While looking over the Centennial Institute website, I came across an interesting statement speaking about 1776 and then an article about restoring Christianity. Thinking back to my history lessons, I remembered that was the year of our Independence. The article excerpt spoke of the spirit of 1776 and asked if it is fading away in today’s society. I quickly turned to the Declaration of Independence to look over those written words and emotion came over me as I remembered everything these men went through to get to that point. How would they feel if they knew that this country which was founded on Godly principles was turning away from God? This nation is being spiritually drained by the government and the people within it. Daily, Christians give in while unbelievers turn their back on God and the government undermines our Founding Father’s principles. When are we as Christians and patriots going to stand up for the Lord and make a change in this nation?
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (NIV). I love the purpose and mission of the Centennial Institute as they educate the public on government issues and give them the clear purpose and direction of each plan so that they can make an informed decision. We need to apply God’s word into each one of these decisions and make sure they align with His word. God’s word has an answer for any situation; we just need to read it with an open heart. Christ never said that this life would be easy, just look over the lives of believers throughout scripture. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (NIV). The church needs to rise up and lead this nation back to the center of God instead of allowing this land to be destroyed by unbelievers and the government.