“Separation of church and state.” I hear it all the time from people who emphatically state that politics and religion cannot be mixed. Did anyone else realize that President James A. Garfield was also a pastor? A minister of the Gospel? Thank God for Wallbuilders preserving our nation’s history and republishing regularly to remind us of our roots. Take a look. Know your history. It will help us avoid another revolution down the road…
Last week pastors from all across the nation gathered in Washington D.C., for the WallBuilders Congressional Pastors’ Briefing. This Briefing connects pastors and ministry leaders with members of Congress and government officials who are “fighting the good fight” in Washington, D.C. They return home to their communities and pulpits empowered and equipped to lead their congregations to pray for those in leadership, to get their congregations inspired, and to impact the nation.
But they are not blazing an entirely new trail. Since the settlement of North America began, the clergy have fearlessly spoken out on governmental issues, teaching the Biblical principles that should govern nations, and pronouncing rebukes when a government strays from them. These leaders shaped the thinking of generations and, during the American Revolution, the British dubbed the preachers of the day the “Black Robe Regiment” because of the mighty effect they had on the hearts and minds of the people, and how they used it in the cause of freedom. To find out more about the Black Robe Regiment or how you can encourage your pastor to stand firm on behalf of this great nation, visit: nationalblackroberegiment.com.
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