Independence Day Commentary. July 4th in America celebrates the 227th anniversary of independence. No other country has held a single form of government for so long yet America’s christian-based republic is under attack by the spiritual decay of the American people. The founders of America based their government on scripture and finally gave God the credit for founding the country. Benjamin Franklin said “even the creator of the universe knows when a sparrow falls to the ground, so how is it we would form a nation without praying for guidance in leading this country.” He was endorsing prayer in asking for guidance in governing the United States. From that day forward, when His inspiration was from Acts 17:24-28 (KJV) “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Man and government have throughout history demonstrated that without God, thier best effort ends in judgement and destruction. The founders of America knew this and sought wisdom from scripture in the founding of America. Today, there is a warfare going on in the courts to remove the Ten commandments from our courtrooms. How far will America remove God from their government? The lesson on June 29, 2003 is a commentary on God and government.