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A Need of Neo-Pilgrims

September 23

“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set."  Proverbs 22:28

"If our ancestors do at times lean over Heaven, what must they be thinking?" 

 

 Mayflower Compact: The voluntary agreement to govern themselves was America’s first written constitution.

"In the name of GOD, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of GOD, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.  Having undertaken for the Glory of GOD, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of GOD and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience."

If our ancestors do at times lean over Heaven, what must they be thinking?  From the first civilized footprints on these shores, America was founded with JESUS CHRIST as her landmark.  Oh, how overgrown, and indistinguishable, those great landmarks of Christianity which our pilgrim fathers set down have become.  Perhaps the vast oceans are supplied and salted by the tears of those bygone spiritual visionaries.  What regret they must feel, as they observe with dismay, the assault on every marker they put in place with their blood, sweat, and prayers.  It is perfectly understandable to see the godless crowd seek to tear down all that GOD'S people have built over the centuries.  After all, what else would we expect from the Devil?  What an ancestral and national disgrace though, has been the Church of the living GOD; as the systematic destruction of all boundaries has occurred on the very front lawns of our pious facades.  "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.  For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our GOD into lasciviousness, and denying the only LORD GOD, and our LORD JESUS CHRIST."  What a mess of self-righteous ingrates we must appear to be in the eyes our fathers!  

A landmark is designed to establish boundaries.  To the Christian, these are especially critical, for they mark Biblically, the bounds GOD has established to govern our life and testimony.  Whenever they are tampered with, it is in essence, an attempt to change the Word of GOD.  May the LORD raise up once again, in this generation, some neo-pilgrims, men of spiritual valor, who will fight for what is right. 

"Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD: and the people whom HE hath chosen for HIS own inheritance."


For Love of Country
George Washington  (1732-1799)
(1st President of the United States)
"The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger. The General hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country."

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