Tolerance is politically correct today. Intolerance is frowned upon in today's society. We are regularly besieged with subtle messages that we must keep our Christian ideas and precepts to ourselves, while at the same time making available space for all other religious and philosophic thought. But, let us evaluate some noble ideals of intolerance, such as when Justice Jay leaves absolutely no room, no tolerance whatsoever for the inclusion of other religions besides Christianity as the foundation of American government. Our fore-fathers by actual design founded a Christian Republic in America, and they purposely established it as a basis to perpetuate a Christian Order. To tolerate any other religious precepts within the framework of our governing institutions is tantamount to inviting in and giving the “god of this world” a foothold in our own house for the ultimate scheme of Satan to once again enslave us under his dominion and eradicate our freedom. Satan does not seek our submission under his domain because he hates freedom of speech, or freedom of pursuits, but because he hates the freedom we have of teaching, preaching, and sharing the Gospel!
Samuel Adams, the father of the American Revolution was a tireless patriot and un unparalleled leader in the cause of Christian liberty in our nation. He wrote the following regarding the rights of people under a Republic of Christianity: “These may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great Law Giver (God) and the head of the Christian Church, which are clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.”
Adams words were intended to remind all Americans that liberty and freedom may be best defined by simply understanding the Bible. Mr. Adams believed that proper change in government must come from a thorough study of scripture, and that the prevalence of Bible education was vital to the longevity of the Christian Republic. He stated later in life; “While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued, for when they lose their righteous virtue they shall be vulnerable to surrendering their newly won liberty to the great enslaver. But if virtue and Bible knowledge continue to be diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. That is our national security”!
Adams never separated the American struggle for freedom from the struggle to perpetuate Biblical principles or from the propagation of Biblical education. He believed they went together. Is it any coincidence that the Apostle Paul concluded the same?
II Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is “liberty”.
Patrick Henry who is so famous for his fiery speech in which he proclaimed; “Give me Liberty, or give me death,” was also one of the men that was instrumental in the fashioning of our national Bill of Rights. Mr. Henry stated: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists (other religions) but by Christians, not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!” “For this very reason, our nation has accorded the peoples of other faiths the freedom of worship”.
Thomas Jefferson stated: “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis for existence, which is a conviction in the minds of people that these liberties are simply a gift of God?”
Noah Webster was another founding father, and perhaps the most active supporter of the Constitution of America. Mr. Webster stated: “The religion which has given us civil liberty is the religion of Christ, which enjoins humility and acknowledges in every person the status of having rights. Rights are bestowed upon us through genuine Christianity, and to it we owe our freedom and our free constitutions of government.” “The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to conform the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.”
James Madison, who was the chief architect of the Constitution, and therefore should know something about what its intent regarding Christianity and the Bible specifically stated the following: “We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of our republic upon the capacity of each and all of our citizens to govern themselves and thereby sustain our own selves, according to the Ten Commandments of God.”
Thus, today's Supreme Court is in direct violation and misunderstanding of the intent of the actual architect of the Constitution. Mr. Madison believed that viewing and obeying the Ten Commandments was at the very heart and foundation or our Republic! How ironic it is that the very document that the Chief Architect of the constitution called the basis for our government is today discarded from the public venue. No wonder we as Christians are left with a mere moment of silence when a mighty prayer to God is so badly needed!
America's founding father's unquestionably, and by design laid a foundation for a new nation in North America based solely upon Christianity. That fact is established, not only by their quotations, but also by a thorough examination of the research in the founding father's writings and their political science undertakings. The source the founding father's utilized most in their assessment of human political science was the Holy Bible. The founding father's quoted the Bible in approximately 34% of their political statements. Another 60% of their quotes were taken in reference from political ideals drawn from the Bible. Is it any wonder then that over 90% of the founding father's can be quoted as giving credit to the Bible as the source for which they each turned for guidance in framing our Constitution and the foundation of the Republic. The founding father's quoted the Bible 4 times more often than any other source in their speech, their writings, and in describing their intent for America.
The founding father's stipulated within the profession of national statesman the policy of a belief in future rewards and punishments for action undertaken while in political office, or in service to the nation. These early founders of the American Republic realized that their actions carried consequences for the nation. They realized that a nation, unlike an individual does not give account in the afterlife, but rather suffers or enjoys the consequences of its actions in the present, and therefore stands constantly under the mercy or the impending judgment of God.
Benjamin Franklin alluded to that fact in his remarks at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia: “I have lived sir a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proof I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. We have been assured in the sacred writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in our political building no better than the builders of Babel.”
And so it is indeed! God is supreme! He setteth up and he removeth. He plants a hedge of protection around the righteous nation, and he removes it from the unrighteous nation. His liberty comes from the fruit of wisdom! Thank God, America had some wise founding fathers!
Daniel 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
Psalms 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Oh yes, I know that America has back-slidden, and that our nation is parading far away from the course set by the founding fathers. I see the accusations hurled at America by its many accusers. I watch the parading enemies of liberty chanting death to America, and referring to America as the Great Satan. But, let us remember accurately that our fore- fathers had a great and abiding faith in God that brought forth a Christian nation for us to dwell in. And let us, as children of the faithful fathers never forget, that unless we have that same Faith, and that same wisdom that our fathers expressed, then we may be the generation that loses the precious gift of God's liberty!