Our fellow patriot Jack McLain, Florida State Party Vice-Chairman, stepped off the field of this life and into eternity in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, July 25th. Jack’s online obituary can be found at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home site. I encourage all who have been touched by his life and work to sign the online memory book. Please pray that the Holy Spirit comfort his wife Lois and their family, and that He fill their hearts with rejoicing: Jack is now with his Savior.
Jack’s life had been changed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and it was evident. He had a great heart for people, and he understood that this short life is preparation for eternity. Having worked with Jack to build the Constitution Party for almost 20 years, the word “steadfast” would describe his life’s efforts. Jack was faithful in ministry at Beacon Baptist Church, and he was a stalwart activist whose faith compelled him to never give up.
Jack’s “Viewpoint” newsletter for Thanksgiving 2013 is illustrative of his steadfast spirit. He noted, “‘Occupy till I come’ does not mean just to occupy a pew in church once a week, or more. It means ‘to do business’ for the Lord while awaiting His return. Jude wrote, ‘[To] exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints’ (Jude 3). Christians should expect contention and be ready always to defend their faith and freedoms.” Men like Jack have inspired generations to faithful Christian service, whether at home, church, or the public forum. A number of Jack’s articles are available at the National Constitution Party’s website in the Our Principles > CP Commentary section.
In the January 2014 “Viewpoint” newsletter Jack wrote:
We believe that America is worth saving! We hope and pray that Christians and patriots will agree and that a great number will become active participants in the cause for survival of our national heritage... We must realize that our voice does count. Our actions count. Our pen is mighty. Our talents and treasures are accountable to God. They are needed to be available by those in the front lines of the battle. There is a battle for the souls of men and there is a battle for the future of our country.
May Jack McLain's legacy inspire us to pray and work to restore the American Republic!