July 3, 2014

One Nation, Under God

Dr. James Kennedy, popular American pastor and Christian radio personality, once remarked that the United States is “the only country in the world whose founders recognized their dependence upon God and their responsibility toward the Creator.”

Proof of Kennedy’s observation is in the Declaration of Independence for within that document, signed by this country’s founders, are five references to God - two in the first paragraph, one in the middle and two in the last.

Each time we celebrate Independence Day, and each time we repeat the words “one nation, under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, or read the phrase, “in God we trust” on our currency we reaffirm our nation’s covenant with God.

Those who oppose our country’s partnership with God are responsible for banishing religion from our schools and most areas of public life. They point to the First Amendment which they insist guarantees the “separation of church and state.” 

The fact is the first amendment never mentions separation. It never mentions the church, and it never mentions the state. In simple and direct language, it prohibits laws establishing a religion or impeding the free exercise of religion.

On Independence Day 2014 let us recognize that God has blessed this great country of ours, and let us be true to the dream of those men of faith who founded this great nation, under God!