Beneath the diversity of the colonies was that “unity of spirit” which united them… They knew that their rights and liberties were of God and not of man, therefore they were united in this conviction.Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America
Verna M. Hall pp.334-339
America is a divided nation. Daily the news media, social media and political pundits remind us of this. In fact, their commentary is moving through western civilization like a tidal wave, taking on the fervor of a new religion called wokeism. “These issues are real,” they say: social justice, identity politics, critical race theory, cancel culture and gender identity.
American Christians beg the question: How will we bridge this divide?
One way is to take a look at Providential history to understand God’s purpose for America. The early colonists practiced local self-government for 150 years before the Revolution. When British rule became unbearable in civil affairs, the colonists who were well versed in Biblical character and Christian constitutional principles, resisted unlawful taxation by quietly dumping tea in the Boston Harbor.
In retaliation, Britain closed Boston effectively blocking commerce. Miraculously, the other colonies rallied on behalf of the Boston patriots. The thirteen colonies that had such diversity of constitutions, habits, manners, customs, geography and origin found unity of spirit in the cause of Liberty.
Christianity is the great uniter.
Practicing the Christian principles of government, character, education, economics and politics will once again unite us as a nation. When we repent and embrace God’s ways of governing, then we will once again find common ground in our shared land and the ideas that unite us.
’Til we all come in the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God.Ephesians 4:13
Teach the Children:
- Your most important property is your internal property, the property of consent—a basic principle of Christian Self-Government.
- Honorable Christian men and women take action when pressed to submit to that which is against conscience. Study the lives of these great individuals.
- Individuals and families are drawn together by their common trust in Jesus Christ, building a community united by the the internal bonds of ideas and principles.