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« on: May 03, 2003, 09:14:38 PM »

"We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. From the rising to the setting of the sun may His kingdom come." - Samuel Adams ("Firebrand of the Revolution"), after signing the Declaration of Independence

"Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned. ... Let us in the first place..... humbly and penitently implore the aid of the Almighty God whom we profess to serve. Let us earnestly call and beseech Him for Christ's sake to preside in our councils." - Elias Boudnot - President of the Continental Congress

"God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the church will take right ground. Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as apart of their duty to God". - Charles Finney, a major force in the “second great awakening” in America.

"True religion offers to government its surest support," Washington said. "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible." - George Washington

"Christianity is part of the common-law." - James Wilson, George Washington’s appointment to the Supreme Court

"We have no government armed in power capable of contending in human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." - John Adams, 2nd President of the US

"Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christ?" - John Q. Adams, 6th President of US

"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were.... the general principles of Christianity." - John Q. Adams, 6th President of US

"Why is it friends and fellow citizens that we are here assembled? Why is it that next to the birthday of the Savior of the World that our joyous and most venerated festival occurs on this day? Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior, that it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation?" - John Q. Adams, 6th President of US, July 4, 1837

"There never has been a period in which Common Law did not recognize Christianity as laying at its foundation." - Joseph Story, 1829 inaugural address as Dane Professor of Law at Harvard University

"If we and our posterity neglect religious instruction and authority . . . no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us." - Daniel Webster, Secretary of State for 3 different presidents

"Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion." - Noah Webster, publisher of The American Dictionary of the English Language

"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted." - Noah Webster

"It is extremely important to our nation , in a political as well as religious view , that all possible authority and influence should be given to the scriptures, for these furnish the best principles of civil liberty , and the most effectual support of republican government. The principles of all genuine liberty , and of wise laws and administrations are to be drawn from the Bible and sustained by it's authority. The man therefore who weakens or destroys the divine authority of that book may be accessory to all the public disorders which society is doomed to suffer...." - Noah Webster

"All societies of man must be governed in some way or another. The less they have of stringent state government, the more they must have of individual self government. The less they rely on public law and fiscal force, the more they must rely on private moral restraint. Man, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or a power without them, either by the word of God or the strong arm of man, either by the Bible or by the bayonet. It may do for other countries and other governments to talk about the state’s supporting religion, here under our own free institutions, it is religion that must support the state." - Excerpt from the published speeches of Robert Winthorp, Speaker of the House, statesman, and eminent historian

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2003, 09:47:12 PM »

And know another generation, has arising who know not the Lord.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2003, 08:25:49 AM »

"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!

                                                             Patrick Henry

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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2003, 10:57:32 AM »

Even though many would claim this country, is not and was not really founded by Christians, history proves other wise, The Magna Carta*, is consider the first of a long succesive line of important foundational documents, that led to the establishing of this country, flowing with milk and honey, the promised land for those seeking a country and a nation, where they could worship God, without fear of persecution, or government interference and in honoring God and thanking Him, for reaching the land, entered into a contract in the signing of the Mayflower Compact of 1620.

* While The Magna Carta was not written nor signed by early pioneers of the this nation, it planted the seed of hope to those people who sought to be free from religious persecution.

Mayflower Compact 1620

"In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten,................. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith,............"

Many liberals would argue, that The Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of Independence, are all abolished documents that have actually been discarded and superceded by the Constitution, the fact is, it is one of many key foundational stones, if not the cornerstone to the creation of this One Nation under God.

For your eyes, I have included a website for US Hist'l Documents.

Chronological US Historical Documents


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KNOW THAT BEFORE GOD, for the health of our soul and those of our ancestors and heirs, to the honour of God................


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