History is being whitewashed thanks in part to the new Common Core education, which is "voluntarily forced" on school districts across the United States, especially those who want continue on the Federal Government's teat. Tabiatha Coral, COMMON COREruption (1st in a series), http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/korol/130711 (July 11, 2013); more on CC here - A.P. Dillon, Common Core Weekend Reads – 9-7-14, http://stopcommoncorenc.org/common-core-weekend-reads-9-7-14 (last visited Sept. 17, 2014) . It's not surprising, then, that most public schools wont have these on their student reading lists: Frank Lambert, The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America (2003); Mark Beliles and Douglas Anderson, Contending for the Constitution, (Providence Foundation eds., 2005); John Eidsmoe, Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of Our Founding Fathers (1987); . Augusto Zimmermann, LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D., The Christian foundations of the rule of law in the West: A legacy of liberty and resistance against tyranny, http://creation.com/the-christian-foundations-of-the-rule-of-law-in-the-west-a-legacy-of-liberty-and-resistance-against-tyranny (last visited August 25, 2014)
From those texts and others, it is evident that the events that led to the successful creation of the United States Constitution was due to the Providence of the sovereign God, and not coincidence.
In the last century, there have been several scholarly works written presenting evidence that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America led via a Biblical world view. Some of these are: Frank Lambert, The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America (2003); Mark Beliles and Douglas Anderson, Contending for the Constitution, (Providence Foundation eds., 2005); John Eidsmoe, Christianity and the Constitution: The Faith of Our Founding Fathers (1987). The leaders had the courage of their convictions, without which the developing country would have been doomed. The hard fought for freedoms would have been for naught. Thankfully, the founders and colonialists recognized and did not reject the divine intervention that led to a united commitment to do something stupendous. Beliles and Anderson, supra, at 55 – 56. For years, this nation continued to live by a moral code which brought respect and admiration by the many people around the world. At the same time, some leaders hated United States for those beliefs. Without reservation, America has pushed back and defeated evil, protecting its allies as well as itself. As time has gone by, distanced now by well over two hundred years from the work of our forefathers, citizens have become complacent. “In God We Trust” is said in a robotic way, with no meaning behind it. Basic human rights include the right to kill an unborn child, Christianity is mocked and not to be proclaimed publicly. Douglas Phillips, Esq., Do Laws and Standards Evolve? Acts and Facts (1998) available at http://www.icr.org/article/do-laws-standards-evolve/ . History is in the process of being re-written; some go so far as denying the Holocaust ever happened. David Williams, Rewriting History: Holocaust revisionism today, (2012) available at http://www.hopenothate.org.uk/shop/rewriting-history.pdf The government has become bloated, slowing turning this from a country of self-determination, to one of entitlements, to a “welfare state” looking to it for salvation instead of from the sovereign God. “Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God. . . . Wherever the people do not believe in something beyond the world, they will worship the world.” G.K. Chesterton, Christendom in Dublin: Personal Impressions of the 31st Eucharistic Congress (Peter Costello, 3rd ed. 2012).
A conviction held by the peoples of the first colonies was that three elements were needed to succeed: Religion, Morality and knowledge. These words were frequently interchanged with piety, virtue and learning. Religion/piety meant Christianity; morality/virtue meant Christian character; knowledge meant Biblical world view. Beliles and Anderson, supra, at 60.
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