United States of America Founded on Christian Principles Fact!
You've heard the argument over and over about how some people believe that the United States of America was NOT founded on Christian principles and that it is NOT a Christian nation. But if you really want the truth, you have to do the research. Even our own president Obama, denies this very fact, which is sad to those of us that know the truth or want to know the truth. You can't dispute historical facts.
So in order to look at what happen we have to go back to those who first came to America and I'm sure you remember back in grade school during Thanksgiving when we learned about the Pilgrims who arrived here on the Mayflower.
There were only 102 people who arrived that made it to dry land and of those 52 were Christians or believers in Jesus Christ, the remaining 50 were not. Since no law existed in the land, they used the Bible as their basis for establishing law and order.
They wrote the Mayflower Compact, which in its first opening paragraph declares:
"In ye name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwriten, the loyall subjects of our dread soveraigne Lord, King James, by ye grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland king, defender of ye faith, and haveing undertaken, for ye gloried of God, and advancemente of ye Christian faith, and honour of our king and countrie, a voyage to plant ye first colonie in ye Northerne parts of Virginia, doe by these presents solemnly and mutaully in ye presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves into a civill body politick, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of ye ends aforesaid; and by vertue hearof to enacte, constitute, and frame such just and equall lawes, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for ye generall good of ye Colonie, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience."
So as you can see based on the facts, our first American's, those who arrived here on the Mayflower, founded this country on a belief in God. The one thing we must remember is that none of us are born American. We must choose to be an American.
Proverbs 22:28 ~ Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers." (NIV).
What this means is our heritage! When you face troubles, we have to look back to our history to find our success, to see where we went wrong and regain them back.
Our liberties and freedoms can be lost in one generation. We want to ensure that we will not be guilty of letting this happen on our watch. We need to stand for our beliefs.
America won't have freedoms in the future, if we don't stand for them today.
We have to stand for them now. It must be defended.
Karl Marx once said, "that if you take away a people's landmarks or heritage, it is easy to persuade people." We can see the shifts of this beginning to happen around us even now.
Today America is losing it's roots in history and we are becoming victims by letting that happen. Even our own president denies where our country, the land he believes he runs in the highest office in the US isn't founded on Christian foundations and has stated so publicly. Our history books are being stripped by the facts we were once taught as students.
We must remember that Christianity never forces people to become Christians. It has to be a personal choice and that is what our founding fathers were all about. It is why the people arrived here in America to worship as they saw fit, a freedom for religion not a freedom from religion. Don't get me wrong, there were times in church history where leaders forced people to make a choice and they were wrong for that, but it was not something that Bible instituted, that was man's choice.
The roots of the Bible were the very basis for the law in this country and tomorrow I will take us back to a look at where the beginnings of public education began and you might be surprised at what you might truly learn! But I'll save that for another day.
As long as people are willing to pray and stand up for their beliefs, change and hope are still possible. Will you allow it to get worse or are you willing to stand up and defend it?
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
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