The 1776 Declaration of Independence, which we celebrate on July 4th, acknowledges the Presence of Almighty God in human affairs. The Document states, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that.. all men are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights.” This means that even the document which serves as America’s Birth Certificate stems from THE Document of documents, the Holy Bible. A 1982 article in Newsweek magazine stated, “For centuries, the Bible has exerted an unrivaled influence on American culture, politics and social life. Now historians are discovering that the Bible perhaps even MORE than the Constitution, is our FOUNDING DOCUMENT.”
Time magazine said something similar in 1987, stating, “Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea. That good idea combines a commitment to man’s inalienable rights with the Calvinist Christian belief in an ultimate moral right and sinful man’s obligation to do good. These articles of Faith, embodied in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution, literally govern our lives today.”
America’s earliest colonies were the Jamestown Colony in Virginia (1607), and Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts (1620). The First Charter of Virginia emphasizes the Christian character of the purpose for the expedition to the New World. It reads, “We, greatly commending and graciously accepting of, their desires for the furtherance of so noble a work, which may, by the providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the glory of His Divine Majesty, in propagating of the Christian Religion to such people, as yet live in darkness and miserable ignorance of the true knowledge and worship of God.”
History records that Worship services began almost immediately from the hour of the pilgrim landing in May of 1607. It was there, where it is said that the first seed for English Christianity on American soil was sown. The 105 colonists and seamen carried the Geneva Bible with them to what would be known as Jamestown, named after the king of England, James I. Before finding what would be their permanent settlement, Reverend Hunt (1568–1608) offered a prayer, on April 29, 1607, while erecting a Cross at Cape Henry (now Virginia Beach, Virginia).
He declared, “We do hereby dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to Almighty God.. and by the Providence of Almighty God go forth to reach the people within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to ALL generations, as long as this earth remains, and may THIS Land, along with England, be an Evangelist to the World. May all who see this Cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant, and in this most noble work that the Holy Scriptures may be fulfilled.”
Hunt was reminding his shipmates that the kingdom of God was their priority, and future generations were in view. Hunt continued, “From these very shores, the Gospel shall go forth, not only to this New World, but the entire world.” He concluded the prayer with Psalm 22:27-28: “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before Thee. For the Kingdom is the Lord’s and He ruleth among the nations”.
The Geneva Bible became the foundation for establishment of the American Nation. John Smith became President of the Jamestown Colony on September 10, 1608. He required discipline of the colonists, and announced a policy based on 2nd Thessalonians 3:10, that “he that will not work shall not eat (except by sickness or he be disabled).” The Governor of Jamestown, Lord de La Warr, who arrived in 1610, organized a worship service and issued a Biblical call for sacrifice.
5 Churches had been built there in the span of 70 years. The 4th church was made out of brick. The tower of this church is the only 17th-century structure which still stands at Jamestown today. It is one of the oldest English-built edifices in the United States. The Christian faith was the basis and pervading element of all social and civil institutions of the Virginia colony, Massachusetts, and the Mayflower Compact.
In September of 1620, the Pilgrims set sail from England, in a ship named the Mayflower. After more than two months at sea, the Mayflower reached the American shore. The travelers drafted a governing document for the New World, which would come to be known as the Mayflower Compact. The Compact was drafted and signed by 41 adult males while aboard the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts, on November 21, 1620.
The Pilgrims did not settle there, but went on to Plymouth where they landed in late December of that same year. The Compact was to serve as a temporary legal “compact” for the arriving group of “saints and strangers.” The Compact reads, in part, “Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith.. In the name of God, Amen.” The document would later be called “the foundation stone of American liberty” and the basis of representative government in the New World.
William Bradford (1589?–1657), who followed John Carver as governor of Plymouth after Carver’s death in 1621, also served as the colony’s historian. In Book I of Plymouth Plantation, Bradford writes that the “Pilgrims were motivated by the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ”. Reverend Thomas Hooker (1586–1647) established Connecticut in 1636, and he preached a sermon using Deuteronomy 1:13 and Exodus 18:21, which laid out the Biblical basis for civil government.
