On Friday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” American Family Radio has special programming for our listeners called “A Time to Speak.” American culture has taken a secular turn; it is time once again for all of us to stand for the truth.
Come Ye Thankful People!
By FRC Senior Fellow Bob Morrison
This year, especially, we give thanks for free government. We are thankful for our Constitution, the oldest in the world. We thank God for the system of checks and balances ingeniously embedded by the Founding Fathers in our Constitution as a safeguard for our liberty. We also thank God for regularly scheduled elections and the promise they give of pulling our nation back from the brink.
In this Year of Our Lord, 2014, we are thankful for our fellow citizens who made the effort to register their deepest concerns and who voted their values on November 4th. These citizens shared our alarm at the dizzying pace of change -- change that brings not hope but the threat of a government untethered, unlimited, and unresponsive. Government is not persuasion, George Washington warned us, it is force. Like fire, it must be carefully tended and scrupulously applied.
For more than a hundred years, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Americans listened attentively to Election Sermons delivered by biblically inspired pastors and priests. These sermons were dedicated to awakening in a free people a lively sense of their ... (more)