Most "secular un-nationalists" will argue that the Declaration of Independence is a document that is free from religious connotation, or at least neutral in its sentiments on deity. This is not the case. The Declaration of Independence is a document that incorporates a large number of biblical beliefs. But don't take my word for it, see it for yourself:
Case #1: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another..."
Biblical truth: Moses 6:6 "Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments."
***Just as the Lord was able to free the children of Israel from the bondage of Egypt, so too was he able to grant freedom and independence to the American colonies over the British.
Case #2: "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..."
Biblical Truth: Genesis 1: 29-31 "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day."
***Despite the ridiculous claims of secularists, the God of Nature is simply the God of creation. He is not a neutral God, nor is he a God for the Deists and Unitarians. The God of nature is the Christian God pure and simple.
Case #3: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
Biblical Truth: Acts 10:34 "Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons."
Case #4: "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Biblical Truth: Acts 22:28 "And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born."
Case #5: "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
Biblical Truth: Romans 13:1 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
Case #6: "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Biblical Truth: 2 Samuel 11:25 "Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it."
***As was the case with David, the Founding Fathers understood that they had no other choice but to rebel against the established government of their land.