Is America in the Bible?

Is America in the Bible? Yes and No!


Did you know there are Americans, some of whom claim to be Christians, who do not want God in America? For some reason they have turned their backs on “In God We Trust.” Instead, they choose, “In Me I Trust.” There are some arrogant people that think they are smarter than God and smarter than the Founders who established America on biblical values.


Our government schools have brainwashed generations of Americans to disengage from God and from God in America. Some believe that our Founders were secularists who, much like the French in their revolution, established our nation without an interest in God.


Yet, when you read the documents that have been preserved, our Founders and Framers were well aware of God. They believed in a biblical worldview which encompassed all aspects of life, including government. You can even read some parallel statements of the Bible and Constitution. The Declaration of Independence, our birth certificate, clearly includes God as Creator.


No, you do not read the word, “America” in the Bible. But we are there the same way that every individual is in the scriptures. As we read the accounts and the parables, we see ourselves. We see our nation.


I am not so sure that America was chosen by God in the same manner that Israel was. I do think that God worked His providence to bless those who were seeking Him when they came to America. More important than seeing America in the Bible was to see the Bible in America. That was a goal of our Founders and Framers. In fact, many of our Founding Fathers promoted the Bible and even led Bible societies.


America was not God’s “Chosen Nation” as was Israel. America was God’s “Choosing Nation.” There have been nations in the Bible who have decided to serve the Living God in a way similar to Israel. Nineveh was one, in the book of Jonah. Nebuchadnezzar led Babylon in God’s direction for a brief time in Daniel.


The United States started as a nation that honored God. Americans back then understood, far better than most Americans today that there are choices to make for our individual, family, and national lives. Notice what Moses told the new generation of Hebrews in Deuteronomy 11:29 (ESV):

And when the Lord your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.


We have a choice of blessings and curses. Mount Gerizim contained the blessings of God and Ebal, the curses. A wise man would seek the blessings. Yet, through time Israel went from wise to foolish. They went from choosing to follow God to following gods; from the blessings to the curses.


We wind up with the same choice Joshua gave to the people of his day in Joshua 24:14-15 (ESV). He said:

14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


There is a choice that the Hebrews were to make. That same choice is for Americans, British, Nigerians, Chinese, Australians, et al, as well. We can choose God and His blessings or we can reject God and be cursed.


You may ask, “Why are you so into God in America when there are so many other nations in the world? Shouldn’t we be about having God in the world, not just America?” Of course we want God in every nation. Jesus said that the gospel would be preached to every nation before He returned in Matthew 24:14.


While we want God’s will to be done “on earth as it is in heaven” among all nations, we have to start somewhere. America needs to return to its foundations. We need to come back to the place where our Founders and Framers included God in every arena of life.


Notice that we once centered our public schools on God and His word. Perhaps my favorite Founder was Dr. Benjamin Rush. Not only was he a physician, he was intently interested in public education. He once said:

“Let the children…be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education.”


Where are we today? Not only can we not study the Bible in our government-controlled schools, our children are not even allowed to pray to God. In some cases, they are not even allowed to bow their heads in silent prayer in thanks for their meal in the cafeteria. And to me, the kicker is, there are professed Christians who like it just fine. They don’t want God in our schools; they don’t want our children to be instructed of the things of God at school.


Did you know that the Eastern European Missions organization is printing Bibles for Ukrainian school districts? They are begging EEM for Bibles because they found out that when students read the Bible they become not only better students, they become better people. There are even Muslim school districts wanting the Bible for their schools.


This is not so in America. America has become like backslidden Israel and rejected God to serve the gods of the land. Ultimately that worship goes to Satan himself as he confuses and distorts the thinking of so many.


It is too bad that professed Christians in America reject God in the life of the nation. If we exclude the true God, what takes His place? It is darkness of evil rather than the light of God.


Let’s invite God back into the life of America and the lives of Americans. Let’s seek to do His will on earth as we anticipate heaven.


Let’s Keep The Light of God Burning in America!