It is my understanding that those who came over from
Christianity was the moving force. Even the Deists attended church, and they were
Everyone was searching at that time, as they are today. However, they did not forget God in any instance. They included Him and gave Him credit for their success, and for the future success of this nation. As for Jesus Christ and His divinity, they were not sure. The only thing they had to look back on was the persecutions, wars, and degradations of the past that were perpetrated in His name.
The Bible was pretty well accepted in America as the defining history of religion. Again the founders themselves were cautious in this instance. That could have possibly been because of the problems that man's interpretation of the book had caused throughout history. Our founding fathers were men of intelligence and direction. They were men with a vision and a purpose that was beyond their years. I truly believe that God inspired them to that end, and that they knew that. For this reason God is included in the documents.
There will always be conflicting accounts. What the real truth is can only be felt individually. Did God have a hand in the destiny of this country? Personally I believe that He did and that the founding fathers were very aware of this. Do I believe that Jesus is the Christ? I most certainly do. Can I make others bow to that belief? No, and I don't care to. It is a personal journey that we take in this life. We need to respect that and honor that. It is our God given right. That I believe is what the founding fathers wanted to create.
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