He explained in the sermon before the Connecticut General Court of 1638, that “the choice of public magistrates belongs unto the people by God’s own allowance”, and that “they who have the power to appoint officers and magistrates, it is in their power, also, to set the bounds; and William Bradford cherished a great hope and inward zeal of laying good foundations.. for the propagation and advance of the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ.” He went on to say that, “the privilege of election, which belongs to the people, must be exercised according to the blessed will and LAW OF GOD.”
New Haven was established by the Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton in 1638. It was at New Haven that the first general court convened in 1638, and enacted a body of laws. After a day of fasting and prayer, they rested their first frame of government on a simple plantation covenant, that “all of them would be ordered by the rules which the Scriptures held forth to them.” Under the guidance of Davenport and Eaton, who was annually elected its governor for twenty years until his death, the colony prospered and maintained its faithfulness to the Word of God.
A committee consisting of Davenport, Eaton, and five others, made up what was known as “the seven Pillars”. They enacted a civil policy where God’s Word was “established as the ONLY RULE in public affairs”. New Haven had made the Holy Bible its Statute-Book. On January 14, 1639, the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, often called the world’s first written Constitution, was adopted at Hartford by the colonists.
It read, in part, “Forasmuch as it has pleased Almighty God by the wise disposition of His Divine Providence so to order and dispose of things.. and well knowing where a people are gathered together, the Word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent government established according to God.. to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess, as also the discipline of the churches, which according to the Truth of the said Gospel is now practiced among us.”
The New England Confederation, put into effect on May 19, 1643, established a union of like-minded civil bodies. They shared a common understanding of limited civil government and the need to advance the cause of the Gospel, a mission which they described as “to advance the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to enjoy the liberties of the Gospel in purity with peace.”
Civil rulers and courts were considered to be “ministers of God for the good of the people, and to have power to declare, publish, and establish, for the Plantations within their jurisdiction, the Laws He hath made; and to make and repeal orders for smaller matters, not particularly determined in Scriptures, according to the more general rules of righteousness, and while they stand in force, to require execution of them.”
A survey of all the colonies will lead any student of the era to conclude that they were founded on the Holy Bible, and more specifically, the precepts of Christianity. The Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges, written in 1701, stated that “all persons who profess to believe in Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the World, shall be capable to serve this Government in any capacity, both legislatively and executively,”
Like the colonial charters that preceded them, State Constitutions expressed dependence on God for their moral civil order. The state constitutions are proof that Christianity played a vital role in the formation of the American Republic. A majority of the state constitutions were explicitly Christian, or at least Biblically-based. Those who shout “Separation of Church and State” today are obviously ignorant to the fact that the 50 State Constitutions, throughout history, ALL mention the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, using various Titles.
Titles used to describe Him, include, “God, Lord, Creator, Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Divine Goodness, Divine Guidance, Supreme Being, Sovereign Ruler of the Universe, and Legislator of the Universe”. The most used Title in the constitutions is His Biblical Name “Almighty God”. Numerous State Seals and Mottos include Biblical references. For example, Connecticut’s “Qui Transtulit Sustinet” translates as “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.” Florida’s says “In God We Trust”.
Colorado’s “Nil Sine Numine” means “Nothing without God”. South Dakota says “Under God the People Rule”. Arizona’s “Ditat Deus” means “God Enriches”. Kentucky’s motto is “Deo gratiam habeamus”, meaning, “Let us be Grateful to God.” Ohio’s is a verse of Scripture, “With God All Things are Possible”. And, of course, the official motto of the United States of America today is “IN GOD WE TRUST”.
The original 13 colonies, which later became States, created our National government. Those, in the secular world, who misinterpret America’s founding documents, fail to understand that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion” was not meant to suppress Christianity’s influence on the government.
Rather, since virtually all of the men who penned the United States Constitution were CHRISTIANS, it meant that not one of them could force their denominational form of Christianity upon the entire nation. It had nothing to do with Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, or foreign religions. At that time, Christians in America were made up of Protestants, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, Evangelicals, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc..
