In honor of our nation’s celebration of Independence Day, PBS aired a documentary of the religious views of our founding fathers. I was reminded how fervently these leaders relied on their faith and allowed their faith to guide the principles on which this great nation of was founded. They did not impose their faith on fellow citizens, yet were compelled to follow the precepts of their faith to form the enduring statutes that made the United States of America a beacon to the world.
Recently I attended a series of local school board meetings. A board member stood to inform those present that he would no longer say the words “under God” when reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. He talked of creating a compliant environment that not only allows, but invites students to ignore the words, “under God” if they wish. Fellow board members nodded in resignation if not support. I can’t believe that I was the only attendee experiencing shock, sadness and dismay.
The Stewardship Foundation proudly supports the Christian values espoused by our founding fathers. We further believe that those who desire to take God out of the public forum and out of our schools create a recipe for disaster. When a key ingredient is removed from a recipe it can alter the very flavor or texture that makes it great.
We assure you, the Christian values of the Stewardship Foundation will not change. We will always support life, faith, family, and religious freedom. We invite those of you who have private or family foundations to consider placing your foundation under the Stewardship Foundation. If you are worried or concerned that your children or grandchildren will not honor the values you intended to animate your foundation, then the Stewardship Foundation can provide the assurance that your legacy and core values will endure. Contact us to see how we can assist you.
On this July 4, 2013, we invite you to spend a few moments learning more about the lives and words of our Founding Fathers.
What a treasure to read on this Independence Day. What is freedom? The Lord God swore an oath, ‘to set us free from the hands of our enemies, free to worship Him without fear, holy and righteous in His sight all the days of our life.’ [Luke 1:73-75] In other words, we are not free to do whatever we want, but rather we are free to worship our Creator. I hope everyone follows the link to find out about the founding of our colonies/country. Peace!