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Presbyterians and the War of Independence

It is always a difficult to measure the critical nature of the days in which one lives. There is of course, a sense in which every generation should feel itself to be crucial to posterity. For truly, it only takes one generation's unfaithfulness to undermine the future of a culture. It seems we are living in a particularly momentous juncture in our nation's history. The future of our nation depends (humanly speaking) upon how God's people respond to the challenges of the hour.

Here history and especially the history of our own nation becomes most helpful. In this article (and the next, D.V.) I want to focus upon the thirty year period immediately preceding the War for Independence. Though there are many dissimilarities, there are not a few similarities between our own day and that period which ought to be noted.