Thursday, April 14, 2011

Liberty Day History Display from 2010--pt. 15

George Washington

And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth. (1 Chronicles 17:8, KJV)

George Washington was the general who led the patriots to victory during the War for Independence. When the war ended, he was so popular he could have become a military dictator. Instead, he resigned his commission, and shortly afterward was elected President. While President, he carefully guarded American liberty in law from the insidious French revolutionaries who were eager on exporting their lawless license to America. He provided a perfect example of what is meant by a servant-leader, always seeking the benefit of the people.

There is a myth about George Washington that must be cleared up, and this one is a favorite of secular historians: George Washington was a Deist.

George Washington never claimed to be a Deist. Throughout his extensive writings, not a shred of evidence has been found that explicitly or even implicitly says, “I, George Washington, am a Deist.” The revisionist historiographers systematically discard Washington’s many affirmations of Christian truth at church, his orthodox vocabulary for God, his emphasis on Christian behavior, and much more in order to present Washington as a Deist. Dr. Lillback dealt with this issue in his massive book, George Washington’s Sacred Fire. But my writing, or even Dr. Lillback’s writing, is not a deathblow to those who stoutly believe Washington was a Deist. Why? Because they will not give up this idea, no matter the facts. Washington is the most important founder by far, and if he can be made to agree with secularists, they have quite an advantage in the battle for the souls of the people, and the soul of the country. Thankfully, he can’t agree with them, at least not without help from liberal historians and their editing.

George Washington can be inserted not only into the ranks of great leaders, but into the ranks of Christians as well as shown by his extensive writings.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I read Sacred Fire last year. Absolutely fantastic!!

Andrew R.