Our American Birthright

Pastor Tom Townsend Shares

July is the month that we celebrate the founding of our great country. It is a country that was founded on the principle: “One Nation, Under God” because our founding fathers understood the need to depend on an “Almighty One.” They believed that a Sovereign God had worked in a mighty way to bring this country into existence.

But, it seems to me, that in the last decades, we have lost the sense of that “Almighty One.” We have given up our foundational principles for pluralism and multi-culturalism. We no longer declare that we are, indeed, “One Nation, Under God.”

Chief Justice Roy S. Moore is known as the “Ten Commandments Judge.” As Chief Justice, Judge Moore refused to remove a monument to the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Supreme Court because he believed that we should still declare that we are indeed “One Nation, Under God.” That stand cost him his position. In 2003, Chief Justice Moore was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for standing up for the inalienable right to acknowledge God.

Judge Moore wrote these words:

One nation under God was their cry and declaration,
Upon the law of Nature’s God, they built a mighty Nation.
For unlike mankind before them who had walked this earthen sod,
These men would never question the Sovereignty of God.

That all men were “created” was a truth “self-evident,”
To secure the rights God gave us was the role of government.
And if any form of government became destructive of this end,
It was their right, their duty, a new one to begin.

So with a firm reliance on Divine Providence for protection,
They pledged their sacred honor and sought His wise direction.
They lifted an appeal to God for all the world to see,
And declared their independence forever to be free.

I’m glad they’re not here with us to see the mess we’re in,
How we’ve given up our righteousness for a life of indulgent sin.
For when abortion isn’t murder and sodomy is deemed a right,
Then evil is now called good and darkness is now called light.

While truth and law were founded on the God of all Creation,
Man now, through law, denies the truth and calls it “separation.”
No longer does man see a need for God when he’s in full control,
For the only truth self-evident is in the latest poll.

But with man as his own master we fail to count the cost,
Our precious freedoms vanish and our liberty is lost.
Children are told they can’t pray and they teach them evolution,
When will they learn the fear of God is the only true solution?

Our schools have become a battleground; while all across the land,
Christians shrug their shoulders afraid to take a stand.
And from the grave their voices cry, the victory has been won.
Just glorify the Father as did His only Son.

I believe there is a lot of truth to the words of Judge Moore. It seems to me that we have lost a sense of direction with the hopes of inclusion that have left us empty and without any foundation.

We, as a country and as citizens of the United States of America, need to reclaim the fact that we are “One Nation, Under God.” We need to recognize that as a Nation, there is an “Almighty One” to whom we turn. We must understand that we are Blessed because of His Love and Grace and Mercy.

Let me encourage you to think about all that we have in these United States of America and consider that our foundation was brought about as “One Nation, Under God.” Then, let me encourage you to ask yourself if you have a personal relationship with the Almighty God.

That Almighty God has demonstrated His love to you by sending His only Son to be the Savior of the World. In fact Romans 5:8 states: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

I hope you love the USA. I trust you know the love of the God upon whose truth this great Country was founded.

Pressing Toward the Mark,

Pastor Tom – Phil 3:14