“These are the times that try men’s souls” Thomas Payne


As we celebrate the birth and renewal of our great republic during a time of civil unrest and open attacks by paid anarchists and Marxists seated in the highest levels of our own government, media and academia, we would be wise to remember that we have faced similar odds before and have prevailed with the assistance of almighty God and the effort of a small minority of dedicated patriots intent on living in freedom and providing that heritage for their posterity. At a time that defeat at the hands of the great British Army appeared imminent, and the Colonists appeared to be wavering in their support of the war for independence, English-born writer and patriot pamphleteer Thomas Paine wrote the following:

“THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated” 

― Thomas Paine, The Crisis

We are a great nation because of our shared values, not our differences. We cannot allow the forces of evil and Marxist ideologues to destroy the American experiment in liberty with their plan to divide and conquer America from within through racism, sexism, statism and separatism.

We must look to God and pray for his intervention, for we cannot defeat the forces aligned against us without his divine help and guidance. Understand that this battle will not end well for those riding the fence and looking for the easy way out. In a battle between good and evil, there is no compromise.

America is the last, best hope for a free and prosperous world of civilized societies and men/women of good faith. We have been the beacon of freedom to the rest of the world for over 230 years. The time is now to stand and be counted as true American patriots……….not the sunshine patriots that only try to climb on board after the bandwagon has left the station. Without your dedication to the cause of liberty there will be no tomorrow. Get on board now!!


Pastor Mark Collins-With his snowy white hair and 6’ 4’’ frame, Mark Collins bears a remarkable resemblance to our founding father, George Washington. Having the same build and appearance as the famous statesman has proven to be fortunate for Collins. He has portrayed General/President Washington in historical film productions on The History Channel and in movies, most recently in “No Time To Run” with Herman Caine and Dennis Prager, “REVELATION – Dawn of Global Government” with Charlie Daniels, and “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” Mark’s oratory skill, however, is not limited to acting roles. He has portrayed Washington in a large number of speaking engagements and for a diverse set of audiences including the military, schools, churches, and parades. Whether on the movie or TV screen, or from the pulpit, Collins’ talent for captivating an audience through his powerful speech translates across all audiences. The historical precision of his presentation combined with his moving performance transports his listeners across time, to an era of great revolution, outlining the Godly principles and historical context that led to the formation of our constitutional republic.

Comparing an original “life mask” of Washington at age 53 in 1785 by Houdon, the French sculptor, and a recent life mask of Mark Collins at the same stage of life, there is an uncanny resemblance when combined with his extensive study into the life and writings of George Washington, that makes Pastor Collins a window to the past.

Mark Collins is a graduate of Northwood University, with a BA in Business. Married to his wife Devy for 30 years they have 6 children ( 28yrs-13yrs ) all home schooled. Currently, Mark is the Pastor of First Baptist Church of Yorktown, Texas. www.GWLives.com

Revelation – Dawn of Global Government – The Movie

No Time to Run – The Movie

Books and Writings by Thomas Paine


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