April 08, 2009

Is or was America a Christian Nation-Chuck Baldwin says it well




By Chuck Baldwin
April 7, 2009

As we approach Resurrection Sunday, it behooves us to remind ourselves (Christians should need no reminder) of the significance of this season. Along with the virgin birth, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ form the cornerstone of the Christian faith. Indeed, the resurrection of Jesus separates Christianity from all the world's religions.

Furthermore, the overwhelming number of America's founders understood the connection between the Christian faith and the rise of these United States. John Quincy Adams said, "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."

Adams also said, "From the day of the Declaration . . . They [the American people] were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of the Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledged as the rules of their conduct."

Then, on July 4, 1837, Adams said these words, "Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the World, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day? . . . Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the corner stone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies, announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Savior and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets six hundred years before?"

Daniel Webster also acknowledged the relationship between our founders' Christian faith and America's creation. He said, "Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary."...


my comment:

Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 8:50 PM
Subject: RE: [ronpaul-39] What are we if NOT a Christian Nation?

The President is limited by the Constitution. What does the Constitution direct the President to perform in regards to theology? I would say it is left to the States or to the People.
We've got a Constitution to enforce.

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Sent: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 9:05 PM
Subject:  What are we if NOT a Christian Nation?

Very true, and the principles and values of this Nation make up the path to which we are led and are willing to be led.  One of Respect for the freedom and liberty given by God through the Constitution or ignoring it and going straight into the valley.  Heard today they have plans for another 4 trillion dollars.  Must be one world currency.

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