Good Morning July 10

I saw a short but very insightful video yesterday on the founders of our nation. These were God fearing men who acknowledged the sovereignty of Almighty God and His rule over the affairs of all people. They believed that man was sinful, and that God had established a body of Natural Law that applied to all people for all time. They also believed that religion had a rightful place in the public square. It is upon this basis that we call ours a Christian nation. This does not mean that everyone in the nation is a Christian, or that all people do not have the right to worship as they choose. Our founders guaranteed that this would be so. My concern, however, is for what we call Christian. The center of Christian belief is the truth of God’s incarnation in the man Jesus of Nazareth. And further, the purpose of God taking on human flesh was to suffer and die in atonement for the sins of all mankind, and to be raised in bodily form overcoming the power of death for all time. Christianity means that God did something for mankind that we are incapable of doing for ourselves. He made the way in Jesus Christ for us to stand in righteousness before Him. Belief in Natural Law, as important as this is, and as much of it as we have thrown aside today, is not the center of the Christian faith. Only the life, sacrificial death, and glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ is. Our Founders were wise and discerning men. A number of them were Christian in the full sense of our faith. Even though others were not, we have come to a time in our nation when we ignore their legacy to our peril.