America is divided on many fronts. Where are the answers? How will the future and security of America unfold in the days to come?
My previous books address personal issues. This book, however, recognizes the biblical foundation that once guided America. These principles are the foundation on which America’s success rests. My objective is not to be judgmental or negative, but to expose the danger of striving to be One Nation ‘Above’ God. My intention is not to endorse a political party, policy, or candidate, or to elevate America’s Founders—but to point to the power of Scripture to shape an individual, as well as a nation. Who we are in our personal lives will reflect who we are as a nation.
In July 1776, during what many have called “one of the greatest historical events of all time,” the Continental Congress of the United States of America officially declared independence, and its reputation as a great country was born. Despite the beliefs of some, early Americans were not all renegades and rebels. For decades the Colonists tried to cooperate with the King, but, as time passed, it became evident that change was necessary. Great Britain needed to relinquish her oppressive control. Although controversy surrounds the biblical justification for the American Revolution, the Founders did not initiate the conflict, and thus, believed that they had biblical justification for their actions. The Founders viewed the Revolution as a defensive conflict rather than an offensive war. After peaceful and legal redress had been exhausted, they moved toward independence from the King and dependence on God.
Although the history of America is marked with disappointments, tragedies, mistakes, and failures, my intent is not to write about the history of America, but to unapologetically proclaim the truth behind her success.
As the moral and cultural war rages between our shores, the need to be awakened from our spiritual slumber has never been greater. “Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is tested” (Martin Luther). This battle is for the very soul of our nation. It’s our choice—stand or fall. Shane Idleman
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About the Author
Shane Idleman is the founder and lead pastor of Westside Christian Fellowship in Southern California. His books, sermons, and radio programs have sparked change in the lives us many. More at WCFAV.org.