While they all believed in the same God, they had different interpretations of the Holy Bible. That is why Jefferson said there should be “separation of Church and State”, because he did not believe that any one man should dictate to the entire nation what brand of Christianity to follow. The statement by Jefferson, and the first amendment, do NOT mean “freedom FROM Religion”. They mean “Freedom OF Religion” (specifically Christianity, which was all they knew).
The lies being fed to America’s ignorant and uneducated youth today that “Islam” was part of America’s founding are completely historically inaccurate. If there were ANY muslims present in the founding of America, they were most likely African slaves. They were not leaders in government, they were not fighting in wars, and they were not responsible in any way for the creation of America. It is just not true.
New Jersey’s history of its Christian foundations goes back as far as 1683 with the drafting of the “Fundamental Constitution for the Province of East New Jersey.” Religious liberty was upheld, and every civil magistrate was required to affirm this by law, and swear a binding oath TO JESUS Christ.
The men who took this oath had to live HOLY lives by obeying Biblical commands, as the constitution stated that “None under the notion of liberty shall allow themselves to avow atheism, irreligiousness, or to practice cursing, swearing, drunkenness, profaneness, whoring, adultery, murdering, or any kind of violence”. The 1780 constitution of Massachusetts stated that “no person shall be eligible to the office of Governor, unless he shall declare himself to be a CHRISTIAN.”
In 1711, Carolina was divided into North Carolina and South Carolina. The 1776 constitution of North Carolina, in article XXXII, states that “NO person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the Christian religion, or the Divine Authority of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold Religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust within this State.”
On June 28, 1787, 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin addressed George Washington, the presiding President of the Constitutional Convention, and its delegates. “Have we now forgotten that Powerful Friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need HIS assistance. I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth.. that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice (Matthew 10:29), is it probable that an empire can rise without HIS aid?”
Franklin continued, “We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’ (Psalm 127:1) I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel.. I therefore beg that, henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly EVERY morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.”
I wonder how that quote rubs all of the liberals today who claim Benjamin Franklin was not a God-fearing man?? Franklin’s motion was immediately seconded by Roger Sherman. Also, as certain proof of ONE GOD and ONE Faith dominating the earliest days of America, we consistently find in official government documents, declarations and presidential decrees, the phrase “In the Year of our LORD..”
By doing this, they made clear that they were keeping time by JESUS CHRIST, in a time of history when other nations (such as France) were forming new calendars to remove Christ from their timekeeping. In 1791, when John Hancock was Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he issued “A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving”.
Hancock declared, “In consideration of the many undeserved Blessings conferred upon us by GOD, the Father of all Mercies; it becomes us not only in our private and usual devotion, to express our obligations to Him, as well as our dependence upon Him; but also specially to set apart a Day to be employed for this great and important Purpose.. And above all, not only to continue to us the enjoyment of our civil Rights and Liberties; but the great and most important Blessing, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
He continued, “And together with our cordial acknowledgments, I do earnestly recommend, that we may join the penitent confession of our Sins, and implore the further continuance of the Divine Protection, and Blessings of Heaven upon this People; especially that He would be graciously pleased to direct, and prosper the Administration of the Federal Government, and of this, and the other States in the Union.. so that universal Happiness may be Allies of the United States, and to afford his Almighty Aid to all People, who are established in the World; that all may bow to the Scepter of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, and the whole Earth be filled with his Glory.”
In 1807, Thomas Jefferson, whom many today call a “Deist” that did not adhere to Christianity, signed a letter “in the year of our Lord CHRIST”. So Jefferson, of all people, thought it right to add Jesus’ Title to the designation of “Lord”. Today’s liberals would hate hearing that. They would also be shocked to learn about America’s first schools. In the New World, one of the first acts established was the creation of schools and colleges. The Virginia colony was the first to charter a college in 1619. This was 19 years before Harvard and 74 years before the College of William and Mary.
