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Were we ever a Christian nation?

02/11/2015

The debate rages on whether or not the United States of America can be considered a Christian nation or, more importantly, was it ever a Christian nation. On one side we have those who say, our founding fathers were probably atheists or deists at best, the purpose of settlement was for economic gain, and   it is plainly uneducated to even suggest that God had a hand in the affairs of this great nation. On the other side we have those who believe that our founding fathers were Christian or, at the very least, believers in a God who was active in the affairs of men and nations. They also believe that although the sponsor country sought economic gain, a large many of the settlers came here for Christian reasons. Finally, they believe very strongly that God was involved in the birth and foundation of this great nation.

Where do you fall? Unfortunately, in large part using the separation of church and state as a reason, much of the documentation regarding God, religion, and the faith of our founders has been written out of history textbooks. So, you very well may not know the truth about these issues. I am here to tell you today, that the documentation is overwhelming, clear, and irrefutable, but it has been pull out of the public eye. Let’s take a look at just a few pieces of evidence.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” – 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution signed and agreed to by our founding fathers

“This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.” Patrick Henry in Last Will and Testament, November 20, 1798 Moses C. Tyler, Patrick Henry, p. 395 (1898, reprinted 1972)

“I have tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me.” Alexander Hamilton’s last dying words, July 12, 1804

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religious, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”  Patrick Henry 1776

“I am a real 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.”  Thomas Jefferson

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness – these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? 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.” – George Washington Farewell Speech Sept. 17, 1796

“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 thy 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 thee and thy son, Jesus Christ.” George Washington

“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.” John Quincy Adams 6th US President and son of John Adams

“The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”  The US Congress 1782

“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 Ten Commandments.” – James Madison (original source not verified Supplemental Source: “America’s God And Country Encyclopedia Of Quotations.” William J. Federer. Fame Publishing, Inc. 820 South MacArthur Blvd., Coppell, Texas 75019-4214. 1994)

“The right of the colonist as Christians…may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great Lawgiver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.” Samuel Adams “The Rights of the Colonists”

(Above quotes can be found at: http://www.thelandofthefree.net/quotationchristian.html)

Search the internet for yourself and read what George Washington said about how the Continental Army could have beaten the disciplined and well-trained army of Great Britain. Find and read the real source for the “separation of church and state” comment. You will see how history has been twisted so as to make God less and less important to the life of our country.

God is the most important thing to the life of this country, and if we, as a whole, do not wake up and realize that, we will continue to slide further into decay. God has turned away from us because we have chosen, as a nation, to turn from him. Where we have laws that prevent the freedom to write about and speak about God in schools, the founding fathers chose to make the Bible a textbook in every school.

We try to separate God and our Christian faith from everything of the government, and yet Quincy Adams said that one of the blessings of the Revolutionary War was that, “it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity” (see quote above).

We have fallen away from the true source of our greatness. We have proudly claimed that WE are responsible for the greatness of America. Well, it is when we took on the mantle as the source of greatness and cast-off God, America started the slide that has escalated in recent years. Now today, what used to be considered good and honorable is now considered intolerant, and evil. Good is now bad, and what was bad is now good.

Example: Tea Party vs Wall Street Protesters – Whereas the Wall Street Protesters closed down businesses, polluted the park, was the scene of rape and robbery, drug use and much more, the Tea Party members have had huge gatherings on the Mall in Washington DC. They come, have their say, and leave. There is no drug fest, no rape, no robbery, not even litter left when they are done. Now, let me ask you, which of these groups was demonized and vilified, and which was glorified and celebrated?

I arrest my case.

Wake up America before it is too late.

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