People“How can we know who we are and where we are going if we don’t know anything about where we have come from?” —David McCullough—

Many Christians assert that the United States was founded as a Christian nation and, therefore, it is not only our right, but our duty to reclaim it for God. But was America really founded as a Christian nation in the true sense of the word?

To call anyone or anything “Christian,” whether an individual or a nation, certain criteria must be met. If we are speaking of an individual, the Biblical requirements are that he or she must be born again by the Spirit of God, understanding all that this entails.

If we are speaking of a nation, its purpose must be that of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ alone, without regard to any other gods. Its primary guide must be the Bible, and all who hold positions of authority must be individuals who meet the criteria necessary to call themselves Christians. A true Christian nation would be a theocracy governed by God through His Word, the Bible, and God’s Laws would reign supreme in the hearts and minds of all who founded that nation.

The belief that the Mayflower Compact was the basis for a Christian nation has caused many to attempt to reestablish what never existed—a Christian nation based upon Biblical precepts and founded upon a covenant relationship with God alone. What is overlooked is that the Mayflower Compact referred to the King of England as “Sovereign Lord” and reaffirmed loyalty to the Kings of England, France and Ireland. So how can we believe that its framers intended to create a Christian nation independent of England’s monarchy?

Ignoring, and even twisting the facts of history, many Christians quote some of the founding fathers whose words seem to indicate faith in Jesus Christ. But many of those quotes were by Freemasons.

The largest worldwide society, Freemasonry is an organization of men based on the “fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man,” using builders’ tools as symbols to teach basic moral truths generally accepted by persons of good will. Its basic ideals are that ALL persons are the children of one God, that ALL persons are related to each other, and that the best way to worship God is to be of service to people.

Masons teach that man is not sinful, just “rude and imperfect by nature” and that a person will be saved and go to heaven as a result of his good works and personal self-improvement. Masons also teach that the Bible is not the exclusive Word of God, nor is it considered to be God’s sole revelation of Himself to humankind; but only one of many religious sourcebooks. It is deemed to be un-Masonic to invoke the name of Jesus when praying, or suggest that Jesus is the only way to God. They believe that Jesus was simply a man who attained the highest degree of moral enlightenment.

As you can see, Freemasonry denies and contradicts many of the clear teaching found in Scripture. As a result, a Christian should not support any organization that has any connection with Freemasonry. Which may be why President, John Quincy Adams said, ”Freemasonry is deceptive and fraudulent…Its promise is light—its performance is darkness.”

Many of America’s so-called founding fathers were themselves Masons—George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Ethan Allen, John Hancock, John Paul Jones, Paul Revere, Robert Livingston, and many lesser known men who were signers of the Declaration of Independence and/or the Constitution.

Many of our modern day presidents and political leaders are also Masons. Freemasons place their own rules and laws above God and the Bible. Freemasons pride themselves in their noble attitudes and adherence to strict moral codes. (So far as the public can see) And yet these men are blinded to the true revelation of God’s Word. Their philosophy embraces the outward good works of man rather than God’s plan of salvation.

Over the decades many people have pointed out illegal and unethical actions committed by our political leaders and yet it seems that almost none of them have been held accountable. Could it be that most of those accused of illegal or unethical practices (As well as those in authority over them) are all Freemasons?

Notice that page 183 of the Masonic Handbook states: “You must conceal all the crimes of your brother Masons, except murder and treason, and these only at your own options. Should you be summoned as a witness against a brother Mason be always sure to shield him. Prevaricate, don’t tell whole truth in this case, keep his secrets, and forget the most important points. It may be perjury to do this, it is true, but you are keeping your obligation and remember if you live up to your obligation strictly, you will be free from sin.” (This would include any congressional hearing as well)

Based upon the evidence of Masonic influences in the establishment of this nation, there is no doubt that the criteria necessary to classify the United States as a Christian nation have never been met. An objective study of the Masonic affiliations of the founding fathers should cause Christians to reevaluate their own political philosophy.

Scripture tells us that God has already made us one nation. (1 Peter 2:9) Christians of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, are one nation under one King, separated to his service, and dedicated only to Him. So it is the true believers that make up the “Christian nation,” not the social and political institutions of the world—which, by the way, are ruled by Satan. (John 14:30; John 17:14-16) And what has been the result of the social and political institutions of this world? Wars, devastation, internment camps, and poverty.

We can thank our heavenly Father that we enjoy the freedoms that we take for granted in this country. But as citizens of Heaven, our allegiance should be to our brothers and sisters in Christ—regardless if they live within our own borders or in foreign countries.

We must be vigilant not to become embroiled in political and social causes in the name of Christ. Otherwise, we may find ourselves unequally yoked, killing true Christians for political causes and storing up for ourselves wood, hay, and straw for the day of judgment.

“For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw—each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test what sort of work each one has done. If the work that anyone has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:11-15)

So what are we to do? The Bible instructs us to not be yoked together with unbelievers and to purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit. (See 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1) And to make sure that no one takes you captive by philosophy according to human tradition of the world, and not according to Christ. (See Colossians 2:6-10)

As a holy nation, we need to reaffirm our allegiance to God and place our trust in Him rather than relying on the social and political institutions of this world to make things better. For it is God who removes kings and sets up kings. And it is God who gives wisdom to the wise. (Daniel 2:21-22)

Finally, we should pray as the prophet Daniel prayed:

“Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. I prayed to the LORD my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land…O Lord, according to all your righteous acts, let your anger and your wrath turn away from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a byword among all who are around us.” (See Daniel 9: 3-19)

Notice that Daniel confesses the sins of his kings, his princes and his fathers as if they were his own sins! Likewise, we need to confess the sins of our leaders, past and present, as if they were our own sins. Only then will we truly become a holy nation!

References:

http://biblescripture.net/Pilgrims.html

http://www.gotquestions.org/free-masonry.html

http://www.tlsm.org/PDFs/MASONRY.pdf

http://www.powerofprophecy.com/072001/john_quincy.htm

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Comments
  1. Word,
    No doubt we were founded on Christian principles, our Declaration of Independence reflects freedoms based on ” endowed by Our Creator ” that are “unalienable “. But freedom to choose or reject any or all religions is an absolute necessity if anyone will ever become a Christian. Therefore, we have never been a Christian nation, but rather, we are founded with the essential freedoms necessary to become Christians.

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