We Need a New Awakening!

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The American Revolution was born from the spiritual foundation of the Great Awakening. Pastors and patriots rose up to fight side by side.

Now, rather than being discouraged at recent liberal gains in politics and our civil government, I and Liberty Counsel are redoubling our efforts to support pastors and impact our culture for good.

For such a time as this, we are re-launching our “Pastors & Patriots” initiative in time for the 2014 elections.

I believe that we can see a great revival in our nation that will unify believers and patriots in an unprecedented movement of spirituality coupled with patriotism.

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A quick look at history reveals how the two are inextricably intertwined.

New England pastor Nathaniel Whitaker preached a stirring message before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in which he said, “We sin against God and nature, when we tamely resign our rights to tyrants, or quietly submit to public oppressors, if it be in our power to defend ourselves.”

The fiery orator and patriot, Patrick Henry, perhaps best known for his “Give me liberty or give me death” speech, said, “The American Revolution was the grand operation, which seemed to be assigned by the Deity to the men of this age in our country.”pastorsandpatriots-bible

The Founders believed that “Religion and Morality” were the twin pillars upon which America was built. By “religion” they meant faith that arose from a Judeo-Christian belief system.

John Adams said, “Our Constitution is made only for a moral and a religious people.” George Washington went so far as to say that anyone who undermines these twin pillars is not a patriot.

Many contemporary patriots agree with the Founders and say that Christianity is the single foundation upon which American public morality was based and the only foundation for our representative government. They agree with Founder Benjamin Rush, who said,

“The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”

But today, there are those who want to remake America.The enemies of true freedom have systematically undermined the foundations of our society in such a way that the entire American enterprise is hanging by a thread.  We believe that you know we could easily lose this nation if, as a culture, we don’t repent and return to our moral and spiritual foundations.

We also know that with God’s help and the faithful prayers of His people, we can turn back the destruction of our culture by anti-Christian forces.

This is a key part of our 2014 Pastors & Patriot’s initiative…  

•Liberty Counsel and its Pastors & Patriots initiative will be launching a very special “Who Will Stand?” campaign in just a few weeks in an effort to dramatically impact the 2014 elections through igniting the body of Christ to action!

•We will be hosting pastors and wives meetings (usually a luncheon) in the critical “swing states” of our country. The remarkable luncheon media presentation will feature nationally recognized Christian leaders such as Governor Mike Huckabee, Historian David Barton, Evangelist James Robison, myself, and many, many more.

•We will redouble efforts to get our proven “Pastors & Patriots Action Pack” – containing the powerful “Silence is Not an Option” DVD and our popular Patriot’s Handbook of Political Activity for Pastors and Churches – into the hands of Bible-believing pastors nationwide.

•Relating to this massive national outreach, we have developed a truly unique church database consisting of 263,128 Bible-believing, action oriented churches to serve as a means of connecting with Christian congregations throughout the nation.

We prayed for a miracle of provision and our prayers have been answered!


(A wonderful Pastors & Patriots matching grant comes at a critical time in which our resources have been stretched with the defense of a number of nationally significant cases involving the sanctity of human life, the family, and religious liberty.

Please offer your most generous possible gift so that we can accelerate our active support of America’s pastors, including sponsorship of our powerful “Pastors & Patriots Action Pack” distribution, the launch of our unique “Who Will Stand?” meetings and rallies, and legal representation of churches and pastors when necessary.)

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Mathew D. Staver
Mathew D. Staver is Chairman and Founder of Liberty Counsel®, an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. With offices in Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C., and an outreach in Israel, Liberty Counsel has hundreds of advocates around the world.

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