I’ve been re-reading, “The American Covenant –The Untold Story”, by Dr. Marshall E. Foster. This post, the first of a nine-part series highlighting one topic from each chapter of Dr. Marshall’s book, is about America’s need to remember God’s relevance in our history.
A man of God dedicated to sharing the true history of America’s Biblical foundation Dr. Foster, who recently passed away, shares in his book passages from American documents and quotes from Founding Fathers. That information, along with in-depth history of the religious upbringing of many of our Founders, provides particulars regarding the Judeo-Christian foundation of America that history books have omitted from their pages.
America’s Founders, because of the dedication to our Creator, made covenants for this country with our Creator – yet our government and media ignore those specific covenants.
Aboard the Mayflower in 1620, before its voyagers stepped foot upon new soil, America’s first covenant with God was written: The Mayflower Compact. But as years pass and social beliefs in self power surpass the Founder’s belief in providence, our covenants are being forgotten.
In “The American Covenant – The Untold Story”, the importance of a nation remembering God is biblically explained. Understanding the need to remember the past can be found in Deuteronomy. Though throughout the Old Testament we are told to remember approximately 169 times; the verb “remember” (Hebrew zachor) appears 15 times in the book of Deuteronomy.
Deuteronomy (“Second Law”) was the second statement of the Law to a new generation about to enter the Promised Land. Their fathers had died in the wilderness, having forgotten God’s Law and their covenant. Now, a new generation needed to be reminded of why they had fallen. . .
Deuteronomy 5:15 says: “You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm.” But the generation that Joshua led into the Promised Land soon forgot this admonition. In Judges 2:10 we read that after the death of Joshua and ten elders, “There arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that He had done for Israel.” As a result, the Bible goes on to say that they went off and worshipped the Baals and debased their faith in godless idolatry. Does this sound familiar?The American Covenant – The Untold Story
The Hebrews chose to forget their God, the father God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. They chose to ignore passing down to the next generations all the blessings God bestowed upon them in the past. If they would have decided to share God’s goodness with their sons and daughters those generations would have also believed God’s promises and received His blessing. Instead, they ignored their God, followed false gods, and neglected to pass down historical truth of God’s covenants. When the next generations didn’t know God’s covenant they couldn’t follow His covenant which meant they continued in idolatry and blessings for those generations would not come.
Instead of following God and sharing who He is, the Hebrews followed godlessness and fell. America, while we witness the moral decay of our country, I’ll repeat Dr. Foster’s quote, “Does this sound familiar?”
Are we not following the same disastrous path the Hebrews walked by not sharing truth with our sons and daughters regarding our documented covenants with God? Not only is America turning its back to the depth of what it means to include God in their founding documents, we have also turned our backs to the religious foundations of our educational system.
Most of the colleges in the United States that started over 300 years ago were Bible-proclaiming schools originally. Harvard and Yale (originally Puritan) and Princeton (originally Presbyterian) once had rich Christian histories.
Harvard was named after a Christian minister. Yale was started by clergymen, and Princeton’s first year of class was taught by Reverend Jonathan Dickinson. Princeton’s crest still says “Dei sub numine viget,” which is Latin for “Under God she flourishes.”Answers in Genesis
America’s building blocks with God stand firm. There is no denying we’ve been built and sustained by Judeo-Christian faith. But, how much longer will God sustain us? How much longer will He put up with America continually removing Him from our schools, our businesses, families, government and even churches?
Just as Hebrews of the Old Testament were left to die in the desert until a new generation arose, will our generation need to die off…a new generation arise…then discover the goodness of God so His blessing will reign upon them?
We had better remember to recount God’s history–His story–to our children and to a perishing generation or be prepared to lose our freedom.Dr. Marshall Foster
PRAY FOR AMERICA
Please join me and others across this great nation each night at 9:00 PM EST and pray for America. Set your phone alarm, that’s what I do. Let us sincerely honor The Creator, repent of our nation’s sin, and acknowledge moral correction can not occur without His direction. Each night at 9 PM Eastern, 8 PM Central, 7 Mountain, or 6 Pacific, stop whatever you are doing and spend 1 minute in prayer specifically for America.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.
Read more about. The American Covenant – The Untold Story:
- Part 2 of 9 – America Acknowledges God’s Providence
- Part 3 of 9 – Our Purpose In America
- Part 4 of 9 – America, Our Liberty Is Through Christ
- Part 5 of 9 – America’s Government Founded On Christian Principles
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
Have you invited Jesus into your heart? now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com. Through Jesus you will receive the hope that He alone offers.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”