Our Nation

Our Nation

CONSTITUTION OF THE NEW ENGLAND CONFEDERATION 1643 “Whereas we all come into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, namely to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ and to enjoy the Liberties of the Gospel in purity with peace.” WILLIAM PENN 1681 “If you are not governed by God, you will be ruled by tyrants.”

LIBERTY BELL 1752Leviticus 25:10 Proclaim Liberty through all the land and to all the inhabitants thereof. ”

SAMUEL ADAMS 1772 “The rights of the Colonists as Christians. ..may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institution of the great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament. ”

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE 1776 Four specific references to the dependence of our nation on God: 1. “…the laws of Nature and of Nature’s God…” 2. “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…” 3. “…appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…” 4: “…with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence…”

THE AMERICAN SEAL (Congress approved on) June 20, 1782 On every dollar bill the seal is pictured with the “Eye of God” directly above the pyramid. The words” Annuit Coeptis ” signifying, “He (God) has favored our undertaking. ”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1787 “Here is my creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the universe. That he governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped.” (In Constitutional Framing Convention

ALEXANDER HAMILTON 1787 Soon after the Constitutional Convention: “For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests. ”

GEORGE WASHINGTON (Thanksgiving Day Proclamation) 1789 “Whereas 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 implore His protection, aid, and favors…Now, therefore, do I assign and recommend Thursday, the 26th day of November next. ..that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country , and for all the great and various favors which he has been pleased to confer upon us.”

DANIEL WEBSTER, Plymouth, MA 1820 “…More than all, a government and a country were to commence, with the very first foundations laid under the divine light of the Christian religion. …Who would wish that his country’s existence had otherwise begun?: Let us not forget the religious character of our origin.”

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS July 4, 1821 “From the day of the Declaration. ..They (the American people) were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of the Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledged as the rules of their conduct. ”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN 1861 Farewell words in Springfield, Illinois, on February 11: “Unless the great God who assisted him (Washington) shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and mighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail–I shall succeed. Let us all pray that the God of our fathers may not forsake us now. ”

GETTYSBURG ADDRESS 1863 ” …that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ”

U.S. SUPREME COURT 1892 Supreme Court Justice Brewer, delivering the opinion of the Court (143 u.s. 457), stated: “These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations of the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation. ”

WOODROW WILSON July 4, 1913 “Here is the nation God has builded by our hands.”

NATIONAL ANTHEM (Adopted by Congress) March 3, 1931 The Star Spangled Banner closes:
“Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto–‘In God is our Trust.'”

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (Words “Under God” adopted by Congress) June 14, 1954 “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, on nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. ”