One Nation Under God?
America, as a nation, is rejecting God, and the results are
leading our nation to greater and greater problems. Our nation
was founded on Christian principles, and our present government
has twisted the laws, and our Founding Father's own words,
and deceived YOU!
The well worn dialog that has been the "spearhead"
for this attack was taken from George Washington's own words
in a letter he wrote in response to concern from the Danbury
Baptist Association that the First Amendment (Congress shall make
no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibit the
free exercise thereof") might someday allow the state to
limit the God given freedom of worship.
In Washington's response to this letter, he wrote:
"The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation
between church and state."
However, this statement has been taken out of context by
today's legal system. For 150 years, it was understood what
this Amendment was written to deal with, and it was followed
exactly that way.
Our Founding Father's intent was to prevent any one
denomination from being in control... state sanctioned, as it was
in England, the land they came from. The First Amendment
specified no ONE denomination would be state sanctioned, but it
was given and understood that Christian principles were an
integral part of government and society...
The U.S. Congressional Records of June 7th - September 25,
1789 reveal 12 discussions and changes that took place in
drafting the First Amendment. The intent of these discussions
shows that they desired to protect the nation from any ONE
denomination running the nation.
That's quite a statement by a court, AFTER the Firsts
Amendment was accepted.
- The case of People V Ruggles, in 1811 (two decades AFTER the
first Amendment was implemented) shows that the
"Christian" base for all law was STILL in effect. This
case dealt with a man who attacked Jesus Christ verbally, and
even wrote his "speech." He attacked Jesus Christ with
language, etc. He was tried, and here is what the court wrote:
"Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity tends
manifestly to the dissolution of civil government."
In other words... an attack on Jesus Christ was an attack on
Christianity, and an attack on Christianity was an attack on the
Founding Father's and on our nation. In fact, today, the
Supreme Court makes decisions that repudiate rulings by the
Founding Fathers themselves.
Keep in mind that the "separation of church and
state" statement appears NOWHERE in ANY of the Founding
- In the case of Runkle V Winemiller, the court wrote...
"By our form of government, the Christian religion is the
established religion; all sects and denominations of Christianity
are placed on the same equal footing."
In 1853, a group petitioned Congress to separate Christian
principles from government. A one year study was made on this
request, and the House Judiciary Committee reported March 27,
"Had the people (Founding Fathers) during the revolution,
a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that
revolution would have been strangled in its cradle... At the time
of the adoption of the constitution and its amendments, the
universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged,
but not any one sect (denomination)."
The report continued:
"In this age, there is no substitute for
Christianity...That was the religion of the Founders of the
Republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their
Two months later, they wrote:
"The great vital and conservative element in our system
(the thing that holds our system together) is the belief of our
people in the pure doctrines and the divine truths of the Gospel
of Jesus Christ."
- In the case of Vidal V Girard, in 1844, a school said they
would teach morality without religion. In this case, the court
"Why may not the Bible, and especially the New
Testament... be read and taught as a divine revelation in the
school - It's general precepts expound, and it's glorious
principles of morality inculcated? Where can the purest
principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as
from the New Testament?"
- In 1892, the case of Church of the Holy Trinity V U.S. was
heard. The Supreme Court wrote in answer to this case:
No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any
legislation, state or national, because this is a religious
people... This is a Christian Nation."
This court referenced 87 precedents , and stated that more
were available to use, from Founding Father's material, Acts
of Congress records, etc.
The fact is that in every court case heard, precedents are
used to support a legal standing, and here 87 were used.
- George Washington's letter to the Danbury Baptist
Association fell out of use until, in the 1870's, another
group tried to separate religion from public life:
In the case of Reynolds V U.S., in October of 1878,
Jefferson's letter was again used as
For another almost 70 years, Jefferson's letter fell out
of use until the case of Everson V Board of Education, in 1947.
In this case, the interpretation of "separation of church
and state" took a new, out of context, twist. Here is what
the court said:
"The First Amendment has erected a 'wall of
separation between church and state.' That wall must be kept
high and impregnable."
This was a turning point in state manipulation of exactly what
the Founding Fathers intentions were.
