Where are the Men of God and Why Are They Not Standing?

Paul Revere Rides Again
"Where’s the manly spirit
Of the true-hearted and the unshackled gone?
Sons of old freemen, do we inherit their name alone?
“Is the old Pilgrim spirit quenched within us?
Stoops the proud manhood of our souls so low,
That Mammon’s lure or Party’s wile can win us to silence now?
Now, when our land to ruin’s brink is verging,
In God’s name let us speak while there is time;
Now, when the padlocks for our lips are forging,
Silence is crime."
-John Greenleaf Whittier*
Where are the Men of God
and Why Are They Not Standing?
Bill Wilson
Greetings in the Name of Him who is Truth!

Acts Chapter 5 relates the account of how the Christians were raising such a fuss in Jerusalem by preaching, casting out demons and healing the sick that the religious leaders had them put in prison. But an angel of the Lord let the apostles out, telling them to preach the gospel in the temple. Finally, the Captain of the Guard and the officers caught them and brought them before the council. Verses 28 and 29 say the high priest asked them, "Did not we straightly command you that ye should not teach in this name? And behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men."

On the night of April 18, 1775, Founding Fathers John Hancock and John Adams were at the home of Lexington, Massachusetts pastor and militia leader Rev. Jonas Clarke. Paul Revere warned them of the coming British. And in the morning of April 19th, British Major John Pitcairn faced a small company of minutemen, shouting: "Disperse, ye villains, lay down your arms in the name of George, the Sovereign King of England." From the company led by Rev. Jonas Clarke and Deacon John Parker, Pitcairn heard these words: "We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus!" Pitcairn opened fire and the American Revolution began.

Jonathan Trumbull, the governor of Connecticut during the Revolution, wrote, "If you ask an American who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ." And John Adams wrote: "The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity." Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence wrote in a letter to James McHenry November 4, 1800, "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore, who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure...are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

These Founding Fathers were great men of faith. They understood that obedience to God and His principles were necessary for prosperity, both personal and collective. They knew that a nation based on Christian principles would stand the test of time and they warned profusely that without Christian morals the Republic could not subsist. The day of which they warned is upon us as a nation. Our failing Christian morals and acceptance of all religions and all practices is become our demise. Where are the men like Jonas Clarke and John Parker who will preach the power of God's word from the pulpit and stand in the midst of certain death to defend it as part of their nation's legacy?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

*Tough Times, Etiquette, and The Sin of Silence2 comments
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Andrea said...

Great ?

Blessings and prayers, andrea

Still Learning said...

YES!! I could not agree more.


Heart2Heart said...


I think its time for all of us to become a little more bolder in proclaiming our faith and not standing for things that would anger our God.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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