God in the Trenches ¯ Larkin Spivey



God in the Trenches ¯ Larkin Spivey


Chapter One: Pure Luck or God's Hand
Chapter Two: The American Revolution Darkest Hour
Chapter Three: The Civil War Moment of Decision
Chapter Four: World War II The Tide Turns
Chapter Five: The Cold War Brink of Armageddon
Chapter Six: The Hand of Providence in America's Wars
Appendix: War and God in My Own Life

Chapter Six: The Hand of Providence in America's Wars
It would be presumptuous on my part to speculate about how God now views America or any other
part of his creation. However, I do believe that his hand has been active in guiding America to the
point where it is today. We see a society blessed with a degree of freedom from political tyranny
and physical deprivation unparalleled in history. Never have more people had the opportunity and complete freedom to consider for themselves the meaning of their own lives and of life itself, and the
freedom to turn to or away from God. Although God leaves each to make his own choice, I believe
that he wants every individual to freely decide to come to him. We are told, "He is patient with you,
not wanting anyone to perish." With his "great commission," Jesus challenged his faithful to "go and
make disciples of all nations." I believe that a benevolent God expects his faithful to pursue this
mission, and that he waits to see how each individual will respond to his continuing call.