Like all the colonial colleges, Henricus College was designed around the precepts of the Christian faith. The New England colonial colleges were designed to further the gospel of Christ in all disciplines. The founders of these early educational institutions understood the relationship between a sound education based upon Biblical absolutes and the future of America.
Noah Webster, educator and compiler of the 1828 “American Dictionary of the English Language”, expressed the convictions of the earliest founders that “Education without the Bible is USELESS”. The Holy Bible was America’s first Schoolbook. Thus, it a damn shame that children aren’t even allowed to speak the name of God in our Schools today.
At Duke University, a plaque at the center of the campus states that “The aims of Duke University are to assert a faith in the eternal union of knowledge and religion set forth in the teachings and character of Jesus Christ, the son of God.” That was what the secular Duke College originally stood for at its initial endowment in 1924, and many other Universities had articulated their mission in similar terms.
A study of colonial colleges shows that the character of Duke’s founding was identical to the other Colleges started in the 17th century. With the only exception being the University of Pennsylvania (1755), ALL of the colonial schools began as distinctly CHRISTIAN institutions of learning. Some of the Colleges may surprise you, such as HARVARD and YALE, which have today been transformed into liberal institutions that DENY God.
All of these Colleges began as Christian Schools – Harvard, Massachusetts, Puritan, William and Mary, Virginia, Yale, Connecticut, Princeton, New Jersey, King’s College, New York, Columbia, Brown, Rhode Island, Rutgers, Dartmouth, and New Hampshire. Most of the earliest colleges were established to train men for the Gospel ministry. The curriculum of Harvard, believe it or not, emphasized the study of Biblical languages, logic, Theology, and skills in communication (public speaking and rhetoric). The study of Latin linked students to classical studies and the writings of the Church fathers going back to the first century.
Ministers were the most educated people in the colonies. John Eliot (1604–1690), the founder of Harvard in 1633, was known as the “Apostle to the Indians”. Harvard College was named after John Harvard (1607–1638) in 1639. Harvard donated half his estate and his library of 400 volumes to the fledgling institution, and thus secured for himself a name in history. Harvard began with one instructor and nine students with the goal to establish a school to train CHRISTIAN ministers. 52% of 17th-century Harvard graduates became ministers.
While entry to Harvard required a thorough knowledge of Greek and Latin, a commitment to Jesus Christ and a belief that the Holy Bible was the FOUNDATION for Truth were far more essential. Harvard’s “Rules and Precepts,” adopted in 1646, included the following requirement: “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, and therefore lay Christ at the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, Let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him”.
The early motto of Harvard was “Veritas Christo et Ecclesiae”, which was latin for “Truth for Christ and the Church”. Yale College, name after the College’s first benefactor Elihu Yale (1649–1721), was established in 1701 in Connecticut. The founders of Yale required the “Westminster Confession to be diligently read in the Latin Tongue and well studied by all the Scholars.. for the upholding of the Christian protestant Religion by a succession of Learned and Orthodox men.”
The founders of Yale yearned to return to the Christian foundation first laid at Harvard, when the School later departed from the Faith. Yale, in the early 1700s, stated as its primary goal that “every student shall consider the main end of his study to wit to know God in Jesus Christ and answerably to lead a Godly, sober life.” The establishment of schools in the colonies was a way of maintaining and advancing the Christian faith. Education was originally intended to be a religious exercise. The schools were intended to form Christian men, Christian citizens, and Christian ministers.
In the Constitution of Mississippi (1832), Sections 5 and 14 of article 7, stated that “No person who denies the Being of God.. shall hold any office in the civil department of this State.” The Constitution of Delaware (1776), article 22, required all officers, to recite the following declaration: “I do profess faith in God the Father (YHWH), and in JESUS Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, ONE GOD, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.”
In an 1892 U.S. Supreme Court Case, Justice David Josiah Brewer made statements concerning previous Court rulings that emphasized the Christian fabric of America. He said, “In The People v. Ruggles, Chancellor Kent, speaking as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, said that ‘We are a Christian people, and the morality of the country is deeply engrafted upon Christianity, and not upon the doctrines or worship of those impostors.’ And in the famous case of Vidal v. Girard’s Executors (1844), this Court observed that ‘Truly, the Christian faith is a part of the common law of Pennsylvania.’”
