God and American History

God In American History

American History Quotes About God and the Bible


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Conservatives believe the United States was created by its founding fathers, a predominantly Christian group of men, with the understanding that we the people are endowed by God our Creator, with certain unalienable Rights. Most liberals want a government where God has no place.

Following are some historical facts about God and American History. Please share this information with as many people as possible. Liberals and atheists may think God has no place in government, but they cannot dispute these historical facts:

The Constitution of the United States was adopted only after the Bill of Rights consisting of the first ten amendments was passed. The First Amendment reads as follows:
   
  “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
   
For the first 355 years (1607 - 1962), American children prayed and read the Bible in our public schools.
   
At George Washington’s first inauguration on April 30, 1789, with his right hand on the Bible, after taking the oath, he added his own words: “So help me God.” He then lowered his head and kissed the Bible.
   
The following words were included in the first inaugural address of President George Washington:
   
  “We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven as ordained.”
   
At the Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1789, President George Washington stated:
   
  “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.”
   
  "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 Thy 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, 0 Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy Son, Jesus Christ."
   
The Liberty Bell commissioned in 1752, a symbol of American Independence, was cast with the words: “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants Thereof”. This is a Biblical statement from the Book of Leviticus (25:10). In 1776 the bell was rung to mark the public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Its symbol has been used on American coins and stamps for more than 200 years.
   
The following words of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, are inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial located in Washington D.C.:
   
  “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the minds of man.”

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free.”
   
The Declaration of Independence includes four references to God (1) as Lawmaker (the laws of nature and nature’s God); (2) as Creator (endowed by their Creator); (3) a Supreme Judge (the Supreme Judge of the world); and (4) as Protector (the protection of Devine Providence).
   
John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court:
   
  "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is their duty, as well as privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.

The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts."
   
The two primary drafters of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, who were also our third and fourth Presidents, attended church services in the Capitol of the United States while they were president.
   
During the term of our third president, Thomas Jefferson, church services were held in the Supreme Court building and the Treasury building.
   
James Madison, our fourth President and the "father of the Constitution" said:
   
  We have staked the whole future of out new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of our Constitution upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments."
   
The following words are inscribed on the Washington Monument:
   
  “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God and to obey His will.”
   
Congress passed this resolution in 1782:
  "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools."
   
During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln in the Gettysburg Address stated:
   
  “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
   
Founding father Benjamin Rush said:
   
  “The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object of life of all republican governments.”
   
Founding father John Adams said:
   
  “Our constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
   
  "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."
   
In 1862, during the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, said:
   
  “If I had my way, this war would never have commenced. If I had been allowed my way, this war would have been ended before this. But we find it still continues; and we must believe that He permits it for some wise purpose of His own, mysterious and unknown to us; and through our limited understanding, we may not be able to comprehend it, yet we cannot but believe, that He who made the world still governs it.”
   
Each session of the Continental Congress, starting in 1774, and each session of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 started with an opening prayer.
   
When the Supreme Court of the United States is in session, the following words are used to open each session:
   
  “All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the Court is now sitting. God save the United States and this Honorable Court.”
   
As you walk up the steps to the United States Supreme Court, near the top of the building is a row of famous lawgivers facing Moses who is in the center holding the Ten Commandments. As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two large oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each door. As you take a seat in the courtroom, you see a display of the Ten Commandments above where the Supreme Court justices sit.
   
When the Thirteen Colonies declared independence from England, the Continental Congress voted to enlist chaplains to serve with the military and to be paid at the same compensation level as majors.
Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address included four verses from the Bible and fourteen references to God. His speech was carved into one of the walls of the Lincoln Memorial in 1920.
   
At the very top on the eastern side of the Washington Monument, facing the sun, is inscribed the Latin words “Laus Deo” meaning “Praise be to God.” In 1884, when the monument was completed, it was the tallest structure in the world. At that time, the words could only be seen by God looking down.
   
