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Saturday, December 9, 2006

America's Christian Heritage

I'm really weary of hearing liberals deny that this country was founded on Christianity, and that the "wall of separation between church and state" should be interpreted to mean that Christianity should be removed from the public arena. So I intend to periodically post quotes from our forefathers - and let them speak for themselves...

Quotes from one of our forefathers:

Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion…. The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother or sister and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitution of government.

In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed...

No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God." The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded. If [our] government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine Commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the Laws.

Noah Webster (1758 – 1843)


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At 12:38 PM, Blogger Robert Bayn said...

Anyone who thinks that the United States was not founded on Christian beliefs is ignorant of History.

However i also believe they believed in Religious freedom, thus the reason for seperation of Church and State, but that only means that the United States government would not establish a Church or religion of it's own, but that people were free to worship God in the ways they wanted too.

I'm a strong believer in keeping the two separate, i think if they are combined, it creates corruption, History also proves that to be true, Theocracy's never work.

At 2:40 PM, Anonymous herm said...

I agree "robert bayn" that Government should not create or form any types of state run religion. The emphasis is "Government formiing Religion", But, having said this, its very important to acknowledge that the framers of our Constitution utilized Christianity as the very foundation of "ALL" our moral, ethical and social laws governing our new nation. Christianity was most assuredly the excepted moral equivalency for our society. One only has to look at the terrible regression of our society, and realize the horrible damage that removing any reconized similarity to Christianity from the public view has wrought. We have no other moral anchor to base a moral society on than Chrisianity. No other religion can provide the liberty, peace, and freedom that belief in the Christian Faith provides. If not, why does a GOD HATING WORLD attack Christianity with such vileness and evil. Our forefathers knew this well. Nothing the framers ever wrote or voiced, denied our need for the sovereign God to be a reconizable and inter-active part of our Governing body or society. May God have mercy on our nation for denying our Rich Christian Herritage. 2Chron. 7:14 God bless, Herm

At 5:27 PM, Blogger Brooke said...

I think that if General and President George Washington were alive to hear a libbie claim that Christianity has no place in the foundation of America, he would kick some butt!

The quotes you're posting are plentiful, eloquent, and put that lame argument to rest.


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