Monday, April 6, 2009
One Nation Under?
President Obama saying that we are not a Christian nation got under my skin. Why are we forgetting the very foundation of our country? We were founded as a nation of people fleeting religious persecution. The earliest settlers among us were Christians.If we are no longer a Christian nation, I would like President Obama to say what he feels we are. I am a born again Christian, as are hundreds of thousands of others in this great nation, so I am sure I am not the only one who took offense in his comments.Our nation has changed in the years since our foundation, since the first people landed in Roanokke and a hundred or so years later on Plymouth Rock.When Obama speaks of the Bible he does not give us full facts. I think he needs to take a look at the foundation of this nation, at our forefathers. So often we hear that the Early Americans were not Christians, but that is far from the truth, before they signed the declaration of Independence, the signers of the constitution met daily for prayer. Yet that little fact is so often forgotten.God BlessMichelle R KidwellObama: America No Longer a Christian NationJune 23, 2008 by Jeff White Now that Barack Obama is the official Democrat nominee his past words are coming under more scrutiny. In a June 2007 speech Obama said "Whatever we once were, we're no longer a Christian nation. At least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation and a nation of nonbelievers"How much longer will God protect and bless this nation if we not only don't act like a Christian nation, but also openly proclaim we are not a Christian nation? Could this be why America is not mentioned in prophecy as a factor in world events during the end times?Not a Christian nation? Here's a sampling of quotes from just a few of the nation's early leaders:First Supreme Court Justice John Jay (served from 1789 to 1795)"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the priveledge and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story (served from 1812 to 1845)"I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law. There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations."