Try as they might mainstream media and history books can not refute the truth: America acknowledges God’s providence. Documents referencing God’s providence are prevalent from the beginning stages of our emerging government and they are still available for review.
Many Founders such as the Pilgrims, those who did battle on American soil for freedom, and still others with occupations such as preachers, merchants, lawyers, and landowners who signed the Declaration Of Independence – were Christian. Of the 56 men who signed this historic document, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees.
Clearly their instilled Christian faith affected the Founding Fathers as they referenced God in America’s birthing documents.
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.
America recently lost a great man of God, a scholar and patriot, Dr. Marshall E. Foster. First and foremost a devout follower of Christ, Dr. Foster had a special love for learning and sharing the true history of the United States. This passion lead to creating paths for Americans to better understand the Christian foundation our Founding Fathers built this country upon.
From his beginning service to our Lord as a young college student with Campus Crusade for Christ to one of his last projects (which I eagerly participated in each night) when he worked with Kirk Cameron in 2021 on the 100 Day American Campfire Revival, Dr. Foster remained a good and faithful servant.
Since the beauty of Jesus’ resurrection, Christianity continues to expand beyond the walls of Jerusalem. Today, one-third of the world declares themselves Christian. In America that number is higher. According to a 2020 census on religion by the Public Religious Research Institute 70% of Americans claim themselves to be Christian…a follower of Christ.
America, this statistic can redeem our country! God gives Christians all power in Jesus’ name so through Jesus we can call to Him for healing.
God of the universe is a multitasker – He never stops working.
There are dominant works one can see that God does, like healing the sick or restoring relationships. We pray for positive outcomes to these unpleasant situations and feel blessed when we visually, emotionally, physically, or spiritually experience His response. But God also does works for us – everyday – works that we never bother to notice. Major works, works that sustain us and keep life easy.
Maybe we don’t notice these works because we didn’t specifically pray for them or, is it because we simply take them for granted?
Esteemed leaders come and go. They live their appointed time to accomplish a critical task then, by natural order, are gone. Some of the greatest leaders are called to forward a nation. Others are called to shepherd industries like science, education, business, or health. Their achievement may last; their being does not. Even religious leaders claim a last breath on earth (though One in particular regained His).
Once leaders depart, eventually, another leader emerges.
Though leaders differ in person and accomplishments they all have something in common:
Everything comes with instructions. If the goal is to achieve a satisfying outcome we follow instructions. Basic assembly instructions for a newly purchased gas grill or ceiling fan are found in booklet form in the box or are available online. To assure product success we read and follow instructions.
Americans know instructions are readily available online on how to play golf, drive a car, make lasagna, launder a dress, recover from a cold. Even basics on how to apply suntan lotion correctly and how to properly brush teeth are found in the cloud. Everything comes with instructions to follow in order to achieve a satisfying outcome.
So, Christian America, why aren’t we applying that same principle by following God’s instruction (also available in an online Bible) to heal our nation?
Though doubters deny the worthiness of Jesus they can not stop those who believe in our hearts Jesus is the son of God. Jesus is holy, His name is power, His majesty surpasses all understanding. Like stones are unstoppable at crying out to the Creator, doubters are unable to stop believers from shouting for joy at the sound of His name.
Luke 19:37-40 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Too often, through trials and tribulations, we doubt we are loved. We doubt there is anyone who cares, I mean really cares for our well-being. Usually we look to people, activities, or achievements for love, only to find disappointment.
The truth is there is someone who loved us before we were born; someone who never disappoints. And, we are specifically created to be in a loving relationship with Him; we are not created to falsely seek love from the affairs of this world.
Unlike what the world offers, God’s son Jesus came so that we may be loved!