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The idea that truth is somehow relative truly hurts my brain. Stick with me on this… It seems that in America today we can come up with “our own” truth, while our neighbors can somehow come up with a different truth simply because they are, well, different than us. While we’re certainly “free” to come up with our own ideas of the truth, logically, and philosophically, it makes no sense at all.

Take the founding of America for instance. Truth be known, most of those who spilled blood and sweat to found this great nation had as their guide the Creator of Heaven and Earth. And that Creator, Jesus Christ, called Himself in John 14:6 “the way, the truth, and the life.” (Emphasis added) According to Josh McDowell, that statement alone implies that Jesus Christ was either a colossal liar (He knew He wasn’t God, but perpetuated a myth anyway), a lunatic who didn’t realize He was crazy, or the Lord He claimed to be. There are no other logical options. McDowell’s book “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” dispels in great detail the notions that Christ was a liar or a lunatic.

In many of the founding documents and historical writings surrounding the founding of America you see a direct reference to God. Implied in this is the same God who parted the Red Sea and told Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the grains of sand on the sea shore. You don’t have to believe me, just read the preambles to the various state constitutions or the Declaration of Independence itself to see direct reference to God in our historical founding documents.

In its historical context, the Old Testament is an excellent illustration of how the success of nations is wholly dependent upon how those nations respond to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Follow God’s laws and seek His guidance and nations succeed. Trash those laws and dismiss God altogether and nations fail. It’s that simple and history proves it.

Noted American historian David Barton’s Wallbuilders website has a plethora of information and links to more information that definitively points to America’s Christian heritage. But again, the great thing for both of us is you don’t have to take my word for it… go do an honest study of American history for yourself, starting with Barton’s site.

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