To all our dear friends and family of Action4Canada, we wish you a Happy Canada Day!
We acknowledge the fact that we are living through some very dark days and are up against a significant evil that is attempting to destroy our sovereignty as a nation which was founded on Judeo-Christian biblical principles. Why is this significant you may ask? Because there is no such thing as a free nation aside from a nation that honours and embraces the One and only true God of the bible.
A little history:
It is 156 years since Confederation, when Canada first became an independent country. Confederation was the culmination of a drawn-out political process which finally ended with the passing of the British North America Act by the British Parliament in 1867. In the final negotiations between political leaders there was debate over what our new country should be named, the kingdom of Canada or the republic of Canada.
One of the participants was Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley, who was the premier of New Brunswick at the time. Like many of the other delegates in London he was a devout Christian, who reputedly began every day with Bible reading and prayer. One morning during his devotions in London he read Psalm 72, and he was struck by verse 8, which in the old King James Version reads “He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth.”
Later that day, as the delegates were debating the relative merits of kingdom or republic or something else to describe Canada, he suggested that “dominion” might be a good word, referring to this text in Psalm 72. The new united country was to be under God, and moreover before long it was to stretch literally from sea to sea, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, so that it would be appropriate for it to be called “the dominion of Canada.” The other delegates agreed, as did the British Prime Minister and Queen Victoria, and so “dominion” became the official designation of Canada. That is also why our July 1 national holiday, which we now call Canada Day, was called Dominion Day until 1982.
It was clearly understood by Sir Samuel Tilley and the other Fathers of Confederation in 1867 that Canada was, and is, to be a Christian nation. It is embedded in the Magna Carta, it forms our laws and our values and is a system of governance that sets us apart from totalitarian, extremist, and communist regimes.
However, Canada has turned its back on God and until we get right with Him we will not experience the freedom we once held so dear. This is a Spiritual battle of epic proportions and we need to repent and unite in order to turn things around. Freedom is not free. It has to be fought for in order to be maintained. Ronald Reagan said it best,
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
This means we not only need to be prepared to fight for it, but we also have to teach and pass on our rich heritage to our children.
If you are in need of prayer please reach out to our Prayer Team at prayer-requests@action4canada.
Remember: Freedom of speech, thought, belief and the right to life, liberty and security of the person are guaranteed. We do not need to beg, barter or ask for them…they are ours for the taking.
As Action4Canada continues to courageously defend Canadians rights and freedoms we ask that you would please consider courageously giving, either a one time donation or becoming a monthly donor. Help Action4Canada continue to bring solutions and hope to the nation!
God bless you and God bless Canada!