Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Orthodox and deeply committed Christians? The other three believed in the Bible as 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 deeds for the people of this nation.
Patrick Henry, who is called the puppet of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, “Give me freedom or give me death.” But in current textbooks the context of these words is removed.
This is what he said: “A call to arms and to the God of armies is all that remains for us. But we will not fight our battle alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of the nations. The battle, sir, is not only of the strong. Is life so expensive or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I don’t know which way the others will take, but as far as I’m concerned, give me freedom, or give me death. ”
These phrases have been deleted from our textbooks.
Was Patrick Henry a Christian? The following year, 1776, he wrote the following: “It cannot be emphasized too much or too often that this great nation was founded not by religious, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone. , here freedom of worship has been granted to people of other religions “.
Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote on the cover of his worn Bible: “I am a Christian, that is, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have no doubt that our entire country will soon join the unity of our Creator and , I hope, also to the pure doctrine of Jesus “.
Consider these words from George Washington, the father of our nation, in his farewell address on September 19, 1796:
“It is impossible to rule the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us cautiously allow the assumption that morality can be maintained without religion. Both the reason and experience prohibit us from expecting that our national morals can prevail excluding religious principles. “
Was George Washington a Christian? Consider these words from your personal prayer book: “O eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and deeds. Wash my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purify my heart by the Holy Spirit. Each day, inform me more and more in the likeness of your son, Jesus Christ, that living in your fear and dying in your favor, may in your appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified to eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the entire human race and may the world be filled with the knowledge of your son Jesus Christ. “
Consider these words from John Adams, our second president, who also served as president of the American Bible Society.
In a speech to military leaders, he said: “We do not have a government armed with the power capable of fighting human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is totally inappropriate for the government of any other. ”
How about our first court judge, John Jay?
He said that when we select our national leaders, if we want to preserve our Nation, we must select Christians. “Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”
John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth president of the United States.
He was also president of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, “The greatest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in an 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 ceased.” be practically universal in our country. “
In 1782, the United States Congress passed this resolution: “The United States Congress 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 “nation’s school teacher. “.
Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: “The Christian religion is the religion of our country.> From it derive our notions about the character of God, about the great moral Governor of the universe. The peculiarities of our institutions are based on its doctrines From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the Holy Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I do not apologize. “
Of the first 108 universities founded in the United States, 106 were clearly Christian, including the first.
Harvard University, established in 1636. In rule number 1 of the original Harvard Student Manual, students seeking entry must know Latin and Greek in order to study the Scriptures:
“That every student be instructed with clarity and be seriously pressured to consider well, the main objective of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ, who is eternal life, John 17: 3; and therefore, put to Jesus Christ as the sole foundation of all healthy knowledge and scholarship. And seeing that the Lord only gives wisdom, let each one seriously intend, through secret prayer, to seek it in him (Proverbs 2: 3) “.
For more than 100 years, more than 50% of all Harvard graduates were pastors!
It is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith were central to our educational and judicial system. However, in 1947, there was a radical change of direction in the Supreme Court.
Here is the sentence that was banished:
“Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on You. We beg Your blessings upon us, our parents, our teachers, and our country.
In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that reading the Bible was prohibited as unconstitutional in the public school system. The court offered this justification: “If parts of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could have been psychologically harmful to the children.”
Reading the Bible was now unconstitutional, although the Bible was cited 94 percent of the time by those who wrote our constitution and shaped our Nation and its system of education, justice, and government.
In 1965, the courts denied as unconstitutional the rights of a student in the public school cafeteria to bow his head and pray audibly for his food. In 1980, Stone vs. Graham banned the Ten Commandments from our public schools.
The Supreme Court said as follows: “If published copies of the Ten Commandments had any effect, it would be to induce schoolchildren to read them. And if they read them, meditate on them, and perhaps worship and observe them, this is not a allowable target “.
Isn’t it an allowable goal to allow our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments?
James Madison, the lead author of the United States Constitution, had this to say: “We have staked the entire future of our new nation, not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions on the ability of each of us to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments. ”
Today we ask God to bless America. But how can he bless a nation that has strayed so far from him?
Most of what you read in this article has been erased from our textbooks. The revisionists have rewritten history to eliminate the truth about our country’s Christian roots. I encourage everyone who reads and agrees with the words in this document to share them with others so that the truth of our nation’s history can be told.