America – God’s Nation

America - God's Nation

What if I told you that the founding fathers were the metaphorical Kings David and Solomon of our millennium? What if I told you that the day our great nation was established, we were fully reliant on God’s “divine providence” – as written by Thomas Jefferson? America, despite its’ faults, is the most blessed nation on the face of the planet. That blessing is not coincidental, and has everything to do with the way in which we were founded. Let’s examine God’s role in the founding of America, and what we can do today to bring America back into God’s graces.

July 4th, 1776 – one of the greatest days in the history of man. A fledgling republic declared its’ independence in a world of monarchs, openly declared that all men are created equally by God, and asked God for his protection in the coming war. Yes, revisionist history has left this last part out of the history books – God was mentioned four times in the American Declaration of Independence from Britain. In the interest of your time, we are going to examine two of them. In their first appeal to God, the founding fathers state:

“We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States;”

By appealing to God for the “rectitude” of their intentions – they are saying that they prayed about the morality and righteousness of their intentions of declaring independence. As they are concluding the Declaration, they state the following:

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

“With a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence” – providence is defined as follows: “the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.” The founding fathers knew that a tough war was coming, and they BOLDLY declared that they were going to be a free an independent nation, dependent on God for their protection. Notice the dichotomy in their mindset back then and our mindset today: they were DEPENDENT on God; do we have that mindset today?

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Finally, in the ultimate dedication of America to God, enter General George Washington. General Washington was elected as the first president of the United States of America. What, again, is often left out of history books is that after George Washington was elected as the first president, he led both houses of congress to a local church and led them in prayer – yet again appealing to God, and he placed the nation in God’s hands. I know this prayer is in old English, but stay with me:

“Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large.

And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”

There is so much in two short paragraphs! In the first paragraph, Washington humbly asks for protection over America, and that its’ citizens would submit themselves to its’ government and have hearts of affection and love towards each other. Then, Washington asks for strength from God for the nation to embody all the characteristics of God himself. And then, the most important line “without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.” Without a humble imitation of the example of God, we can never hope to be a happy nation. Without God, we will be an unhappy nation.

In closing, I would like to make a few points and leave you with a few questions. First, revisionist history, with poor intentions, has completely left out the intertwining of God and the United States’ government. America was founded on reliance to God and in prayer. On the day our first president was inaugurated into the position, he asked God for His protection and that the nation would always follow God so that it may be forever happy. I would ask you this: Is America a happy nation? Is America systematically taking God out of its’ governmental systems? What does George Washington implicitly state that the result of taking God out of America? How do we fix our issues?

Written by Stuart Luck

Extraordinary - this was the title of the sermon that got me saved, is my personal benchmark, and is the core of all of my blogs. God took me, a wretched sinner with no promise of a future, and put on my heart a gift and a passion for writing and inspiring others; my goal is to use my writing to inspire you, my readers, to live the extraordinary and zealous life that God has set before you.

2 thoughts on “America – God’s Nation

  1. Man this is really a great post. It’s sad to see things like this being taken out of history books.

    I honestly see us with a president right now who is actively seeking and trying to find his faith in God. I see nothing but positive happening in his life. My prayer is that we get back to this foundation that we built years ago.

    I know change (not Obama change, but real change) starts with each of us. It starts with us following the laws, even the ones we don’t like, even not cheating on our taxes, etc. It starts with us turning from our wicked ways and praying for God’s favor in our land.

    “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14

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