America's Initial Foundations

"Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian."  U.S. Supreme Court, 1892

A sad reminder: The quotes below may sound Biblical, but some point to a universal god, not to the God of the Bible.



"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 to humbly implore His protection and favor."  George Washington, Proclaiming a  National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving, 10-2-1789.

"This is all  the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make then rich indeed."  Patrick Henry, "Last Will and Testament, 11-20-1798.

"I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty  through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy. Pray for me."  Alexander Hamilton,  shortly before his death on 7-12-1804.

"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 minds of the people that these liberties are a 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, 1781.

"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that built 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, at the Constitutional Convention, 6-28-1787.

"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." Daniel Webster, 1821

"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."  William Penn

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance....
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.....
Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You."

Psalm 33:10-22

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