America: Who is your GOD?

by John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people He hath chosen for His own inheritance.� Psalms 33:12

American flagThere has been a lot of debate lately as to whether our country is a “Christian nation.� Officially we are not. After all the establishment of a state religion was one of the reasons the pilgrims came to settle in this new land. But they brought with them their Judeo Christian values and upon those values this great nation was founded. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.

From the doorways of our public buildings to the imprint on our money, we are constantly reminded that in God we trust. The Ten Commandments adorn the chambers of the Supreme Court and the daily sessions of our legislative bodies are commenced with prayer. We pledge to our flag as “one nation under God.�

While we are not officially a Christian nation, we are clearly one nation under God. In the words of President Ronald Reagan – “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”

The question is whether we are indeed forgetting that we are one nation under God. We need only look at the worldview expressed by so many today. God is nowhere on their radar screen and Biblical literacy and church attendance is at an all time low. The media, from sit-coms to the evening news mock Biblical values.

Many have given up on the political process, seeing the secular slant that government has taken, but I am reminded of Edmund Burke’s comment that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.�

It is easy to get discouraged when we see our land slipping and sliding away from Judeo Christian values, but as we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s independence, let us remember that the solution to the ills of this world are not at the bar of the court, or in the chambers of our legislative bodies.

The solutions are at the altar of Christ as we humbly submit to Him and dedicate our lives and our country to Him. The only way for America to return to its Judeo Christian roots is for revival to break out in this land.

“For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let thy mercy O Lord be upon us, according as we hope in thee.� Psalm 33:21-22
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