From the Desk of Mat Staver;
May 29, 2014
The American Revolution was born from the spiritual foundation of the Great Awakening. Pastors and patriots rose up to fight side by side.
Now, rather than being discouraged at recent liberal gains in politics and our civil government, Liberty Counsel is redoubling our efforts to support pastors and impact our culture for good!
A miraculous Pastors & Patriots Matching Challenge Grant makes it possible for your gift to support our intense efforts on behalf of American pastors to have double its normal impact!
I believe that we can see a great revival in our nation that will unify believers and patriots in an unprecedented movement of spirituality coupled with patriotism.
A quick look at history reveals how the two are inextricably intertwined.
New England pastor Nathaniel Whitaker preached a stirring message before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in which he said, “We sin against God and nature, when we tamely resign our rights to tyrants, or quietly submit to public oppressors, if it be in our power to defend ourselves.”
The fiery orator and patriot, Patrick Henry, perhaps best known for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, said, “The American Revolution was the grand operation, which seemed to be assigned by the Deity to the men of this age in our country.”
The Founders believed that “Religion and Morality” were the twin pillars upon which America was built. By “religion” they meant faith that arose from a Judeo-Christian belief system.
John Adams said, “Our Constitution is made only for a moral and a religious people.” George Washington went so far as to say that anyone who undermines these twin pillars is not a patriot.
Many contemporary patriots agree with the Founders and say that Christianity is the single foundation upon which American public morality was based and the only foundation for our representative government. They agree with Founder Benjamin Rush, who said,
“The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”
But today, there are those who want to remake America.The enemies of true freedom have systematically undermined the foundations of our society in such a way that the entire American enterprise is hanging by a thread. We believe that you know we could easily lose this nation if, as a culture, we don’t repent and return to our moral and spiritual foundations.
We also know that with God’s help and the faithful prayers of His people, we can turn back the destruction of our culture by anti-Christian forces.
The timing of the Pastors and Patriots Matching Challenge Grant couldn’t be better.
We realize that the success or failure of the massive 2014 Pastors & Patriots campaign rests in the hands of those of you who will respond to our magnificent, God-given Challenge Grant!
Please, help support this strategic outreach to America’s churches and rejoice with us in the knowledge that your gift is being doubled through this magnificent $185,000 grant!
That means that your gift of $100 will release a matching $100 from the Challenge Fund and be twice as effective in supporting Liberty Counsel’s aggressive support of the standard God has raised in America! Likewise, a gift of $250 accompanied by a gift of the same amount will have a total impact of $500.
This is a key part of our 2014 Pastors & Patriot’s initiative…
•Liberty Counsel and its Pastors & Patriots initiative will be launching a very special “Who Will Stand?” campaign in just a few weeks in an effort to dramatically impact the 2014 elections through igniting the body of Christ to action!
•We will be hosting pastors and wives meetings (usually a luncheon) in the critical “swing states” of our country. The remarkable luncheon media presentation will feature nationally recognized Christian leaders such as Governor Mike Huckabee, Historian David Barton, Evangelist James Robison, Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver, and many, many more.
•We will redouble efforts to get our proven “Pastors & Patriots Action Pack” – containing the powerful “Silence is Not an Option” DVD and our popular Patriot’s Handbook of Political Activity for Pastors and Churches – into the hands of Bible-believing pastors nationwide.
•Relating to this massive national outreach, we have developed a truly unique church database consisting of 263,128 Bible-believing, action oriented churches to serve as a means of connecting with Christian congregations throughout the nation.
We prayed for a miracle of provision and our prayers have been answered!
This wonderful Pastors & Patriots matching grant comes at a critical time in which our resources have been stretched with the defense of a number of nationally significant cases involving the sanctity of human life, the family, and religious liberty.
Please offer your most generous possible gift so that we can accelerate our active support of America’s pastors, including sponsorship of our powerful “Pastors & Patriots Action Pack” distribution, the launch of our unique “Who Will Stand?” meetings and rallies, and legal representation of churches and pastors when necessary.
Yours in Christ and standing for true liberty,
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action