The First President's Thoughts on Christianity

"We are persuaded that good Christians will always be good citizens, and that where righteousness prevails among individuals the nation will be great and happy. Thus while just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support."

George Washington

 

Part of the genius of the founding fathers was in their understanding of Christianity. They understood that Christianity does not take away the rights of others. They also understood that Christianity (Washington referred to it as "true religion") was that which made for good citizens and which gave  government its surest support. Washington also firmly believed that it would be righteous behavior that would make America both great and happy.

 

And he was right! America not only has been a great nation by just about every conceivable metric, it has also experienced a contentment and happiness that few nations, regardless of era, have enjoyed.

 

So if Washington was right in his belief that a nation populated by practicing Christians would be happy, great, and supportive of government, why are our current leaders rejecting this notion today? Could it be that they sincerely do not approve of the righteous standards associated with true religion, so they can never admit that Christianity has any benefits at all?

 

Regardless of the non-believers and history deniers within our present day elite, America has illustrated an important lesson for all who would care to learn: When we are righteous, we are great. When we practice the true religion of Christianity, we are happy. If you want a good citizen, look for a good Christian.

 

And while we are genuinely concerned about the loss of the very ideals that has made America great in the past, we can always get that greatness and sense of contentment back - we just need to repent. The only question is will we see that solution before its too late? Consider the advice that God gave to another great nation almost 2,700 years ago - it's still great advice today!

 

"This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: 'In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength,

but you would have none of it.'"

Isaiah 30:15