Jul 4, 2010
I just came across a note on facebook that I thought I'd share. Thanks Bobby for reminding me of all of the incredible things the US has done for the world. And why it's great to celebrate that.
It seems it's become fashionable to trash talk the USA (even within Christian circles). No nation is not without its problems or exempt from embarrassing moments in history (none); yet, after objectively looking into it there are a few things that maybe you should know.
Since 1901, the USA provided three fourths of the known evangelical missionaries. In some ways this is remarkable for a country that only has 5% of the planet's population.
88% of the worlds Bibles are produced by American publishers, this includes the Bible in other languages.
Since 1945 about 65% of the capital that goes towards non-Christian charities and non-profits has been Founded and Funded by Americans.
Whenever there's a global tragedy, no matter where it is, Americans are often the first to respond with capital, resources, and volunteers. In fact about 1 out of 7 Americans who travel internationally, are traveling to participate in some form of missions or humanitarian aid.
Though often cited as a failed attempt, nevertheless, it was the USA that provided Billions of dollars in aid to fight drug trafficking in South America.
George Washington said, “no people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States”
God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever" - Thomas Jefferson
On September 4, 1864 Abraham Lincoln responded to Elizah P. Guerney, another Quaker, thanking her for her prayers and kind letter:
"The purposes of the Almighty are perfect, and must prevail, though we erring mortals may fail to accurately perceive them in advance. We hoped for a happy termination of this terrible war long before this; but God knows best, and has ruled otherwise. We shall yet acknowledge His wisdom, and our own error therein. Meanwhile we must work earnestly in the best lights He gives us, trusting that so working still conduces to the great ends He ordains. Surely He intends some great good to follow this mighty convulsion, which no mortal could make, and no mortal could stay."
Woodrow Wilson "the Bible is the supreme source of Revelation".
You'll probably never hear any of the above in the news but ... the USA has actually been a blessing in some very unknown/unpublished ways.