Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Liberty Day History Display from 2010--pt. 4

Christianity: The Driving Religion of the American

War for Independence

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12, KJV)

Biblical Christianity dominated the American colonies from their very inception. The emphasis on a commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ can be seen in the initial Virginia Charter of 1606. This document indicated that the primary purpose for the English colonization of the New World was the “... propagating of Christian Religion...”. The influence of Christianity in the American fabric of society can be further illustrated by the following examples:

  • The Mayflower Compact, which stated that the Pilgrims were organizing for “the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith”
  • Early colonial laws, which were enacted based on Biblical principles, such as private property ownership, innocence until proven guilty, and religious freedom
  • Requirements for civil offices, which included profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Individual state constitutions which consistently invoked the importance of morality, piety, and the Christian religion

The One True God is always faithful to His Holy Word, which, as we are vividly taught in Deuteronomy 28, includes blessing those who are obedient to Him. God Almighty shed His grace on America in its early days and to be restored to greatness, we must be committed to taking every thought captive to the obedience of the Blessed Redeemer.

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