The Founding Fathers believed that God created all things because it was reasonable to believe that something cannot be created out of nothing. For example, no one can logically look at a television and say that it appeared out of some chaos – that suddenly it was self-manifested working perfectly. No, that would make no sense. It seemed equally impossible for our Founding Fathers to believe that suddenly out of nowhere this working, functioning, evolving universe appeared.
It is reasonable to presume that if I design and create the television and all of its parts, than as far as that television is concerned, I, am all knowing. Therefore, whatever that something was that created the Universe, in regards to that Universe that something is all knowing. There is nothing in the material world of man, from a paperclip to a computer that is self-created, or that came about on its own out of thin air. Someone created everything that we use. So, our Founding Fathers felt that it was not merely an act of blind faith to believe that we are and all is the creation of a Higher Power, but it is faith based upon the soundest science and reason to hold such a belief. They held the belief in the Creator the foundation of all that can be held as truth.
We depend upon the earth, and upon each other for our survival; therefore we have been endowed with the compassion, and love necessary to sustain ourselves, each other and all creatures on the planet on which we live. To endow man with these qualities, God must have these qualities. In order for us to survive, there must be an ultimate order, sense of cooperation, and service contained in our deepest natures, therefore Justice must be within the essence of the Creator. Justice, an ultimate service to right and wrong as the understanding of these are necessary for us to share and prosper on this planet. It is the will of God, that they call the Laws of Nature.
The Founding Father felt that there was “Natural Law” and “Human Law”. Human Law is that which was revealed as the basic foundation of all religions, the laws of brotherhood, of service, and the golden rule, “Do unto other that which you would want others to do unto you.” They believed that we are showing our greatest respect and gratitude to our creator by showing our love to our fellow beings. In reality, our Founding Fathers entered into the war with the England in the same way as David entered into battle with Goliath. It was the faith of George Washington in the Divine Cause and of those who fought, that brought this country to victory, by all reasonable accounts, the fact that this country won its freedom was nothing short of a miracle, a part of Gods Divine Plan, because it could never have been reasonably conceived or logically won with the army that we had at the time. At President Washington’s inauguration he said:
“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.” (Writings of George Washington 30:292)
James Madison expressed the same sentiments after he considered all that was accomplished by the Constitutional Convention:
“The real wonder is that so many difficulties should have been surmounted…with a unaniminity almost as unprecedented as it must have been unexpected. It is impossible for any man of candor to reflect on this circumstance without partaking of the astonishment. It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution. (Federalist Papers, No 37, pp. 230-231)
Understanding all of this, the fact that we defeated England and won our independence, and the fact that the Constitutional Convention actually was able to reach agreement on a document so important and so divine in its inspiration, with the realization that there were as many different opinions and interests in that room as are today in the halls of Congress clearly tells me, that God was working to build the foundation upon which this country stands. And God is working to bring down the Godless structure that we have built upon that foundation.
“No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity.” –Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821. ME 19:408
Originally posted 2010-11-24 05:31:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter