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“Endowed by their CREATOR”

by Dan Hicks on July 4, 2006

For those who wish to remove any mention of the Creator from American public life, the Declaration of Independence can be an embarrassing document. Many secularists would want to keep its contents out of sight, for right there, towards the beginning of this foundational document in American history, you can hear the birth cries of what could be called a Christian nation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain 'unalienable' Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” (July 4, 1776; the unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America, emphasis added).

The Founding Fathers knew that human rights do not come from government. Life, liberty and happiness are gifts bestowed by the divine providence of the Almighty Creator of heaven and earth.

Today, there is a belief system masquerading as science that denies the Creator's hand. Time, chance and a few billion mutations are said to have given man his exalted evolutionary position atop nature's family tree. Frankly, I want a secularist to explain how man could possibly be endowed with “unalienable” rights by an unguided and purposeless process of evolution.

Though some have tried to suppress knowledge of America's Christian heritage, they cannot escape the founders' unanimous declaration of a Creator. As Americans celebrate the 230th anniversary of July 4, 1776, they should acknowledge their Creator and remember that with the nation's first cries, she cried out the name of God.

Suggested further reading on the Christian heritage of America and other nations

Ken Ham’s Why Won’t They Listen? chapter 7: From ‘Jews’—to ‘Greeks’


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