Justice Brewer had served on the Kansas Supreme Court (1870-1884), as a Circuit Court judge in 1884, and finally as a Supreme Court justice in 1889. He said, “We classify nations in various ways. As, for instance, by their form of government. One is a kingdom, another an empire, and still another a republic. Also by race. Great Britain is an Anglo-Saxon nation, France a Gallic, Germany a Teutonic, Russia a Slav.”
He continued, “And still again by religion. One is a Mohammedan nation, others are heathen, and still others are Christian nations. THIS Republic is classified among the CHRISTIAN NATIONS of the World. It was so formally declared by the Supreme Court of the United States.. We constantly speak of this Republic as a Christian nation, in fact, as the leading Christian nation of the world.”
Brewer went on to say, “In no charter or constitution is there anything to even suggest that any other than the Christian is the Religion of this country. In NONE of them is Mohammed or Confucius or Buddha in any manner noticed.. Wherever there is a declaration in favor of any Religion, it is of the CHRISTIAN.. I could show how largely our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ, and how constantly the Bible is appealed to as THE Guide of life and THE Authority in question of morals.”
The oath which is spoken, in every high court in the land, has always concluded with an appeal to God. It is also a custom to open sessions of all governmental bodies, and most conventions, with a prayer to the God of the Holy Bible. Throughout America’s earliest years, there were laws respecting a national observance of a Sabbath Day unto God, with the closing of all businesses, courts, legislatures, and public assemblies. Churches abounded in every city and town. All charitable organizations existed only under Christian auspices. There were large Missionary associations, which aimed to establish Christian missions in every corner of the globe.
The Declaration of Independence includes 4 direct references to God, and they are “Creator”, “Nature’s God”, “Divine Providence”, and “Supreme Judge of the World”. If this is not enough to convince you that our founders intended for this Nation to be a Godly one, and to be inhabited by Biblically-minded people, then maybe the many phrases found in their writings and documents will do the trick.
Our founders wrote that “God Governs in the Affairs of Men”, and thus referred to Him in government documents as “Almighty God”, “Lord of Hosts”, “Jesus Christ”, “Nature’s God”, “God of Armies”, “Creator”, “Supreme, Overruling, and Universal Providence”, “Great Governor of the World”, “The Divinity”, “Supreme Disposer of All Events”, “Creator of the Universe”, “Holy Ghost”, and “Supreme Ruler of nations”.
The founders who signed the Constitution of the United States, weren’t just Christians, but they actually were full-fledged ministers of the Gospel! Charles Pinckney and John Langdon were founders of the “American Bible Society”; James McHenry was founder of the “Baltimore Bible Society”. Rufus King helped found a Bible society for Anglicans. Abraham Baldwin served as a chaplain in the War for Independence.
Roger Sherman, William Samuel Johnson, and Jacob Broom wrote extensively on Theology. James Wilson and William Patterson, who were placed on the Supreme Court by President George Washington, had prayer services over juries in the U.S. Supreme Court room. John Witherspoon was a Presbyterian minister who signed the Declaration of Independence, helped draft the Articles of Confederation, served twice in the New Jersey Legislature, and strongly supported the adoption of the United States Constitution.
Elias Boudinot (1740–1821) was a lawyer who served three congressional terms representing New Jersey (1789–1795), was a delegate to the Continental Congress, served as commissary general of prisoners at the request of George Washington, and presided as President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783, making him the chief executive officer of the United States.
Boudinot signed the Treaty of Paris in 1783 that ended the Revolutionary War, and while he did not participate directly in the drafting of the new Constitution in 1787, he “looked on approvingly at the events”. He, along with Pinckney and Langdon, founded the American Bible Society in 1816.
