Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Times They Are A-CHANGE-in'

We are no longer a Christian Nation
- President Barack Hussein Obama


Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)


Famous American History Quotes About God and the Bible


George Washington - first President of the United States of America

What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.
- George Washington

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
- George Washington

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.
- George Washington


Samuel Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

I ... [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.
- Samuel Adams

The name of the Lord (says the Scripture) is a strong tower; thither the righteous flee and are safe (Proverbs 18:10). Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better.
- Samuel Adams


United States Congressional Endorsement of the Bible and God

Congress printed a Bible for America and said:
"The United States in Congress assembled ... recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States ... a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools."
- United States Congress 1782


Congress passed this resolution:
"The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools."
- United States Congress 1782

By Law the United States Congress adds to US coinage:
"In God We Trust"
- United States Congress 1864


John Adams, President of the United States of America and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.
- John Adams

The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.
- John Adams

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.
- John Adams

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams

I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.
- John Adams

The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.
- John Adams

[The Fourth of July] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.
- John Adams


Patrick Henry, Early America Leader

There is a book [the Bible] worth all the other books ever printed.
- Patrick Henry

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.
- Patrick Henry


John Jay, 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.
- John Jay

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.
- John Jay


Daniel Webster, Early American Politician

Education is useless without the Bible.
- Daniel Webster


Noah Webster, American Schoolmaster

Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America’s basic text book in all fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.
- Noah Webster


National Anthem of the United States of America, Francis Scott Key

"And this be our motto, 'In God is our trust'"
- USA National Anthem, Third Verse


Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America

In regards to this great Book [the Bible], I have but to say it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the 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 found portrayed in it.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am busily engaged in study of the Bible.
- Abraham Lincoln


Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America

Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.
- Ronald Reagan


Northwest Ordinance, July 13, 1787

Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.
- Northwest Ordinance, Article 3


Original Harvard University Student Handbook 1636

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 Christ in the bottom, 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 (Prov. 2.3).
- Original Harvard University Student Handbook


William McGuffy, author of McGuffy Reader, which was used for over 100 years in American schools as the primary textbook

The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our nation, on the 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 this author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible, I make no apology.
- William McGuffy, author of McGuffy Reader

(from: Pray Daily America)




9 comments:

Scott McQueen said...

Poweful Jeff!
Do you mind if I post a link to your post/blog on my blog? So many people try to convince me our country was founded against any religion or belief in God and this is powerful proof they are wrong. Freedom of religion was never an endorsement of disbelief. Great post!

thekingpin68 said...

Yes, America seems to becoming less Christianized, but here in Canada that is the trend I am used to as it has always been secular Canada to me.

Thanks for the satire comments with a controversial topic.

Nitewrit said...

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- John Adams"

We can certainly question whether we, as a nation, are anymore a moral and religious people and our present President-who-would-be-king does not believe the Constitution of the United States is adequate for this government. The First Amendment has been turned on its head. Religious people are viewed as a threat, as is anyone who truly has morals that reflect the Ten Commandments.

Personally I believe the United States has fallen under judgement for turning its face away from God. And perhaps the last days for this world are just around the corner.

Larry E.

Jeff said...

Scott McQueen,

Do you mind if I post a link to your post/blog on my blog?

No, I don't mind; in fact, that would be great!

So many people try to convince me our country was founded against any religion or belief in God...

Yes, more and more are being convinced of this.

Great post!

Thank you very much!

Jeff said...

thekingpin68,

Yes, America seems to becoming less Christianized, but here in Canada that is the trend I am used to as it has always been secular Canada to me.

Yes, some are saying that America is becoming Socialist. And certainly it has been becoming more and more secular over the years. Others have said that Global Warming has become the new religion here. Still others are saying we are moving toward a one-world government, which I have seen strong proof of through a number of different sources. Others are saying, as your article seems to imply, Russ, that Muslims are moving to take over the world. There is a lot happening, and though I believe that God has slowly been pulling His hand of blessing away from the U.S. for many years now, it seems that America is now toppling, and may possibly fall very soon now. Only God knows what will happen, and thankfully, we who are Christians will dwell with Him forever.

Thanks for the satire comments with a controversial topic.

You're welcome.

Jeff said...

Nitewrit,

We can certainly question whether we, as a nation, are anymore a moral and religious people and our present President-who-would-be-king does not believe the Constitution of the United States is adequate for this government. The First Amendment has been turned on its head. Religious people are viewed as a threat, as is anyone who truly has morals that reflect the Ten Commandments.

Yes, agreed.

Personally I believe the United States has fallen under judgement for turning its face away from God. And perhaps the last days for this world are just around the corner.

I agree that, because of homosexuality, abortion, the influx of false religions, and a host of many other things, including Christianity becoming less and less accepted, God is apparently turning His back on this country as a whole. I suspect that it might be even worse if there were still not a large number of Christians here. But of course, there is also a lot of false doctrine that has creeped into American churches. I also agree that it seems like we are at the doorstep of the things in Revelation beginning to occur. The things talked about in Revelation (with the exception of those things which were already fulfilled around the First Century or so) have not yet begun to occur, but it seems that all the signs are pointing toward everything being ready and ripe for it now.

thekingpin68 said...

'Thanks for the satire comments with a controversial topic.'

You're welcome.

Thanks, you are welcome. I am certain.

acceptedagain.blogspot.com said...

I do not find proper words to comment on 'obama's' claim that america is no longer a 'christian nation'.
I'm actually not sure what he implies:
That america chooses to stand out of christian values or otherwise!
Jeff, your blog looks nice, more than it was when I openned it.
God bless youfor your encouraging 'communication.

Jeff said...

acceptedagain.blogspot.com,

I do not find proper words to comment on 'obama's' claim that america is no longer a 'christian nation'.
I'm actually not sure what he implies:
That america chooses to stand out of christian values or otherwise!


Good question. I agree with Obama that America is no longer the Christian nation that it once was, but the question is, why did he say that? Does Obama even believe that America was ever a Christian nation? And is it his desire that we not be a Christian nation? It seems to me that, at the very least, I do not believe that Obama wants America to be a Christian-only nation. But I fear that what he really wants is not just a nation where all religions are welcome; I suspect his plans go well beyond that, though I think he wants us to believe that he is merely pushing toward equality of religion.

Jeff, your blog looks nice, more than it was when I openned it.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "more than it was when I opened it," (I assume you are referring to some first impression you had) but thank you.

God bless youfor your encouraging 'communication.

Thank you!