical facts in a way I never could. I must say I was overwhelmed. Having been brought up in what we call the “belt buckle” of the “Bible Belt” in America, I thought I was spared the secular bias in my education. But I wasn’t. And I was shocked to learn how much of our history was misrepresented to me.
I came away with impressions from the taping that are too numerous to relate in this letter, but I want to highlight a few. I was against being “politically correct” before, but even more so now. Being politically correct is so pervasive in our nation and the world today that it has paralyzed many from speaking out against evil. That isn’t the way this nation started. Christians boldly proclaimed the truth, not only in pulpits, but in the public square.
For instance, I was shocked to learn that George Washington dealt with homosexuality among his troops when he was a general. The term “drummed out” actually came from George Washington’s treatment of a homosexual. He had this man publicly humiliated and marched out of the army to the beating of drums as all the other troops watched. The man called “the father of America” publicly humiliated homosexuals for such shameful behavior. How would the homosexual activists respond to that type of treatment today?
On the issue of slavery, I assumed that America embraced slavery until our Civil War, when the slaves were freed. That is not accurate at all. Two-thirds of the founding fathers were opposed to slavery. They took steps to eliminate it at the founding of this country.
However, they compromised because they needed the support of the southern slave states to gain independence.
Boston integrated their schools in the 1780s. Blacks were elected to legislature positions in the North in the early 1800s. There was always a movement by large numbers of people to stop the slave trade and to free the slaves since the very beginning. But the Democratic Party of the 1800s staunchly opposed all the abolitionists’ attempts.
Upon the surrender of the South at the end of our Civil War, the vice president of the Confederate States organized the Ku Klux Klan to oppose the integration of Blacks into our society, with the full support of the Democratic Party. This, coupled with the assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, severely limited the opportunities of freed Blacks in American society until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
I learned that although ungodly men have certainly done shameful things to Indians and Blacks in America, there were also very godly people fighting against all these injustices since the very beginning. The unjust label of “bigot” that had been attached to conservative Christians has shamed many into silence and paralyzed many of us from standing for truth. But the truth is on our side.
How could this nation have changed so radically? David Barton made it very clear that the majority of the blame lies with the clergy. Sermons on freedom, principles of godly government, and social interaction formed the basis of our Constitution and laws. You can read them. In that day, all sermons were printed out, and the preacher read his sermons.
Preachers back then were social activists. But as the controversy over slavery heated up, the fundamentalists and evangelicals arose. They promoted a philosophy that said the church should stick to the fundamentals of eternal salvation, evangelism, and leave politics alone. The withdrawal of Christians from commenting on the current issues in society left the ungodly with the upper hand in public debate.
Next, our judicial branch of the government has been rewriting the Constitution, not just interpreting it. David spoke of a case he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on praying at public school functions. He gave many examples of the signers of the Constitution and the writers of the First Amendment who publicly prayed and preached at school functions.
However, this will shock you: One of America’s current Supreme Court justices said that obviously our founding fathers didn’t understand what they had written in the Constitution, or they were hypocrites. And the Court came out against the very thing the founding fathers supported by their very actions.
This blatant activism on the part of liberal judges has given ungodly minorities the upper hand. And they have forced us as Christians into an inferior position that limits our ability to influence our generation as the salt of this earth (Matt. 5:13). The devil has tried to silence us, and it’s time we speak out.
I’m not talking about hate and condemnation. That goes against what Jesus taught (Luke 6:31). But it’s the truth that sets us free (John 8:32), and the church is God’s guardian of truth. We have to speak out against the ungodliness in our world in a greater way and counter the darkness that is trying to put out our light. This has happened before in Europe, and it’s happening again. We need to act.
This impacted and motivated me in a profound way, and I believe it will do the same for you. I strongly encourage you to get copies of the television programs David and I made, which we call God and Country. They are available on our website or on DVD.
Finally, Jamie and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your faith and confidence you express in us by supporting us and praying for us as we share the Gospel with the world. Together we are making a huge impact. I’m not just cursing the darkness; with your help, we are turning on a light and leading millions to a new or deeper relationship with the Lord. We are making a difference. Thanks for doing your part.
We love you,
Andrew & Jamie
P.S. The God Channel has also refused to air key episodes of my teaching entitled How to Fulfill Your Destiny. The rejected episodes contained actual testimonies of people who were completely transformed as they discovered their destinies. The God Channel said the programs were too “informercial-esque” because we made the DVD of all four Destiny Stories available as a product on the same program.
That is disappointing because this is one of the most powerful series I have ever taught. In the video Destiny Stories, you will hear the true stories of seven ordinary people whose lives were completely transformed in the pursuit of their destinies. They came from diverse backgrounds and cultures, but with one common desire: They all longed to know their purpose in life.
The revelation of that purpose combined with a willingness to take steps of faith led teach one into their individual God-ordained destiny. As you watch, you will sense their fulfillment and joy, the kind that only comes when you know you are doing what God created you to do.
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