Mathew D. Staver, Founder and Chairman
The enemies of true freedom have systematically undermined by Savings Hero"">the foundations of our society in such a way that the entire American enterprise is hanging by a thread. We could easily lose this nation if, as a culture, we don’t return to our moral and spiritual foundations.
The fiery orator and by Savings Hero"">patriot Patrick Henry, perhaps best known for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1775, said, “The American Revolution was the grand operation, which seemed to be assigned by the Deity to the men of this age in our country.”
Not since the American Revolution has it been more important that pastors and preachers fully engage the issues of the day in both politics and the culture!
Please prayerfully read my message below – Mat.
The Lord has opened an amazing window of opportunity for us to turn back the forces that are dedicated to destroying America’s foundations!
We passionately believe that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord will lift up a standard against him (Isaiah 59:19). In our day, that standard is entrusted to the Church.
That’s why it is so important to educate, equip, and support the pastors who provide leadership to America’s Christians.
Perhaps no one better expressed the singular importance and centrality of pastors to our culture than the late Dr. Jerry Falwell, Founder of by Savings Hero"">Liberty University and The Moral Majority. In1980, the Lord inspired Falwell to issue a literal “call to arms” for America’s pastors:
”What is wrong with America today? We preachers – and there are 340,000 of us who pastor churches – we hold the nation in our hands. And I say to every preacher: We are going to stand accountable to God if we do not stand up and be counted.”
++Our forefathers were not intimidated about professing religion and morality!
George Washington believed America was blessed. He said, “The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations . . .”
Washington saw God’s design in the founding of America. During his First Inaugural Address, he said…
“No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every by Savings Hero"">step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.”
John Adams, our first vice president and second president, said, “I always considered the by Savings Hero"">settlement of America with Reverence and Wonder, as the Opening of a grand scene and design of Providence. . . .”
The Founders believed that “Religion and Morality” were the twin pillars upon which America was built. By “religion” they meant faith that arose from a Judeo-Christian belief system.
Adams also said, “Our Constitution is made only for a moral and a religious people.” Washington went so far as to say that anyone who undermines these twin pillars is not a patriot.
A firm belief in God’s providence is appropriate for any time and any nation. Many contemporary patriots agree with the Founders and say that Christianity is the single foundation upon which American public morality was based and is the only workable foundation for our modern-day “republican,” or representative, form of government.
Rather than being discouraged at recent liberal gains in politics and our civil government, Liberty Counsel is redoubling our efforts to support pastors and impact our culture for good!
And like any seasoned warriors on the battlefield for the minds and hearts in a culture, we must “count the cost” for reclaiming the ground that has been lost to liberal “progressives” intent on establishing a secular-socialist state on American soil.
Thomas, Liberty Counsel is calling on every American who is concerned with…
…the erosion our religious rights, the subversion of the rule of law, the immoral mandates being rammed down our collective throats, and an out-of-control government with a reckless President at the helm…
…to come to the aid of our nation!
It is time for pastors and patriots alike to stand up. It is time for the Church to be the Church – God’s people must rise up!
Our new Pastors and Patriots initiative will encourage, educate, and mobilize pastors in critical states and regions throughout the country.
++This is Phase One of an enduring solution to our nation’s core problem.
Liberty Counsel Action has developed two invaluable resources compiled through decades of experience defending the rights of pastors, church leaders, and leaders of non-profit organizations that address issues of concern and dispel the myths.
The DVD Silence is NOT an Option and The Patriot's Handbook of Political Action for Pastors and Churches are "must-have" references and teachings for every church and nonprofit organization in America!
It costs about $10 to put our Pastors and Patriots: “Silence is Not an Option” Action Pack into the hands of a pastor or patriot.
Please, take a minute right now and order several for yourself or to distribute to friends or local pastors. This will help begin our local initiative – and it begins with you!
++As David said, “Is there not a cause?” (1 Samuel 17:29)
The reality is that we are facing powerful and dangerous adversaries on the crucial battlefield for American culture. We simply cannot back down, no matter how difficult this battle becomes. The enemies of true freedom know that this is a “do or die” moment for their subversive cause.
But we know that with God’s help and the faithful prayers of His people, we can turn back the destruction of our culture by anti-Christian forces. Please help begin the mobilization efforts of Pastors and Patriots now – in advance of the 2014 elections.
For now, as always, please pray for Liberty Counsel and our important initiatives like the Pastors and Patriots program. And, dare to ask God how you can help us and be used by Him to make a difference.
God birthed us for this moment. It is time for Pastors and Patriots to rise up!
Fully resolved to excel in our God-given mission,
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
P.S. We need the financial help of thousands of friends like you as we strategize and initiate the coming phases of our Pastors and Patriots initiative. As we gain momentum, we will be sponsoring teleconferences, meetings and conferences all across our nation, and local coordinating committees to energize and empower people who want to secure a New Birth of Liberty in our nation.
Click here to join us in this major Pastors and Patriots initiative, which will empower American citizens in the run-up to the 2014 mid-term elections and beyond!