Authored by John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel, a process for Christian Entrepreneurs and author of the new best seller “The Freedom Revolution...Rocking our World.”

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Legacy of Freedom

The Founding Fathers of the USA believed that God had a special purpose for this land.  They believed America was the second Promised Land that God promised in Genesis to the Gentiles and all people.  Our founders paid a heavy price through their sacrifice, and laid the foundation for America's success through God's principles and the grace of Jesus Christ.

President Ronald Reagan said, "I believe this blessed land was set apart in a very special way, a country created by men and women who came here, not in search of gold, but in search of God.  They would be free people, living under the law with faith in their Maker and their future."

The Founding Fathers believed man's rights came from God, not a king.  The Declaration of Independence states, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

James Madison once said, "We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of the Government, far from it.  We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

Benjamin Franklin reminded the delegates in the midst of their gridlock and major differences, that it was God who intervened in their daily prayers and allowed them to win the war for independence.  He urged the delegates to turn to prayer to find the guidance to reach agreement in framing the Constitution, reminding them of the scripture, "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain."

The question is, will we get back to the basics our founders created?  Basics which allowed us to grow long term through self-initiative, risk, innovation, leadership, and underlying principles of repentance and finding our freedom in Christ.

Authored by John Beehner, author of "The Freedom Revolution... Rocking our World" and founder of Ask Wise Counsel, dedicated to the spiritual and economic growth of companies and individuals.


  1. A great post! One of the things I struggle with in this regard is that we have the freedom to choose what is right (Our Faith in Christ) but we also have a 'right to be wrong'. As I see it the conflict on either side of the fence is when one side tries to steal the freedoms the others have. Thanks for posting this. God Bless,

  2. Great post. I love reading the thoughts of our Founders in regards to how they believed God ordained the beginnings of this nation. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesome! As I was reading your post, I was thinking we need to get back to the basic in our homes first so they we send our children and grandchildren out into the world trained in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Some of them are called into politics, government, education, etc. and this will bring about bringing God and prayer into area industry. As the family goes, so goes our society!!!