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Our Founding Fathers and Our American Godly Heritage

Mon, Jul 5th, 2010 11:15:55 pm
Chris Long

Our Founding Fathers and Our American Godly Heritage

Inscribed on the Liberty Bell is this verse from Leviticus 25:10 “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof.”

Today, we celebrate our nation’s birthday. This glorious Republic was founded by godly men and women.  Most of us were taught in school that our Founders were deists or agnostics.  You were taught a falsehood.  

Patrick Henry, the great patriot who said, “Give me liberty or give me death”, also said, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was not founded by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” 

George Washington, commander of the Continental Army and our first President stated that, “without God and the Bible it is impossible to govern.” 

John Adams, who helped frame the Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson and our nations’ second president, stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate for the governance of any other.” Our early founders understood where true liberty comes from, that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

II Corinthians 3:17 states, “Now the Lord is that spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” In John 8:36, Jesus proclaimed, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”  

From the foundations of our Christian faith was our nation born.  Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, two-thirds of them were seminarians.  How can anyone make the claim that America was not founded on Christian principles?  

Patrick Henry gave us a warning. He said, “Bad men cannot make good citizens.  It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A declining state of morals, a corrupted public conscience is incompatible with freedom.” 

Today, children are taught that we are a democracy.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Our Constitution is a representative republic.  

When the Constitutional Congress was convening, and they  had concluded, Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall.  As the crowds waited outside with anticipation, a woman cried out to Dr. Franklin, “Doctor, what form of government do we have.” He replied, “You have a republic madam, if you can keep it.”

President James Garfield, a distinguished Civil War major general, a college president, and a preacher of the Disciples of Christ, stated, “If the next centennial does not find us a great nation… it will be because those that represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”

Charles Finney, the great evangelist of the 19th century and founder of Oberlin College, stated  “.God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take a right ground. Politics are a part of religion in a country such as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. God will bless or curse this country in accordance to the course Christians take in politics.”  

President Garfield also stated, “In a nation such as this where the people choose their leaders, if the Congress be corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.”   

“Posterity – you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom.  I hope you make good use of it.”  -John Quincy Adams  

Let us pray for America!



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