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Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Was this Nation Founded on Christianity?

Were the majority of our forefathers Christians?

The liberals and anti-Christians in this country have been attempting for many years to wipe out any public acknowledgement of Christianity – including the rewriting of history. They do this by pointing to a very few individuals and suggesting that they represented the beliefs of the majority of the founding fathers. Example: Thomas Paine.
It would be dishonest to say that every founder was a Christian, but the vast amount of documentation of our forefathers is overwhelmingly in favor of a vision for a Christian nation, which this country continued to be for almost 200 years.

In 1620,the Mayflower Compact was drawn up and signed by the Pilgrims, electing their own officers, and binding themselves to work together “for the advancement of the Christian faith, for the glory of God, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God and one another

Patrick Henry, in his "Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech:
"Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings…If we wish to be free…we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!" (He also quoted numerous Scriptures in his address)

George Washington, in his farewell address: "And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

John Jay – First Chief Justice of the United States – was also the President of the American Bible Association.

The First Act of Congress was to authorize the printing of 20,000 Bibles for Missionaries to the Indians

The wording of the act of Congress to declare a National Day of Thanksgiving:
"It is therefore recommended … to set apart THURSDAY, the eighteenth Day of December next, for Solemn Thanksgiving and Praise; That with one Heart … People may express the grateful Feelings …and consecrate themselves to the Service of their Divine Benefactor; and that … they may join the penitent Confession of their manifold Sins, whereby they had forfeited every Favour, and their humble and earnest Supplication that it may please GOD, through the Merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of Remembrance; That it may please him graciously to afford his Blessing on the Governments of these States respectively, and prosper the public Council of the whole; to inspire our Commanders both by Land and Sea, and all under them, with that Wisdom and Fortitude which may render them fit Instruments, under the Providence of Almighty GOD, to secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, INDEPENDENCE and PEACE; That it may please him to prosper the Trade and Manufactures of the People and the Labour of the Husbandman, that our Land may yet yield its Increase; To take Schools and Seminaries of Education, so necessary for cultivating the Principles of true Liberty, Virtue and Piety, under his nurturing Hand, and to prosper the Means of Religion for the promotion and enlargement of that Kingdom which consisteth 'in Righteousness, Peace and Joy in the Holy Ghost.'"

The Continental Congress, on March 16, 1776 declared a National Day of Fasting and Prayer to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ:
"...be observed by the said colonies as a day of humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that we may, with united hearts, confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and, by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease his righteous displeasure, and, through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness; humbly imploring his assistance to frustrate the cruel purposes of our unnatural enemies;
. . . that it may please the Lord of Hosts, the God of Armies, to animate our officers and soldiers with invincible fortitude, to guard and protect them in the day of battle, and to crown the continental arms, by sea and land, with victory and success: Earnestly beseeching him to bless our civil rulers, and the representatives of the people, in their several assemblies and conventions; to preserve and strengthen their union, to inspire them with an ardent, disinterested love of their country; to give wisdom and stability to their counsels; and direct them to the most efficacious measures for establishing the rights of America on the most honourable and permanent basis—That he would be graciously pleased to bless all his people in these colonies with health and plenty, and grant that a spirit of incorruptible patriotism, and of pure undefiled religion, may universally prevail; and this continent be speedily restored to the blessings of peace and liberty, and enabled to transmit them inviolate to the latest posterity. And it is recommended to Christians of all denominations
{an assumption that Americans are CHRISTIAN}

Liberals and anti-Christians be silenced!

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2 Comments:

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Antonio said...

Just wanted to tell you that I visited here and will make it a point to continue.

Great thoughts here!

Antonio

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Ms.Green said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Antonio. Come back any time and feel free to speak your mind!

 

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