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Article by Ray Gilder
Subject: Being Aware of our Nations' Core Values
We Believe: Preaching the traditional values of our forefathers and I’ve thought a lot lately about how dangerous it is to have citizens who have limited awareness of the core values upon which our nation was established. I’ve also thought how we might be able to make a positive impact upon those who want to increase their awareness of our country’s rich heritage, based on our Constitution, as well as other significant documents over the past 200-plus years.
To help Christians learn more about our core values, I want to recommend We Believe: 30 Days to Understanding Our Heritage CLICK HERE. Reading this book is an easy way for interested people to learn what our Founding Fathers believed, coupled with what others have added in subsequent generations—all of which has added texture and value to the Founders’ ideas. Because it’s all founded upon our Judeo-Christian heritage, you will be surprised by how many of our traditions are based on biblical principles.
The best part of the We Believe material is that it’s non-political. Believing that editorializing would detract from its power and integrity, the material is committed to fairness and accuracy. It includes numerous excerpts from both Democratic and Republican leaders. Its goal, which has been maintained scrupulously, is to allow the voices of our great leaders to speak for themselves, enhanced only by an effort to couch the material within its historical perspective.
This short book can be read quickly and easily. By taking ten minutes a day for thirty days, anybody can come to understand the values upon which America was founded. Every reader will learn why these values are critical to our future and why the generations that preceded us have fought so fiercely to preserve them, often spilling their blood to do so.
In the twenty-first century, the United States faces new challenges and new dangers, which once again require an informed citizenry to make a stand for what we have always believed. To remain strong, we must remain resolute. To remain resolute, we must have convictions. To have convictions, we must know what we believe. To know what we believe, we must return to the original documents. There is no other way.
In the nineteenth century, Lord Acton pointed out, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” His words seem more appropriate today than when he first spoke them. We live in perilous times—times which require good men and women to stand firmly against those who hate our way of life and plot to destroy it. We also face dangers from within—from those who are Americans but who no longer embrace our core values as their own. We have always had people like this among us; but their numbers have grown. Now, they threaten to overwhelm those of us who embrace our heritage lovingly, willingly, and reverently.
That’s why I recommend We Believe: 30 Days to Understanding Our Heritage without reservation CLICK HERE.
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