One Nation Under GOD
“In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make.” (John 1:1-3 NLT)
The Word is who the apostle Paul spoke about in Romans 1:20 (NLT) when he said:
“From the time the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky and all that God made. They can clearly see his invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse whatsoever for not knowing God.”
Could Paul have possibly understood how utterly profound his statement was, when the sky contains an estimated 100 billion galaxies, each with billions of stars? Or that our bodies are composed of highly complex DNA, genes and chromosomes, the blueprint of our humanness? Or that scientists consistently discover more and more things in the universe that exhibit a perfect mathematical precision?
It was President John Adams who wrote, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Last week I wrote about the fact that America was founded as a Christian nation by Christians and cited evidence from a book written by Jerry Newcombe entitled, The Book That Made America - How the Bible Formed Our Nation.
But real evidence is no obstacle to groups who are intent not only upon separating the church from the state, but to leading the American people to believe in their version of revisionist history.
One only needs to look at the character of those individuals in our governments, from local to federal, to understand how right Adams was. Many of the decisions that are being made on our behalf in the halls of government, and especially in Washington, are being made by men and women who have either lost their moral compass or who no longer fear God, or both. Cap and tax, the health care bill, and our open borders are examples of that.
Adams was not just talking about the people who would be governed by the Constitution, but also by who would do the governing. The framers of the Constitution created a document that was a one of a kind, a rare and valuable treasure that is fragile in the hands of those who cannot or will not appreciate its astounding power to empower the individual.
Last week on Fox News, a commentator was interviewing a man from the Freedom From Religion Foundation who said that it was not true that America was founded as a Christian nation. He was either lying or completely ignorant of the facts.
But then, most Americans are ignorant of the facts, as was I until a few years ago. Not that I did not already believe that America had been formed by Christians as a Christian nation, because I did; but that I did not see hard facts until recently.
I’ve been urging people to read a book written by Jerry Newcombe entitled, The Book That Made America - How the Bible Formed Our Nation to learn the facts about our Founding Fathers. Our schools stopped teaching those facts almost a century ago, and that was the beginning of our country’s drift toward Godlessness, liberalism, progressivism and ultimately now toward Marxism.
One of the biggest surprises in the book is the history of an 1892 U.S. Supreme Court case, United States v. the Church of the Holy Trinity, that led to a decision that emphatically held that “This is a Christian Nation.”
The ACLU suffered a severe blow last week from the Supreme Court in a decision that reversed a lower court ruling to remove an eight-foot steel pipe cross from a 1.3 million acre Mojave Desert park in California.
The memorial cross, otherwise known as the Mojave Desert Veterans Memorial, was installed in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars as a tribute to fallen World War I soldiers.
Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, in which he said, “A Latin cross is not merely an affirmation of Christian beliefs. It is a symbol often used to honor and respect those whose heroic acts, noble contributions, and patient striving help secure an honored place in history for this Nation and its people. Here, a Latin cross in the desert evokes far more than religion. It evokes thousands of small crosses in foreign fields marking the graves of Americans who fell in battles, battles whose tragedies are compounded if the fallen are forgotten.”
Kennedy added, “The goal of avoiding governmental endorsement (of religion) does not require eradication of all religions symbols in the public realm.”
As I am writing this article on March 21, the freedom of America is being dismantled by the Democrats in Washington who voted to ignore the Constitution in order to install their own brand of socialism.
Ironically, I’ve been reading a book entitled, The Book That Made America - How the Bible Formed Our Nation, by Jerry Newcombe, which emphatically and historically describes how this nation was founded by Christians for the purpose of spreading the Gospel. And while I knew that it was founded as a Christian nation, I am just discovering the extent of that truth. My first question is, whose idea was it to conceal this from me and several generations?
There is a scripture in Hosea 4:6 (NIV) that says, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”
In the New Living Translation Bible, it says, “My people are being destroyed because they don’t know me.”
God, through his prophet Hosea, was accusing his priests of misleading His people into an idolatrous life that excluded God.
We are witnessing a parallel to this scripture as we watch our nation’s leaders take this country further away from God and further away from the Constitution that He clearly gave to us.
The author of The 5000-Year Leap writes, “No principle was emphasized more vigorously during the Constitutional Convention than the necessity of limiting the authority of the federal government. Not only was this to be done by carefully defining the powers delegated to the government, but the Founders were determined to bind down its administrators with legal chains codified in the Constitution.”
VERITAS Truth Matters - Dr. Everett Piper; President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University
The goal of American higher education during its first two hundred years was to propagate knowledge and to prepare upright leadership within a Christian society (Hunter, 1987, p.166). The mission of the academy during this time was the advancement of civic duty, moral development, and Christian responsibility. Colleges and universities existed to “confirm the existence of God and his relationship with the world and mankind” (Ibid).
During this foundational time for the academy, regardless of the vocation for which the student was preparing, the colonial college sought to provide the student an education that was distinctly Christian. Examples of this intent are seen in the early mission statements of schools such as Harvard and Yale. Harvard’s mission statement admonished, “Let every student consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life and therefore, to lay Christ at the bottom, as the only foundation for all sound knowledge and learning” (Ringenberg, 1984, p. 38). Similarly, Yale’s goal for its students was “to know God in Jesus Christ and . . . to lead a Godly, sober life” (Ibid).
These Ivy League colleges were founded with the mission of promoting and maintaining a Christian moral order. They had the purpose of galvanizing the commitment of future leaders. They had the potential to equip students to handle the challenges of defending their faith from error and extending the influence of Christianity throughout their world. They gave birth to an American Academy, an educational home, which was distinctly Christian.
Rediscovering GOD in America - Video; Newt Gingrich featured speaker on Dr. Charles Stanley’s” In Touch”
Newt Gingrich presents the facts of America’s founding by Christian men on Christian Principles.
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