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CLARITY – 7-4-18 Revolutionary Benefits

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A Biblical Response to Current Events – 7-4-18

 

Revolutionary Benefits

 

What’s Happening:  “All across this nation (in some places the celebration began last weekend or will continue to next weekend) Americans will be celebrating Independence Day. Sure, we should celebrate and commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence (which is actually dated July 3, 1776), but there are and were many benefits of the Revolution that deserve our attention and celebration as well. Although the link is long, it’s worth reading in its entirety (https://www.econlib.org/articles/benefits-of-the-american-revolution-an-exploration-of-positive-externalities/#_ftn2). (Thanks Greg) Anybody can light a firecracker (and should), but we need to know if the blood that was shed was worth it. ”

 

Knee-Jerk Response:  “Who cares 242 years later?!”

 

Biblical Response:  “You should! Or are you too busy enjoying the benefits of others’ sacrifice?! Sadly, there is too little emphasis on learning our history today….but it’s never too late to start!”

 

“Christians? Of course, we had a role in the Revolution. Have you ever heard of the Christian Consensus in America? Benjamin Franklin is reported to have remarked that it was not possible to walk any street in Boston without hearing hymns sung from some house. Or how about this ringing endorsement from George Washington: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens.” (his Farewell Address) or this one by John Adams: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

 

Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to appreciate and celebrate appropriately the sacrifice of others; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”

 

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