FROM THE PULPIT: Family values shape the nation’s future

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 04:39 PM.

Every drop of blood, every broken bone, every shattered body, every tear and every prayer put life into America’s fabric.

Moral courage — determination to do what is right in every situation — also is vital to a nation’s strength.

Finally, a nation is made good by its churches. Asked why North America was great, statistician Roger Babson quoted a president of Argentina: "South America was settled by the Spanish, who came in search of gold; but North America was settled by people in search of God."

America had its birth in a yearning to breathe free and spiritually. "Enough of being required by the king to worship contrary to our desires."

Our nation has gone through a decline of spirituality in the last three decades. Morals have lowered; political and military strength and integrity have waned.

However, when Christians decide to be serious and put our spiritual shoulders to the wheel, we see dramatic transformation. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War, to modern times’ overwhelming problems, our nation has known one crisis after another.

Moreover, God has intervened to bring us through.

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