Here's the 22 word prayer: "Almighty God, we acknowledge
our dependence upon thee, and we beg thy blessings upon us, our
parents, our teachers and our Country."
- In 1958, in the case of Baer V Kolmorgan, a dissenting judge
warned that continuing talk about the separation of church and
state would make people think it was part of the constitution.
- Every State in the republic has God named within their Constitutions
- June 25, 1962 was a turning point in "separating"
religion and government. In the case of Engel V Vitale, the
courts struck down a 22 word prayer. In this ruling, there were
ZERO precedents used or quoted. It was opinion and personal
preference of the court. For 170 years before this case, the
court defined "church" as being a federally established
denomination. This 1962 case redefined "church" to mean
any religious activity performed in public.
God's name was used just one time in this prayer. Nothing
about Jesus Christ. The Pledge of Allegiance contains God's
name one time, and the Declaration of Independence contains
God's name 4 times.
The court reported that only 3% of the nation did not believe
in religion or God, yet 97% of the nation DID believe in God... a
clear, vast majority of people believed in God, yet the court
struck down the will of the 97% and catered to the 3% minority...
sound familiar today? Homosexual agendas, minority agendas for
their rights while they maintain their national identities and
try to push these identities into our culture and way of life,
without actually accepting being a true American.
These are real cases, judged by supposedly competent human
beings, but the rulings are far from sane or reasonable. Why
doesn't "Christianity" take steps to counter this
- June 17, 1963, the case of Abington V Schempp was heard and
the court not only reaffirmed the ban on school prayer, but also
reached out and banned Bible reading. No precedent or historical
or legal evidence was used to make this ruling.
It was stated: "If portions of the New Testament were
read without explanation, they could be and...had been
psychologically harmful to the child."
Say what??? Are we a nation of morons now? These are legal
professionals talking here. Your leaders...
- In the case of Dekalb V Despain, 1967, a 4 line nursery rhyme
was found to be unconstitutional. In the court's writings,
they stated: "Although the word 'God' was not
mentioned, if someone were to hear the rhyme, he might think it
was talking about God."
- In the case of Stone V Graham, 1980, a posted page with the
ten commandments was the issue of contention. In its ruling, the
court stated... (can you believe this?)...
"If the posted copies of the ten commandments are to have
any effect at all, it will be to induce the school children to
read, meditate upon, perhaps to venerate and obey the
commandments... which is not a permissible...
In other words, "it's unconstitutional... the
Founding Fathers would have objected to it.
Consider these facts:
- James Wilson, one of the Founding Fathers, a signer of the
Declaration of Independence, one of the original justices of the
Supreme Court, and co-author of America's first legal
commentaries on the constitution, stated:
"Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the
authority of that law which is Divine... far from being rivals or
enemies, religion and law are twin sisters. Indeed, these two
sciences run into each other. The Divine law...forms an essential
part of both."
Consider these fact and quotes:
- Up until the early 60's, our nation and its governmental
structures were based on Christian beliefs and practices.
- The "separation of church and state" did NOT
include removing religion from the government or public arena.
"Separation of church and state" always involved the
government not mandating or supporting one "specific"
denomination of Christianity.
- Our Founding Fathers ALL believed in Christian principles and
wrote about them in drafting and supporting our constitution, and
expected them to always remain a part of our law base, and our
personal practices if we were to remain a strong and viable
- The facts surrounding George Washington's survival
against impossible odds was standard material in student's
textbooks till the early 1960's. Here is just a taste of what
George Washington and his 1000+ troops were marching toward a
potential battle when they were ambushed by Indian and French
troops. Over 700+ soldiers died, because they were fighting the
standard "English" way... standing in rows firing at
the enemy. However the enemy was hiding behind rocks, tree,
The chief of the Indians later tells the story that he gave
orders for his warriors to shoot at and kill all the officers on
horseback. All but George Washington fell that day. In fact, the
chief himself fired 17 times at George Washington, but failed to
kill him. Several horses were shot from underneath him, but
Washington himself was not hit.
After the battle, George Washington dismounts, takes off his
army jacket only to find 4 bullet holes in it, but no wounds on
This story was standard material in American Textbooks up
until 40 years ago.
