America’s Spiritual Heritage and the Influence of the Bible on America


It is a common error amongst those who are misinformed, that the United States was not founded by Christian men who believed that God had brought them to this land. Although there were several deists amongst the founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, who believed in a Creator, while not being certain that God was actively involved in the affairs of men. The facts remain, as a part of the historical record, that when we examine the biographies of the founding fathers and read their words, we find that the overwhelming majority believed that the United States should be founded upon the Bible and the laws of God.

There are over 100,000 documents from the founding fathers that prove that those who came to this land, believed that God had brought them here. They founded this nation—based upon the laws of the Bible and their firm belief that Jesus is the Savior.

Notice the opening text from the Declaration of Independence, which gives us the reason that the Founding Fathers felt compelled to try and do the impossible :

“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

In this one sentence, the founding fathers forcefully declared why they must separate themselves from Great Britain.

The Laws of Nature, and Natures God”.

These 8 words expressed a complete manner of Law and of life.

This statement in our founding document declares an agenda, a wide spread movement, and has specific beliefs. The source for this statement was “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law” Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law was the law book used for years before the American Revolution ever happened. Blackstone’s was the primary text book in law schools until 1920. Bar exams were taken from this book. The Supreme court quoted from this book several times in its opinions. It was considered to be the final authority on most issues.

Blackstone’s gives us the meaning of these 8 words found in the Declaration of Independence:

“Man considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely and dependent being.

And consequently, as a man depends absolutely upon his maker for everything, it is necessary that in all points conform to his makers will , this will of his maker is called the Law of Nature.

This law of nature being co-equal with mankind and dictated by God Himself, is of course superior to any other. It is binding to all the globe, all countries and at all times. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this. This then is the Law of Nature, it is the law of God expressed through His creation.

“If our reason were always clear and perfect, the task would be pleasant and easy. We would need no other guide but the law of nature. Every man now finds the contrary in his own experience, we find that our reason is corrupt and our understanding is full of ignorance and error. This has given manifold occasion for the benign interposition of divine providence which has been pleased at sundry times and diverse manners to discover and enforce His laws by an immediate and direct revelation. The Doctrines thus delivered, we call the revealed or the divine law and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures.”

The Scriptures are the laws of the God who created Nature.

Upon these two foundations The law of nature and the law of revelation, of natures God, depend all human laws. That is to say, no human laws can be allowed to contradict these”

This means that those that framed the Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence believed that all of our laws in the United States of America came from God and from His Word as found in the Bible. The Founders of the United States of America believed That man does not have the right, nor the capacity to institute any other laws outside of God’s law.

This legal phrase in Blackstone’s commentary on the law, explains the entire thought process behind why the United States of America was founded from the beginning.

America was founded by Christian men who believed the Bible is the Word of God and that all of our rights and laws come only from the Word of God.

You cannot rewrite the history of America. These are the facts, and they are preserved in over 100,000 documents that any person can read for themselves

See Also:

America’s Spiritual Heritage
The Founding Fathers on Creation
The Founding of America as a Christian Nation
When America Abandons God: The Signs And The Consequences

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