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A Christian nation from the start

01/14/2015

This country was born out of the courage and determination of 56 men in June of 1776. They risked everything they owned, and the their very lives to sign a document that eleven years later would bring us to the birth of the United States of America.
Note part of the opening words of the Declaration of Independence, signed by these men.

“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.”

I contend that this one statement alone verifies that these men considered Judeo/Christian values as the guiding values in their decision-making. Think about the other world religions, which existed at this time. Would any other religion, other than Christianity, agree with this one statement?

Islam – People are not created equal. (If you are a Jew, a Christian, or gay, you are worthy of death.)

Hindu – People are not created equal. (Example – The “untouchables”)

Buddhism – Buddha did not believe in the existence of God.

We cannot, therefore, find any reason to believe that those who signed the Declaration of Independence, and put all their property on the line, thought of this group of colonies as anything but Judeo/Christian (emphasis on Christian at the time). The opening lines of the Declaration confirm that fact.

Did they change their minds eleven years later when it was time to sign the Constitution? There validation for the cause of separation from England was the premise “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.” These are the basis of the document they wrote to govern this new nation, the Constitution of the United States of America.

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams, 2nd President of the United States of America

President Adams was not thinking of Hindu, Islamic, or Buddhist people when he made that statement.

I firmly believe that the United States of America was established as a Christian nation, whether that fact is agreeable to you or not.

http://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/about-the-signers/

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