(Much of the above historical information was derived from AmericanVision.org)
Between 1700 and 1740, an estimated 80% of the population attended churches. From 1880 to 1924, the second largest Faith Group in the United States would begin to be the Jewish people. That is why today we are referred to as a Judeo-Christian Nation, though predominantly the country has always been Christian. Large numbers of Jews arrived from Eastern Europe, settling in New York City and other large cities.
By the year 1900, 1.5 million Jews were residing in the United States, the third largest Jewish population in the world. As Europe began to secularize in the late 20th century, Americans largely resisted the trend, and thus by the 21st century the U.S. was the most strongly “Christian” of all major nations.
There are 7 distinct men who are focused on as the key Founding Fathers of America. They are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. There are many who believe that Benjamin Rush’s name should be included amongst these founders. Rush started America’s first Bible society, the Bible Society of Philadelphia.
Dr. Rush argued that “if every individual owned a Bible, and would study and obey it, that all of our social problems, including crime, slavery, etc., would diminish”. I wholeheartedly agree! Another name that should not be excluded from the list of influential founders is Samuel Adams. Adams has been called “the Father of the American Revolution.”
As governor of Massachusetts, he issued strong proclamations, such as his 1797 request of the people to “pray for speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all the people willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is the Prince of Peace”.
George Washington was America’s first President. He was known as the “Praying General”. On April 30th, 1789, he was inaugurated. In his Inauguration Address, Washington gave the prophetic warning, that “We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and the right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
Washington’s warning was, if we would begin to depart from God, He would remove His blessings, His prosperity and His protection from our nation. After Washington’s address, the government, House, Senate, and America’s first president traveled to Saint Paul’s Chapel. It was there that the entire government hit their knees in prayer to Almighty God, and where the President consecrated America to The LORD.
In the chapel there is a plaque above Washington’s pew with the words, “Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that you will keep the United States in Holy protection.” Saint Paul’s Chapel is viewed as the spiritual birthplace of America. Today, as we see a nation so far departed from God, it was no coincidence that this little Chapel is located at the corner of “Ground Zero”, the site of the 9/11 Islamic Terror attacks. Was 9/11 a fulfillment of Washington’s prophetic warning in his Inauguration Address? I believe so.
America’s first Presidential Inauguration incorporated 7 specific faith-based activities, including the use of the Holy Bible to administer the oath of Office, the President adding the prayer “So help me God!” to the oath, prayers offered by the President, Biblical content in the inaugural address, civil leaders calling the people to prayer or acknowledgement of God, inaugural worship services attended en masse by Congress as an official part of congressional activities, and clergy-led inaugural prayers. For anyone today to say that we were not founded a God-fearing Christian Nation, they are just being willfully ignorant of HISTORY.
Here are some quotes by our Founding Fathers to prove that there can be NO debate over the Judeo-Christian Biblical roots of our Nation. History records that we have always been a Christian Nation, whether today’s generation likes it or not. You can’t change History.
GEORGE WASHINGTON –
“Do not let any one claim to be a TRUE American if they ever attempt to remove OUR RELIGION (Christianity) from politics.”
“You do well to wish to learn American arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of JESUS CHRIST.”
“To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our HIGHEST GLORY to add the more distinguished character of CHRISTIAN.”
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
America’s 1st U.S. Supreme Court Chief-Justice, JOHN JAY –
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their DUTY as well as privilege, and in the interest of our CHRISTIAN nation to select and prefer CHRISTIANS for their Rulers.”
JOHN ADAMS –
“The Christian religion is, ABOVE ALL the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, THE Religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.”
“WE recognize NO Sovereign but GOD, and NO King but JESUS!”
“The Bible is the BEST BOOK in the world.”
THOMAS JEFFERSON –
“God Who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
“The Christian religion is the BEST religion that has EVER been given to man.”
“I am a REAL Christian. That is to say, a DISCIPLE of the Doctrines of JESUS CHRIST.”
JAMES MADISON –
“CURSED BE ALL that learning that is CONTRARY to the cross of CHRIST.”
