Christian Heritage of America

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD. —Psalm 33:12

Devotion:

John Quincy Adams, sixth President of the United States, said: “The highest glory of the American Revolution was ______.” What? It secured our independence from England? It got rid of the Stamp Tax? The Tea Tax? It dissolved our bonds with Parliament and the king?

No.

What was the highest glory of the American Revolution? Listen well to what President John Quincy Adams said: “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the precepts of Christianity.” “One indissoluble bond”—government and Christianity. Well, today there are those who have come with their solvents of unbelief, skepticism, atheism, Marxism, humanism, and secularism, and they are doing everything in their power to completely dissolve that indissoluble bond.

You and I were born in a Christian nation. That may not be said for our children or grandchildren unless we who have received this marvelous patrimony do something other than let it sift through our fingers like sand because we are engaged simply in the pursuit of own “personal peace and prosperity,” as Dr. Francis Schaeffer used to say.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance, and we should never take our freedom and our great heritage for granted.

Question to ponder: How can we pass Christian heritage on to the next generation?