America is under a Progressive Establishment Attack!

The FAR left and the FAR right

Yes,…… I said the far right as well as the far left!

Do you know why?

Because there is NO real difference between the right and the left anymore because the Progressives have infiltrated BOTH PARTIES with an UNGODLY idea of Social Justice and “European politics” called the “Democracy experiment”.

 

It is important because WE THE PEOPLE are not a “Democracy” WE are a

REPUBLIC founded as a Christian Nation….period!

The real issue is that in our country TODAY the dishonest politically minded people are destroying our country at its foundations, and removing our godly heritage at the price of our national soul WHILE WE SLEEP!


Go to these Pages to find out just how much HAS been lost and just how to get it back!

Read some of this and see if you see parallels!

Pictures of the socialistic future

Eugen Richter

1907

America: The true facts as I see them!

BLAME AMERICA FIRST? What’s wrong

with Progressives anyway?


Democracy versus Republic: We can’t afford to lose sight of WHO we really are!


The REAL Constitution: This and ONLY

this is why we Fight and Die!


Writings and Papers of the Founders

Benjamin Franklin Autobiography
http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/franklin/

Benjamin Franklin Papers
http://franklinpapers.org/franklin/

Benjamin Rush Essays
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/browseauthor.htm#qrs

George Washington Papers
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gwhome.html

George Washington Writings
etext.virginia.edu/washington/fitzpatrick

James Madison Notes on Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 and Addresses
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/madispap.htm

James Madison Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/madison_papers/

James Wilson Works
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/title/0006.htm

John Adams Family Papers
http://www.masshist.org/digitaladams/aea/

John Adams Papers and Addresses
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/adamspap.htm

John Dickinson Political Writings
http://deila.dickinson.edu/theirownwords/browseauthor.htm#def

John Jay Papers
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/digital/jay/

John Quincy Adams Diaries
http://www.masshist.org/jqadiaries/

Samuel Adams Writings
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/author?name=Adams%2C%20Samuel%2C%201722-1803

Thomas Jefferson Papers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/jefferson_papers/

Thomas Jefferson Works and Addresses
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/presiden/jeffpap.htm

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“SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY”

Importance of Morality and Religion in Government, yes Atheists it’s VERY important….so say our Founders!


John Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States

[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.

(Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, 1854), Vol. IX, p. 401, to Zabdiel Adams on June 21, 1776.)

[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

(Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.)

The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If “Thou shalt not covet,” and “Thou shalt not steal,” were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society, before it can be civilized or made free.

(Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851), Vol. VI, p. 9.)

John Quincy Adams

Sixth President of the United States

The law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code; it contained many statutes . . . of universal application-laws essential to the existence of men in society, and most of which have been enacted by every nation which ever professed any code of laws.

(Source: John Quincy Adams, Letters of John Quincy Adams, to His Son, on the Bible and Its Teachings (Auburn: James M. Alden, 1850), p. 61.)

There are three points of doctrine the belief of which forms the foundation of all morality. The first is the existence of God; the second is the immortality of the human soul; and the third is a future state of rewards and punishments. Suppose it possible for a man to disbelieve either of these three articles of faith and that man will have no conscience, he will have no other law than that of the tiger or the shark. The laws of man may bind him in chains or may put him to death, but they never can make him wise, virtuous, or happy.

(Source: John Quincy Adams, Letters of John Quincy Adams to His Son on the Bible and Its Teachings (Auburn: James M. Alden, 1850), pp. 22-23.)

Samuel Adams

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.

(Source: William V. Wells, The Life and Public Service of Samuel Adams (Boston: Little, Brown, & Co., 1865), Vol. I, p. 22, quoting from a political essay by Samuel Adams published in The Public Advertiser, 1749.)

Fisher Ames

Framer of the First Amendment

Our liberty depends on our education, our laws, and habits . . . it is founded on morals and religion, whose authority reigns in the heart, and on the influence all these produce on public opinion before that opinion governs rulers.

