America's Founders - Christian or Deist

I  was listening to a pastor on TV, that responded to a question about the  founding fathers of America. He repeated the lie he had heard, that  most of the founders were not Christian but deists. This included 

George  Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. It is time to quit  believing the lies of the devil.  It is time to educate ourselves and  our religious leaders of America’s true Christian Heritage!


George Washington
Until  the early 1900s, it was common knowledge that George Washington was a  Christian. Then a book came out, claiming the opposite, and other books  followed using that book (lie) as a source.
These are some quotes from George Washington:
-No  man has a more perfect reliance on the alwise and powerful  dispensations of the Supreme Being than I have, nor thinks His aid more  necessary.
-You do  well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the  religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier  people than you are.
-The  blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but  especially so in times of public distress and danger. The General hopes  and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as  becomes a Christian soldier, defending the dearest rights and liberties  of his country.
-I  now make it my earnest prayer that God would… most graciously be pleased  to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves  with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of the mind which were  the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion.
- It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.


Thomas Jefferson
Claimed today as being the leader of separation of Church and State and a deist.
But what does history really say?
-Thomas Jefferson ordered a military band to play at Christian Church services inside the Capital.
-He  put together a book today called the Jefferson Bible, claiming he took  out parts of the Bible out that he didn’t like. But the real title of  the book was ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth’. It is a compact  version of the 4 Gospels, with the majority being the words of Jesus.  He made this book to be a missionary tool to the Indians.
These are some quotes from him:
-The  practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He  [God] has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts  that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain. We all  agree in the obligation of the moral principles of Jesus and nowhere  will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses.
-I  am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished anyone to be:  sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others.
-I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.

Benjamin Franklin
When  the Continental Congress could not agree and the thought of a  Constitution looked hopeless, it is Ben Franklin that stood up and said  (in part). ‘In the  beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of  danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.- Our  prayers, Sir, were heard, & they were graciously answered. All of us  who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances  of a superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we  owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of  establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten  that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need his  assistance?’
He also wrote his own eulogy to be read at his funeral. ‘The  body of Benjamin Franklin, printer, like the cover of an old book, its  contents torn out and stripped of its lettering and guilding, lies here,  food for worms. Yet the work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as  he believed, appear once more in a new and more beatiful edition,  corrected and amended by the Author.’


Historical  evidence is overwhelmingly clear, that America could not have become a  nation without the help of God, and the prayers of His people. The great  majority of the Continental Congress and signers of the Constitution  were Christians. A few references, (with massive documentation  available) are below.


John Adams (2nd President) stated ‘Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other’.  Truly we have fallen into that inadequacy Adams spoke of. America is in  full rebellion against the God that made America great, and America is  in crisis after crisis. Only a national repentance can save this nation,  from the chaos which is to come. But national repentance must start  with the Church. God is calling to His church in America:
Live a life that honors Jesus Christ and turn from your wicked ways.
Share the Gospel to all that will here, for the time is short.
Pray like you have never prayed before, for the prayer of a righteous man availeth much.


In His Service
Ron Stange


References and research material
Book ‘The Light and the Glory’ http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=8755http://earstohear.net/Heritage/gwashington.htmlhttp://sacred-texts.com/bib/jb/index.htm
http://www.beliefnet.com/resourcelib/docs/21/Benjamin_Franklins_Request_for_Prayers_at_the_Constitutional__1.html 

Written by Ronald Stange - March 2016

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