One Nation Truly Under God.
Many would like to argue these days that the United States of America does not have Christian roots, or principles it was built on. However, many people forget to mention the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence which
(IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America)
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–”
How can you miss that? “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” and “endowed by their creator”? It cannot be any more black and white in an actual historical document.
There is no “anti God” mindset here like so many have today. And although it is unconstitutional to establish a mandated religion, it is not absurd to remember the principles we are actually built upon.
One may say, “You cannot legislate morality!” well let me ask you this, “Is stealing a moral issue?” We have laws to protect our property from would be thieves. We have laws against murder, which we know is obviously a moral matter.
Over the years though people have fudged on so many moral issues that some can no longer distinguish between a decent and beneficial law and what they would call governmental oppression. I do not think many in our government themselves can even differentiate a good law from corrupt.
Many of the people running this country are as corrupt as those who vote them in. Not mentioning names, its not necessary, however, our current state as a country is lightyears from where it really ought to be. We can all agree probably that we have seen time and time again a judge pervert justice and render a worthless judgement. Or a politician in pretense act as though he or she has the citizen’s interests at heart yet be more moved by their own agenda.
How can we be shocked by where we are at? Mass shootings, and one bad news story after the other. I will tell you how, You wanted God out of every facet of your life so how on earth are enjoying it now? Angry protestors say we ought to take “One nation under God” out of the pledge, and take the “In God we trust” off the dollar bill, and then these people cry and moan, “Why did God not intervene in those shootings?” Well friends you all do not want him around and as Reagan would say “If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” -Ronald Reagan
How about Abraham Lincoln’s second Inaugural address?
He quotes: “Fondly do we hope—fervently do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bond-men’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn by the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.”
The speech in conclusion finishes this way, “With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
These words were not penned by some unreligious man, undoubtedly there are various biblical references in these words. He mentions, “and for his widow, and his orphan”
“the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous altogether.” In which he quoted Psalm 19:9
SEE IDENTICAL REF ALSO https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt053.html
The Library of Congress gives us more insight into incidences and quotes that point to Abraham Lincoln’s deeply held faith.
“Chief Justice Roger B. Taney administered the oath of office to Abraham Lincoln using the Bible shown here. With the brief words, “I, Abraham Lincoln, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” Lincoln was sworn in as the sixteenth president. The ceremony was witnessed by Clerk of the Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll, who recorded the occasion in the back of this Bible.”
Lincoln says, “Imploring the assistance of Divine Providence, and with due regard to the views and feelings of all who were represented in the convention, to the rights of all the states, and territories, and people of the nation; to the inviolability of the constitution, and the perpetual union, harmony and prosperity for all, I am most happy to cooperate for the practical success of the principles, declared by the convention–” ( https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/trt042.html )
Many like to blame Christians and say slavery is promoted by Christian people. One cannot really say that when they consider how President Lincoln was instrumental when it came to abolishing slavery.
YES America was a Judeo-Christian nation until those who disliked God asked him to leave. A word of caution, do not ask a good God to leave unless you truly want evil to come in and replace him. America is still “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”
Or it should be, but what justice can you expect out of judges who willingly apply to themselves the blind folds of bias? A country full of authorities that make up laws to suit themselves and they who only enforce the laws that best satisfy their appetites.