Deuteronomy 4: 4 – 9 reads (4) “But you who held fast to the Lord your God are alive today, every one of you. (5) “See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it. (6) “So keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people’. (7) “For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the Lord our God whenever we call on Him? (8) “Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?” (9) Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.”
It’s still debated by some that our forefathers founded our country on Christian beliefs. Our Constitution is a secular document that lays down the laws of the land. It isn’t necessarily founded on Christian beliefs. However, I can’t help but believe that Christian beliefs and ideals were considered as the founding fathers drew up these laws. Many of them were God-fearing men who read the Bible, went to church, and prayed regularly.
George Washington is quoted as saying , “While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” —The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.
Thomas Jefferson said, “God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.” —Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.
Benjamin Franklin is quoted, “Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.
“That the most acceptable service we render to him is in doing good to his other children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be the fundamental points in all sound religion, and I regard them as you do in whatever sect I meet with them. –Benjamin Franklin wrote this in a letter to Ezra Stiles, President of Yale University on March 9, 1790.
These men and others were not only instrumental in forming and leading this great country of ours they understood why nations should obey God’s law.
Our nation has fallen so far away from God’s law that it will take a monumental amount of work from those who still believe that nations should obey God’s law to bring it back into God’s good graces.
We have become a nation where the one true God had been shoved aside so people who believe in Him are now a minority. The mention of God in any forum except church and your own home is now tabu. People who say grace over a meal in a restaurant have been mocked or stared at like they don’t belong there.
Yes, the United States of America is a melting pot of cultures and religions but it appalls me when those religion take priority to the point where the religion of the founding fathers and the one that states in Deuteronomy 4:24, “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God”, has been displaced. This country is headed for destruction if ‘we the people’ don’t step up and put God back where He belongs.