The mission of Heritage Defense is to advance the Kingdom of Christ by protecting and empowering the biblical family.
Jesus Christ is King over all kingdoms, principalities, powers, might, dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. The origin of His Kingdom is not of this world, but rather He reigns from Heaven at the right hand of God the Father. When the Father raised Him from the dead and gave all power in Heaven and Earth to Him, Jesus commissioned those who believed on His name to make disciples of every nation and teach them to observe all of His commandments. Although the problem of sin and death will not be finally resolved until Christ’s return, God has revealed in His word the only true standard for all society, law, and justice. This standard is universally binding on the whole world, its civilizations, its institutions, and its inhabitants. We desire to proclaim the crown rights of Jesus Christ over all creation and advance the prerogatives of His Kingdom in every area of life.
The family is the first human institution created by God. The manner in which God established the family, as thereafter prescribed in Scripture, provides us with the only true definition for the family. However, modern notions view the family as nothing more than an antiquated social convention, formed by primitive societies to care for children. The colossal expansion of centralized government in the United States and abroad has devalued the family and has sought to reconstruct it, disfigure it, usurp the Church’s role in it, and even destroy it. A false and weak form of cohabitation among individuals has largely displaced the family as God created it. Governments increasingly exceed all rightful authority and presume under the color of law to govern every aspect of family life. Government schools, no-fault divorce, population controls, feminism, abortion, egalitarianism, homosexuality, death taxes, and the state control of children are all modern trends advanced to the detriment of the family. It is our desire and particular mission to protect and defend the family against all wrongful assaults, false reinventions, and unlawful governmental intrusions.
God issued His first commandment, the dominion mandate, to families saying, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” The family is the nursery of every other human institution. From the community of families emerged all tribes, tongues, and nations. If families are weak and dissolve, then the societies of which they are a part will also become weak and ultimately crumble. Therefore, each family home is a vehicle for social change and a safeguard to truth and liberty for future generations. As faithful servants of Christ, led by the power of His Holy Spirit, we seek to strengthen and equip individual families with the liberty and means necessary to carry out their vital role in advancing the Kingdom of Christ for future generations to come.