We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable RightsDeclaration of Independence
When our founding fathers were struggling against the tyrannical rule of British King George and his poor treatment of the Colonies, they agonized over the decision to fight for independence and how to present their case to the world. In making their declaration, the very first words acknowledge the self-evident and widely accepted truth of a Creator.
As we approach our July Fourth Independence Day celebrations it is worth noting that the latest national poll indicates that only 81% of Americans claim to believe there is a God.
This is no surprise, as our government and institutions have been waging a war on belief in God for decades. This denigration of a Creator has led to a devaluation of our Constitution, as well.
It may actually be surprising that the percentage is as high as it is, considering the current cultural climate. However, unless it is actively suppressed, there is a core in most thinking people which observes the majesty and complicated minutia of creation and knows this didn’t result from random chance.
20 For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.Romans 1:20
Whether from pride, ignorance, or a desire to be their own god, those who close their eyes to the truth are without excuse and will ultimately see that God is real, to their eternal chagrin.
The heavens declare the glory of God;Psalm 19
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.