“Our dangers are of two kinds, those
which affect our religion, and those which affect our government. They are,
however, so closely allied that they cannot, with propriety, be separated. The
foundations which support the interests of Christianity are also necessary to
support a free and equal government like our own.… Whenever the pillars of
Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government,
and all the blessings which flow from them must fall with them.”
–Rev. Jedidiah Morse, 1799
The author believes Rev. Morse’s
warning is still applicable today. The basic Biblical principles upon which
American civil government were founded are rapidly disappearing in our society.
Yet he doesn’t simply point out the problem; he also explains how the
reinstatement of specific Biblical principles into American society and
government can reverse the damage.
foundations can be rebuilt.
K. Alan Snyder is a department chair
and professor of American history at Southeastern University in Florida. He
taught previously at Patrick Henry College in northern Virginia, in the
graduate school of government at Regent University, and in the
history/political science department at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Dr. Snyder received his Ph.D. in
history at The American University in Washington, D.C., and worked for several
years as a historical/political consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. He is
the author of Mission: Impeachable and Defining Noah Webster. Dr. Snyder ponders principles
daily on his weblog at: