Does a Christian Foundation Matter?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, December 20, 2015 0 comments

by Jason DeZurik

We have been told time and again that the United States of America is not founded upon Christian principles and is not a Christian nation, yet the writings and speeches from our founders seem to say otherwise. Please take into consideration some of the following statements when trying to wade through the truth of this matter.

“My only hope of salvation's in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come Lord Jesus! Come quickly!”
- Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence

“If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”
- Daniel Webster

“The Bible is worth all the other books which have ever been printed.”
- Attributed to Patrick Henry
(Note: Some say this quote is fake, but there seems to me to be just too many scholars that claim this to be true to be left out of this blog post.)

“In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”
- Robert E. Lee

“We recognize no sovereign but God and no king but Jesus!”
- Attributed to John Adams

The list goes on and on, friends. I am not in the least claiming that all of our founding fathers of the United States were believers in Jesus Christ. But it does seem fairly certain that the majority of them realized the importance of the Bible and the teachings that are in this book for a society to be based on it and its teachings as a foundation to be built upon. I'd also like to point out that many of the founders speak of Jesus or Christ by name, leaving no doubt of to whom they are referring. Since this is the case, we can also deduce that when the word Providence, Divine, Almighty God, and other such terms are used, they are more likely than not referring to the God of the Bible.

Here is one last quote to consider from our sixth president, John Quincy Adams: “The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. I speak as a man of the world… and I say to you, ‘Search the Scriptures.’”

Click here for one place to dig a bit more into this.

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