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Monday, April 14, 2008

Why History is Important

When most people hear the word "history", they cringe and say "Oh, that's not relevant", or "that's not cool". It's a shame that such an important subject is so often disregarded. Patrick Henry, my favorite of our founding fathers, once said, "I know of no way of judging the future, but by the past". As Christians, we were created to "glorify God and to enjoy him forever. We have been commanded by God to preserve the ancient landmarks, remember, and to pass the history on to our children. By obeying this commandment, we are glorifying God. This is especially important for fathers, and heads of households. I believe that the main reason why our founding fathers were so intellectually ahead of today's civil leaders was because they had been taught, in most cases by their fathers, the importance of history. They understood history, and most importantly, the relevance of history. This is what made America great, remembering the mighty acts of God, as the children of Israel had many years before.

Why is history relevant? First, and most importantly, because God said so!! But this is not the only reason. How was Thomas Jefferson able to predict the War for Southern Independence, even though it occurred after his death? Because history repeats itself. He knew that the Northern industrial powerhouse would soon come to conflict with the agrarian South. It has often been said that those who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. In today's education system, history is distorted and represented as having little relevance. If America does not repent, she will incur the wrath of God and be scattered as were the ancient Israelites.

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Blogger Evan Travers said...

Good post. That pretty much sums it up. Well done sir.

April 29, 2008 at 9:16 PM  

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