JAMES MONROE –
“The liberty, prosperity, and the happiness of our country will always be the object of my most fervent prayers to the SUPREME AUTHOR of All Good.”
“Before ANY man can be considered as a MEMBER of civil society, he MUST be considered as a subject of THE Governor of the Universe. And to the same DIVINE AUTHOR of every good and perfect gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS –
“The FIRST and almost the ONLY Book deserving of universal attention is the Holy BIBLE. I speak as a man of the world, and I say to you, ‘SEARCH the Scriptures’.”
“In the chain of human events, the birthday of THE NATION is indissolubly LINKED with the birthday of THE SAVIOR. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of CHRISTIANITY.”
“The Bible is THE Book above ALL others.”
ANDREW JACKSON –
“THAT Book (Holy Bible), sir, is the ROCK on which OUR Republic RESTS.”
ALEXANDER HAMILTON –
“I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty, through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Constitution ratifier PATRICK HENRY –
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, NOT BY religionists, but by CHRISTIANS; not on religions, but on the GOSPEL OF JESUS Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship HERE.”
BEN FRANKLIN –
“As to JESUS of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and HIS Religion, as He left them to us, is the BEST the world EVER saw, or is likely TO SEE.”
NOAH WEBSTER –
“Education is USELESS without the Holy BIBLE.”
U.S. CONGRESS (1782) –
“The Congress of the United States RECOMMENDS and approves the Holy BIBLE for use in all SCHOOLS.”
In 1800, Congress approved the use of the Capitol building as a church. Both chambers approved the measure, with president of the Senate, Thomas Jefferson, giving the approval in that chamber. Throughout his terms as both vice president and president, Jefferson attended church at the Capitol, including Jan. 3, 1802, just two days after writing the letter in which he penned the phrase “the wall of separation between church and state.” Nearly 100 years later, in 1892, in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, the United States Supreme Court held that America is a “Christian Nation”.
The 40th President of the USA, Ronald Reagan, once said –
“Of the many influences that have shaped the United States of America into a distinctive Nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Holy Bible. Deep beliefs stemming from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible inspired many of the early settlers of our country, providing them with the strength, character, convictions, and faith necessary to withstand great hardship and danger in this new and rugged land. These shared beliefs helped forge a sense of common purpose among the widely dispersed colonies, a sense of community which laid the foundation for the spirit of nationhood that was to develop in later decades. The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers’ abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible’s teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual. This same sense of man patterned the convictions of those who framed the English system of law inherited by our own Nation, as well as the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. For centuries the Bible’s emphasis on compassion and love for our neighbor has inspired institutional and governmental expressions of benevolent outreach such as private charity, the establishment of schools and hospitals, and the abolition of slavery.”
From our U.S. currency to government buildings and monuments, there are just too many examples of the inextricable link between America and the God of the Holy Bible. All of our money bears the words “In God We Trust”. The Lincoln Memorial includes President Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address, which makes 6 references to God in just 700 words, which is shorter than today’s average news article. Also in the memorial is a quotation from his Gettysburg Address, in which he said, “This nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.”
The Washington Monument includes a Holy Bible in its cornerstone. The Supreme Court has the Ten Commandments inscribed in four places. The Library of Congress, White House and Jefferson Memorial all have references to GOD. The Capitol Building has the word “God” carved into its walls and painted on its entrances. Some artwork in the Capitol contains images of Bibles and Angels.
In 1776, the year of our Independence, every American, with the exception of 2,500 Jews, identified themselves as a Christian. Most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were Christian. 54 out of 56 to be exact. HALF of them, 27, held Theology degrees. You cannot speak about the United States of America without speaking about God, the Holy Bible, and Christianity. You just cannot do so, and still be historically accurate. So, no matter what the liberal media promotes about being a “diverse nation of immigrants”, or how much atheists and muslims try to “rewrite history” this 4th of July, now you know the TRUTH. I believe it’s about time that we return to our ROOTS, and humbly return unto The Lord as “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”. Happy 4th of July!
“BLESSED is the Nation whose God is THE LORD…” ~ Psalm 33:12