The United States of America WAS founded as a Christian Nation. It bothers me deeply to witness how God is being mocked and how history is being rewritten by many today here in our beloved America.
On Thursday, July 2, at the assisted living home in a nearby town, the sermon I put together and delivered included many quotes from our Founding Fathers, signers of the Declaration of Independence and signers of the Constitution of the United States.
Remember what our Independence Day,... July 4th is all about. We fought to become independent from the religious dictates of the national church of Great Britain. America was founded on the Bible, its principles, its belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the belief that God is the Supreme Being and without Him a nation cannot be rightly governed.
Here are just some of these quotes:
Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12
This verse indicates God blessed America because we made God to be our Lord.
George Washington, First President
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible." -
John Adams, Second President said
"The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity... I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God."
Samuel Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
"He who made all men hath made the truths necessary to human happiness obvious to all Our forefathers opened the Bible to all."
John Hancock, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and John Adams, Second President "We recognize no sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus!"
Thomas Jefferson 3rd U.S. President, Drafter and Signer of the Declaration of Independence
"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 of the 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;"
"I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ." (also quote by Thomas Jefferson)
Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia
"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Charles Carroll, Signer of the Declaration of Independence "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."
Enjoy Independence Day with your families. Reminder to pray for The Church (the body of Christ) to awaken from slumber.
We are all called to accomplish the Great Commission. America needs to hear the truths of God's Word and its Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ.
Dorothy von Lehe