A COMMON CAUSE

(Post by: Lilly Hobbs)

This past week, my family and I packed our camper up and headed to Williamsburg, VA. Williamsburg was the very first place I fell in love with in a book, so when my parents asked what I wanted to do to celebrate graduating High School, I knew a family road trip was on the horizon.

If you’ve been around for some time, then you know where I (as well as my family) stand politically. We don’t do a very good job of keeping it a secret, ha! American history is undoubtedly a passion of mine, and as a young person/new college student, that passion is being tested and refined daily.

Prior to our trip to Williamsburg, I had been feeling very defeated when it comes to the ongoing fight for freedom that we find ourselves in today. For a couple years I had been hoping and dreaming about going to a particular Bible College I had researched and quite honestly thought was the perfect fit for me. I would be able to graduate debt free (a huge goal and conviction of mine), study online while continuing to do ministry here at The Few and receive the degree I felt the Lord leading me towards.

I was accepted earlier this year, and was beyond excited to begin my college adventure. My first semester began in August (of this year), and I was completely shocked, taken aback if you will, by the required reading material and foundational beliefs of the school.

Like many others, the school is woke. I am not exaggerating when I say this discovery was like one of my worst nightmares was taking place in real life. I am sure there are some that would think that is over-dramatic of me to say, and it’s fine if you are one of them.

However, the things they believe and are teaching their students was enough to make me leave the school. Now, why am I sharing this with you?

Young people all across America, in private schools and public ones, and on almost every college campus in between, are being taught to hold their country in contempt. We’re being told that our Nation’s past is full of nothing but darkness and hatred, and that we are all inherently racist.

This is exactly what I was being taught at a Bible College, and would have been taught for the next four years if I would have chosen to stay.

Hear me when I say there are very few things (abortion being one of them) that are more anti-Biblical than social justice and wokeness.

Many Christians are openly accepting the idea that we are inherently racist. However, to say this is also to say that it is a sin the blood of Christ could never wash away because it is inherent. Are we willing to believe that lie?

In order to make people hate America, you have to make America hate-able. This is exactly what the Left does day in and day out. Why is this their aim? Because America was founded upon Biblical principles that have guided us for the last 230+ years.

They know it is especially difficult to fight for a common cause when you don’t have a common identity.

This is why they constantly remind us of our failings in the past, such as the slave trade, Jim Crow, etc. It is completely intentional. They want us to believe that America is worth destroying, and one of the most important places they occupy and change minds is in the classroom.

Why else would we leave the borders open, allow cities to be burnt to the ground, and let evil people tear down our statues that stir up feelings of American exceptionalism as they very well should?

They refuse to acknowledge that we have overcome more than any other Nation in history, in such a condensed period of time.

Did you know we were one of the first countries to outlaw slavery, and not long after that we put our Navy ships on the shores of the Americas and the mid-Atlantic in order to capture slave ships. From 1820-1861 (41 years) over 100 suspected slave ships were caught. Unfortunately, anti-American revisionism forgets that America’s record of anti-slavery is exceptional compared to the rest of the world.

In fact, America was the first to elect an African American into office in 1641. The first British African elected in Great Britain was in 1987, and the first Russian African elected in Russia was 2010 (Wallbuilders).

We have forgotten that slavery, both globally and in America, was never simply white on black. Just as every people group has owned slaves, and prior to the 1700s, there were more white slaves globally than there were black slaves (America’s Exceptional History, 2020). We do people a great disservice by teaching them to hold their country in contempt and view it, as well as themselves, as racist.

It is saddening to me that many authors and leaders today are trying to convince Americans that being American is the problem. This is not to say that America does not have a past, or has messed things up in certain areas, but I firmly believe we should not allow people who believe we are the root of the problem wipe away our American culture that was built upon solid, Biblical principles.

Needless to say, our time in Williamsburg reminded me once again, how important our beloved America is. Whether we are young or old, let us learn our history, and be proud to bear the title, “American”.

“Our cause we leave to Heaven and our rifles.”  (The Hanover Resolves 1774)

References

America’s Exceptional History of Anti-Slavery. (2020, January 18). Retrieved on October 10, 2021, from

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