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1 Of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
I am not ashamed… Of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

2 Heritage If you do not know where you came from – you will lack the ability to know your purpose, values, and mission.

3 Benjamin Rush – Wrote policy for Adams, Jefferson, and Madison, Bible must be used in education Wrote in 1791 – there would be an increase of crime

4 1 Timothy 1:8-10 We know that the law is good if one uses it properly. We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

5 Fisher Ames- Authored 1st amendment – 1801 – Wrote the he was concerned that the Bible was not always going be textbook.

6 Noah Webster – Wrote Art 1 Sec 8 of Constition “All the miseries of man come from… despising or rejecting the Bible

7 President John Adams – 1798 – No government is large enough to control the behavior of man. Our government is only for a moral people.

8 George Washington Farewell address – most significant address ever given by a President – to survive we must honor two foundations – morality and religion - “indispensible supports

9 Robert Winthrop –Man must be Governed by a power within or a power without…

10 Separation? 1801 – Rumor that the congressional denomination would be the national religion. Danbury Baptists wrote to Thomas Jefferson

11 Abstinence Programs – 113/ 1000 vs. 4/1000
Teaching Morality? Abstinence Programs – 113/ 1000 vs. 4/1000

12 Washington “By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot out from under me.” – Yet I was not harmed

13 Indian Chief to Washington
“I have traveled a long and weary path that I might see the young warrior of the great battle… “I am come to pay homage to the man who is the particular favorite of Heaven, and who can never die in battle.”

14 John Quincy Adams New England Primer – 1st grade Filled with Scripture 14 years – Secretary to Ambassador to Catherine the Great.

15 John Jay “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.”

16 “Religion and morality”
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensible supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars.” Washington’s Farewell Address

17 US is Unique among Nations
Italian, and Russian, and French Revolution Longest Constitutional Republic Last 200 years – 7 for France 51st for Italy

18 Source of Founders doctrines
3154 quotes Baron Charles de Montesquieu – 8.3% - (Bible 4X) Sir William Blackstone – 7.9% - (4X) John Locke – 2.9% - (12X) 34% Founders quotes – from Bible

19 Blackstone “The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures.” Author of our Judicial System

20 3 Branches of Government
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us. Isaiah 33:22

21 Separation of Powers The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9 -

22 Tax Exemption for Churches
You are also to know that you have no authority to impose taxes, tribute or duty on any of the priests, Levites, musicians, gatekeepers, temple servants or other workers at this house of God. Ezra 7:24

23 Church of the Holy Trinity vs. US
“No purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people… This is a Christian nation.” 16 pages quoting 87 precedents

24 Vidal vs. Girard “Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament... Be read and taught as a divine revelation in the (school) - … and its glorious principles of morality inculcated?... Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?” US Supreme Court

25 People vs. Ruggles “Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government.” US Supreme Court

26 Tax Day in America Federal – 17 State S.S. Medicaid 7.65 Corp 3 Property 2.5 Fuel 7 Sales 4.1 Other 0.5 Total 51.95%

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