Building Godly Nations

Building Godly Nations: Lessons from the Bible and America's Christian History
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There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying at its foundations. I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. In [our] republic, there would seem to be a peculiar propriety in viewing the Christian religion as the great basis on which it must rest for its support and permanence. McLean served in the U.

Congress, as a judge on the Ohio Supreme Court, and then held cabinet positions under two U. His view on the importance of Christianity to American government and its institutions was unambiguous:. For many years, my hope for the perpetuity of our institutions has rested upon Bible morality and the general dissemination of Christian principles. This is an element which did not exist in the ancient republics. It is a basis on which free governments may be maintained through all time.

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Jesus commissioned believers to "make disciples of all nations," which, according to Bible Commentator Matthew Henry, means to "do your utmost to make the nations Christian nations." How do we make the nations Christian? How do we build Godly. Building Godly Nations [Stephen K. McDowell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Jesus commissioned believers to "make disciples of all.

Free government is not a self-moving machine. Our mission of freedom is not carried out by brute force, by canon law, or any other law except the moral law and those Christian principles which are found in the Scriptures. Brewer held several judgeships in Kansas and served on a federal circuit court before his appointment to the Supreme Court.

In addition to his already noted statements, Justice Brewer also declared:. We constantly speak of this republic as a Christian nation — in fact, as the leading Christian nation of the world. We classify nations in various ways: as, for instance, by their form of government. One is a kingdom, another an empire, and still another a republic. Also by race. And still again by religion. One is a Mohammedan nation, others are heathen, and still others are Christian nations. This republic is classified among the Christian nations of the world. It was so formally declared by the Supreme Court of the United States. In the case of Holy Trinity Church vs. United States, U. Brewer did not believe that calling America a Christian nation was a hollow appellation; in fact, he penned an entire book setting forth the evidence that America was a Christian nation.

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This is a Christian nation. Justice Earl Warren agreed with his predecessors. Before being appointed as Chief Justice of the U. Supreme Court by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Warren had been the Attorney General of California. Warren declared:. I believe the entire Bill of Rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under law, and the reservation of powers to the people.

I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion. I like also to believe that as long as we do so, no great harm can come to our country. There are many similar declarations by other Supreme Court Justices, but in addition to the declarations of individual judges, the federal courts have repeatedly affirmed America to be a Christian nation — including the U.

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More than a half century ago that declaration was written into the decrees of the highest court in this land [in an decision]. American Jewish Leaders Agree with History Jewish leaders, although firmly committed to their own faith, understand that by defending Christianity they are defending what has provided them their own religious liberty in America.

This is a Christian country — it was founded by Christians and built on broad Christian principles. Far from it. It is in precisely this Christian country that Jews have known the most peaceful, prosperous, and successful existence in their long history. Aaron Zelman a Jewish author and head of a civil rights organization similarly declares:. Just ask the Jews of secular Europe. I believe that it is good that America is a Christian nation.

I have had the privilege of speaking in nearly every Jewish community in America over the last 30 years, and I have frequently argued in favor of this view. Recently, I spoke to the Jewish community of a small North Carolina city. When some in the audience mentioned their fear of rising religiosity among Christians, I asked these audience-members if they loved living in their city. All of them said they did.

Is it a coincidence, I then asked, that the city you so love for its wonderful people, its safety for your children, its fine schools, and its values that enable you to raise your children with confidence is a highly Christian city? Too many Americans do not appreciate the connection between American greatness and American Christianity. Don Feder, a Jewish columnist and long time writer for the Boston Herald , similarly acknowledges:. Clearly this nation was established by Christians. As an American Jew. Jews are safer in a Christian America than in a secular America.

Michael Medved, a Jewish national talkshow host and columnist, agrees that America is indeed a Christian nation:. The framers may not have mentioned Christianity in the Constitution but they clearly intended that charter of liberty to govern a society of fervent faith, freely encouraged by government for the benefit of all. Burt Prelutsky, a Jewish columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a freelance writer for the New York Times, Washington Times, Sports Illustrated , and other national publications and a patriotic Jewish American, gladly embraces America as a Christian nation and even resents the secularist post-modern attack on national Christian celebrations such as Christmas:.

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