Tuesday, July 3, 2018
God Bless America!
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.
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. ~Declaration of Independence
Happy Birthday, America! Tomorrow, July 4th, we will commemorate 242 years of independence from Great Britain. And while many of our celebrations will focus on family gatherings, parades, cookouts, and fireworks, it's also a time to reflect upon the astounding foresight our Founding Fathers had in creating these two documents: The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, which they hoped and prayed would keep this country governed by and for the people for generations to come.
So instead of composing an original post today, I choose to share with you some Biblical wisdom quoted from American presidents through the years, statements which confirm that historically, we are "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart. ~Thomas Jefferson
We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have stoked the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded. ~James Madison
The Bible is the first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention. ~John Quincy Adams
Finally, it is my most fervent prayer to that Almighty Being before whom I now stand, and who has kept us in His hands from the infancy of our Republic unto the present day, that He will so overrule all my intentions and actions and inspire the hearts of my fellow-citizens that we may be preserved from dangers of all kinds and continue forever a united and happy people. ~Andrew Jackson
I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this Book upon reason that you can, and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. ~Abraham Lincoln
All must admit that the reception of the teachings of Christ results in the purist patriotism, in the most scrupulous fidelity to public trust, and in the best type of citizenship. ~Grover Cleveland
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic expression of Americanism. Thus, the Founding Fathers of America saw it, and thus with God's help, we will continue to be. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God. ~John F. Kennedy
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. ~Ronald Reagan
America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer . . . Our rights are not given to us by men, our rights are given to us by our Creator. No matter what, no earthly force can take those rights away. ~Donald J. Trump
I close this post with a prayer I cherish in these recent time in America that try men's and women's souls: If my people called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ~2 Chronicles 7:14
May God bless America, and may we be the people He has chosen for His inheritance.
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