The Importance of Foundational Beliefs on the Bible

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Wednesday, March 25, 2020 0 comments

by Jason DeZurik

As I continue my “The Founding Matters” series, I’d like to take a look at some foundational beliefs in our Christian faith that are throughout our society even to this date. I am not implying that everyone believes these to be true, but many knowingly or unknowingly realize that these are important in order to have a stable society, even though some of these beliefs are now being questioned.

Some foundational beliefs we find in Genesis are:
* Humans are made in God’s Image and are not animals - Genesis 1:27
* The importance of marriage between one man and one woman - Genesis 2:21-25
* It’s okay for humans to eat meat - Genesis 9:3
* The reason for rainbows - Genesis 9:14-17
* The reason we have so many languages - Genesis 11:9

As you see these are all based in Genesis. There are many, many more. I hope you are at least beginning to see the connection of why returning to our Biblical beliefs and having these as our society’s foundational beliefs are so important. You may also be seeing how far from a Biblical foundation some in our society really have gone.

When Worldview Warriors started as a ministry, social media was still a very new thing, and the majority of society was still figuring out how social media all worked. People’s thoughts were now becoming public, not only to their friends but for all the world to see, including strangers that may have had a very different foundation for their beliefs in life. At the time, most of us were unaware of this though. In fact, I think it is very safe to say that many are still unaware of this fact, even though they may experience this on a daily basis.

It seems that many people want change for change’s sake these days. But it seems to me that a lot of people who think like that don’t seem to realize that if you get rid of something, something else is going to take its place, even if you don’t like it.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 warns us of this: “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”

I believe it is time to admit that this “fundamental transformation of the United States” is really about getting rid of the Biblically-based foundation and principles set forth by the founding fathers of our country.

Here are a few quotes from the founding fathers of the United States to consider:

"Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." - First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Jay

“He who made all men hath made the truths necessary to human happiness obvious to all... Our Forefathers opened the Bible to all.“ - Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams

"The secret of my success? It is simple. It is found in the Bible. 'In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct they paths.'" - George Washington Carver

We also see this in official documents (in the following, the bold is mine):

Alabama, preamble of their state constitution:
We, the people of the State of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of government for the State of Alabama

Georgia, preamble of their state constitution:
To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

Idaho, preamble of their state constitution:
We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare do establish this Constitution.

Ohio, preamble of their state constitution:
We, the people of the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our common welfare, do establish this Constitution.

Find more about these state constitutions at this link.

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