In God We Trust

In God We Trust

In our increasingly secularized culture, it seems more important than ever to remember the words of our Founders. Our heritage is solidly and obviously Christian, and when reading quotes like these, it exposes the foolishness of the Progressive Movement that says otherwise.  We need to stand and be fiercely proud of our Christian roots.  Without that proven foundation, we would not be who we are today, and if we as a nation continue to forsake it, we will certainly be remembered as an aberration in world history.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.

           Psalm 33:12


If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

       2 Chronicles 7:14


“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

           George Washington, Commander-in-Chief in the American Revolution; Signer of the Constitution; First President of the United States


“Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.”

            James Madison, Signer of the Constitution, Fourth President of the United States


“And can liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God?  That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

  Thomas Jefferson, Signer and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence; Third President of the United States


“Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior?  – That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation?  Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth?  That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?

           John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States


“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power… Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.  There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us… 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.”

           Patrick Henry, Patriot and Statesman


“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness, which mankind now enjoys…  Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government – and all blessings which flow from them – must fall with them.”

           Jedediah Morse, Patriot and Educator, called “The Father of American Geography”


“I’ve lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth:  That God governs in the affairs of men.  If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?  We’ve been assured in the sacred writings that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.  I firmly believe this, and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.”

           Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution


“We are a Christian people…not because the law demands it, not to gain exclusive benefits or to avoid legal disabilities, but from choice and education; in a land thus universally Christian, what is to be expected, what desired, but that we shall pay due regard to Christianity?”

                   Senate Judiciary Committee Report, January 19, 1853


“At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged…in this age there can be no substitute for Christianity…That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.”

           House Judiciary Committee Report, March 27, 1854


“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 Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.  And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Proverbs 2, 3).  Every one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein.”

           Harvard – 1636 Student Guidelines


“All the scholars are required to live a religious and blameless life according to the rules of God’s Word, diligently reading the Holy Scriptures, that fountain of Divine light and truth, and constantly attending all the duties of religion.”

           Yale – 1787 Student Guidelines


Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament, without note or comment, be read and taught as a divine revelation in schools – its general precepts expounded, its evidences explained and its glorious principles of morality inculcated?  Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?

           Vidal v. Girard’s Executors, 1844 – Unanimous Decision Commending and Encouraging the Use of the Bible in Government-Run Schools


INDEPENDENCE Day:  When I was born again – “All things are lawful for me, but I WILL NOT BE ENSLAVED by anything.” (1Cor 6:12)

           John Piper

Published in: on July 4, 2009 at 12:09 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. A lot of comments: Interesting.
    I have written a book that covers the Non-physical Universe. The book covers non-physical phenomenon and matters considered to be illusions. As there are many religions who bear homage to the same God, I have deliberately kept myself in a neutral position. Read my book and see for yourself and take out or not take out anything you do not believe in. You may find a few items of interest.

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