Did America’s Founding Fathers build the United States on a faith in Jesus Christ?
Answering these and other questions at our Lamb & Lion Ministries 2018 Bible conference, themed “God’s Prophetic Voices to America,” was Billy Crone, the senior pastor of Sunrise Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada and founder of Get A Life! Ministries. Billy spoke at our conference about “The Hope for a Last Days Revival,” which also aired on our television program Christ in Prophecy. In the process, he presented a powerful challenge to the Church to arise from its lethargy and start proclaiming the Gospel with boldness. The following is an excerpt from Billy’s presentation.
Faith of Our Founders
Billy Crone: I want to demonstrate to you just how much we have been lied to concerning what our Founding Fathers believed about our nation’s Christian heritage. After reading these quotes, you tell me if they did or not deliberately build our nation on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Let’s take a look at some of their evidence today. We could take all day there are just so many quotes, but obviously I’ll just share a few of them.
John Adams said, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.” He said it! I didn’t.
“Without religion,” meaning Christianity, “this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company.” In other words, if you were to remove Christianity, what’s it going to turn into? Hell. And that’s what’s happening today.
“The Christian religion,” Adams also said, “above all religions that have ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.”
John Quincy Adams said, “My hopes of a future life are all founded on the Gospel of Christ. In the chain of human events the birthday of the nation is linked forever with the birthday of the Savior Jesus Christ.”
“The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government…” Upon what? “…the first precepts of Christianity.”
Patrick Henry once said, “Being a Christian is a character I prize far above all else this world has or can boast. Righteousness alone can exalt America as a nation. The great pillars of all government and social life are virtue, morality and religion. This is the armor, my friend,” this meaning Christianity, “is what renders us invincible.”
John Jay who served as a Chief Justice on the US Supreme Court wrote, “Mercy and grace and favor…” Did come by who? The Supreme Court? No! “…Jesus Christ. By conveying the Bible to people we certainly do to them the most interesting act of kindness.”
The Supreme Court said this: “The most effectual means of securing the continuance of our civil and religious liberties is to always remember with reverence and gratitude the source from which they flow.” Where does it flow from? “The Bible, the best of all books, for it is the Word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world, and in the next. Continue, therefore, to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”
“Providence,” meaning God, “has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
Benjamin Rush, who was the father of public schools under the Constitution, once wrote, “The Gospel of Jesus Christ prescribes the wisest rules and just conduct in every situation of life. Happy they who are enabled to obey them in all situations.”
“The great enemy of salvation of man — Satan,” Rush said, “in my opinion has never invented a more effective means of eliminating Christianity from the world than by persuading mankind that it was improper to read the Bible at school.” You tell me that’s not exactly what’s happened in our public school system. He said that ejection came from Satan.
Rush went on, “Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and in proportion as mankind adopts its principles, obeys it precepts, they will be wise and happy.” And, listen to this: “The Bible should be read in our schools in preference to all other books.” That’s coming straight from our Founding Fathers.Benjamin Rush: #Christianity is the only true and perfect #religion; and in proportion as mankind adopts its principles, obeys it precepts, they will be wise and happy. #America Click To Tweet
Those who lie to us that the Founding Fathers believed in the separation of Church and State, which is not in the Bill of Rights and it’s not in the Constitution because it’s the idea has been ripped out of historical context, actually means, “Keep Christianity out!” Well, that’s a lie straight from the pit of Hell.
Let’s take a look at a couple more. Noah Webster of the dictionary fame wrote, “The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His Apostles. This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government. The moral principles and precepts found in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions in law. And I’m persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of Christianity have not a controlling influence in.”
And, finally, the nail in the coffin of the separation of Church and State lie comes from the US House Judiciary Committee which in 1854 said this, “Had the people during the American Revolution had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that revolution would have been strangled in its cradle.” Why? “Because in this age there can be no substitute for Christianity. That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.” In other words, you and me.
Our founders built our country on Jesus Christ, on God the Father, and the Bible. Our nation’s success came from the foundation they were laying, not just for their time, but for our time as well. The reason why we’re going down the tubes is because we’ve fallen off of that foundation. We bought into a lie. We listened to the Atheists instead of our own true heritage. We’ve let them take God out of our whole system, and now our system is collapsing.Billy Crone: Our founders built our country on #JesusChrist, on #God the Father, and the #Bible. Our nation's success came from the foundation they were laying, not just for their time, but for our time as well. #America Click To Tweet
In the fourth and last segment in our series, Billy Crone will make an impassioned call for Americans to return to Jesus Christ and our nation’s Christian foundation.
The rest of this hard-hitting presentation by Billy Crone is available on our 2018 conference DVD, titled God’s Prophetic Voices to America.