Welcome to Lost Episodes in American History.
Ever been lost before? The United States Capitol is the most recognizable building in the world, but once you are inside its hallways, it’s very easy to get lost.
I’m Dr. Kenyn Cureton. And I know what you are thinking…It appears that many of our elected officials who work in the Capitol have lost their way!
Well I’m here to suggest that much of the problem on Capitol Hill stems from a misunderstanding of who we are as a nation, and how we got to be that way. We have lost the heart and soul of our own history, and this did not happen by accident.
Karl Marx, the father of Communism, is attributed with saying: “Take away the heritage of a people, and they are easily persuaded.” For several generations now, cultural elites and historical revisionists have presented us with a new version of American history.
For example: In our public schools children learn that America’s first settlers were a chance collection of adventurers, religious extremists, and aristocratic slave owners. Here only for econo
mic gain. When it comes to our Founding Fathers, your kids are taught that these men were not inspired and motivated by their faith. But that they were really a bunch of atheists, agnostics, and deists. Who were more inspired by the European Enlightenment than from Biblical principles.
For decades students have been taught that America is a secular nation. God has been omitted from the public school classroom because He supposedly had no bearing on the founding America.
Yet nothing could be further from the truth! Want proof? That’s what Lost Episodes is about - uncovering the lost episodes of our rich spiritual heritage and the deep faith of those who helped shape our nation and made it great.
But we don’t stop there because we are still writing America’s story. That’s why you will not only be challenged by the sacrifices made by those who founded this nation but also by contemporary examples of people just like you who are making a positive impact in their communities.
Here’s the bottom line: It’s great to remember and appreciate how others were used of God to create the freest, most prosperous, and greatest nation in modern history, but you and I need to take our place and do our part.