U.S. meant to be one nation under God

Let me begin with a direct quote from one of the most famous Americans in all of American history. As you read this quote, consider the thoughts and emotions that rise up and roll around inside you. Then ask yourself, why is that?

“Let my soul watch for the coming of the Lord Jesus; let my bed put me in mind of my grave, and my rising from there of my last resurrection. O heavenly father, so frame this heart of mine, that I may ever delight to live according to thy will and command, in holiness and righteousness before thee all the days of my life. .”

Do you find these words disturbing? Do they make you feel somewhat uncomfortable or uneasy because they are so passionately religious? Do you have a feeling in the pit of your stomach that somehow these words have no place in American government, or on the lips of anyone considering a career in public office? If so, then you have believed a bold-faced lie created by those who have rewritten American history, and the essence of what America was designed to be – one nation under God.

Who wrote these soul-searching words? It was a soldier who in 1752 wanted to live his life in alignment with the God of his salvation. That man was George Washington. Does that shock you? Imagine any of our current politicians writing or speaking such a thing. Imagine this being included in every history book in America as a true reflection of the heart of our Founding Fathers. Does that seem impossible, unthinkable and illegal to you?

If you answered yes, you know how far we as a nation have fallen. Consider what John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson on June 28, 1813: “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the only principles in which that beautiful assembly of young men could unite And what were these general principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity.”

The question we must ask is how far into godless self-destruction will we sink before the blessing of God is lifted off our nation? History has numerous examples of those who forget God. The end results were never good. When a nation fails to fulfill its God-given purpose, it has no purpose. If we are to remain as one nation under God, now is the time for change.

WILLIAM EMMONS

Johnstown