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God and Country Documented Presentation Ideal for Churches and Civic Groups Prepared by Doug Gamble Silverdale, Washington
Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Truths Rarely Taught Today The truths that you are about to see are rarely taught today, except in some Churches and Christian Schools. Thank God for those supporting and those participating in Godly Christian Schools!
The First Governing Document Signing of the Mayflower Compact Nov. 11, 1620
The Mayflower Compact “Having undertaken for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith… do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one another, Covenant and Combine ourselves into a civil body politic…” Dated November 11, 1620
“No King But Jesus” A Committee of Correspondence was established to keep Americans informed about the progress in gaining Independence from England. The motto of the Committee was “No King But Jesus.”
Declaration of Independence 1776 “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.”
Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness Life – We are pro-life. No abortion or killing of the elderly. Liberty – Minimal government. We are opposed to communism and totalitarian governments. Pursuit of happiness
Psalm 144:15 “Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.”
The Pursuit of Happiness Happy is that people who’s God is the Lord. Happy for forgiveness of sins, salvation. Happy for a loving, heavenly father. Happy for the Christian life, Church. Happy for Christian Education.
The Constitutional Convention When representatives of each of the thirteen colonies met to try to form a ‘united states’ this was the first act passed:
The Constitutional Convention “…that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of heaven, and the blessings of our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business…” June 28, 1787
James Madison “Without the intervention of God there never would have been a Constitution.”
Commander In Chief Order One of General Washington’s very first orders was a requirement for divine services every Sunday. “I admonish all soldiers to fear God, to put away all wickedness and practice Christian virtues.”
The Bible, Basis Of Our Government Historical documents written regarding the Articles of Confederation, The Declaration of Independence and the founding of the United States are available for study.
The Bible, Basis Of Our Government 94% of all quotes found in these documents come from the Bible.
2 nd Most Quoted Source? Sir William Blackstone, greatest of all authorities on English Law. Quoting Blackstone: “Christianity is the basis for all British common law.”
Patrick Henry …“This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but by the gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Our Founders Feared God “I had the honor of being one among many who framed that Constitution... In order effectually to accomplish these great ends, it is incumbent upon us to begin wisely and to proceed in the fear of God;”
Our Founders Feared God “... and it is especially the duty of those who bear rule to promote and encourage piety [respect for God].” Henry Laurens, President of Congress, Delegate to the Constitutional Convention
The Great Seal of U. S. of A. On the most important high level documents, signed by our President, the official seal is placed on these documents. The seal reads: Annuit Coeptis, Latin for: “God has favored our undertakings.”
Obverse (front) of U.S. Seal
Reverse Side of U.S. Seal
The Northwest Ordinance Article III “Religion, morality and education being essential to good government…” July 13, 1787
Christian Religion Part of Our Government As part of The Bill of Rights, 1st Amendment was added to our Constitution in 1791.
Runkel v. WinemillerRunkel v. Winemiller 1799 Runkel v. Winemiller 8 years after the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, there was a famous court case, Runkel vs. Winemiller. The case can be found at your local law library. The official court report says:
Runkel v. Winemiller Runkel v. Winemiller "The Christian religion is the established religion by our form of government, and all denominations are placed on an equal footing and equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty."
Capitol Building A Church December 4, 1800, Congress approved the use of the Capitol building as a church building. For fifty years, from 1807 to 1857, church services were held in what is now Statuary Hall, U.S. Capitol
Capitol Building A Church December 13, 1857, the Rev. Dr. George Cummins preached before a crowd of 2,000 worshipers in the U.S Capitol.
Capitol Building A Church The rostrum of the Speaker of the House was used as the preacher’s pulpit; and Congress purchased the hymnals used in the service.
House And Senate Chaplains May 1, 1789 House and Senate voted to have full time chaplains.
House And Senate Chaplains From that day until today, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate have Chaplains and Chapels. During the past two hundred and seventeen years, all sessions of the Senate have been opened with prayer.
Swearing In The President From George Washington on, all those taking the office of President of the U.S. place there hand on the Bible and promise to uphold the Constitution of the U.S., concluding with the words: “so help me God.”
The Décor of the Rotunda In the Capitol Rotunda is a chapel for prayer.
