We hear a lot these days about how our country is a secular nation and that our forefathers never intended that religion, especially Christianity should have any part in the forming of our government. Yet these statements just don’t add up to history or to the documentations of our founding fathers. Documents and monuments scattered across Washington D.C. and this great nation give credence to a great Divine power. Even in the Declaration of Independence we read these words: “We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions”. So it is quite clear that America was not founded under atheistic intentions, but quite the contrary. While we are indeed not specifically a Christian nation, we were indeed founded upon Christian principles. Freedom is one of the greatest of Christian virtues and one we still cling to as a nation today. Therefore, I encourage you this July 4th to take time to give thanks for this great land that we live in. It may be ever changing and even in many cases for the worse, yet it is truly a wonderful gift to live in America. May we never take for granted the freedoms afforded to us by God through our founding fathers.