This post will probably incite a flame war.
But I wish to show you the TRUTH, that is if you can deny ignorance.
It is a common thought now-a-days that the United States was not founded in Christianity. I do not know when this idea became mainstream, but it is
absolutely false. I will show you why.
God is the sovereign authority:
God is the sovereign authority. Not government. Not man. I can hear the appeals already. "God is not mentioned in the Constitution," they will
In the beginning God created mankind in His own image, placed man on the Land, gave man dominion, agency and possession. Dominion, Agency and
Possession are the three elements that define Sovereignty. What God created no man has the capacity to remove. Your sovereign nature simply exists;
there is nothing you can do about it. When you enter into a contract your sovereignty is not bound; quite the contrary, it is your sovereignty that
binds the contract. It is your sovereign will that gives you the capacity to contract. Without sovereignty you could not enter into a valid contract.
This Republic was designed, not to govern the people but to provide for a central body of government that could exercise the ability of our nation:
to coin money, to regulate international and interstate traffic of goods and services, to better provide for a common defense of our nation from
foreign encroachment and to secure the ability of the people to govern themselves and to protect their private land and property.
In this nation, other than God, there is no power greater than the will of the people. The sovereign people are supposed to be constitutionally
secured to their right to pursue life, liberty, happiness and property to their heart's content.
So why is God not mentioned in the Constitution. Because it was understood at the time, and they did not think that the country would deny God. The
Constitution was built around issues that people had with Britain. These issues were layed out in the Declaration of Independence. In that document,
it says “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights . . ."
While the Declaration is not strictly what our country was founded on, it is evident in the Bill of Rights, that the Declaration was drawn on heavily.
the opening of the preamble says "We the people." Where do "we the people" get authority to set up a government? From God, as stated in the
Nation of Laws:
The Unites States was set up as a nation of laws, not a nation of men. This means that the same laws apply to everyone. Because you hold a high
position does not mean that you are exempt from following the law. This is shown to be God's law as well.
Col. 3:25 - "But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons."
It is also mentioned in other places, but I expect you will do your due diligence.
Man is Sinful:
Rom 3:23 - "for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
Our founding fathers stated that all men are inherently evil. To help combat this, they imposed checks and balances in the Constitution.
Three Branches of Government:
Isaiah 33:22 - "For God is our judge (judicial), God is our lawgiver (Legislative), God is our king (executive); he will save us."
It is said that James Madison was inspired by this verse. I have not found quotes, but I have not found evidence to the contrary either.
Freedom of Religion:
But Lemon, isn't freedom of religion contrary to Christian dogma? NEGATIVE! In Matthew 19:16-23, the rich young ruler comes to Jesus. After a brief
conversation, the young man “went away sorrowful,” choosing not to follow Christ. The salient point here is that Jesus let him go. God does not
“force” belief in Him. Faith is commanded but never coerced. In Matthew 23:37, Jesus expresses His desire to gather the children of Jerusalem to
Himself, but they “were not willing.” If God gives men the freedom to choose or to reject Him, then so should we.
Republic Form of Government:
Deut 1:13 - "Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.”
2 Kings 14:21 - "Then all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in place of his father Amaziah."
One of the influential books at the time of the American Revolution was a book called The Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants by Junius Brutus, who
defended the republican form of civil government from the Bible. He pointed out that, although God sometimes directed His prophets to anoint His
choice for the next king, no king of Israel took power until all the people of Israel, or least their representatives, elected him as king (2 Sam.
16:18): David (2 Sam. 2:4, 5:1-3); Solomon (2 Chron. 29:22-23); Rehoboam (1 Kings 12:1); Jeroboam (1 Kings 12:20); Omri (1 Kings 16:16-21);
Jehoiada (2 Kings 11:12, 17, 19); Azariah (2 Kings 14:21; Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:1); ); Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:30). Thomas Paine, despite his later
writings where he denounced the the Bible, defended the republican form of government from the Old Testament in his famous book promoting revolution
against England, Common Sense.
I hope that I have helped you learn something today. Though God is not mentioned specifically in the Constitution, there is no denying that the
founders had Him in mind when writing one of the world's greatest documents.
edit on 6/21/2011 by Lemon.Fresh because: (no reason given)