No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”: “The founders of the Government, at its birth and in its feebleness, invoked the blessings and the protection of a Divine Providence . When asked by whose authority he demanded surrender, Allen : “I know not how long a republican government can flourish among a great people who have not the Bible; the experiment has never been tried; but this I do know:that the existing government of this country never could have had existence but for the Bible.”.
The citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, resolved that they were no longer under the allegiance of the British crown, but were instead “under the control of no power, other than that of our God and the General Government of the Congress.” to remind America of the price of freedom: “There can be no peace with the forces of evil.
They believed that human institutions ought primarily to help men develop their God-given possibilities….” to be “a day of fasting, prayer and humiliation, ‘to implore the Lord and Giver of all victory to pardon our manifold sins and wickedness, and that it would please Him to bless the Continental army with His divine favor and protection,’ all officers and soldiers are strictly enjoined to pay all due reverence on that day to the sacred duties of the Lord of hosts.”” from Matthew 28, and stating in part: “The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event of the Christian faith. On this powerful day, let us join together and give thanks to the Almighty for the glory of His grace.” in Sept.Truman clearly described the foundation for America’s laws: “The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days.” it was “the Lord who put it in my mind (I could feel His hand upon me) the fact that it would be possible to sail from here to the Indies.” Believing that “the Gospel must still be preached to so many lands in such a short time,” Columbus sought new lands to “bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the heathens” and “the Word of God to unknown coastlands.”: “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records.The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.”, saying: “We must seek revival of our strength in the spiritual foundations which are the bedrock of our republic.And we reflect on the call of our Creator—who by taking this form, reminds us of our duty to protect and care for the weak and the vulnerable among us.” came into effect after being issued by President Abraham Lincoln.President Lincoln declared that “all persons held as slaves within any State […] shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, […] And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind, and the gracious favor of Almighty God.”, one of the most influential writings of the American Revolution, and asked therein, “But where says some is the king of America? [L]et a day be solemnly set apart for proclaiming the charter; let it be brought forth placed on the divine law, the word of God; let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America the law is king.”, wrote for the Supreme Court, “We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.” Douglas concluded that the Court could not “read into the Bill of Rights  a philosophy of hostility to religion.”, on Oct.An inscription reads, “Our liberty of worship is not a concession nor a privilege but an inherent right.”Based on the Thanksgiving tradition started by the Pilgrims and recognized by other Presidents like George Washington, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November, 1863, as “a day of thanksgiving and prayer to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.” All Presidents since then have annually called on the nation to thank God in the Thanksgiving season., which passed the Virginia Legislature on January 16, 1786: “Almighty God hath created the mind free. are a departure from the plan ofthe Holy Author of our religion.” Dixie County, Florida, recently installed at its county courthouse a black granite Ten Commandments monument with the phrase “Love God and Keep His Commandments” etched in the base, but without other “secular” documents surrounding it. Holy Bible, Psalms 19:1.“ state, “forasmuche as men’s affaires doe little prosper where God’s service is neglected, all the Burgesses tooke their place in the Quire till a prayer was said by Mr.All attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens . Since 1923, the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D. has been lit at Christmas-time to celebrate the birth of Christ, a story that, as President Bush noted this year, “has carried the message that God is with us and He offers His love to every man, woman, and child.”, Dr. wrote, “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. Bucke, the Minister, that it would please God to guide and sanctifie all our proceedings, to His owne glory and the good of this plantation.”.org/site/Page Server?Democracy is the outgrowth of the religious conviction of the sacredness of every human life. They therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure and which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.” to govern themselves, which began: “In the name of God, Amen. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another,covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick…”On November 26 in 1861, the State of West Virginia was created due to slavery disputes with the remainder of Virginia.On the religious side, its highest embodiment is the Bible; on the political side, the Constitution.” that is now inscribed on the mantelpiece in the State Dining Room: “I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. The Constitutional Convention was started on this day, and the Preamble to the Constitution of West Virginia states, “Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginiareaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God […]”, “There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.Washington declared a national day of thanksgiving and prayer thanking God for His “many signal favors,” including the Constitution.From 1795 until the 1860’s, Christian church services were held on Sundays in the Capitol building in Washington, D.