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Jonathon Edwards preaching


I wrote the title heading The Not So Secret of America’s Once Greatness because the pulpits of America are no longer aflame with righteousness from the Word of God. As they were when Alexis de Tocqueville toured America and subsequently wrote the book Democracy in America [read Mr. Tocqueville’s quote on what makes America great. and what would cease to make America great below].

Our pulpits are filled with those who do not believe the Word of God, those that serve the world and thus serve Satan, our pulpits are now filled with anything and everything other than clear, sound doctrine expository preaching of the Word of God.

It isn’t a secret as to what made America not only possible but great from the outset. The overwhelming percentage of people here founded their daily lives on their faith and obedience to the Word of God. Period. The inherent and growing evil within the natures of people today and in our recent history of worshipping creation and self rather than the Creator and the Lord Jesus Christ make sure this truth is never taught or sees the light of day.

Our pulpits now are smoldering, only a scattered few embers holding any heat no flame of righteousness to be found. At least not easily as so few pulpits aflame with the righteousness of God’s Word remain in this once great land. Our churches in many instances are nothing but shameful, a sin, an abomination. See the article to the immediate right of this one appearing on the Home Page of A Crooked Path for just one example. America was great once all because of the pulpits aflame with the righteousness of God’s Word. A few embers can be brought to a flaming fire again if the breath of the Word of God is blowing over them. Only then. Only then. But we are not good, we are not great, because our pulpits are no longer alive, aflame with the firey whole Word of God. No matter what else may go on here. Without the flame of the Word, the whole Word nothing omitted nothing added the embers can extinguish, and nothing but the stench of what once was will fill the air.  It isn’t complicated. It isn’t political. It’s clear to see and understand. It’s explained in the words below by Mr. Tocqueville…

Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022


From Alexis de Tocqueville who wrote Democracy in America;


“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers—and it was not there … in her fertile fields and boundless forests—and it was not there … in her rich mines and her vast world commerce—and it was not there … in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution—and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great

Alexis de Tocqueville, 1805-1859, emphasis added.