Friday, March 1, 2013

Road Signs from our Founding Fathers

“Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the LORD
or fully declare his praise? Blessed are they who
maintain justice, who constantly do what is right.”
                                                    Psalm 106:2-3

      Today Christians fight a spiritual battle and a legal battle with those who talk of separation of church and state and keeping Christianity and prayer out of schools. Few appear to realize that many of our nation’s founders were devout Christians. They based their decisions on God’s principles set forth in God’s Word, and they staked the future of this new nation on the people to govern themselves under the leadership of Jesus Christ. Today, I would like to present what they believed in their own words.

George Washington – our first president (This is Washington’s private prayer and was recorded near his headquarters on the Hudson River—1779)
“And now, Almighty Father, if it is Thy holy will that we shall obtain a place and name among the nations of the Earth, grant that we may be enabled to show our gratitude for Thy goodness by our endeavors to fear and obey Thee.”

Benjamin Franklin – Statesman, author, scientist, and printer (This is his call to prayer during the Constitutional Convention.)
“I have 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, and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”

John Hancock – First to sign the Declaration of Independence (In the days leading up to the Revolutionary War)
“In circumstances dark as these, it becomes us, as men and Christians, to reflect that, whilst every prudent measure should be taken to ward off the impending judgments…all confidence must be withheld from the means we use; and reposed only on that God who rules in the Armies of Heaven, and without whose blessing the best human counsels are but foolishness—and all created power vanity.”

Thomas Jefferson – Third President (Words written in notes on the State of Virginia, 1781)
“God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the mind of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?”

Do not forget, and do not let anyone tell you that The United States of American is not a Christian nation, founded on Christian principles and established only by the grace of God. We must stand firm on those principles!

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