Equality vs. equity. An age old lesson.
or American Christians, there might not be an issue more complicated or wrapped in history and politics than patriotism. What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism?
“We have been told of the unselfish devotion of the women who gave their own warm garments to fashion clothing for the suffering Continental Army during that bitter winter at Valley Forge. The burdens of the war were not all borne by the men.”
Religion has an essential role in military history, which is reflected in military material. Steel-covered New Testaments were popular keepsake gifts for soldiers going off to fight in World War II. Advertised in newspapers and magazines as protection from bullets, the small books were designed to be carried in the pocket over one’s heart as both symbol and shield.
Whitefield‘s preaching stirred crowds with enthusiasm, which was criticized by the formal, established churches of the day.
When they closed their doors to him, Whitefield began preaching out-of-doors.
Crowds grew so large that no church could have held the number of people, sometimes being as large as 25,000.
The Founders of America had a providential view of history. In an address to the United States Congress in 1866, historian George Bancroft reflected this predominant philosophy when he said: “That God rules in the affairs of men is as certain as any truth of physical science.”
When given even a limited opportunity to grow, these African-American Christians blossomed. MARK SIDWELL – full article here: https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/issues/issue-62/black-christianity-before-civil-war-gallery–fruit-of.html Phillis Wheatley, c.1753-1784 ‘Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land, Taught my benighted soul to understand That there’s a God, that there’s a Savior too: Once I redemption neither sought nor knew. So wrote the […]
America’s founders believed in a living relationship with God where:
if people sinned, He would call them to repent;
if they did not repent, He sent judgment; and
then when they repented and believed, He would send deliverance, health, and blessings.
Mysteriously, a box of uncounted ballots was “discovered” in the south Texas town of Alice in Jim Wells County, Precinct 13.
Confusion reigned in Texas and by the end of the week, LBJ won by 87 votes. Both sides accused the other of voter fraud.