II Timothy 2:19 “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.”
At a prayer breakfast recorded in Time Magazine (February 15, 1954), Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren said the following:
“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Saviour have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses … Whether we look to the first Charter of Virginia … or to the Charter of New England … or to the Charter of Massachusetts Bay … or to the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut … the same objective is present: a Christian land governed by Christian principles” (see a continuation of his remarks in my next post).
Warren was anything but a strong conservative. Nominated by President Eisenhower, Warren may be best known for being far more liberal of a justice than anyone expected. Yet, he recognized one important fact – our nation’s foundation was undeniably built upon Christ.
Foundations are important, and Chief Justice Warren had no qualms about expounding upon what the American population already knew to be true – we were a Christian land governed by Christian principles. That was the objective of our founders, and they succeeded in building upon a foundation that standeth sure. It wasn’t a nation built upon human geniuses. It was a nation built upon guiding geniuses, the Word and the Spirit of God, that were far superior to anything else. He unabashedly declared that important truth, and as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, saw no problem with doing so.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR NATION TO RETURN TO ITS TRUE FOUNDATION. We are daft to depart from the guiding geniuses of this land.
For related thoughts on foundations, please see the four-post series beginning with: http://prayatlunch.us/none-other/