Is America’s Constitution truly a Godless Constitution? The Founding Fathers who wrote and ratified it certainly didn’t think so! Not only did several of the delegates openly acknowledge God’s hand in its formation, but numerous of them acknowledged specific Biblical passages that directly affected its formation. For example, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams all credited Jeremiah 17:9 for providing the principle undergirding the separation of powers. The principles in several other Biblical passages were directly incorporated into the Constitution, including Deuteronomy 17:15 and the Article II, Section 1 provision that a president must be a natural-born citizen. Then compare the Article III, Section 3 constitutional provision regarding witnesses and capital punishment with Deuteronomy 17:6. Or the Article III, Section 3 constitutional prohibition against attainder (that is, against punishing the whole family for the acts of one of its members) with Ezekiel 18:20. And several Founders cited Exodus 18:21 as the basis of republicanism, found in Article IV, Section 4. Ezra 7:24 establishes the type of tax exemptions that the Founders gave to our churches, and there are many other passages that provide a direct influence on the Constitution.
We have produced a new CD or MP3, God in the Constitution, that points out the many reasons from our Founding Fathers themselves demonstrating that the Constitution is definitely not Godless. Hear what they say not only about Bible verses such as those above but also about how the Bible shaped the “Sundays Excepted” Clause; the Oath Clauses; the Attestation Clause; the Common Law; and many other specific parts of the Constitution.