April 22, 2024

Observations from Dr. Peter Lillback on the Notion of the Suicide of the Nation

In our Foundation of American Liberty series, specifically in the episode dealing with the Declaration of Independence, entitled, “Endowed By Their Creator,” comes this profound thought from Dr. Peter Lillback the founding president of Providence Forum, for which Jerry Nwecombe now serves as the executive director.

Dr. Peter Lillback:

There’s never a last word for a nation until God’s Providence says you’re done.  I’m not ready to give up on America, there’s too much treasure of great freedoms, of wisdom, of biblical truth, of even of sending the Gospel out to the nations.  There’s always a chance for revival, reformation, new beginnings. it’s a dangerous time.  We are deciding, even as we are here today, will there be a future for America?  We will make that decision, whether we choose as Washington once said, “To follow the Divine Author of our blessed religion.”  We are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  If each of us in our own place choose to do that which is right, we begin to change history.  America’s not finished unless we die by suicide.  That’s what Abraham Lincoln once said.  He said, “No foreign nation can ever take a step on the Blue Ridge Mountains or take a drink from the Ohio River or visit the Shenandoah Valley in a contest of a thousand years, unless we let them do it.  A free nation will live forever, or it will die by suicide.”