Did you know that 52 of the 55
signers of The Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed
Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the
God of scripture, and His personal intervention.
It is the same congress that formed
the American Bible Society.. Immediately after creating the Declaration of
Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000
copies of scripture for the people of this nation.
Patrick Henry, who is called the
firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, 'Give
me liberty or give me death.' But in current textbooks the context of these
words is deleted. Here is what he said: 'An appeal to arms and the God of hosts
is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a
just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of
the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the
price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course
others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.'
These sentences have been erased
from our textbooks.
Was Patrick Henry a Christian? The
following year, 1776, he wrote this 'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or
too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by
Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason
alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.'
Consider these words that Thomas
Jefferson wrote on the front of his well- worn Bible: 'I am a Christian, that
is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our
whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to
the pure doctrine of Jesus also.'
Consider these words from George
Washington, the Father of our Nation, in his farewell speech on September 19,
1796: 'It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all
the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and
morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the
supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and
experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in
exclusion of religious principle.'
Was George Washington a Christian?
Consider these words from his personal prayer book: 'Oh, eternal and
everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the
immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily,
frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in
thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the
resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race
of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus
Consider these words by John Adams,
our second president, who also served as chairman of the American Bible
Society. In an address to military leaders he said, 'We have no
government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions,
unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a
moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any
How about our first Court Justice, John
Jay? He stated that when we select our
national leaders, if we are to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians.
given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as
the privilege and interest of our Christian Nation to select and prefer
Christians for their rulers.'
John Quincy Adams, son of John
Adams, was the sixth U.S. President. He was also the chairman of the American
Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July
4, 1821, President Adams said, 'The highest glory of the American Revolution
was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil
government with the principles of Christianity.'
Calvin Coolidge, our 30th
President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, 'The
foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of
the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these
teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.'
In 1782, the United States Congress
voted this resolution: 'The congress of the United States recommends and
approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.'
William Holmes McGuffey is the
author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public
schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963.
President Lincoln called him the 'Schoolmaster of the Nation.'
Listen to these words of Mr.
McGuffey: 'The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are
derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the
universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free
institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from
the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no
Of the first 108 universities
founded in America,
106 were distinctly Christian, including the first.
HarvardUniversity, chartered in 1636. In
the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking
entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures:
'Let every student be plainly
instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and
studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and
therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and
learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set
himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).'
For over 100 years, more than 50%
of all Harvard graduates were pastors!
It is clear from history that the
Bible and the Christian faith, were foundational in our educational and
judicial system. However in 1947, there was a radical change of direction in
the Supreme Court.
Here is the prayer that was
'Almighty God, we acknowledge our
dependence on Thee. We beg Thy blessings upon us and our parents and our
teachers and our country. Amen.'
In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled
that Bible reading was outlawed as unconstitutional in the public school
system. The court offered this justification: 'If portions of the New Testament
were read without explanation, they could and have been psychologically harmful
Bible reading was now
unconstitutional , though the Bible was quoted 94 percent of the time by those
who wrote our constitution and shaped our Nation and its system of education
and justice and government.
In 1965, the Courts denied as
unconstitutional the rights of a student in the public school cafeteria to bow
his head and pray audibly for his food.
In 1980, Stone vs. Graham outlawed
the Ten Commandments in our public schools. The Supreme Court said this: 'If
the posted copies of the Ten Commandments were to have any effect at all, it
would be to induce school children to read them. And if they read them,
meditated upon them, and perhaps venerated and observed them, this is not a
permissible objective.' Is it not a
permissible objective to allow our children to follow the moral principles of
the Ten Commandments?
James Madison, the primary author
of the Constitution of the United
States, said this: 'We have staked the whole
future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We
have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of
each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the
Today we are asking God to bless America. But
how can He bless a Nation that has departed so far from Him? Most of what you read in this article has been
erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the
truth about our country's Christian roots.
Just as Isaiah and Micah pronounced
God s judgement on His people for compromising their faith and embracing pagan
worship of idols, we too all too often have compromised our moral fiber in the
name of tolerance and political correctness.
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