I've been thinking a lot about the whole founding Fathers thing. We kind of got sidetracked in the Glenn Beck thread into a discussion of the Founders and their faith.
David Barton of Wallbuilders used to be an associate of Brannon Howse of Worldview weekend. They have parted ways now, and Chris Pinto is now an associate that Brannon relies on when discussing the founding and destiny of our nation.
We have two opposing views here. David Barton does spiritual heritage tours highlighting our Christian roots, and Chris Pinto does documentaries (not sure if he does tours) showing the Masonic roots of our nation.
As we look at the direction our nation is heading, these 2 views seem to be very significant as far as how we will choose to be involved in the kingdom of God--as we pray "Thy kingdom come". David Barton sides with Glenn Beck and the Dominionists--we need to take action and have courage. Join together--the we are many, they are few idea. Let's put aside our differences and do the right thing. Let's take back our nation and save the constitution. A paradigm shift is coming--and also buy gold and emergency supplies and guns.
Brannon Howse and Chris Pinto are emphasizing the Religious trojan horse idea. All this unity will set us up for a one world religion and one world government. The dangerous attitude to hold will be of the exclusivity of the gospel.
The whole argument about whether our founders were believers or not seems to play into the belief that America has a covenant relationship with God, and that if we repent and pray God will hear from Heaven and heal our land. The problem is, I believe this verse was talking about Israel. While I would like to think we are a blessed and supernaturally protected people because of our great beginning, I don't read the Bible in this way.