This is worth remembering because it is true.
It's familiar territory, but..... Those of you that graduated from school
after the early 60's were probably never taught this. Our courts have seen to
Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of "The Declaration of Independence" were
orthodox, deeply committed, Christians? The other three all believed in the
Bible as the divine truth, the God of
scripture, and His personal intervention.
It is the same Congress that formed the American Bible Society immediately after
creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to
purchase and import 20,000 copies of Scripture for the people of this nation.
Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still
remembered for his words, "Give me liberty or give me death;" but in current
textbooks, the context of these words is omitted. Here is what he actually said:
"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not
fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of
nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace
so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it
Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me
liberty, or give me death."
These sentences have been erased from our textbooks. Was Patrick Henry a
Christian? The following year, 1776, he wrote this:
"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 that reason alone, people of other faiths have been
afforded freedom of worship here."
Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the front of his
"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." He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he
considered his highest and most important role.
On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, 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."
Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed
this truth when he wrote, "The foundations of our society and our
government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be
difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be
practically universal in our country."
In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: "The
Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in
William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which
was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million
copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him
the "Schoolmaster of the Nation." Listen to these word of Mr. McGuffey:
"The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it derived our
nation, on the character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On
its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free Institutions. From no
source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures.
From all these extracts from the Bible, I make no apology."
Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were
distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered
in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook, rule number 1 was
that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they
could study the Scriptures: "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, John 17:3; and therefore to
lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral
principles of the Ten Commandments."
James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United
States, said this:
"We have staked the whole 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."
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