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Liberty – Founding Fathers – The 10 Commandments – Religion

From: Tracy 
Date: Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 7:28 PM
Subject: FW: Our Real Roots
 

OUR REAL ROOTS:
 This is one e-mail that needs to be shared.  But then, we may
already be too  late.  God help us.

 
 
  
  
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 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 of the strong alone. 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.'

  
  
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 religion, 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  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 and, I hope,
to the pure  doctrine of Jesus also.'

  
  

  
  
Consider these words from George  Washington, the Father of our
Nation, in his farewell speech  on September 19, 1796:

  
  

  
  
'It is impossible to govern 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 with
caution indulge  the supposition that morality can
be maintained without  religion. Reason and
experience both forbid us to expect that  our
national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.'

  
  

  
  
Was George Washington a Christian?  Consider these words from
his personal prayer book: 'Oh,  eternal and
everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and
 work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of
the lamb  and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit.
Daily, frame me more  and more in the likeness of
thy son, Jesus Christ, that living  in thy fear,
and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed
 time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto
eternal  life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of
mankind and let the  world be filled with the
knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.'

  
  

  
  
Consider these words by John Adams,  our second president,
who also served as chairman of the  American Bible Society.

  
  

  
  
In  an address to military leaders he said, 'We have no
government  armed with the power capable of
contending with human  passions, unbridled by
morality and true religion. Our  constitution was
made only for a moral and religious people.  It is
wholly inadequate to the government of any other.'

  
  
How about our first Court Justice, John Jay?
  
  

  
  
He  stated that when we select our national leaders, if we are to
 preserve our Nation, we must select Christians.
'Providence  has given to 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 U.S.
President.

  
  

  
  
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 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 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).'

  
  
For over 100 years, more than 50% of  all Harvard graduates were
pastors!

  
  

  
  
It  is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith,
 were foundational in our educational and judicial
system.  However in 1947, there was a radical
change of direction in  the Supreme Court.

  
  

  
  
Here is the prayer that was  banished: 'Almighty God, we
acknowledge our  dependence on Thee. We beg Thy
blessings upon us and our  parents and our teachers
and our  country.
 Amen.'
  
In 1963, the Supreme Court  ruled that Bible reading was
outlawed as unconstitutional in  the public school
system. The court offered this  justification: 'If
portions of the New Testament were read  without
explanation, they could and have been psychologically
 harmful to children.'

  
  

  
  
Bible reading was now unconstitutional, though the Bible was quoted
94 percent of the time by those  who wrote our
constitution and shaped our Nation and its  system
of education and 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 outlawed the Ten Commandments in our
 public schools.

  
  

  
  
The Supreme Court said this: 'If the  posted copies of the Ten
Commandments were to have any effect  at all, it
would be to induce school children to read them.
 And if they read them, meditated upon them, and
perhaps  venerated and observed them, this is not a
permissible  objective.'

  
Is  it not a permissible objective to allow 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?

  
  

  
  
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.

 

 

 

 


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2 Responses for “Liberty – Founding Fathers – The 10 Commandments – Religion”

  1. john says:

    Outstanding! This is truth, a small part of the truth, there is so much more. The first sight ever I found to boldly speaks these truths was wallbuilders. The first book was by the same creator, David Barton, though the book could not have been done by David alone which he readily recognized. The book? Original Intent the courts the constitution and religion.

    • RJ says:

      The Main Press continues to keep us preoccupied with issues that don’t truly matter much.

      It’s time that we get down to business and Take our Country Back.

      It doesn’t have to done by force of arms.

      Too many of us proud Americans couldn’t find our way out of a paper bag. This doesn’t speak to all of us. There is a time to follow and there is a time to lead.

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