One of the most glaring differences between Colonial and modern America is the attitude of our pastors.
In 1770-1776 (and actually for many years previous to this period), Colonial pastors (of all denominations) lit the fire of freedom in the hearts of their congregants like no generation has ever seen — before or since.
The British Crown was so frustrated with these patriot-pastors that they coined a moniker for them. They were called “The Black (or Black-Robed) Regiment.”
In truth, Colonial pastors were more influential in the “holy cause of liberty” (Patrick Henry) from their pulpits than any military regiment on the battlefield.
And, yes, many pastors in Colonial America also fought on the battlefields in our war for independence.
Today’s pastors, on the other hand, are mostly noted for saying absolutely nothing about the attacks that are currently being waged against our liberties.
And when I say nothing, I mean absolutely nothing.
About the only thing they seem to be able to do is pass out some slanted “voter guides” every presidential election. But most don’t even do that.
A few (a very few) will encourage their congregations to protest abortion; some (again, a very small number) will preach a “pro-life” sermon on “Sanctity of Life” Sunday each January.
But most deliberately and stubbornly refuse to take a public position on any subject that has the air of being “political.”
Should we really wonder why our country is teetering on the precipice of collapse and oppression?