Is America a Christian country? It seems today that the prevailing opinions and beliefs are not Christian. Even though, there are many who describe themselves as Christian, most do not heed to God’s word without subjectivity. That kind of belief cannot be considered real Christianity. Real Christianity is based upon God’s word given to us through the scriptures, and His word is final. So, given that for the most part, we as Americans, no longer accept God’s word from the Bible as the final authority . . . at this point we really cannot be a considered a Christian country. However, inquiring minds may want to know: “Upon what ideals, ideas and principles were the United States of America originally founded?” The answer to this question seems to be what Christian actor Kirk Cameron is searching for in his upcoming documentary Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasures.
The movie opens to the general public on Tuesday, March 27th as an one-night event, and by the looks of the documentary’s trailers, Cameron did not have to go very far to trace the Biblical history of the United States. One trailer I saw on Cameron Facebook page shows him talking to David Barton, the owner of the largest private collection of of Bibles, documents and textbooks from early America. One of the interesting finds was a family Bible done in 1798 which was funded by signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Say what? That’s right! Take a minute to pick your jaw up from the floor— it’s true. Apparently there was no separation of church and state in this case. These family Bibles were distributed to promote the word of God to every famiy in America because according to Barton, the signers believed it would make for a better country.
This conversation is absent in our schools and our society at-large today. But why is it absent when it’s a matter of history? It’s not endoctrination or religious studies. It’s just the truth. As the United States moves further and further away from its Christian, (not deist) roots, Monumental explores facts and tangible historical documents to confirm the country’s Christ-centered past, which many are trying to pass off as irrelevant.
Learning from the past helps to ensure that mistakes are not repeated. A nation that turns it back on Christ and God’s words of truth will inevitably regret it. See the Bible for that history lesson.
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