America: The Grand Design of Providence

They Were Believers with Steve Farrell

John Adams
John Adams

Consistent with the view of so many of his contemporaries, American Founding Father John Adams, the man accurately referred to as “The Voice of the Declaration of Independence,” and the second President of the United States, solemnly observed as to America’s beginnings and her long run destiny under God:

“I always, consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.” (1)

It is my conviction and witness that what John Adams and his fellow founders believed on this point was and still is true. Call it America’s doctrine, if you will. And call the following an American doctrine as well: there have been forces in the world, and among us – also from the beginning – bent on making war with the Grand Scene and Design of God for America, some subtly, others openly (especially today). And sadly, these forces against God and Liberty have in many respects prevailed to the point that most Americans seem unaware of the faith of their forefathers, that these men were convinced God was with them, that they were sure they were on His errand, and that they knew this too: so long as they and their children stayed (in the main) just and moral, intelligent and wise, vigilant and active,  the Constitution they penned would endure every test and every trial and stand as a model of wise and free government to all the nations for all time.

For those of us still aware that such convictions stirred the hearts of the Founders, let us re-affix in our hearts and minds that God was then, is now, and will yet be, mindful of America. That He who raised up the Founders intervened in their favor in the War for Independence, inspired them in the writing of the world’s most remarkable Constitution, and that He who is a living, loving God that is the “same yesterday, today, and forever” will not let liberty die so long as there is a band of true believers in the land, believers willing to do the hard and worthy work of keeping a nation and its people free.

Some will call this a stretch, but I will not; and I hope and pray you will not. True liberty, true patriotism, true faith, true citizenship, true sons and daughters of God, will yet – with the timely and powerful aid of the Living God – step up , stand up, and win out over the gathering storm of falsehood and tyranny. That the day will yet come that in every hall of government that glorious Title of Liberty, that Heavenly Banner, that gift from God to man, the Constitution of the United States of America, will again be the political gospel of the land, and not for this land only, but for every and which freely chooses to embrace it. Of this I feel certain.

Recommended read: This nation shall endure, by Ezra Taft Benson.

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1. Bancroft, George. “History of the United States, Volume 3,” p. 95.

Steve FarrellThey Were Believers is researched, compiled, and edited by The Moral Liberal Founder and Editor In Chief, Steve Farrell. Steve served as one of the original and most popular pundits at (1999-2007), and is the author of the highly praised inspirational novel, Dark Rose.

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