We have been told that we are not or never were a Christian nation. Is this true? Who dictates what is true and what is not. If today's history books had there way God would never have been mentioned ever and every effort is being made by the ACLU to squelch and to rid any evidence of Our Lords existence.
Must I say to the ACLU that you are out of bounds...The separation of chuch and state was to keep government out of the affairs of the church and the first amendment was "freedom OF religion" not "freedom FROM religion!"
These quotes below are collected and posted to help to set the record straight on whether our founders had any reverence for God or more specifically, Jesus Christ.
George Washington- some claim he was a deist. Not sure how that matters so much to an Atheist since deists still believe in God and Atheists do not...How exactly does it make their case to remove every example of God from our culture? Quotes:
"To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."
George Washington, May 2, 1778, at Valley Forge
"What students would learn in Ameican schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ"
George Washington, may 12, 1779, speech to the Delaware Indian chiefs
"...reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle..."
George Washington, September 26, 1796, Farewell address
" Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
John Adams, October 11, 1798, Address to the military
" I have examined all religions, as well as my narrow sphere, my straightened means, and my busy life, would allow; and the result is that the bible is the best book in the world. It contains more philosophy thatn all the libraries I have seen."
John Adams, December 25, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson*
" The general principles on which the fathers acheived 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."
John Adams, June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson*
Thomas Jefferson- Also considered a Deist, someone who adamantly opposed Jesus, the Christ? Interesting.
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God?"
Thomas Jefferson, 1781, Jefferson's notes on the state of Virginia, Query XVIII
"Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus."
Thomas Jefferson, September 18, 1813, leter from Thomas Jefferson to William Canby*
" I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that his justice cannot sleep forever."
Thomas Jefferson, Inscribed on the walls of the Jefferson memorial in the nation's capital
"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."
Patrick Henry, May 1765, Speech to the house of Burgesses
" Righteousness alone can exalt them as a nattion. Reader! Whoever thou art, remember this, in thy shphere practice virtue thyself, and encourage it in others."
Patrick Henry, May 1765, Hand written on the back of the stamp of resolves
"This is all the inheritance I can give my dear family. The religion of Christ can give them one which will make them rich indeed."
Patrick Henry, last will and testement
" I have carefullyexamined the evidences of the Christian religion, and ifI was sitting as a juror upon it's authenticity I woulld unhesitatingly give my verdict in it's favor. I can prove it's truth as clearly as any propositionever submitted to the mind of man."
Alexander Hamilton, 1802, upon co-founding the Christian Constitutional society*
"For my own part, I sincerely esteem it[The Constitution] a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreedupon such a diversity of interests."
Alexander Hamilton, 1787, after Constitutional convention
I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty, through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy-pray for me."
Alexander Hamilton, July 12, 1804, on his death bed*
" In regard to this great book, I have but to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the savior gave to the workld was communicated through this book."
Abraham Lincoln, September 7, 1864, upon receiving a gift of the Bible*
"I do not think I could myself, be broght to support a man for office, whom I knew to be an enemy of and a scoffer at religion."
Abraham Lincoln, July 31, 1846, in a handbill*
" O do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States...to set apart and observe...a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficient Father who dwelleth in the heavens."
Abraham Lincoln, October 3, 1863, Official proclamation of thanksgiving*
* after the infamous letter that determined the Separation of Church and state originally written in 1801.
Note: If the separation of Church and state letter was written for the intent as thought of today, would these quotes not be violations? They sure would be seen as such today. My point is that America has fallen for an absolute lie. The Separation of church and state was written by Thomas Jefferson on January 1, 1801 but was designed to keep government out of the church not the church out of the government...for the government not to involve itself with the affairs of the church.
In order to fully understand the issues surrounding this letter it is critical to explore the truth through the facts, the quotes and by reading source material from the founders themselves. What is a bit puzzling is that there appear to have been quotes made, like the Treaty of Tripoli where George Washington supposedly stated that we never were a Christian nation which I would find hard to believe considering the quotes listed above.
One more thing to add, If some of the founders were Deists why did they seem unopposed to the fervant religiosity of the other members like they do today...perhaps they had more in common religiously than many have been brainwashed to believe.
Why did no one fight about the separation of church and state when statments were made by our founders and other presidents years after Jeffersons letter?( noted with the *)
Today we have a clash of cultures and are more divided than ever,today people that believe in our Christian heritage are accused of "vitrolic rhetoric." Back then we had people who supposedly had religious differences and they were united? How could this be?
Perhaps they were more Christian than even most Christians today for they understood
who He was. Jesus was and is the one and only Christ!