1. We are not a Christian Nation and never have been for the simple reason that nations are not Christian, people are.
2. There is only one nation that has a covenant with God and that's the nation Israel. America is not Israel. Dr. Tommy Ice, in his critique of Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn's book The Harbinger answering the question, "Is America A Covenant Nation?" writes:
If Cahn somehow thinks that America is a covenant nation with God because our founders primarily during the Colonial Period were devout Christians, which they were, that does not mean that God recognizes such nations as being in a covenantal relationship like Israel. Things like the Mayflower Compact were not made with God but horizontally between the Pilgrims to honor God and do other things. No doubt, the 167 years of Colonial America provided perhaps the greatest Christian basis for any nation in history, but somehow making our country a "covenant nation" like Israel simply could not and did not happen.
Dr. Tommy Ice further writes:
The Lord declares, "but I have chosen Jerusalem that My name might be there and I have chosen David to be over My people Israel" [2 Chronicles](6:6). You don't volunteer to be God's chosen people, He must choose you and He has only chosen the nation of Israel!
(Read full article here: A Critical Look at The Harbinger by Thomas Ice)
3. The U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are not "God-breathed", only the Bible is. "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16 ESV)
(see related article: THE CHRISTIAN PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION - NOTR)
4. The early Pilgrims and Puritans were Christians. Think of the great colonial leaders like Roger Williams, William Penn, Jonathan Edwards, John Winthrop, and many others[A]. Many of the (American Revolutionary) founding fathers were also Christians, for example Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, and others[B]. But there were also many of the (American Revolutionary) founding fathers who were not. For example men like Thomas Jefferson[a], Benjamin Franklin[b], John Adams[c], and Thomas Paine[d] all denied the deity and exclusivity of Jesus Christ. They did not believe the Gospel. They were antichrists. "Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist--he denies the Father and the Son." (1 John 2:22 NIV-1984)
5. Many of the founding fathers were Enlightenment thinkers, deists, naturalists (anti-supernatural), anti-Trinitarians, and even some universalists (see:The Hidden Faith of Our Founding Fathers DVD by Chris Pinto). Many were members in the cult of Freemasonry[e], like George Washington for instance (though some historians question just how involved Washington actually was in Freemasonry). A few historians even doubt as to whether or not George Washington was really a Christian[f]. (see: GEORGE WASHINGTON - NOTR)
Finally, while it is true that while we were never a Christian nation (a nation in covenant with God) and that not all of the founding fathers were true Christians (though many were), the majority of the Americans during the Colonial period were devout Christians and at the time of the American Revolution were also Christians (or at least respected the Bible). And our nation's form of government, law and morality is based on the Bible though not exclusively (it is also based on John Locke's enlightenment humanism [g]). And the further this nation get's away from the Bible and Jesus Christ, the closer we are to God's divine judgement. I believe though that He has already given this nation over to the enemy. Just take a look around. Sin abounds everywhere! (see: A Nation Abandoned by God by John MacArthur)
The America that was once inhabited by a majority of Christians is now mostly pagan [h]. And now even the Christians are beginning to compromise with the pagan culture, false religions & the cults (i.e. Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the New Age) through syncretism, ecumenicalism, "tolerance" and political correctness[i], embracing destructive and athiestic philosophies like Communism [j] and Socialism [k], and giving acceptance to false theories like evolution [l]. The church in America is becoming apostate (though there is still and has always been a loyal remnant who are unwilling to compromise) and unless the true born again Bible believing Christians repent and get back to the God of the Bible (not the founding fathers and not putting patriotism above the cross of Christ), I fear our beloved America will be no more!
[A][B] America's Founding Fathers and Creationism by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
[a]THOMAS JEFFERSON - NOTR
[b]BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: WHO WAS HE REALLY? - NOTR
[c]JOHN ADAMS - NOTR
[d]THE ORACLE OF THE REVOLUTION: THOMAS PAINE - NOTR
[e] “Whereas the Founding Fathers of this great Nation and signers of the Constitution, most of whom were Freemasons, provided a well-rounded basis for developing themselves and others into valuable citizens of the United States.” (H. RES. 33, as submitted by Congressman and 33rd degree Mason Paul Gillmor, emphasis added) (Source: FREEMASONRY & THE FOUNDING FATHERS by Chris Pinto)
[f] Gregg Frazer, author, The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution states in an interview on Wretched Radio that George Washington never claimed to be a Christian in any of the 20,000 pages of his writings, never did he claim to be converted or have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Interestingly enough, he also never took communion within his own denomination. His own minister publicly chastised him from the pulpit for never taking communion and being a bad example. He wrote a letter to the minister telling the minister that he was right, he was being a bad example. After that he just never attended church when it was communion Sunday. (WRETCHED RADIO: The faith of the Founding Fathers, or lack thereof?)
