The nature and role of God: As referenced in the Declaration of Independence

The second paragraph of the Declaration recognizes another aspect of the role and nature of God. It says: “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.”  What were the Founding Fathers discussing by this statement?