(Source: Fisher Ames, An Oration on the Sublime Virtues of General George Washington (Boston: Young & Minns, 1800), p. 23.)

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, [and] which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, and [which] insured to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.

(Source: Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry (Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers, 1907), p. 475. In a letter from Charles Carroll to James McHenry of November 4, 1800.)

Oliver Ellsworth

Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court

[T]he primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential. Institutions for the promotion of good morals are therefore objects of legislative provision and support: and among these . . . religious institutions are eminently useful and important. . . . [T]he legislature, charged with the great interests of the community, may, and ought to countenance, aid and protect religious institutions—institutions wisely calculated to direct men to the performance of all the duties arising from their connection with each other, and to prevent or repress those evils which flow from unrestrained passion.

(Source: Connecticut Courant, June 7, 1802, p. 3, Oliver Ellsworth, to the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut)

Benjamin Franklin

Signer of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence

[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

(Source: Benjamin Franklin, The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Jared Sparks, editor (Boston: Tappan, Whittemore and Mason, 1840), Vol. X, p. 297, April 17, 1787. )

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, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?

We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.”

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:

We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages.

And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.

I therefore beg leave to move 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.

(Source: James Madison, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, Max Farrand, editor (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911), Vol. I, pp. 450-452, June 28, 1787.)

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Thomas Jefferson

Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Third President of the United States

Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you.

Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.

Encourage all your virtuous dispositions, and exercise them whenever an opportunity arises, being assured that they will gain strength by exercise, as a limb of the body does, and that exercise will make them habitual.

From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.

(Source: Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Bergh, editor (Washington, DC: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Assoc., 1903), Vol. 5, pp. 82-83, in a letter to his nephew Peter Carr on August 19, 1785.)

The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of mankind.

(Source: Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Bergh, editor (Washington, D. C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Assoc., 1904), Vol. XV, p. 383.)

I concur with the author in considering the moral precepts of Jesus as more pure, correct, and sublime than those of ancient philosophers.

(Source: Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Albert Bergh, editor (Washington, D. C.: Thomas Jefferson Memorial Assoc., 1904), Vol. X, pp. 376-377. In a letter to Edward Dowse on April 19, 1803.)

Richard Henry Lee

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

It is certainly true that a popular government cannot flourish without virtue in the people.

(Source: Richard Henry Lee, The Letters of Richard Henry Lee, James Curtis Ballagh, editor (New York: The MacMillan Company, 1914), Vol. II, p. 411. In a letter to Colonel Mortin Pickett on March 5, 1786.)

James McHenry

Signer of the Constitution

Public utility pleads most forcibly for the general distribution of the Holy Scriptures.

The doctrine they preach, the obligations they impose, the punishment they threaten, the rewards they promise, the stamp and image of divinity they bear, which produces a conviction of their truths, can alone secure to society, order and peace, and to our courts of justice and constitutions of government, purity, stability and usefulness.

In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrenchments around our institutions. Bibles are strong entrenchments. Where they abound, men cannot pursue wicked courses, and at the same time enjoy quiet conscience.

(Source: Bernard C. Steiner, One Hundred and Ten Years of Bible Society Work in Maryland, 1810-1920 (Maryland Bible Society, 1921), p. 14.)

Jedediah Morse

Patriot and “Father of American Geography”

To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys. . . . Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.

(Source: Jedidiah Morse, A Sermon, Exhibiting the Present Dangers and Consequent Duties of the Citizens of the United States of America (Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1799), p. 9.)

William Penn

Founder of Pennsylvania

[I]t is impossible that any people of government should ever prosper, where men render not unto God, that which is God’s, as well as to Caesar, that which is Caesar’s.

(Source: Fundamental Constitutions of Pennsylvania, 1682. Written by William Penn, founder of the colony of Pennsylvania.)

Pennsylvania Supreme Court

No free government now exists in the world, unless where Christianity is acknowledged, and is the religion of the country.

(Source: Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 1824. Updegraph v. Commonwealth; 11 Serg. & R. 393, 406 (Sup.Ct. Penn. 1824).)

