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Before we look
into the genesis and influence of liberalism, we must begin by understanding that
liberalism and its resultant hostility towards Christianity hasnt always been the
Before we look into the genesis and influence of liberalism, we must begin by understanding that liberalism and its resultant hostility towards Christianity hasnt always been the norm in
Possibly the greatest
Edward's infamous sermon, Sinners in the
Hands of an Angry God, was so powerful that he had to stop and request silence because the
weeping was so loud. The moral tone of
So profound was the impact of the Great Awakening on American society, that Ben Franklin wrote, It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants. From being thoughtless and indifferent about religion, it seemed as if all the world were growing religious, so that one could not walk through the town in an evening without hearing psalms sung in different families of every street.
It was in the wake of the Great Awakening that the American Revolution arose. Consequently the Christian foundation that underpinned the colonies can easily be seen in the celebrated document that was created during this important moment in American history. This was the Declaration of Independence, which bore on parchment the justification for the revolution. Though its author Thomas Jefferson procured his ideas regarding inalienable rights from John Locke, it was the Christian minister, Samuel Rutherford who first developed the concept. The Christian base of our law and society is also clearly evident in the Constitution, the Federalists Papers and the multitudes of statements ushered by the Founders themselves.
In 1837 John Adams maintained, Is it not that, in the chain of events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? . . . Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before?
George Washington declared, No
people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs
of men more than the people of the
Patrick Henry stated, It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Ben Franklin, concluded, He who
shall introduce the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world.
It is no
wonder, therefore, that after the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville visited
There can be no doubt that the American Revolution was firmly established in the Christian faith. This Christian foundation is exactly what the Counterculture movement sought to destroy. For during the 60s, even as many in the church had already departed from their biblical roots for the sake of theological liberalism, a ban of Height Ashbury hippies decided they would rebel against culture itself to discover a whole new way of living. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (II Thess 2: 10-12 KJV)
The hippies revolted against the American
Revolution and everything that came out of that historic Christian uprising. This is
ironic. For in spite of the fact that the counterculturalists turned their backs on
Christianity, the freedoms that allowed these rebels to dissent were a direct result of
In spite of this outright display of
hypocrisy, the entire liberal movement in
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