The Founder's Intent for the United States of America
Marty Kessler | June 26, 2020

There are four references to the God of the Bible in the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. They are as follows, with emphasis being mine:

1st paragraph

“…the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…"

2nd paragraph

“…that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”

Last paragraph

“…appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world…”, and “…with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence…”

If Buddha had been referenced four times in such a foundational document of any other nation, would we not suppose that the authors expected the teachings of Buddha to guide that nation in principle and practice?

If Allah was referenced four times, who would deny that the writers anticipated faith in him to be the primary factor in governing? But our Declaration of Independence does not simply reference the God of the Bible.

The first quote reproduced above proves that the founders based the colonies’ right of freedom from tyranny on the natural laws established by God.

The second quote reveals that they based the equality and rights of every citizen of this new republic on the fact that they were created by the God of the Bible (which fact later helped to end slavery).

The third quote reveals that they called upon the authority of the God of the Bible for justification of their claim to freedom.

The fourth quote makes it clear that those who signed this document pledging, “our Lives our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”, trusted that their hope for realizing independence was totally reliant upon God.

Surely you agree, this would be an odd way to begin the establishment of a totally secular nation.