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What Hath God Wrought!

History records an enlightening commentary on God's gracious relationship with the United States of America. The esteemed patriot, Patrick Henry, declared unashamedly, "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."

The words, "What Hath God Wrought," taken from Numbers 23:23, comprised the inaugural message transmitted by the newly invented electric telegraph. Professor Samuel F.B. Morse, a spiritual born-again believer, wanted the Lord to receive the glory for his earthly accomplishments.

However, what God wrought–Satan Sought! Unbeknown to most Americans, Christians included, the devil hatched a subtle foreign conspiracy against the democratic institutions of this land. While traveling abroad, Dr. Morse was providentially made aware of this plot and subsequently authored two books to alert his endangered countrymen.

Much of the evil in our nation today can be attributed to the ongoing effects of this ideological intrusion. As the reader learns of these diabolical intrigues throughout the ensuing chapters, it is hoped that he will rededicate himself to both God and country in this present crisis hour.

*Portions of this article were taken from the book by Dr. William Grady

Pastor Ken Griffin

Riverview Baptist Church