I have come across a book that ought to be read by all Christians concerned with America’s future. The book is authored by Bobbie Ames and is titled Land That I Love: Restoring Our Christian Heritage (324 pp; Nordskog Press, 2020). I am offering this brief note due to the gravity of our current situation and the lethargy of the contemporary church in America.
Ames engagingly chronicles the astonishing original Christian character of the United States, resulting from God’s unique Providence among his people. From the beginning, God placed His Word in peoples’ hearts in such a way that for the first time in history, Christians thought they could form their own civil communities, with only Christ governing them as King.
Yet men are sinners, and sin forces evil consequences on even the best intentions. From the beginning then, America has suffered a dual or schizophrenic character—the best of the best, and some of the worst of the worst. For at least two hundred and fifty years of our history, the best managed to keep the upper hand. Then, with the prosperity, liberty with justice, and generosity that a general godliness had produced, the nation began wandering away from the One who prospered and blessed it, upon Whom that blessing depended and depends.
After over two hundred more years of a godly thrust of history battling against the wicked one, we have come to a crisis of faith, bringing the future of Christian civilization into question. Bobbie Ames outlines the remedy, while offering tremendous resources to flesh out the knowledge, spirit, and wisdom necessary to re-establish and maintain godly and free institutions.
This book not only traces our American heritage (which we have been squandering), but offers recommendations regarding what needs to be done to reclaim it. I highly recommend it as a helpful, readable, insightful work. It can be ordered from the Nordskog website: Nordskog Publishing.
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