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Pilgrims of Faith or Fiction

09 Oct

Examine the historical research through the documentary, Monumental.

Monumental_DVD__17924_1405426246_380_380Monumental is the story of America’s beginnings. Presented, produced, and starring Kirk Cameron, the 90-minute true story follows this father of six across Europe and the U.S. as he seeks to discover America’s true “national treasure” – the people, places, and principles that made America the freest, most prosperous and generous nation the world has ever known.

Long regarded as “the land of opportunity,” there’s no question the tiny band of religious outcasts who founded this country hit upon a formula for success that went way beyond what they could have imagined. How else can you explain the fact that they established a nation that has become the best example of civil, economic and religious liberty the world has ever known?

What formula did they discover? What motivated them to come here in the first place? More importantly, how can we apply these same foundational truths today?

My husband and I recently watched Monumental on Netflix. We were extremely moved and encouraged by this historical documentary of our nation’s foundation, which was built on the undeniable courage and faith of those who we know as the pilgrims.

For the past several years, I’ve been troubled with the disconcerting rumors that our American history books are being rewritten, omitting the familiar and factual stories of the men and women who sacrificed their lives to preserve freedom and the Christian faith that our nation was founded on. Most recently, a friend of mine who is a public school principal shared here frustration and concern with me, over the same issue. She feels that her hands are tied when attempting to stand up for truth within the public education arena.

I also have a daughter and son-in-law who are currently struggling over their decision on how they will educate their three children. Their oldest is 5, so it is imperative  they seek God’s wisdom; and through prayer and research, determine which route to take: home school, public school, or Christian school. I know many parents are struggling over this same decision.

Regardless of which choice our daughter and son-in-law make, it will necessitate a steadfast determination to fulfill and honor God’s authoritative command found specifically in Deuteronomy 6:4-9, to be the spiritual leaders of their children. Teaching their children God’s principles through the daily study of His Word must be their first priority. And if they choose public school, it will require a constant awareness of what their children are being taught.

I highly recommend watching Monumental, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Christian Book Distributors: http://www.christianbook.com/monumental/pd/150980  and website for Kirk Cameron:  http://kirkcameron.com/homepage/

Another recommended resource for the family: Thanksgiving: Time To Remember, written by Barbara Rainey from FamilyLife — http://shop.familylife.com/p-1353-thanksgiving-time-to-remember.aspx

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Posted by on October 9, 2014 2: 20 pm - in American History, Building a Legacy of Faith, Truth

 

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