Benjamin Rush

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.

(Source: Benjamin Rush, Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical (Philadelphia: Thomas and William Bradford, 1806), p. 8.)

We profess to be republicans, and yet we neglect the only means of establishing and perpetuating our republican forms of government, that is, the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by the means of the Bible.

For this Divine Book, above all others, favors that equality among mankind, that respect for just laws, and those sober and frugal virtues, which constitute the soul of republicanism.

(Source: Benjamin Rush, Essays, Literary, Moral and Philosophical (Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas and William Bradford, 1806), pp. 93-94.)

By renouncing the Bible, philosophers swing from their moorings upon all moral subjects. . . . It is the only correct map of the human heart that ever has been published. . . . All systems of religion, morals, and government not founded upon it [the Bible] must perish, and how consoling the thought, it will not only survive the wreck of these systems but the world itself.

“The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” [Matthew 1:18]

(Source: Benjamin Rush, Letters of Benjamin Rush, L. H. Butterfield, editor (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1951), p. 936, to John Adams, January 23, 1807.)

Remember that national crimes require national punishments, and without declaring what punishment awaits this evil, you may venture to assure them that it cannot pass with impunity, unless God shall cease to be just or merciful.

(Source: Benjamin Rush, An Address to the Inhabitants of the British Settlements in America Upon Slave-Keeping (Boston: John Boyles, 1773), p. 30.)

Joseph Story

Supreme Court Justice

Indeed, the right of a society or government to [participate] in matters of religion will hardly be contested by any persons who believe that piety, religion, and morality are intimately connected with the well-being of the state and indispensable to the administrations of civil justice.

The promulgation of the great doctrines of religion—the being, and attributes, and providence of one Almighty God; the responsibility to Him for all our actions, founded upon moral accountability; a future state of rewards and punishments; the cultivation of all the personal, social, and benevolent virtues—these never can be a matter of indifference in any well-ordered community. It is, indeed, difficult to conceive how any civilized society can well exist without them.

(Source: Joseph Story, A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847), p. 260, §442.)

George Washington

“Father of Our Country”

While just government protects all in their religious rights, true religion affords to government its surest support.

(Source: George Washington, The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1932), Vol. XXX, p. 432 n., from his address to the Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church in North America, October 9, 1789.)

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 man and citizens.

The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connexions 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.

It is substantially true, that virtue or morality is a necessary spring of popular government. The rule, indeed, extends with more or less force to every species of free government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?

(Source: George Washington, Address of George Washington, President of the United States . . . Preparatory to His Declination (Baltimore: George and Henry S. Keatinge), pp. 22-23. In his Farewell Address to the United States in 1796.)

[T]he [federal] government . . . can never be in danger of degenerating into a monarchy, and oligarchy, an aristocracy, or any other despotic or oppressive form so long as there shall remain any virtue in the body of the people.

(Source: George Washington, The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, editor (Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1939), Vol. XXIX, p. 410. In a letter to Marquis De Lafayette, February 7, 1788.)

* For the full text of Geo. Washington’s Farewell Address, click here.

Daniel Webster

Early American Jurist and Senator

[I]f we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.

(Source: Daniel Webster, The Writings and Speeches of Daniel Webster (Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, 1903), Vol. XIII, p. 492. From “The Dignity and Importance of History,” February 23, 1852.)

Noah Webster

Founding Educator

The most perfect maxims and examples for regulating your social conduct and domestic economy, as well as the best rules of morality and religion, are to be found in the Bible. . . . The moral principles and precepts found in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.

These principles and precepts have truth, immutable truth, for their foundation. . . . All the evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible. . . . For instruction then in social, religious and civil duties resort to the scriptures for the best precepts.

(Source: Noah Webster, History of the United States, “Advice to the Young” (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1832), pp. 338-340, par. 51, 53, 56.)

James Wilson

Signer of the Constitution

Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both.

