One Nation Under God
On social media, I'm often challenged when I say that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. I think part of it is a misunderstanding of what that means and second is how our culture looks now. I don't claim to be a master historian, but I do remember enough of my early school history to know that the pilgrims left England to seek a place where they could worship God without government hindrance. I also know that we have always said that we are "One Nation Under God". I know that our currency says "In God We Trust". I also know that as a nation, we were founded on principles from the Bible. Here is a great article from a true historian, David Barton:
Barton is a former award winning educator. He now dedicates all his time to educating Americans about our Christian foundation. He has spoken to numerous state legislatures, consulted with both state and federal legislators on various bills, and has written amicus briefs in cases at the U. S. Supreme Court.
Here is Barton's website, that contains many great articles about the founding fathers and our Christian roots:
There is an old story about how you boil a frog. If you put a frog in boiling water, it will climb out of the pot, but if you put it in warm water and slowly increase the temperature, it will boil. The same is true for our country. The devil has been increasing the temperature for 200 years. We no longer teach our children the true history and so many people just don't know.
We, the true disciples of Jesus, need to continue teaching our children and anyone who will listen that our country was founded on Christian principles and the further we've gotten from them, the worse our country has become.