by Pastor Tim Burt
As we approach the elections, let us go before the Lord thanking Him for birthing and creating the United States of America as a Christian Nation. His Word says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
Let us also do our part as United States citizens by being involved in our civic and spiritual duty to pray and vote for God to raise up righteous and godly leaders that do not oppose the gospel of Jesus Christ! (2 Thessalonians 3:2)
American has always welcomed immigrants that have come through the appropriate and legal laws established. American has always offered help and assistance to those that work to become citizens to learn and appreciate America and her culture and all that she has to offer to the world. It should not be the goal of this nation to become like other nations. To the contrary, this country should remain a strong Christian nation that shows the rest of the world what the love of Jesus Christ means in word and action.
We are a Christian Nation!
Our nation’s Christian faith has been affirmed throughout its history. On March 3, 1863 while in the midst of the Civil War, the U. S. Senate requested President Abraham Lincoln to “designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation” because:
Sincerely believing that no people, however great in numbers and resources or however strong in the justice of their cause, can prosper without His favor; and at the same time deploring the national offences which have provoked His righteous judgment, yet encouraged in this day of trouble by the assurances of His word to seek Him for succor according to His appointed way through Jesus Christ, the Senate of the United States do hereby request the President of the United States, by his proclamation, to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation.
American Presidents Affirm that America is a Christian Nation
Notice a few representative statements on this subject by some of the forty-three previous presidents:
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were. . .. the general principles of Christianity. JOHN ADAMS The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally… impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teaching were removed. TEDDY ROOSEVELT America was born a Christian nation – America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture. WOODROW WILSON American life is builded, and can alone survive, upon . . . the fundamental philosophy announced by the Savior nineteen centuries ago. HERBERT HOOVER This is a Christian Nation. HARRY TRUMAN Let us remember that as a Christian nation . . . we have a charge and a destiny.
American Jewish Leaders Agree with History
Jewish leaders, although firmly committed to their own faith, understand that by defending Christianity they are defending what has provided them their own religious liberty in America. For example, Jeff Jacoby, a Jewish columnist at the Boston Globe explains: This is a Christian country – it was founded by Christians and built on broad Christian principles. Threatening? Far from it. It is in precisely this Christian country that Jews have known the most peaceful, prosperous, and successful existence in their long history.
Aaron Zelman (a Jewish author and head of a civil rights organization) similarly declares: Christian America is the best home our people have found in 2,000 years. . . .This remains the most tolerant, prosperous, and safest home we could be blessed with.
Dennis Prager, a Jewish national columnist and popular talk show host, warns:If America abandons its Judeo-Christian values basis and the central role of the Jewish and Christian Bibles (its Founders’ guiding text), we are all in big trouble, including, most especially, America’s non-Christians. Just ask the Jews of secular Europe.
Prager further explained: I believe that it is good that America is a Christian nation. . . . I have had the privilege of speaking in nearly every Jewish community in America over the last 30 years, and I have frequently argued in favor of this view. Recently, I spoke to the Jewish community of a small North Carolina city. When some in the audience mentioned their fear of rising religiosity among Christians, I asked these audience-members if they loved living in their city. All of them said they did. Is it a coincidence, I then asked, that the city you so love (for its wonderful people, its safety for your children, its fine schools, and its values that enable you to raise your children with confidence) is a highly Christian city? Too many Americans do not appreciate the connection between American greatness and American Christianity.
I pray that we will affirm this to each other, to those in our realms of influence, and amongst our families and loved ones this Thanksgiving Day. Let us humbly thank God for the blessing that He has bestowed upon this nation. Let us also pray that He by His divine power restore us as a nation who reveres His Word as the authority for life, reveres His Son Jesus Christ as Savior, and by His grace, helps each of us live by His Word honoring and glorifying Him.
I thank David Barton and Wallbuilders.com for the excellent effort and research for this information.
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt
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