The Christian Heritage of America 2017

7/2/2017

The Christian Heritage of America
241 Years of Christian Based liberty!

America Was In God’s Mind Before It Was In Mans
Acts 17:26  From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live.

God Intends That The Gospel Transform The Nations
Acts 9:15  …THIS man (Paul the Apostle) is my chosen instrument to carry my name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel.

Acts 27:23-24  …Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar

It Is Implied In The Great Commission
Matthew 28:19-20  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Independence From Human Monarchy Returns Us To Governance Under God
Samuel Adams  We have this day restored the Sovereign,  to whom alone men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven! from the rising to the setting sun, may His kingdom come!

The Desire For Human Based Politics Rejects God’s Sovereignty
1st Samuel 8:4-7  …the elders of Israel gathered together & came to Samuel. They said to him, “You are old, & your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.” …this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the LORD. the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.

Rights Originate From Our Creator
The Declaration of Independence  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.

The Declaration Of Independence Is Spiritual In Nature
President Calvin Coolidge  …the Declaration of Independence is a spiritual document. It is a declaration not of material but spiritual conceptions. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man—these are not elements which we can see and touch, they are ideals.

To Neglect Christian Heritage Is To Abandon The Progress Of The Gospel In Human History
President Calvin Coolidge  …(these ideals) have their source and their roots in religious convictions (Christian)…unless the faith of the American people in these religious convictions endures, the principles of our Declaration will perish. We cannot continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause!

America Was Directly Founded Upon Christian Doctrine
President John Adams  The general principles on which the fathers (of America) achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.

Christian Teachings Are The Basis For American Liberty
Samuel Adams  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.

The Founding Fathers Themselves Believed That America Was Founded BY CHRISTIANS
Patrick Henry  It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

America’s Heritage Cannot Be Hidden
Dr. James Dobson “…those who would rid us of our spiritual heritage have an impossible task on their hands. To sanitize our Christian history, it would be necessary to expunge all official records, burn old textbooks, close the Library of Congress, destroy the existing diaries and letters (of our forefathers) and sandblast half the buildings in Washington, D.C. And still the evidences of our faith would exist….”

American History Is Replete With Christian Symbolism
Dr. James Dobson “…An image of Moses faces the Speaker of the House of Representatives; our coins proclaim, ‘In God We Trust’; our Pledge of Allegiance declares that we are ‘one nation, under God’; our Declaration of Independence asserts that we are ‘endowed by the Creator with certain unalienable rights;’ the oath of office for the presidency ends with the phrase, ‘so help me God’; and on it goes.”

True Freedom Begins With Knowing Jesus Christ
John 8:31-32 …Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free!”

Christians Are In A Cosmic Conflict
Ephesians 6:12   …our struggle (battle, Conflict, war, wrestling match) is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

That Conflict Centers On Whom We Worship
Matthew 4:8-11 …the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”  Jesus said to him, “Away from Me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.‘”  Then the devil left Him, and angels came and attended Him.

George Washington’s personal diary  Direct my thoughts, words and work, wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit. . .daily frame me more and more into the likeness of Thy Son, Jesus Christ.

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