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Is America still the Greatest Nation on Earth? (1)

Updated on April 16, 2008

God bless America

What makes a Nation Great?


This question is based on the presumption that America has been the greatest nation on earth. Has it ever been the greatest? What makes a nation become the greatest? Is it the size of the land and its territories or the population count? Is it what Americans think of their nation that makes it great? No, absolutely not! A nation's greatness is based on what God says.

God’s Conditions for Choosing a Nation


"Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel." (Ex. 19:7-8)

"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all the peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt." (Deut. 7:6-8)

God has established criteria and conditions for blessing a nation. It is not based on the size of the land, its territories or its population, but solely on the nation's obedience to the voice of God and keeping His covenant. God is just and fair to every nation. "Then Peter opened his mouth and said: In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him." (Acts 10:34-35)

"Blessed is the nation who God is the LORD, And the people whom He has chosen as His own inheritance." (Psm. 33:12)

God blessed America because of its Christian Foundation


The United States of America is the only nation on earth that is founded on Christian faith and principles as evidenced by the charters of our Founding Fathers.

The Mayflower Compact

"In the name of God, Amen. ..........Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience."

The Pledge of Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--"

U.S Constitution - Bill of Rights:

Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

The American Dollar

The American dollar is the only currency in the world that has this inscription "In God we trust."


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      pramodgokhale 4 years ago from Pune( India)

      America is a great nation but why so much extremes-em on Christianity.

      I am Hindu so what is that I am inferior or below that?

      India and China went into dark age and lost but again they are trying to come up.

      No religion should claim supremacy then it becomes communal istead good teachings.

      thank you

      pramod gokhale

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      Knightheart 5 years ago from MIssouri, USA

      This country WAS founded on Christian principles. We became a great nation because our Founding Fathers knew that by following God and seeking his Wisdom and Guidance, we couldn't fail! They were right! A small group of colonies, when lead by God fearing men defeated the most powerful nation on Earth at the time, England, and brought it to its knees! Accident? No Way! God promised and kept His promise and led a fledgling nation to great victory and continued to bless us until in the mid 20th century. Around the late 1950's the U.S. began turning away from God. Now look at us...this nation is despised by most of the world...corruption and unethical behavior are running rampant in our government entities. Rare it is to find a citizen that truly trusts the government. Scandal, lies, and downright criminal behavior are becoming the status quo in Washington. The Constitution is being abused or ignored, the very document that was created to stop the government machine from controlling everything. Until our government leaders RELEARN the lessons our Founding Fathers knew, out country is going to pay heavily. Turn back to God and let Him bless this great country once again. It is never too late!

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      wolfgang1961 5 years ago

      I wouldnt want to live anywhere else,however we are heading in a direction that is not pleasing to God. A revolution is coming but we shouldnt fear it for God is coming soon. Are you ready? I'm waking up and getting out of the luke warm water.

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      Greg 5 years ago

      Three out of four of the Bible quotes refer to Israel, and America wasn't around when Peter was speaking...

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      John316believe 6 years ago

      Jesus saves.

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      DeathMetalZombie 7 years ago from Dover, Delaware

      America is NOT a Christian nation.

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      Mike 8 years ago

      The Mayflower compact was an agreement among Englishmen a full 150 years before America was founded. The Pledge of allegiance was originally written in 1892, more than 100 years after the founding of the country, and didn't include any reference to God until 1954. "In God We Trust" didn't appear on money until 1864. The Declaration of Independence does include some references to God, but The Bill of Rights, in the very part you quote denies the establishment of a national religion. This is pretty lame evidence for your assertion that America was founded on Christian faith. True, among the very first Europeans to settle in North America were radical fundamentalists seeking religious freedom, and many of the founders of America were also Christians. But that does not mean America was founded on Christian faith. Indeed, though Jews were not numerous in Colonial America, they had more rights and freedoms in New York and Providence than they had in most European Countries.

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      fred 8 years ago

      Christian nations are blessed by God...and we must spread the Word to the rest of the world

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      Timm 8 years ago

      USA rocks!!!

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      Bill 9 years ago

      America is a country on greater than Ireland, Japan or Australia. Get over yourselves.