King Solomon’s call for moral and spiritual integrity by citizens for the benefit of their nation may seem out of date, but his principle of practicing patriotism by doing right needs to be stressed and heeded: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
The history of both the United States and Canada prove the importance of spiritual awakenings to turn the tide of moral and spiritual decay and usher in good times.
In 1727, twenty four year old Jonathan Edwards, a recent graduate of Yale was called to assist his grandfather, the pastor of the Congregational Church of Northampton, Massachusetts. Two years after his move to Northampton, his grandfather died and young Edwards became the pastor of one of the largest, wealthiest, and most cultured churches in New England.
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