As a young father, my baby daughter asked me why history was so important? I was pitifully inept in my answer. I believe the answer to that question is best answered by the Bible. What do you think?
PSLAMS 78: 1 - 11
1. Attend, my people, to my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. 2. I will open my mouth in a parable, unfold the puzzling events of the past. 3. What we have heard and know; things our ancestors have recounted to us. We do not keep them from our children; we recount them to the next generation, The praiseworthy deeds of the LORD and his strength, the wonders that he performed. 5. God made a decree in Jacob, established a law in Israel: Which he commanded our ancestors, they were to teach their children; 6. That the next generation might come to know, children yet to be born. In turn they were to recount them to their children, 7. that they too might put their confidence in God, And not forget God’s deeds, but keep his commandments. 8. They were not to be like their ancestors, a rebellious and defiant generation, A generation whose heart was not constant, and whose spirit was not faithful to God. 9. The ranks of Ephraimite archers, retreated on the day of battle. 10. They did not keep God’s covenant; they refused to walk according to his law. 11. They forgot his deeds, the wonders that he had shown them.
The history of America 1492 - 1789 is saturated with Divine Providence leading to the question; is there a covenant between the God of Abraham and the United States of America? God's use of Christianity to create this nation is remarkably apparent to the student who seeks the story. And it is the turning of this nation, and the American people from God that best explains our current crisis. If you are interested in help finding the story, let me know.
Originally published on March 17th, as a part of The Rebel Mountain Perspective through LinkedIn.