A BIT OF HISTORY NOT FOUND IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Declaration of Independence

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 deleted. 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 s lavery? 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 on the front of his well-worn Bible: ‘»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 all schools.»‘

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 words of Mr. McGuffey: «The Christian religion is the religion of our country. >From it are derived our notions 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 our new nation not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the 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.»

Today, we are asking God to bless America. But, how can He bless a Nation that has departed so far from Him? Prior to September 11, He was not welcome in America. Most of what you read in this article has been erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the truth about our country’s Christian roots

America’s founders did not intend for there to be separation of God and
state, as shown by the fact that all 50 states acknowledge God in their
state constitutions:

If they read a little farther, they’d find that most of the state
constitutions specifically mention Jesus Christ and Christianity, and refer
to Christian Bible doctrines such as creation, and eternal heaven/hell, not
just a generic ‘god’.

Alabama 1901, Preamble. We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking
the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the
following Constitution….

Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to
those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land ….

Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful
to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution….

Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful
to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government….

California 1879, Preamble. We, the People of the State of California,
grateful to Almighty God for our freedom ….

Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of Colorado, with profound
reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe ….

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with
gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy ….

Delaware 1897, Preamble. Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature,
the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the
dictates of their consciences ….

Florida 1845, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful
to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty … establish this
Constitution….

Georgia 1777, Preamble. We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection
and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution….

Hawaii 1959, Preamble. We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine
Guidance, do so establish this Constitution ….

Idaho 1889, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to
Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings….

Illinois 1870, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful
to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He
hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our
endeavors….

Indiana 1851, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful
to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to chose our form of
government….

Iowa 1857, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the
Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our
dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings … establish this
Constitution….

Kansas 1859, Preamble. We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God
for our civil and religious privileges … establish this Constitution….

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth of grateful to
Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties….

Louisiana 1921, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Louisiana,
grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties
we enjoy….

Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine …. acknowledging with
grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in
affording us an opportunity ….. and imploring His aid and direction ….

Maryland 1776, Preamble. We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful
to Almighty God or our civil and religious liberty….

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble. We…the people of Massachusetts,
acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of
the Universe… in the course of His Providence, an opportunity .and
devoutly imploring His direction ….

Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful
to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom …. establish this
Constitution ….

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Minnesota,
grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to
perpetuate its blessings….

Mississippi 1890, Preamble. We, the people of Mississippi in convention
assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work…..

Missouri 1845, Preamble. We, the people of Missouri, with profound
reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe and grateful for His
goodness, establish this Constitution ….

Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty
God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ….

Nebraska 1875, Preamble. We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our
freedom .. establish this Constitution ….

Nevada 1864, Preamble. We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to
Almighty God for our freedom . establish this Constitution ….

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V. Every individual has a
natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of
his own conscience….

New Jersey 1844, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New Jersey,
grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so
long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our
endeavors….

New Mexico 1911, Preamble. We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to
Almighty God for the blessings of liberty ….

New York 1846, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New York, grateful
to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings….

North Carolina 1868, Preamble. We the people of the State of North
Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our
civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence
upon Him for the continuance of those….

North Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to
Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain….

Ohio 1852, Preamble. We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to
Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our
common ….

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble. Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order
to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty … establish this…

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2. All men shall be secure
in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of
their consciences….

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble. We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to
Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly
invoking His guidance.

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island
grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath
so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing ….

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble. We, the people of the State of South
Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this
Constitution….

South Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to
Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties … establish this….

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible
right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience….

Texas 1845, Preamble. We the People of the Republic of Texas,
acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God….

Utah 1896, Preamble. Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we
establish this Constitution ….

Vermont 1777, Preamble. Whereas all government ought to … enable the
individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other
blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man …..

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI … Religion, or the Duty which we owe
our Creator … can be directed only by Reason … and that it is the
mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity
towards each other ….

Washington 1889, Preamble. We the People of the State of Washington,
grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain
this Constitution ….

West Virginia 1872, Preamble. Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the
blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West
Virginia .. reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ….

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble. We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to
Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility ….

Wyoming 1890, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful
to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties …
establish this Constitution ….

— — — — — — — — — — — — After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50
state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, just maybe,
the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!



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