Now v. Then: If 2012 had been 1776, would we have an America?
differences in politics, but Christ also called His followers to make a difference in the world. There’s no good reason Christians should remain politically silent.
We’ll start with a look at the founding of our nation, asking the question, “If ‘now’ was ‘then’, would we even have an America?”
In 2012, we are 236 years removed from 1776. The freedoms we enjoy are the result of individuals who believed strongly in a Divine Lawgiver and the call to influence politics. How different things could have been if the diluted views of today would have been dominant in 1776. The founders of our nation openly recognized God’s role in life, going so far as to make a point of mentioning in the Declaration of Independence, “Nature’s God” and the rights “endowed” to us by our “Creator”. But today we think God must stay out of politics.