The last verse of the Star Spangled Banner says, “O thus be it ever, when free men shall stand between their loved homes and the war’s desolation! Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just; and this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust!’ And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
Francis Scott Key acknowledged the value of recognizing man’s dependence upon Almighty God. Shouldn’t we as a nation do the same today? Could it be that some of the devastations happening in our country are because we have forgotten or side-lined the one true God and Judeo/Christian values?
With the celebration of our nation’s birth, I think we would do well to remember some statements made by our country’s forefathers:
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” President George Washington.
“The future and success of America is not in this constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this constitution is founded.” James Madison.
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians…on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Patrick Henry.
Supreme Court in 1892, Holy Trinity VS U.S: “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind (Jesus Christ)…our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” The majority opinion was written by Associate Justice David Brewer.
I pray that this nation will turn back to the faith of our fathers before we destroy ourselves.