Unity with diversity is a reflection of the nature of God, revealed in the Trinity and creatively expressed in the universe. Internal unity produces external union. These and other biblical principles are vital for maintaining the integrity of our republic. If we forget or abandon these principles, we will become, as colonial governor John Winthrop said, “a byword among the nations.”2 As a nation, we have forgotten, and we are reaping the results as God has either allowed or orchestrated. As families, we have a duty to repent and order our lives as God demands.

2 John Winthrop, A Model of Christian Charity, 1630.