Faith is the heart of the monument. She is a large 36 ft., classically draped female standing with
one foot on Plymouth Rock. Her right hand is pointing to heaven and her left hand holds a
Geneva Bible, the Bible of the Pilgrims. This signifies that America’s forefathers had faith in
the God of the Bible which was the very core of their liberty. The star on Faith’s forehead illustrates
the divine light imparting biblical wisdom to every area of life. Faith was the precedent and
inspiration for the Statue of Liberty.
Why is Faith so important in the struggle to restore liberty and prosperity to America? It is
crucial because man is inescapably religious. All cultures are built upon some form of
Morality is represented by a seated female statue holding the Ten Commandments in one
hand and the scroll of Revelation in the other. These represent the standard of Morality which
comes from both the Old and New Testaments. Images carved on both sides of the statue are
that of a Prophet and an Evangelist. These indicate that the power of morality comes from the
saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. This internal Morality, character, or virtue that is essential for
liberty and includes: self-government, patience, faith, diligence, courage, long-suffering,
godliness, kindness, and Christian love. e noble and simple story of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
portrays the true meaning of Morality and virtue.
Law. For centuries America’s laws were the foundation of a liberty never before known. These laws were few, just, and merciful. They were based upon what was referred to as the Divine Law, the Laws of God, the Laws of Good and Evil, the Ten Commandments, or what George Washington called the Eternal Rules of Order and Right.
Education. It has been said that an ignorant people cannot be a free people. For thousands of years everyday people throughout the world were oppressed in tyranny and had virtually no opportunity for education. An elite group of tyrants knew that knowledge was power; therefore, they kept it to themselves. Education was the sole property of the government including the
class-conscience elite of Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
With the coming of Christ, the stronghold of tyranny
was finally broken. The cause of literacy was spearheaded
by the Christians from the time of the early Church through
the Middle Ages. Monasteries and schools were established
and eventually the first universities were started throughout
Europe for the purpose of Christian and classical training.
Liberty Man. The strategy of the Liberty Hero, as detailed in
Scripture, is carved into the Forefathers Monument. This final
statue on the monument is that of a man dressed in battle gear
seated in peace with his sword sheathed. He has placed his
faith in Christ and in His infallible Word. He trusts God to empower
him to develop character and biblical morality beginning in
his own life. He then helps create civil institutions of justice
and mercy based upon God’s Word. He educates his
children and others in the biblical world and life view
that leads to liberty. What is his strategy? Throughout the
centuries, the godly strategy for defeating evil and displacing
it with good has always been a bottom-up, multi-generational,
internal-to-external family plan. The liberty hero understands
this plan. He is an individual whose perspective is not that of
zoom lens but a wide angle, big cosmic picture. His view is not so much focused on careers and years but on generations and centuries. History is full of forgotten liberty heroes whose stories must once again be told (Ps. 78:1-11).One of the best examples of liberty heroes are the Pilgrim Fathers. The story of the English Separatists, now called Pilgrims, began with about fifty believers. In 1603 this small group gathered in Scrooby Manor, a castle-like estate, for underground worship services. As the reign of terror increased under King James they were forced to meet in secret.