America is not a Christian nation
Or is it?
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion” John Adams Treaty of Tripoli signed at Tripoli on November 4, 1796
“We have no government armed in power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion……Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams. Address to the officers of the Massachusetts Militia 1798
“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters friends and mutual assistants.” James Wilson, U. S. Supreme Court Justice, and signer of the US Constitution
“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws……. All the miseries & evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.” Noah Webster.
And from what is generally regarded as the least religious of all the founders “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt & vicious, they have more need of masters”. Benjamin Franklin April 17
So which is it?
Are we or are we not a Christian nation? It would seem to me that our founders did not see America as a Christian nation in that there would be no official religion like England, setting up a system that would prohibit any sect or denomination from forcing its beliefs onto the citizen. We, America, would not be a theocracy. But also it was a nation that was for Christian ethics and could only succeed if the leaders held Christian values and let those values inform their decisions regarding the governance of the nation.
Have we gotten off track?
I don’t see how anyone could think other wise. We allow the wholesale murder of a defenseless group. The government steals from its citizens on a daily basis, taking the fruits of their labor to give to those who have not produced,( for an alternative view on how best to care and provide for the poor see the Acton Institute) . Not only failing to protect the weak, but taking advantage of them and using, these the weakest, as an excuse for much of it. And treating different people differently the very definition of discrimination all in the in the name of justice.
Would the founders recognize the government we have?
Worse still does God see us as a nation that seeks justice and loves mercy?