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!
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.
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.
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
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