(Source: James Wilson, The Works of the Honourable James Wilson (Philadelphia: Bronson and Chauncey, 1804), Vol. I, p. 106.)

Robert Winthrop

Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives

Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.

(Source: Robert Winthrop, Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions (Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1852), p. 172 from his “Either by the Bible or the Bayonet.”)

Historical Groups

The American Christian History Institute
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Christian Discoveries
(Christian tours of D.C., Jamestown, Boston, etc.)
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Claremont Institute
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The Declaration Foundation
www.declaration.net

The Foundation for American Christian Education
www.face.net

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/institute/index.html

Peter Marshall Ministries
www.restoringamerica.com

The Providence Forum
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The Providence Foundation
www.providencefoundation.com

American Historical Document Links

The American Colonist’s Library
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A Century of Lawmaking
lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/amlaw/lawhome.html

Elliot’s Debates
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Farrand’s Records
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Journals of the Continental Congress
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Letters of Delegates to Congress
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Annals of Congress
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Congressional Globe
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Congressional Record
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Register of Debates
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House Journal
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Maclay’s Journal
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Senate Executive Journal
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Senate Journal
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American State Papers
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U.S. Serial Set
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Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy
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State Charters and Constitutions
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The Federalist Papers
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The Founders’ Constitution
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Religion and the Founding of the American Republic from the Library of Congress
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Thomas Historical Documents
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The Greatness, The God, The Guilt of America

Ps. 33:12-22

With all her faults, America is still the greatest place on Earth to live!

1. HER GREATNESS

• Great in her beauty
But that’s not what makes her great.

Great for her freedoms

Real trend today in America for anti-Americanism, anti-patriotism…the UN is doing much to strip us of our sovereignty.

They revise history to undermine the character and integrity of our founding fathers, saying they weren’t who we know they were. They say they weren’t motivated by principle but by property, were motivated by greed and desire for wealth.

But that’s not true…the men who signed the Declaration of Independence had far more to lose than to gain! Most were very wealthy already.

24 were lawyers and such, 9 were landowners or rich farmers, 11 were merchants, the others were physicians, ministers, politicians, etc.

All but 2 who signed had families.

They were educated men of standing in their communities…they knew security and prosperity, but felt there was something more imp’t than security: freedom!

They knew that the penalty for treason was death by hanging, yet they signed!

John Hancock—[signed twice as large as all others] “Now his Majesty can read my name without his spectacles!”

Stephen Hopkins—[old when he signed] His hand shook as he signed…looked up and said, “Gentlemen, my hand trembles, but my heart does not!”

4 delegates from NY were particularly wealthy/British ships were nearing just a few miles off the coast when they signed, most of NY had already evacuated…they and others were pursued, some were captured and tortured, and of course, many died!

Young people, you need to know when you look at this Flag that these red stripes are bars of blood, a price paid for you to be free!

And when young people today burn that flag in ignorant demonstrations, it’s not freedom of speech, it’s high treason against the land of the free and the home of the brave, and should be prosecuted as such!

That’s the greatness of America—great for her freedoms!

2. HER GOD

Just as the revisionists want to rewrite history in order to undermine the character and integrity of our founding fathers, they also want to undermine our Godly heritage. They try to tell us this nation wasn’t really founded upon God.

Why can’t some Americans accept their roots? Even a South American president years ago said, “people came to my continent looking for gold, but those who came to America were looking for God!”

1620—

1st pilgrims arrived. A little band of people crossed the Atlantic in a sailboat 26 X 113 feet…they landed on the Atlantic coast in the bitter cold of winter.

As they stepped off the boat they signed a compact {Mayflower}, the 2nd paragraph of which begins: “for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith.”

That first winter was rough…at times the daily ration of food was 5 grains of corn per person, per day!

44 died in the first 5 months and 58 survived.

In the fall of 1621 they reaped their first harvest: 21 acres of corn. Their immediate response was to thank God…they marched thru the corn fields singing, “the earth is the Lord’s and fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein!”

