By Bryan Fischer
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If we’re going to elect a president, we need to know who we’re looking for. We need a profile to lay alongside our presidential wannabes so we can narrow the field. My next several columns will be an attempt to provide this profile.
Many conservatives believe we should look for a president who fits the profile of Ronald Reagan. But we need to look beyond Ronald Reagan to the men who crafted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Our next president needs to fit the profile of the Founding Fathers, a man (used in its generic sense) who shares their values and political convictions.
This means, as a first order of business, that the next president of the United States needs to be a man of sincere, authentic, genuine Christian faith. There were 55 framers of the United States Constitution. We know, as a matter of historical record, that 52 of them took a solemn oath before Almighty God declaring their belief in a conservative, historic, orthodox Christian statement of faith. It is no exaggeration to say that Christian statesmen created the United States of America.
Eighty-one percent of the American people say this country is on the wrong track. (The other nineteen percent are either lying or are not paying attention.) This country is off track because we have rejected and abandoned the moral and political foundation that was laid down for us by the Founding Fathers.
Christian statesmen created the United States and it will take Christian statesmen to reclaim the United States of America.
John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, said, "It is the duty, privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." These words were true then and they are true today.
Secondly, we need a president who flatly rejects the morally and scientifically bankrupt theory of evolution. Why? Because the Founding Fathers believed in a Creator with a capital C. They founded this nation on a profoundly religious concept, that there is a Creator and that that Creator is the source of every single one of our unalienable rights.
No matter what you think of the mythical separation of church and state, in America there never can possibly be any separation between God and government, because God is the source of the rights which government has a sacred duty to protect.
I submit to you that not a single one of our unalienable rights will be safe in the hands of a president who believes that we evolved from slime and that we are the descendants of apes and baboons rather than the handiwork of God.
If you doubt me, look at those nation states in the 20th century which rejected the Creator God of the Judeo-Christian tradition: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, Communist China. All of these secular states share one thing in common: dead bodies.
We need a president who understands that the purpose of government is not to grant us rights but to guarantee the rights that have already been given to us by God.
This business about Christian faith and belief in a Creator is not a religious test for public office at all. It is a political test for public office, a test of whether a man who wants to be president shares the political philosophy of the men who shaped America.
We need a president who will seek, as the Founding Fathers did, to align our public policy with the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.” And the place to begin is to find out if he has a sincerely held belief in orthodox Christianity and the Creator of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)