In 1884, inside the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was placed a copy of the Declaration of Independence, a copy of the United States Constitution, and the Bible.
   
The marching song of the Union Army (United States Army) during the Civil War was the Battle Hymn of the Republic. It was written in 1861. The original song includes the following words:
   
  “I have read the fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
As ye deal with my contemnors, so with you my grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.
As He died to make me holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.”
   
Upon receiving the gift of a Bible from a group of former slaves, President Abraham Lincoln gave these words of thanks:
   
  “In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to men. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it. To you I return my most sincere thanks for the elegant company of the great Book of God which you present.”
   
United States Supreme Court decision in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 1892:
   
  "Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody 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.. this is a Christian nation."
   
As the Allied Soldiers and Marines were about to land on the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944, General Dwight D. Eisenhower declared:
   
  “You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you.”
   
Upon the Allies’ successful invasion of Normandy, France in 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt led the American people in prayer in a nationwide radio address:
   
  “Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilizations, and to set free a suffering humanity.”

“Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.”

“And, O Lord, give us faith. Give us faith in Thee; faith in our sons, faith in each other; faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but a fleeting moment, let not these deter us in our conquerable purpose. Thy will be done, Almighty God. Amen.”
   
A chapel is located within the United States Capitol Building. In the chapel is a large stained glass window depicting our first President, George Washington, kneeling in prayer, under the inscription: “This Nation Under God.” The words of President Washington’s prayer is inscribed in the window: “Preserve me, God, for in thee do I put my trust.”
   
In the United States House of Representatives, above the central gallery door, is a marble statue of Moses the lawgiver.
   
A statue of Father Junipero Serra, holding a cross, is located at the United States Capitol.
   
A statue of Mormon leader, Brigham Young, is located at the United States Capitol.
   
A statue of Father James Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, is located at the United States Capitol. A crucifix is located prominently in his belt.
   
A statue of Saint Damien, the Apostle of Lepers, is located at the United States Capitol.
   
The United States Capitol contains a large painting named “The Baptism of Pocahontas.”
The United States Capitol contains a large painting named “The Embarkation of the Pilgrims.” The Pilgrims are holding a large Bible and are praying.
   
A copy of the Gutenberg Bible is maintained on display in The Great Hall at the Library of Congress.
   
A statue of Moses the lawgiver is located inside the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, there is a statue of Confucius, Moses, and Solon sitting together at the United States Supreme Court.
   
The tradition of displaying a Christmas Tree in the White House started in 1889. Since that date, every administration has displayed a Christmas tree.
   
The following words are inscribed on the walls of the Library of Congress:
   
  The heavens declare the Glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork.”

(Psalm 19:1)

“What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”

(Micah 6:8)
   

All 50 States Acknowledge God

Contrary to the beliefs of most liberals, God is truly acknowledged throughout the history of America. Each of our 50 states has acknowledged God in their most important document:

1. Alabama (1901) Preamble
   
  We the people of the State of Alabama … invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution …
   
2. Alaska (1956) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land …
   
3. Arizona (1911) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution …
   
4. Arkansas (1874) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government …
   
5. California (1879) Preamble
   
  We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom …
   
6. Colorado (1876) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe
   
7. Connecticut (1818) Preamble
   
  The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy …
   
8. Delaware (1897) Preamble
  Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences …
   
9. Florida (1885) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty … establish this Constitution …
   
10. Georgia (1777) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution …
   
11. Hawaii (1959) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance … establish this Constitution
12. Idaho (1889) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings …
   
13. Illinois (1870) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors …
   
14. Indiana (1851) Preamble
   
  We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government …
   
15. Iowa (1857) Preamble
   
  We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings … establish this Constitution …
   
16. Kansas (1859) Preamble
  We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges … establish this Constitution …
   
17. Kentucky (1891) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties …
   
18. Louisiana (1921) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy …
   
19. Maine (1820) Preamble
   
  We the People of Maine … acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity … and imploring His aid and direction …
   