The Décor of the Rotunda Under a picture of George Washington on his knees praying is this quote: “Preserve me, oh God, for in thee do I put my trust.” Psalm 16:1 Inside the rotunda is the figure of a crucified Christ.
Décor of the U.S. Senate Above the President of the Senate is this quote: “In God We Trust”, the official motto of the United States of America.
First President of the U.S. “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” George Washington, 1752
The U.S. Supreme Court Engraved in stone above the seat of the Chief Justice are the Ten Commandments.
The U.S. Supreme Court At the beginning of each session this quote is given: “God save the United States and this honorable court.”
Moses on Supreme Court
1 st Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay Appointed by President George Washington
1 st Supreme Court Chief Justice “It is the duty of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” Oct. 12, 1820 John Jay was also President of the American Bible Society 1821
John Adams, 2 nd President “Suppose a nation in some distant region would take the Bible as the only set of laws… what a utopia, what a paradise this would be.” February 22, 1756
John Adams “Religion and virtue are the only foundations …of all free government.” August 28, 1811
4 th President of the U.S. 4 th President of the U.S. “Religion is the basis and foundation of government.” James Madison June 20, 1785
6 th President of the U.S. “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 Quincy Adams, July 4 th, 1821
The Pledge of Allegiance Written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, Baptist Pastor
The Pledge of Allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to The Republic for which it stands, one Nation under G OD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
26 th President of the U.S. “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” Theodore Roosevelt (Thank God for Christian Schools)
Our Supreme Court on Christ “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind…our institutions are emphatically Christian.” U.S. Supreme Court, Feb. 28, 1892
28 th President, Woodrow Wilson “There are a good number of problems before the American people today, and before me as President, but I expect to find the solution …in the study of the Scriptures.”
Calvin Coolidge, 30 th President “The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in this country.” Encyclopedia Britannica 1968
U.S. vs. McIntosh, 1931 “We are a Christian people… according to one another the equal right of religious freedom, and acknowledge with reference the duty of the obedience of the will of God.” Ref: Supreme Court Case U.S. vs. McIntosh, 1931
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Zorach vs. Clausen, 1953 “We are a religious people and our institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.” Chief Justice Earl Warren
Gerald Ford, 38 th President “Without God, there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life.” President Ford December 5, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court, 1985 “The Constitution does not require a complete separation of church and state… it merely…forbids hostility toward any one denomination.”
Library of Congress Quote on the library wall: "The heavens declare the glory of God." In the main lobby, 2 Bibles are on display.
Jefferson Memorial 'God who gave us life, gave us liberty."
The Washington Monument On the stairway ascending, reads: “Search the scriptures.” The cap reads: “Praise be to God.”
We Started As A Godly Nation Most are being mis-taught today. “Separation of church” has been taken out of context and badly misapplied. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
Evolution in Government Original intent – Government based upon Christianity, but no one denomination rules. Where we are -Separation of Church and State; God, but no Christianity The trend -Separation of God and government.
Life and Liberty USS JOHN C. STENNIS CVN-74
Life and Liberty
Life and Liberty
Thank You For protecting our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
It is not by wealth or military David told Goliath: Thou comest to me with a sword and a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord… This day will the Lord deliver thee into my hands….
Life and Liberty As important as our military is to life and liberty, far more important are the pastors, churches, Christian schools and those who are promoting Christian education. To all of them we say: “Thank you, In Jesus Name”
The Pursuit of Happiness Psalm 144:15 “Happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.”
National Center for Education 1.5 million crimes in public schools each year 19% of students admitted to carrying weapons 36% said they were in a fight at or near school 25% of students offered, given or sold drugs at school 20% said they use marijuana regularly 43% drink alcohol regularly (4% on school property) Peers push Immorality. Schools promote “safe immorality”
Benefits of Christian School Learn the Bible, Christian way of life Stricter Academics 15 Higher average score on standard tests 90% go on to higher education Stricter standards of behavior, safer Moral purity promoted and encouraged
We Need Christian Education America started as a Christian nation and was blessed. Our children and grandchildren need this teaching. Support and participate in a church and Christian School that still teaches that: “happy is that people who’s God is the Lord.”