The ongoing loss of our identity as a Christian nation brings with it grave dangers. The Age of Enlightenment, a philosophical movement of the 18th century that emphasized the use of reason to re-evaluate previously accepted doctrines and traditions, set the foundation for the rationalistic reasoning that taints everything today. Simply put, it created man as a god to himself – self-sufficient and self-reliant. It removes God as the Creator and Sovereign Lord over all, and thus man answers to no one but himself.

This loss of our identity as a Christian nation did not come as an avalanche but as a gradual erosion introduced by the philosophies and practices of state-ism and secularism. State-ism and secularism are the enemies of Christianity. State-ism is the principle or policy of using extensive economic and political controls in the operations of a state or nation. When the government operates in such a fashion it makes choices for the citizens rather than by the citizens. And although the byproduct is often attractive social services, the result is always a loss of personal liberty. State-ism believes the government is sovereign. Secularism is a system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship. Secularists hold the view that public education and other matters of civil policy should be conducted without the introduction of a religious element. The growing and pervasive doctrines of State-ism and Secularism in our nation have introduced an expanding federal government that goes far beyond the powers granted it by the founding Constitution of the United States. It is developing an age of entitlement that brings the people of our land to depend on the government for their life, health and welfare. These are directly opposite our founding father’s establishment of this nation. Entitlement translates to socialism. The danger is that the government in this process becomes our source of life – our god. When we accept such ideals we willingly grant the leaders of such a government much greater powers than any human should hold, to the point of deciding what is good for us – what is right and wrong for us. Such power belongs solely to God. Christianity simply does not fit into the outworking of State-ism or Secularism, thus, in the age of supposed enlightenment, those who practice the same revile it. American Christianity is in a battle for its life.

It is important to understand the place we are at today to enable ourselves to understand the importance of our nation’s foundation and beliefs. History has been rewritten for years to eradicate Christianity and the name of Jesus Christ. We, our generation of American Christians, are left with the task of preserving the ideals our founders lived and died for. The American Christian Heritage Group is working to proclaim the truth of our American Christian heritage. So that generations to follow might know fully the graciousness of God through time guiding and blessing America.

As we continue to educate through publishing our country’s Christian history, we want to encourage you to exercise your God given freedoms towards building upon and maintaining that heritage. And, if you believe in this and want to help we would appreciate hearing from you. There are many ways you can help; telling others about our web site and blog is most important. Contributions such as historical research and sourcing of information, suggestions of articles, and financial aid are some of the ways you could help.

God bless you for standing on the truth given us by the Lord Jesus Christ and the Judeo-Christian ideals left to us by our nation’s founders.

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Source: Mark R. Levin, Liberty and Tyranny, A Conservative Manifesto, Simon & Shuster Threshold Editions, 2009

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