We have it in our power to begin the world over again.Thomas Paine
In a way, Christian Americans are facing the same threats to liberty that our Founders battled during the Revolutionary War time. The difference, today, is that the voices are louder and more invasive due to social media, news cycles and technology.
Thomas Paine wrote in the “Appendix to Common Sense” that “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines power as “influence; that which may move the mind; as the power of arguments or persuasion.”
What does this mean?
Every generation has the power to reclaim the liberty codified in our Constitution. In a sense, we have a ‘gift of power’—influence— and the ability to impact the thinking of the next generation. They will soon be leading our nation. Yet, for them to properly direct and manage our Republic, we must educate them in the Biblical principles of limited government, free markets and individual liberty.
If we are faithful to do this, we can lean fully on the promise of the Scriptures and the effectual power of God to subdue all things to himself.
According to the effectual power whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself (Phil. 3:21).
Teach the Children:
- Liberty is a gift, but we must be vigilant to keep it.
- We have the noblest, purest Constitution on earth which gave birth to a world where individual liberty could flourish.
- You have power, right now, to influence the culture, friends, family and our nation for good, for liberty, and for righteousness.