What We Can Learn From History
Revival is a term that is confused with so much religious misunderstanding today. Few Christians know what a revival is, and I only know because of the study of history and the indisputable affects that Christian revivals have had on the history of the world. It is a sad fact that this important aspect of history has been omitted from our history books in our schools or if it is they notate it with scorn and foolishness. It is a sad fact that our schools have been most opposed to teaching anything about our Christian heritage. It grieves me deeply that our schools while funded by tax dollars in the billions per year have been the biggest cause of our Christian heritage being robbed from this generation. It was not that long ago that our Christian heritage and history was taught in our schools and prayer was part of everyday routine. Unfortunately there has been an aggressive agenda to remove anything referencing God or the Bible from our education system and we are now beginning to reap the consequences of doing so. The moral decadence and social problems like addictions, divorce, abortion and large increase in suicides among youth and others of our populations are just of a few of the symptoms of a culture falling into chaos and confusion. There is a war of ideologies being raged in Canada and the USA with a remnant of people realizing we are loosing something precious. The truth is we are reaping what we have sown. It is a biblical principle. Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. What will it take to get it back? Will it take war? Will it take economic depression? Is it possible to get back what has slipped away? Do we just bury our head in the sand like an ostrich and hope someday we will pull our head out of the sand and everything will be better? There is only one thing that will change things for good in my opinion. The Bible gives me great hope that things can get better in our dark times of Covid and confusion.
We are living in challenging times. We have a global Covid crisis that is plunging the world in more crises worse than Covid. Some countries are suffering greatly from the economy restraints where much of the world totally depend on daily bread from working enough on one day to provide food for tomorrow like India and many places in Africa. Our western countries are also feeling the economic affects in some areas more than others. The CERB relief however well intended I fear caused more negative than positive consequences for many communities. A good friend from a local reserve informed me that there are more drugs flowing from drug dealers than ever before that she can remember on one reserve in the Prince Albert area. You can be assured if it is one the same will be true for the majority. Not only the reserves but the cities we live in are plagued with drug trafficking and addictions with more idle time, unemployment and extra government cash flowing in each month. The ER departments at the local hospitals have been seen more trauma incidents connected with the drugs and addictions.
It is very interesting that the calendar we use is divided by BC or B.C. and AD or A.D., meaning “Before Christ” and “Anno Domini” or “After Christ.” History is divided by this factor. It is quite interesting that the world gives so little attention to the very person who divides history. You would think the world would want to know more about this person who divides history. The death of Christ is without doubt the most significant factor in world history. Jesus Christ divided history and someday he will divide the world population into those who believe and those who do not. He expressed it this way in Luke 12:51: Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, No; but rather division:
We live in a country that is rich in Christian tradition and culture. Our country has been founded on a rich combination of strong Christian leaders who were in business, politics and in education that really helped shape our nation into a thriving democracy that has been the envy of the world. The bloody American Revolution helped bring Canada to become a nation in more ways than history would like to admit. However, over all the tragedies and wars on this earth, there is a God who reigns in the universe over the affairs of men; we learn that fact from the best history book ever written-the Bible. Christianity is something every person can experience but few do. I want to share my story of how I became a Christian.
The USA is a country with history riddled with conflict going right back to its beginnings. The politics and history of the USA intrigues me greatly. They have patriotism in that country that I envy and wish we had more of it in our country. One big reason for their fervent patriotism is because the history of the USA is more aggressively taught in the schools of America. The nation’s beginning was forged in the fire of war and conflict known as the revolutionary war from 1765 to 1783. It was an 18 year long war against the British Empire the most powerful military at the time. They prevailed, but at a great price, and a nation called the United States of America was born out of the fires of war. They grew to be the most powerful nation on earth even surpassing Great Britain in glory and military might in a few short years. Canadians have all benefited by being next door to the most powerful nation on earth. Their peace and prosperity have really flowed over to us. We shared in their Judeo Christian values, history and heritage. Canada was fighting its wars during those early years of the two nations being born. Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, to a great extent as goes the USA so goes Canada for better or for worse. Understanding the history and beginnings of a country are important to a country’s survival into future generations. I believe our schools and the left winged media have destroyed the faith and loyalty to our country by not teaching a correct historic perspective in the last 50 years of more. Our schools in Canada and in the USA have subtly removed important figures from our history books or taught false narratives about them that have destroyed the faith and contribution our founding fathers did to make our western freedom and democracies. Destroy its history, and you destroy the foundation of a nation and there is a dark force trying to do that in both Canada and the USA today. When you destroy statues and anything that represents the foundation of a nation is the first steps to replacing it with something else. Learn from the example of Turkey or Venezuela as an example.