>Foundations of America

>I hope everyone is enjoying their Fourth of July Weekend.  May you all have safe travels, good times with family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of God’s world.

I had planned on doing a long, detailed account of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Christian Values it is based upon.  I truly believe in my heart, that some American’s have lost touch with the core principles of what our country was based on.  Controversial as this subject may be, Christianity was and is what the Foundations of America are based and built upon.  Instead of getting on my soap box this weekend, and filling my day with tedious hours researching and building this post, I will leave you with some copied quotes and text of the Declaration, and Constitution itself.

See the complete text of the Declaration of Independence HERE (CLICK).

We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are
 created equal, 

that they are endowed by their Creator 
with certain unalienable rights,
that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
–those who can admit the phrase “created equal” means created by God, not evolved from chaos.

The Declaration of Independence contains a theological teaching because the ultimate source of our rights and duties is God. There are four references to God in the Declaration:
  • The “laws of nature and of nature’s God” entitle the United States to independence.
  • Men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.”
  • Congress appeals “to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions.”
  • The signers, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,” pledge to each other their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor.

” You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. Congress will do everything they can to assist you in this wise intention.” George Washington

” Let…statesmen and patriots unite their endeavors to renovate the age by…educating their little boys and girls…and leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.” Samuel Adams

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“History will also afford frequent opportunities of showing the necessity of a public religion…and the excellency of the Christian religion above all others, ancient or modern.” Benjamin Franklin

“Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation.” John Jay, ORIGINAL CHIEF-JUSTICE U.S. SUPREME COURT

“The United States of America were no longer Colonies. They were an independent nation of Christians.” John Quincy Adams

97% of the founding fathers were practicing Christians and exercised their faith in public office, at work, at home, and had it taught to their children in their schools.
187 of the first 200 colleges in America were Christian, Bible teaching institutions. Entrance to Harvard required strong knowledge of the Bible.

End of Article VII of Constitution 

“Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth. In Witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names.”

and so I must say, and I hope you agree–
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
God Bless America
Clipart courtesy of (www.wilsoninfo.com).

Text Quotes, and excerpts from http://www.christianparents.com and http://www.founding.com


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3 Responses to >Foundations of America

  1. Anonymous says:

    >I had to post this! My Texas Senator just posted this on FB. Keep America Free- let us stand on our own two feet- less government please.John Cornyn quote:'We call it Independence not Dependence Day'

  2. sweetybird09 says:

    >Thanks for these great reminders, I love the pic of the girl and her dolls praying!Have a safe 4th

  3. Anonymous says:

    >I completely agree with you regarding you on the Independence day values. Our government has completely turned their back on the constitution and stripped us of our God-given rights. It saddens and frustrates me! Are you familiar with Ron Paul? He is one politician worth supporting, as his whole stance is based on upholding the constitution. Anyway, you have a wonderful blog!Aloha, and may God bless you!

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