What should be the relationship between “God and country” in our nation today? There are those who think religion in general, and Christianity in particular, is a danger or a threat to government. They want to ban God from the public square and erase the words “In God We Trust” from our money.
However, as Dr. D. James Kennedy shows, “Our nation was born in the hearts of men and woman who loved God; who trusted in Jesus Christ as the Divine Redeemer and Savior of the world, and who came here for His glory and established a nation that was intended to advance the Christian faith and glorify God.”
Christianity was considered the essential and necessary support of all good government, according to the founding fathers. In fact, George Washington said: "True religion offers the government its surest support." God’s providential care was sought and celebrated as America fought for its independence.
In this full-length message, preached from the text of Psalm 33:12, Dr. Kennedy explains what America’s “Founding Covenant” was and distinguishes America as a “Christian nation” from “Christian states” that were run by a state church. He shows the purpose of the First Amendment to the Constitution and explains the relationship between spiritual liberty and civil freedom.
If our nation is to continue to be preserved, America must once again seek the proper relationship between “God and country,” and, as Dr. Kennedy says, we must “recommit ourselves to the American Covenant; to bring glory to God in every sphere of the life of this country and to advance the Christian religion in the hearts of men and women everywhere.”