20. Maryland (1776) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty …
   
21. Massachusetts (1780) Preamble
   
  We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe … in the course of His Providence, an opportunity … and devoutly imploring His direction …
   
22. Michigan (1908) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom … establish this Constitution …
   
23. Minnesota (1857) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings …
   
24. Mississippi (1890) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work …
   
25. Missouri (1945) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness … establish this Constitution …
   
26. Montana (1889) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty … establish this Constitution …
   
27. Nebraska (1875) Preamble
   
  We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom … establish this Constitution…
   
28. Nevada (1864) Preamble
   
  We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom … establish this Constitution …
   
29. New Hampshire (1792) Part I. Art. I. Sec. V.
   
  Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience …
   
30. New Jersey (1844) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors …
   
31. New Mexico (1911) Preamble
   
  We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty …
   
32. New York (1846) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings…
   
33. North Carolina (1868) Preamble
   
  We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for … our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those …
   
34. North Dakota (1889) Preamble
   
  We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…
   
35. Ohio (1852) Preamble
   
  We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common …
   
36. Oklahoma (1907) Preamble
   
  Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty … establish this …
   
37. Oregon (1857) Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2.
   
  All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences …
   
38. Pennsylvania (1776) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance …
   
39. Rhode Island (1842) Preamble
   
  We the People of the State of Rhode Island … grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing …
   
40. South Carolina (1778) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of South Carolina … grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution …
   
41. South Dakota (1889) Preamble
   
  We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties … establish this Constitution …
   
42. Tennessee (1796) Art. XI.III.
   
  That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience …
   
43. Texas (1845) Preamble
   
  We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God
   
44. Utah (1896) Preamble
   
  Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we … establish this Constitution …
   
45. Vermont (1777) Preamble
   
  Whereas all government ought to … enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man…
   
46. Virginia (1776) Bill of Rights, XVI
  Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator … can be directed only by Reason … and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other …
   
47. Washington (1889) Preamble
   
  We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution …
   
48. West Virginia (1872) Preamble
   
  Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia … reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God
   
49. Wisconsin (1848) Preamble
   
  We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility …
   
50. Wyoming (1890) Preamble
   
  We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties … establish this Constitution…
   
   

 

Those that desire to eliminate God from America should take note.

 

The Secularization of Language

in the United States

 

The political left has attempted to eliminate words and phrases that have a Christian or other religious origin with a secularized vocabulary. Following are examples:

Original Secularized Version
   
  • Abortion
  • Abortion
  • Adultery
  • Angelic
  • Atheistic
  • Blessed
  • Christmas
  • Christmas Holiday
  • Christmas Party
  • Christmas Tree
  • Disciple of Christ
  • Do God’s Work
  • Easter Holiday
  • God
  • God
  • God be with you
  • God Willing
  • Godless
  • Homosexual
  • Homosexuality
  • Independence Day
  • Lust
  • Meek
  • Mother
  • One nation under God
  • Prayer
  • Religion
  • Religious Suppression
  • Righteous
  • Sin
  • Sin
  • Sodomy
  • Thank God
  • Thanksgiving
  • Unborn baby
  • Birth Control
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Cheating
  • Pretty
  • Secular
  • Lucky
  • Xmas
  • Winter Break
  • Holiday Party
  • Holiday Tree
  • Wingnut
  • Do good
  • Spring Break
  • A higher power
  • Mother nature
  • Good Luck
  • Hopefully
  • Secular
  • Gay or Lesbian
  • Lifestyle choice
  • The Fourth of July
  • Love
  • Weak
  • Parent
  • One nation
  • Moment of silence
  • Spiritual
  • Separation of church and state
  • Law abiding
  • Crime
  • Lifestyle choice
  • Lifestyle choice
  • Thank goodness
  • Turkey Day
  • Clump of cells

 

















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