“This is a Christian nation, first in name, and secondly because of the many and mighty elements of a pure Christianity which have given it character and shaped its destiny from the beginning. It is pre-eminently the land of the Bible, of the Christian Church and the Christian Sabbath. It is the land of great and extensive and of-repeated revivals of a spiritual religion, – the land of a free conscience and of free speech, – the land of noble charities and of manifold and earnest efforts for the elevation and welfare of the human race. The chief security and glory of the United States of America has been, is now, and will be forever, the prevalence and domination of the Christian Faith.”
This comes from a book entitled, “The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States.” It’s a compilation of quotes and documentation compiled by Benjamin Morris in 1864. It’s overwhelming to see just how much in terms of legislation, literature, documentation and architecture has to be ignored or discredited in order to arrive at a conclusion that says the great experiment of the republican form of government that is the United States is founded on anything other than the Absolute of God’s Word.
All that’s good, strong and pure about who we are as a nation is based on the Reality of Christ and if you’re diametrically opposed to that idea, know that the freedom you have to maintain and express those convictions comes from a Judeo Christian paradigm.
It is the most wonderful time of the year, but I’ll bet you never thought about the patriotic spin that can easily and logically be superimposed upon it from the standpoint of an American citizen.
Joy to the World indeed!