Little Roundtop


Sometime after his victory on Little Roundtop at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain wrote, "The inspiration of a noble cause enables men to do things they did not dream themselves capable of before." I have stood at Gettysburg, now a national cemetery, and am continually amazed at the bravery and sacrifice that was demonstrated there.

We live in a day and time when causes beckon for our attention and support on all sides. But are these causes noble? Isaiah's words in chapter five, verse 20 apply to our generation as much as his own. "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil..."What a tragedy it is when morally, spiritually evil views are defended as righteous causes!

When a culture struggles to define what is noble, the soldiers of Christ must take to the field and fight for the truth. They can call us bigots, hate-mongers, or radicals if thy like. Evil must be opposed as evil.

Think of your noble heritage as a Christian and you'll do more than you dreamed possible on the day of battle.