Friday, July 6, 2007

America and Christianity #2

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!" (Patrick Henry).

The same men who authored the First Amendment, did so with the desire to promote Christianity. The First Amendment states - "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The point was to keep the government from completely controlling Christianity. It was not the desire of the orginal authors to call any belief system a religion. Nor was it their desire to let humanism, atheism, and other false religions thrive.
What other source is more equipped for the exercise of authority over nations than the Bible? Patrick Henry understood that America was founded upon the ideal that the gospel in itself had the power to give him "liberty or death." He chose liberty. His formula for liberty was America and the gospel.


  1. I hope this post is showing up, I cannot get it to show up on the main link, just in the archives.

  2. Can you define Religion so that I can comprehend how atheism is classed as a religion?

  3. One definition of religion is - "a set of beliefs and practices generally held by a community, involving adherence to codified beliefs and rituals and study of ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and mystic experience." This is a very broad definition. God has only one intended religion for mankind. As it stands in this dispensation it is Christianity. Unfortunately, those enamored with mysticism, paganism, humanism, and atheism also want to tag their false hopes as religion. In a worldly, broad definition of the word one can attempt to call these things religion. But in God's mind, there is His truth, and then there is everything else.