George washington is considered as the Father of our country. He
spent over 45 years in public service. George Washington's
Farewell Address appeared as a separate school text book for over
a century, but fell out of use until recently. He stated:
- John Adams stated: "The general principles on which the
(Founding) fathers achieved independence were... the general
principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and
now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as
eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of
- John Jay (First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and one of
the three men most responsible for the constitution) stated:
"Providence has given to our people the choice of their
rulers, and it is the duty - as well as privilege and interest -
of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their
Washington's writings have returned to some universities, but
without the religious points as part of the whole picture.
- "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to
political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable
supports. In vain would that man claim to tribute of patriotism,
who should labor to subvert these great pillars."
An interesting study was conducted by the University of
Houston. This study looked at over 15,000 writings from the era
of the Founding Fathers. This study took 10 years. They isolated
3,154 direct quotes in these writings.
In these quotes, the Founding Fathers quoted...
When considering all these quotes, they discovered that our
Founding Fathers quoted the Bible...
- Baron Charles de Montesquieu in 8.3% of the quotes:
- Sir William Blackstone in 7.9% of the quotes:
- John Locke in 2.9% of the quotes:
4 times more than both number one and two above, and 12 times
more than number three. 34% of the Founding Father's quotes
came directly out of the Bible.
Sir William Blackstone wrote a book titled,
"Blackstone's Commentaries of the Law." This book
was standard text for law students in this era. William
Blackstone was certainly qualified to be quoted.
Beginning in the early 60's, we see a sudden change in the
direction our nation was heading. This direction was directly
away from God and His leadership principles. The 22 word prayer
that was struck down mentions 4 categories;
George Washington, in his Farewell Address, stated: "Let us
with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be
maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded in the
influences of refined education on minds... reason and experience
both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in
exclusion of religious principles."
Consider these statistics in each area beginning in 1962-63
when God and the Bible were taken from public view:
- The number of unwed mothers was relatively constant for
previous years, however in 1963, the number of unwed mothers
began to climb and today we have a 553% increase of girls between
the ages of 15-19 becoming pregnant.
- Sexually transmitted diseases have increased by 226%
- Premarital sex in 17 year olds has increased by 271%; 18 year
olds by 208%
- The divorce rate for married couples has risen 117%.
- Single parent families has increased by 140%
- Unmarried couples living together has risen 536%
In 1926, the SAT test was created, and in 1941, the test was
scaled to what we use to this day.
The National Merit Semifinalists is the "cream of the
crop" in student achievement. This is the top 5%. According
to averages, this should mean that out of the top 5%, 87.6 of
these should come from the public sector, and 12.4% should come
from the private sector, however, this isn't the case. The
private/religious school sector produces 39.2% of the top
- SAT scores dropped for 18 consecutive years.
- According to the Department of Education, there is an 80
point disparity between what kids graduating today academically
know, and what their parents graduated with.
- In 1962, there were 1000 Christian schools in the country. By
1984, that number had grown to over 32,000.
- There are 8.5 million students in the US. 12.4% of these
attend private/religious schools, while 87.6 attend public
- Scores of private student's SAT tests are 80 points
higher than public schools... the same level as their
One congressman was shown these statistics, and his answer
was: "Of course they do better because money is the
difference.' In other words, he said that the money to put
students through private schools is what made the difference.
However, private schools cost per student is $2200, while in
public schools, the cost is $5400 per student.
The core curriculum is the same in both private and public
schools. The civil war started at the same time, and math works
the same in both. The difference is that private schools use
Christian principles and public does not, and this makes an 80
point difference in SAT scores.
Delaware Constitution, (all others similar), 1776 read:
"Every person appointed to
public office shall say, 'I do profess faith in God the
Father, and in Jesus Christ His only son, and in the Holy Ghost,
one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy
Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine
Pennsylvania and Vermont Constitutions (others similar)
"And each member (of the legislature), before he takes
his seat, shall make and subscribe the following declaration:
'I do believe in one God, the creator and governor of the
universe, the rewarder of the good, and the punisher of the
wicked.'" In other words, these people were accountable
to not only the people of the nation, but also to God Himself for
their actions and leadership. Any nation that rejects God,
especially one that was raised through God's hand, WILL
answer to him in this life...
