The Antidote for Despair Part 2

Part Two of Two

We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions.

George Washington, July 15, 1777

The political and cultural landscape in America is in tatters. What has changed in our nation? We have turned from the practice of personal and national righteousness to the ideas of “social justice”. We tout “community focus” as superior to individual focus. Our traditional home life activities become a “means of production” instead of the Biblical idea of the home as a place of love, nurture and protection.

What is the antidote to the “new” cultural norms? It is a return to righteousness as a nation. The essence—or root—of righteousness is the foundational principle of all true religion. It is the “fear of God” in the hearts of the people, of the “rulers” and the “ruled”. It is nurtured by individual and corporate study of God’s Word and the daily practice of these Biblical principles.

Our first president, George Washington, reminds us to not despair. As we study history, we discover that many times liberty seemed in the balance, however a call to return to individual and national righteousness will change our situation for the better.

Teach the Children:

  1. To study the Word of God for themselves at home, in school and in private.
  2. Study The Ten Commandments, Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to bring a firm conviction of the Biblical principles.
  3. Filter media opinions, peer attitudes, cultural trends and their own thoughts through the “conformity of heart and life to divine law”.

The effect of righteousness will be peace.

Lessons in Liberty 2021 Series, Pathway to Biblical Liberty, Foundation for American Christian Education, “Christian Character and Virtuous Leadership Part I and II”, Gary Porter lecturer.