Blessed Fourth of July - Freedom Day!
By Paul Hayden
July 3, 2023
Have a blessed 4th of July!
As most of us celebrate the 247th birthday of the United States, arguably the greatest nation in the history of mankind, let us all lift our country up in prayer as well. God's Truth was part of the founding of this country, if God exists at all. I have no doubts about it. The precepts laid out in the Declaration of Independence (read here in our library) and the Constitution are rife with the truth of the Gospel message in the foundation of this great country.
We are in a conflict right now, a war that will determine the future of this great country. It is my hope along with countless others that the very Truth that helped form our country will prevail and save it from destruction by the forces that rise up against it. It will take a resolution and determination on the part of those who love the Truth to rise up and exercise the very Freedoms that we celebrate on this day. Freedom of speech and worship, freedom to defend yourself and your loved ones and your country, the right to fair and equal laws and justice, along with other things that we usually take for granted - these are being challenged and threatened in our country today. And they are the very tools by which we must hold onto our wonderful inheritance.
God bless us all, and God bless our wonderful country.
Paul Hayden is a Christian believer, and an American patriot, necessarily in that order. He is a student of the Bible, and is avidly interested in our role in the context of history, as understood through the heart and eyes of faith. Paul has lived and traveled somewhat widely, and now lives in the heartland of the U.S. (central Illinois), with his wife Donna - they have five grown children. Since December of 2016, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of www.ConservativeTruth.org.
"I was raised by a Christian minister, Kenneth Hayden, until his death when I was 10. Then my mom married a farmer. So I was raised in a very down-to-earth home. My faith has grown through the years, but both in conjunction with the institutional church and through small groups and individuals, including books as well as group settings, where deep, sincere faith is shared that aligns with Biblical truth."