We have all heard the term, “Forefathers”. Whose Forefathers are they? Obviously they were not Forefathers to us all…
The spirit that fuels atheism is alive and well in this country. History is slowly being rewritten before our very eyes. Why is it important not only to remember what they stood for then, but what it means to us now? What really founded this country, or who? Please allow yourself to be reminded of a few fundamental things about America.
Did you know that fifty two of the fifty five signers of the Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as divine truth, the God of the scripture, and His personal intervention.
This same Congress formed the American Bible Society. Immediately after signing the Declaration of Independence, the Congressional Congress voted to purchase and import twenty thousand copies of scripture for the people of this Nation.
Patrick Henry said, “ An appeal to arms and the God of host 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 to 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.”
Much of the above statement has been deleted from our school 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 religions, 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 real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrine of Jesus. I have little doubt that our country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator, and I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also”
George Washington, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796 said, “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 he 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.”
John Adams, our second president, who also served as chairman of the American Bible Society, in an address to military leaders 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 for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”
The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay said, “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 president, and also chairman of the National Bible Society…
July 4, 1821, President Adams said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: It connected in one indissoluble bond the principals of Christianity” In 1792, Congress voted this resolution: “The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools”.
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 sternly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is; to know God and Jesus Christ as the only foundation of 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” (Prov 2:3)
For over a hundred years, more than 50% of all the Harvard graduates were pastors.
It is clear from history that the Bible and the Christian faith were foundational to our educational and judicial system. However, in 1947, there was a radical change in direction for the Supreme Court, ignoring every precedent of the Supreme Court ruling for that past one hundred sixty years. The Supreme Court ruled in a limited way to affirm a wall of separation between church and state in the public classroom.
This led to removing prayer from the public schools in 1962.
In 1963, the Supreme Court ruled that Bible reading was outlawed as unconstitutional in the public school system. The court said: “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% of the time by those who wrote our Constitution and shaped our Nation, and it’s system of education, justice, and government.
In 1965, the courts denied as unconstitutional the right of a student in a 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, “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 obeyed them, this is not a permissible objective.”
It is not a permissible objective to allow our children to follow the moral principals 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 principals of the Ten Commandments.”
What does this mean now?
The original Constitution, and it’s primary author said himself that they, the founding Fathers of America, staked the very future of this country on this basic moral document that is the Ten Commandments. Now it is against the law for your children to even read it, or possess a copy of it in school…the very place where children’s minds are being shaped into our actual future leaders. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what the consequences of this will be.
Our founding Fathers were not stupid.
Most of these quotes are being removed from our textbooks, and erased from history. As far as future generations go, it is up to us to make sure that our own children remain rooted in Jesus, and His doctrine. We will face seemingly unbeatable odds, as did our forefathers. They knew that they were not alone.
Your children should know this as well…
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” Psalm 33:12
Some truths are self evident…? apparently not to some. What is self evident to me, was also taught to me, and handed down through my parents parents… who stressed the importance of the message, and the importance of it’s longevity.
Atheism is alive and well, and is fueled by a spirit of “anti-God”. It is better known as “anti Christ”. This is an obvious, and self evident truth, that will not be so self evident if history is not honored, and allowed to be erased. Why use the word “honored”, instead of simple remembrance?
Because these men that took up arms, and left the care of their own safety behind, did so for me. Many of them died for me, so that I could live a free life…free from the yoke of tyranny.
More importantly, these men that are simply termed “Forefathers” are actually my Forefathers, and may or may not be yours. But they are mine. My fathers made damn sure I knew this, as well as what their fathers actually had to do, and why. They didn’t know me, but they loved me.
Do I now supposed to stand idle and silent, while their memories are desecrated? Don’t count on it. It will never happen…
…because it was also passed on to me the other Spirit that these men clung to as they watched their family and friends die, so that I might live free. I know who delivered that victory to them, and why. I also know I hold this same Spirit, and always will, to either call on again if need be, or pass on to those that follow me. I am, and will always be faithful to my heritage. Peace all.