Why would people risk life and limb to come to a new land? Why would you, as believers who were being persecuted for your faith, try and find a new place to worship? Why would you come to a new land if not for opportunity for work, for land and for worship freely (not be persecuted for their beliefs). Some quotes by some of our founding fathers are as follows:
- John Adams and John Hancock: We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus! [April 18, 1775]John Adams: “ The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”• “[July 4th]ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”–John Adams in a letter written to Abigail on the day the Declaration was approved by Congress "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." --October 11, 1798
Patrick Henry: [shareable text="This is all the inheritance I can give my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.”]The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed.” [/shareable] “It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting ...
If we take this into context that the signors of the Constitution of the United States of America had an inherent belief that we were to become a Sovereign nation under God. They believed in a creator and that all men are subject to Him and His will. The idea of freedom of and from religion is critical to understand - the intent of the law was not to have one world (one government) religion that would prevent others from their worship or their beliefs.
Unfortunately as society continues its moral decay these original intentions have been misconstrued for an ulterior purpose - a nation without God, that is to say, and nation not under God.
A lot of people of the past several decades have blamed various reasons for this decay and breakdown in society, when in all actuality we could go back as far as the early 1940's when this began to happen. I am not talking about new sins nor am I talking about something new that should be a surprise to all of us.
Ephesians 6:12-14 (ESV)
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
There are a lot of major conspiracies going around about government's and satanists and political and banking individuals that have this scripture in mind that they are spinning our world to this New World Order. Don't infer that I am saying all political and banking individuals have this in mind because that is not the case at all - because their are godly men who stand in these positions and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
I am talking to you to tell you that there is:
- evil in the world
- evil people in the world
- Satan - who wants to devour Christians and lie to the rest of the world
I am also confident and sure that:
- God is on the throne
- Every knee will bow and tongue confess
- Jesus sits at His right hand
- We are not to worry
With all this being said, when you hear someone telling you that our founding fathers did not have the leading of God in mind when they created this great nation - tell them to stop smoking the crack pipe and to start going to the library to read unbiased truths about many of the founding fathers (not all, but many). FYI - all blogs and internet writings are not always telling you the truth and the whole truth because they are their own gods (small g).
The Gospel is all over our Constitution! Let us hold true to our freedoms and belief that God reigns!!!