Sunday, July 4, 2010
Happy 234th birthday, America!
That's why it breaks my heart to watch as our school textbooks are being revised to take out the fundamental truths of who we are and where we came from, to stand by while a power hungry, self-serving, arrogant government slowly leeches away our freedoms, to listen to the anti-American rhetoric coming from within our own goverment and from within our own citizens. Yes, America is not perfect and we do have problems, but we are the greatest nation on earth. And you want to know why?
Because we were founded on faith in God and on His holy principles from the Bible. Here's just a few quotes from our founding fathers:
John Adams - Signer of the Declaration and 2nd President of the United States
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God
John Quincy Adams - 6th President of the United States
In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity
Samuel Adams - Signer of the Declaration
I conceive we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world . . . that the confusions that are and have been among the nations may be overruled by the promoting and speedily bringing in the holy and happy period when the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and the people willingly bow to the scepter of Him who is the Prince of Peace
Gunning Bedford - signer of the Constitution, Federal Judge
To the triune God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost – be ascribed all honor and dominion, forevermore – Amen
Elias Boudinot- President of Congress, Signed the peace treaty to end the American Revelotion, Framer of the Bill of Rights, First Attorney admitted to the US Supreme Court Bar
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 earnestly call and beseech Him, for Christ’s sake, to preside in our councils. . . . We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the Spirit of God, Whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning . . . in order to open the meeting with prayer
Noah Webster - Revolutionary soldier, educator, legislator
The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws
Daniel Webster - US Senator, Secretary of State
The Christian religion – its general principles – must ever be regarded among us as the foundation of civil society
George Washington - 1st President and Father of our Country
While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian
I could go on and on. I highly recommend you check it out for yourself. There's a great site called Wallbuilders where you can find out all sorts of information and see original documents for yourself. Here's the link: http://www.wallbuilders.com/
As we celebrate the birth of our great nation and remember the sacrifices of those who laid the foundation, let us look to heaven and beg God's forgiveness for having strayed so far from Him, for having removed the Bible and prayer from schools and from our government. Let us ask God to restore our land to its former glory that we might be a light to the world of God's love and salvation.
I will leave you with one final quote from John Adams
Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company: I mean hell