So by now, after understanding the supporting history of God's involvement in the founding of America, as evidenced by each of our founding documents leading up to that treaty, and since, not knowing any better, I would expect that any self-proclaimed open-minded reader, who professes to seek only truth, would rightfully conclude, as I do, that America is in fact a Christian Nation, one defined as a nation which derives its sovereign authority directly from the Bible scriptures, including those scriptures of the entire New Testament, and therefore from Jesus Christ, Who according to those scriptures, owns all authority in Heaven and earth (Matthew 28:18).
But I do know better.
If you have read this far into the series, and still do not agree, even to the very possibility that America is a Christian Nation under the definition I offer, then frankly, I expect that you will never believe it. And I expect that you will never believe it because you choose not to believe it, and you have chosen against believing that truth from the outset. I do not mean to insult, only to inform. Abraham Lincoln once wrote of this phenomenon in men, who effectively decide to believe what they prefer believe, despite overwhelming evidence against what they believe. Lincoln wrote:
One would start with great confidence that he could convince any sane child that the simpler propositions of Euclid are true; but, nevertheless, he would fail, utterly, with one who should deny the definitions and axioms.
The unvarnished truth is that most folks who are interested enough to even disagree with the final conclusion of the series will not understand what I have written, and will likely not even read what I have written. And that will not be because they are incapable of understanding or reading, not because what I present is not the truth, but because, as Lincoln noted, it is their personal preference to deny the definitions and axioms. It is always easier to steer our beliefs away from certain truths that defy our personal preferences, than to accept them and therefore submit to them. If we merely close our eyes to truth, then we can better shape truth to fit our liking.
But for those who find interest in this subject, and find interest to understand the truth no matter which way the truth may fall, rejoice! This is not the end! No, Heavens no. We stand at the beginning! Now that we have demonstrated that America is a Christian Nation, as we have defined that animal, next we will embark on a course that will help us to understand what that really means!
And so the title of the next series will just rearrange a couple of the terms. Rather than Is America A Christian Nation, the new series will be entitled, America IS A Christian Nation. And in each successive article we will analyze what it really means for Americans to understand that America is a Christian Nation. And I well imagine that the answers are not what you presently expect.
And thank you again, any of the good folks who have read, and who continue to read these articles. Once you begin to fully grasp what I present here, I dare say that you will be in an elite class of Americans who are truly beginning to understand what their nation is all about. But here is a fair warning:
The truth will change you.
I'll be back soon.