[g]Why The USA Is Not A Christian Country And Never Has Been
[h] Many who identify themselves as Christians are not. A Barna poll in April 2009 revealed that only about half of the people identifying themselves as Christians actually believed in the core tenets of the Christian faith. In addition, another 40% of those polled said that they do not have a responsibility to share their Christian faith with others. (http://www.barna.org/faith-spirituality/260-most-american-christians-do-not-believe-that-satan-or-the-holy-spirit-exis)
[i]Another Sign God is Turning Over America: The Increase in False Teachers, Demonically Controlled False Prophets, and Evangelicals That Embrace Them By Brannon Howse (VIDEO)
[j]How Have the Communist Been Successful in Implementing Their Worldview in America?by Brannon Howse (VIDEO)
[k]Socialism is often a necessary stepping stone to communism. The Ten Tottering Pillars of Communism 1) Communism Denies the Existence of God 2) Communism Is A Religion Based Upon the Worship of Man 3) Communism Teaches That Matter Is Eternal 4) Communism Is Based Upon the Theory of Evolution 5) Communism Blames Society For Man’s Ills 6) Communism Believes That Man Himself Can Bring in the Utopia 7) Communism Promotes the Philosophy That the End Justifies the Means 8) Communism Has As Its Goal the Conquest of the World 9) Communism Enslaves the Individual and Takes Away His Freedoms 10) Communism Is Thoroughly Anti-Christian (Source: Middletown Bible Church Bible Study)
[l]The Wretched Segment of the Day: Evolution and why kids are leaving churches
"For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” (Luke 12:2)
Chris Pinto writes the following:
Perhaps more dangerous than yoga, psychology, or any of the new age doctrines that have crept into modern churches, is the ongoing love affair that some believers have with patriotic Christianity. Many Christian leaders, who can easily spot the lies of the New Age movement, abandon all discernment when it comes to the history of America and the idea that this country was founded as a Christian nation. Yes, they are well able to recognize the kundalini serpent crawling up the spine of believers at the gym, but can’t seem to figure out that the Washington monument is a pagan phallic symbol that glorifies a demonic entity. They are unable to discern that just because certain Freemasons wrote “Glory to God” on it does not make it a Christian icon.
Christians who live in America understand that we are soldiers of Christ, who are strangers and pilgrims upon the earth, and who happen to be stationed in a place called America. American Christians, on the other hand, believe that the United States represents the kingdom of God on earth, and their purpose is to promote American values and the revolutionary principles of democracy, rather than the message of life eternal. They will politely refrain from being too forward about such sensitive issues as heaven and hell; but will be bold to speak about freedom of speech and the right to bear arms. “I don’t want to intrude my beliefs on yours,” they say, “unless it comes to my Constitutional rights!” If their zeal for the Lord Jesus were equal to their love for America, we can only wonder what great things might be done for the sake of the truth. As believers living in America, we must ask: is the core message of Americanism, even at its best, really that of the Bible?
Read more: http://www.noiseofthunder.com/articles/2011/4/7/confronting-the-patriotic-faith.html
Inside Look with Greg Wheatley (June 30, 2012)
With the Fourth of July holiday just ahead, Dr. John Fea talks with us about the birth of America. Was it founded as a Christian nation? What were the religious views of the founding fathers?
Guest: Dr. John Fea
Dr. John Fea is associate professor of American History and chair of the History Department at Messiah College in Grantham, Penn. He is the author of the award-winning study The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America and co-editor of and contributor toConfessing History: Explorations in Christian Faith and the Historian's Vocation. His latest book is Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? A Historical Introduction.
The Christian Worldview with David Wheaton: What Exactly Was the Faith of Our Founders? Posted by David Wheaton | Saturday, May 26, 2012
Guest: Gregg Frazer, author, The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
It has become a never-ending debate: What kind of faith, if any, did the Founders and Framers of America have and what was their vision for our country?
One side says that they (e.g. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, etc.) were committed believers in God and the Bible and were intent on permeating our nation with a Christian worldview. The other side says that the founders were either deists or atheists and sought to construct a wall “separating church and state”.
So which is it and how does it matter today? Professor Gregg Frazer, author of a very interesting new book,The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution, makes the case that our Founders were neither biblical Christians nor atheists but rather what he calls “theistic rationalists”.
Join us this Memorial Day Weekend on The Christian Worldview as we talk with Gregg Frazer about the faith of our founders.
The HARBINGER: revealing-or concealing-america's "ancient mystery"? (Part 1) - Mark Dinsmore
The reader should understand that we are not defaming George Washington or calling his personal salvation into question through "guilt by association." No one can ultimately determine the condition of our first president's heart during the period of his admirable and sacrificial service to our country. However, we can most certainly ascertain whether GW's willing participation in Ancient York Rite Freemasonry was in accordance with Scripture-and whether the Lodge's direct oversight of the very act of "consecrating" the United States was a pleasing aroma to God-or whether it was an abomination of "strange fire." (Even today, many patriots and professing Christians continue to be deceived by and through their "innocent" or "ignorant" membership in Freemasonry.) But curiously, for an author who has taken great pains to present the appearance of a factual, historical account that claims precision in the smallest detail (pp. 3,94,106,216, etc.); Cahn fails to mention anywhere in TH that our first president was himself a Freemason, sworn into office with his hand upon a Masonic Bible, with the oath given by the "Most Worshipful Grand Master" of New York Freemasonry, Robert Livingston (first Chancellor of New York City) http://www.stjohns1.org/portal/gwib.
Was the American Revolution Sinful? by Jesse Johnson
Dr. Jimmy DeYoung of Prophecy Today (prophecytoday.com) answers the question, " Where is America in Bible prophecy?"
America in Last Days Prophecy: Does That Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave? by Dr. Randy White When you study end-times, you will read of Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome. We know of the important role of Jerusalem and Israel. But what about the United States of America? Where is America in Last Days Prophecy?