Dec. 13th:

those 58 gathered w/ 80 friendly Indians and celebrated 3 days of thanksgiving which the encyclopedia records as 3 days of preaching, praying, singing, and eating.

Check your kid’s textbooks, most of which now say the pilgrims and Indians met to thank each other!

[NO!! To thank God!]

1863—

A. Lincoln proclaimed a national thanksgiving day. In his proclamation, he made an important and accurate theological point.

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.

But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
The Puritans: they gave their reasons for coming to America as well.

In the opening sequence of the NE Confederation it says:

“Whereas we all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the liberties of the gospel in liberty and peace.”

Benjamin Franklin, when once challenged about having a political session opened with prayer said, “I’ve 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, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the House they labor in vain who build it.”

Some Christians have been intimidated…and they’ve heard the ACLU talk soooo much about the separation of church and state—that they’ve actually started to believe in it.
In case you don’t know, that phrase never appears in the Constitution!

(however it is found in Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto!) It was coined in the U.S. from a letter the principle framer of the Constitution and Third President Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association assuring them that he would keep the Government out of the Church (NOT the Church out of the Government).

He was saying, never again will there be a government sponsored church like you had back in England, where everyone is forced to attend and support!

Check it out for yourself, the first amendment actually says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

If there IS such a thing as separation of church and state, it is intended as a one-way street!

Some say, no, they wanted to keep both separate!

Well, let’s think about that.

Our first president, George Washington, took the oath of office and put his hand on what? (the Bible)

What was his first official act as President? (kissed the Bible, then held a 2 hr. praise/worship session in Congress)

How did they determine to open sessions of Congress? (prayer)

Who would lead in those prayers? (chaplains)

How would they be paid? (tax dollars)

Does all of that sound like they wanted to keep God out of government?

By the way, opening in prayer is a mystery to investigate…why is it that the little boys and girls cannot in school, but the big Congressmen can?

Who decided to put “In God We Trust” on our coins? It was adopted by Congress in 1956!

*In 1776, 11 of the 13 colonies required that one had to be a Christian to be eligible to run for political office.

*In 1777, the Continental Congress voted to spend $300,000 to purchase Bibles for distribution in the nation.

*The GETTYSBURG ADDRESS states “…this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom…”

*94% OF THE WRITINGS OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF THE U.S. CONTAINED QUOTATIONS FROM THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

*THE STATE CONSTITUTIONS OF ALL 50 STATES MENTION GOD.

*The famous “Liberty Bell” has part of Leviticus 25:10 inscribed on it:

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

*Part of the Scripture Proverbs 14:34 is inscribed above the L.A. city hall door:

“RIGHTEOUSNESS EXALTS A NATION:

BUT SIN IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE.”

*An image of Moses carrying the tablets of God’s Law faces the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

*The entering President takes his OATH OF OFFICE with his right hand on the Holy Bible, and concludes his vow “So help me God.”

* The Supreme Court itself begins each of its sessions with the phrase ’God save the United States and this honorable court,’

*First Vice President and Second President, John Adams wrote in 1798:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

* President Thomas Jefferson:

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” – 1781

*Our sixth President, John Quincy Adams said:

“No book in the world deserves to be so unceasingly studied, and so profoundly meditated upon as the Bible.” –
*The Christian writings and pronouncements of our 16th President Abraham Lincoln would fill an entire book.

*Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th President, wrote:

“In this actual world, a churchless community, a community where men have abandoned and scoffed at, or ignored their religious needs, is a community on the rapid down-grade.” – 1917

*Woodrow Wilson, our 28th President and Governor of New Jersey, said this:

“America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of the Holy Scripture.” – 1911

*Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President, said this about our founding fathers:

“They were intent upon establishing a Christian commonwealth in accordance with the principle of self- government.

They were an inspired body of men. It has been said that God sifted the nations that He might send choice grain into the wilderness… Who can fail to see it in the hand of destiny? Who can doubt that it has been guided by a Divine Providence.” – 1923

*Franklin Roosevelt prayed this prayer on a national radio hookup on D-Day, June 6, 1944, as our troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France:

“Almighty God… with Thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogance. Lead us to the saving of our country.

Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”

*Harry Truman, our 33rd President, not known to be a committed believer, understood the spiritual heritage of this nation:

“If men and nations would but live by the precepts of the ancient prophets and the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount, problems which now seem so difficult would soon disappear”

*Gerald Ford, our 38th President, quoted a 1955 speech by Dwight D. Eisenhower on December 5, 1974:

“Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first – the most basic – expression of Americanism. Thus the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.”

*President Ronald Reagan:

“If we ever forget that we are ’One nation, under God’, then we will be one nation gone under.”
*George W. Bush was asked to name the philosopher that had the greatest influence on his life, this was his answer:

“Christ, because he changed my heart”

It’s time for modern-day Americans to wake up and smell themselves, and realize their warped attitude stinks, and is inaccurate as to the facts!

The greatness of America is her freedoms, The God of America is the one and only true and living God, Jehovah, the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

3. HER GUILT

The guilt of America lies in the indifference and complacency of God’s people.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke

Read the book of Judges…clearly, our God would rather forgive and restore, than judge! Over and over, Israel would turn their back on their Godly heritage. But, they would repent, and God would forgive them and restore them…but it was always conditional!

(If)

II Chron. 7

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The solution is not in the white house, state house, court-house, but in God’s house, and your house and my house!

So long as there are homes where fires burn; and there is bread;
So long as there are homes where lamps are lit; and prayers are said;
Although people falter through the dark; and nations grope;
With God himself behind these homes we still have hope.

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5 things every Christian must do for their gov’t if they’re going to obey the Word of God (most painful first):

1. We must participate in paying for government

Jesus said to:

Yet some Christians, even preachers, say, our govt is a pagan govt, therefore, we do not owe them taxes, they are not of God!

Well, what govt was in charge when this was written?

The Roman Empire…not exactly a Godly govt!

When Jesus was here on earth, He paid His taxes, and so should we!

“But, they’re unfair” I agree!

“And, it’s wasted and used unwisely”

I agree!

Certainly we need tax reform…

…but do YOU agree w/ Romans 13?

Then pay your taxes!

Try to justify doing things under the table if you wish, but you will be held accountable, if not by the laws of our nation, then certainly by the law of God!

 

2. We must pray for gov’t

I Tim. 2

1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Pray for revival/leaders/war on terror/elections/God to use our leaders and defeat our enemies!

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water, He turns it wherever He wants”

We need to pay for gov’t/pray/…

3. Praise our gov’t

(This does not negate its correction when its wrong.)

Despite all our problems, the USA is still the greatest nation on earth.

We need a revival of good old-fashioned patriotism!

(pay for gov’t/pray/praise/…)

4. Participate in government

It is inconceivable that God would ordain gov’t such as He has, and then tell His people to stay out of it!

It is our Christian duty to get informed, and vote!

Shame on the Christian who pledges their allegiance to that flag, and then doesn’t take action.
And, shame on the Christian who pledges their allegiance to a political party, instead of to principles…the Biblical principles upon which this nation was founded!

5. Persuade our government

How can I really make a difference?

We are a republic…that means that, for the most part, public policy is shaped by public opinion. And there’s only 1 way to affect public opinion: and it’s not billboards, radio, or TV…it’s to get the Word of God into the hearts of people.

I’ve spoken on political freedom, thank God for it, but more imp’t is spiritual freedom!

John 8:32

“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. “

We’re all born bound by sin, but Jesus holds the keys and His truth will set you free…
…from the penalty of sin [rom. 6:23, 10:13]

Rev. 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

…from the pollution/power of sin—like an outlet to plug in to in order to find the power to live for Him! Don’t get cart before horse…just come w/ faith and a willing heart!
[rom. 10:13]

…and someday from the presence of sin!

Enjoy the freedoms you have which come at a high price to others, but free to us! You’ve heard the truth, what will you do w/ it?