Increasingly we are seeing attempts to erase or rewrite America’s history. For decades efforts have been underway to erase our nation’s Christian roots by ignoring the overwhelming evidence that our Founding Fathers were Christian. Stories attacking Thomas Jefferson, accusing him of fathering children with Sally Hemings (although there is no evidence Thomas Jefferson was the father of any of her children), and attacking George Washington and others for being slave owners abound. These, of course, ignore the heated debate over slavery during the Constitutional Convention, the compromise that had to be reached in order to form the United States and the release of all Washington’s slaves upon his death.
There is no doubt that our nation is in dire need of revival. As America has pushed God out of the public square, rewritten our history to omit the faith of our Founding Fathers and forgotten who we are and where we came from, we can see the consequences all around us. In the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for a “National Fast Day” on April 30, 1863.