George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights wrote:
"As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next
world, so they must be in this. By an inevitable chain of cause
and effects, providence punishes national sins by national
calamities." In other words, the Founding Fathers believed
that God deals with, and a nation has to answer for the stand it
takes... NOW. Entire nations will suffer, including righteous,
God fearing people, (the Bible shows this clearly), for the stand
and position of its leaders. There is NO escaping this!
Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention, on June
28, 1787 stated:
- "We need God to be our friend, not our enemy. We need
God to be our ally, not our adversary."
- "If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His
notice, is it probable that an entire empire can rise without His
- "We've been assured in the sacred writings that,
Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build
Thomas Jefferson states: "And can the liberties of a nation
be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis - a
conviction in the minds of the people that the liberties are the
gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?
Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just:
that His justice cannot sleep forever."
Abraham Lincoln, one time, overheard a man state that they
hoped that God was on "our" (Union) side of the battle.
Abraham responded with: "I am not at all concerned about
that, for I know the Lord is always on the side of right. But it
is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should
be on the Lord's side."
Elias Boudinot, President of the Continental Congress stated:
"Let us enter on this important business under the idea that
we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned...
let us in the first place... humbly and penitently implore the
aid of the Almighty God whom we profess to serve - let us
earnestly call and beseech Him for Christ's sake to preside
in our councils."
Charles Finney stated: "Can a nation be blessed apart
from God's principles?"
Consider this: "If God's people do not get involved,
God's principles do not get involved. The ungodly will not
run a nation by God's principles and God can't bless
ungodly principles. That's why the church has to take right
ground. We can't afford to be isolationists. God's
principles don't enter any arena on their own - they enter
only through God's people." (--------)
"If God's people don't let their light shine on
anything but the church, how does this help or benefit the world?
Christians are called the salt of the earth, but if we don't
ever get out of the shaker, what good does it do the world or to
teach God's principles and stem the tide of evil?
- In 1961, the case of Torcaso V Watkins, and again in 1985,
the "court ruled that Secular Humanism is a viable
- In 1977, the case of Theriault V Silber and Malnak V Yogi,
the court ruled that atheism is a religion. In other words,
atheism is a way to religiously practice non-religion.
When do you ever hear about "separation of church and
state?" When Christian principles and God are involved. Have
you ever heard of a law suit being brought against a school or
whatever because someone walked into a school and didn't find
anything involving God, bible, prayer, ten commandments, and cry
out, "This is practicing atheism, get it out of here",
and try to sue the people involved?
Of course not. That's because ungodly people are attacking
truth and God's name and way of life because they can't
tolerate the truth and can't stand to be judged by the truth
God speaks to them.
People, our nation is on the brink of suicide and few are doing
anything to stop it. God tried to get our attention on 9-11, but
it went unnoticed. He allowed our enemies, the enemies of God and
Jesus Christ, to inflict damage to us. God withdrew His
Our nation is rejecting God on a large scale, and we can't
expect to survive if we have made God our enemy.
Only foolish unbelievers will scoff at this warning. Only the
ungodly will reject any submission to God and His way of life.
Only special interests who have little or no contact with the
true God will fight God Himself, and continue to bring this
nation down. They simply don't care, and they will suffer
along with those who claim to believe God and His truth.
God has warned this nation in the pages of the bible. He
warned us along ago that we would reject His ways, and we would
be given into the hands of our enemies, unless we repented and
turned back to Him with all of our hearts. The handwriting is all
over the walls of America. The moral decay is appalling and yet
we ignore the problems, and we are deceived into being
"politically correct" to play into the hands of
minority groups and allow our nation to be given over to
Remember, America is a direct result of promises made to
Abraham. These promises were to ancient Israel... a group of
tribes that INCLUDED the tribe of Judah (Jews) but also 12 other
tribes WHO WERE NOT JEWISH. The "Lost Ten Tribes" are
truly not lost, and God is pleading with us to restore the
relationship with Him and His principles, or we will receive such
a national punishment that few will survive.
Some of this material, and all the quotes, were
take from a video titled, "America's Godly
Heritage," produced by and available through
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copyrighted by Jeffrey T. Maehr and thegodkind.org, 2002-2008.