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How did America become a super power in such a short time?

America rose to become a super power in a very short period of time because it was founded on pure Christian principles. The Lord promised that if a nation would obey Him, it will prosper and succeed “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” (Joshua 1:8).

The founding fathers of America were men of deep Christian convictions. Here are just some quotes that reveal their faith:

George Washington – 1st U.S. President

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained” American State Papers: Documents Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States (1833).

John Adams – 2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Suppose a nation … should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged … to charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.” –Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.

Thomas Jefferson – 3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.” –Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

James Madison – 4th U.S. President

“Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.” –America’s Providential History by Stephen K. McDowell, p. 93.

James Monroe – 5th U.S. President

“When we view the blessings with which our country has been favored…Let us then, unite in offering our most grateful acknowledgments for these blessings to the Divine Author of All Good.” –Monroe made this statement in his 2nd Annual Message to Congress, November 16, 1818.

John Quincy Adams – 6th U.S. President

“The hope of a Christian is inseparable from his faith. Whoever believes in the divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth.” –Life of John Quincy Adams, p. 248.

The Bible affirms that as a nation adopts Biblical principles, it prospers. But when a nation strays away from Biblical principles, it crumbles. “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

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