Let me try to explain why the founders believed what they did about Liberty, Freedom built on the firm foundation of God. They all read the Bible, you look at the history of Israel in the Old Testament, when their hearts were turned to God, they enjoyed freedom, liberty and prospered in all things. It wasn’t until they turned from God that these things were lost, they were enslaved and oppressed. It is therefore easy to understand why, they said that Freedom, etc. came from God, and why so many said things like.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” -John Adams
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event.” by Thomas Jefferson
“All who have ever written on government are unanimous, that among a people generally corrupt, liberty cannot long exist.” by Edmund Burke
“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.” by John Adams letter to Thomas Jefferson June 28, 1812
Just so everyone understands “Liberty”, “Freedom” are the Steeds that pull the Chariot “Justice” that Christ Jesus rides in! They go wherever He rides!
The ONLY Government that is EVER for the individual or the people are those Govts that are too small to be effective at harming Liberty
Some Key Scriptures in the Bible containing the word “Liberty”
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them;
And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.
Therefore thus saith the Lord; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
1 Corinthians 8:9
But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
1 Corinthians 10:29
Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man’s conscience?
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
1 Peter 2:16
As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
2 Peter 2:19
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
“We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all our heart” ~ James Madison
“I have sometimes thought there could not be a stronger testimony in favor of religion or against temporal enjoyments, even the most rational and manly, than for men who occupy the most honorable and gainful departments and who are rising in reputation and wealth, publicly to declare the unsatisfactoriness of temporal enjoyments by becoming fervent advocates in the cause of Christ, and I wish you may give in your evidence in this way.” Letter by James Madison to William Bradford
“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“I speak as a man of the world to men of the world, and I say to you. Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life. Not to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermittent, unless by some overruling necessity.” ~ John Quincy Adams
You see that is why they believed that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The founders of this nation not only agreed that all persons had rights, they felt also that these rights came, not from the state, but from God who created us all. They knew that only God could give freedom and they knew that He dwells in the praises of His people, where He is, there is Life, Liberty and Happiness, Jesus is also a complete gentleman, we cannot expect Him, to dwell long in a place where He is denied, scoffed at, maligned and not wanted. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”–Patrick Henry
“Religion I have disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give to them, and that is the Christian religion. If they had that and I had not given them one cent, they would be rich. If they have not that, and I had given them the world, they would be poor.”–Patrick Henry
Something else about reading the Bible, Old Testament vs New Testament. It’s TRULY AMAZING the “Mercy” that came with Jesus.
“A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation’s flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.” – Henry Ward Beecher
If people could only know Jesus! They could not help but love Him!
Jesus is truly amazing why do you think America was founded,,,why do you think this BEAUTIFUL place we call America was set aside? It is all because of Him! You want to see the love of Jesus? Look at the beauty in the things He created, look at this beautiful creation, He took the time with His vast imagination to let us enjoy! He is truly awe inspiring! I cannot help but love Him! He is everything that means anything! Without Him, it is all as nothing.
“To become Christlike is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and lower achievement vain”. by Henry Drummond
Now after having read all of the previous comments, why do you think the leftist liberal/progressives, democrats, and pop culture embrace corruption in all things, in all places, at every level?
Something I found elsewhere that follows this same line, “The founders of America also felt that each individual was accountable to God for his own behavior, and was also able to receive help from God, to do what was right. This was an important part of the basis for believing that citizens would behave properly.”
Robert Winthrop, an early speaker of the House, said, “Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled by a power within them or by a power without them, either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man, either by the Bible or by the bayonet.”
They also understood the concept of the depravity of man — that we all tend to do wrong things. For this reason, the government was set up with a “balance of power” so that no one person could have absolute authority. They had experienced the oppression of the Kings of England and saw clearly that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Why do you think the leftist liberals/progressives took over the educational system? Education was understood to be, at its roots, moral training, based on the Bible and Christian principles. Noah Webster wrote, “All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”
Harvard University declared to its students, “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus which is eternal life, John 17:3, and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.”
Unlike the leftist liberals/progressives believe, believing in God and Jesus takes a much more open mind than any liberal has. It is only when you are of a closed mind, that you cannot see the nature and love of the Father and Son in the things they created.
I don’t mean to sound preachy either, however, my fellow Patriots and freedom lovers, it is only when we understand where, and how freedom is attained, that we can fight for it adequately with all the weapons available to us
See I am into History, not just specific parts of history, but the history of the world, with more detailed history of the Founding of America and the history of Israel, did you know that it was one woman and her son who got government to rule out prayer in schools? Look at the things that have happened to our public schools since that happened, a steady decline, folks, a steady decline. What does it take for people to see that we have GOT to stand not only for freedom and the American way, but we have GOT to also stand up for God, who inspired and gave us the American way!
First they took prayer, then the pledge of allegiance, you know I am appalled that people seem to be bothered more by the pledge being taken away than the prayer, we really have to do something about this. I am as one crying in the wilderness, I am here sounding the trumpet America, the alarm, Paul Revere crying out in the streets, I am the watchman on the wall, I am the Truth shining the Light into the darkness, I am simple, I am strong and I am brave and courageous! Hear my trumpet, my alarm, my cries from the walls. God bless America, God help us all. America, thank God always, and often for his blessings on us all.See also: Christianity and the Founding of the United States the Simple Truth The Wisdom and Love of God as Shown by His Creation by Noah Webster Non-Revisionist Politically Incorrect History of the World With Biblical References Part 1 The Excellence of the Christian Religion by Noah Webster Published 1834 Part 1
Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God