Were the Pilgrims heroes, or imperialistic opportunists?
Was God leading in the founding of our nation, or was the greed of man?
Were the Founding Fathers self-serving elitists?
Do the stories of the death of Indians prove that we should be ashamed of our American historical roots?
Is the spreading of the gospel a good thing, or an invasion of human rights?
This week we will celebrate Thanksgiving. This holiday traditionally leads our families to thank God not only for His manifold blessings, but also for our nation’s heritage. But many will not be doing either this week.
We are a nation at a crossroads.
Revisionist historians have worked hard to control this young generation’s views of our nation.....and thereby shift our creeds and our actions. And I think we can all see they appear to be succeeding!
Are you familiar with the bestselling book A People's History of the United States? Howard Zinn wrote it in 1980, and many college and high school students are assigned to read it. It’s a revision of American history based on Marxist ideology, and it riddled with errors. Take a look at Daniel J.Flynn’s article “Howard Zinn's Biased History.”
Parents, we cannot leave the teaching of history to the public systems and the media. We must help our children sort through the facts from the false indoctrinations. This week is a prime opportunity. Don't let the story of the Pilgrims die!
Do your kids know the miraculous story about Squanto? We have shared Eric Metaxas’ great book Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving at our table many times. It is also an ebook.
Here is another great article by the Chuck Colson: The Story of Squanto. It will fill you in on this exciting historical event.
As Christians, we are not interested in sugar coating the people of our past. We know that sin has been a problem in every age! But when we look back, we must acknowledge what our faithful God has done.
Image: Robert Walter Weir "Embarcation of the Pilgrims" via Wikipedia
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