Celebrate this on the Fourth of July!
Our system of Government is based on the obvious (self-evident) truth that GOD bestows on all people inherent rights...
"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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
Nehemiah 9:33: "However, You (GOD) are just in all that has come upon us; for You have dealt faithfully, but we have acted wickedly. 34 "For our kings, our leaders, our priests, and our fathers have not kept YOUR LAW or paid attention to YOUR COMMANDMENTS and YOUR ADMONITIONS with which You have admonished them."
Exodus 19:5: "Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6 and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."
- George Washington (1st President): It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
- John Quincy Adams (6th President): The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. I speak as a man of the world., and I say to you. "Search the Scriptures."
- Andrew Jackson (7th President): That Book, sir, is the rock on which our Republic rests.
- Abraham Lincoln (16th President): I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. It is the duty of nations as well as men to recognize the truth announced in Holy Scripture and proven by all of history that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord
- Woodrow Wilson (28th President): The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation for the meaning of life, the nature of God, and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation. America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture.
- Calvin Coolidge (30th President): The strength of our country is the strength of its religious convictions. The foundations of our society and our government rests so much on the teachings of the bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.
- Franklin Roosevelt (32nd President): We cannot read the history of our rise and
development as a nation without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity."
- Harry Truman (33rd President): The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and Saint Matthew, from Isaiah and Saint Paul... If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State!
- Ronald Reagan (40th President): Inside the Bible's pages lie all the answers to all of the problems man has ever known ...It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented in its pages have a great meaning for each of us and for our nation. The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.
- George Washington's first inaugural address: If America should ever turn away from God and His ways, if it should ever disregard His eternal rules of Order and Right, then His blessings, the smiles of Heaven, would be removed from the land.
- 1647 Harvard: Know Jesus Christ for wisdom
- 1701 Yale: Prayer is foundation for life
- 1746 Princeton: Scripture key to education
September 26,1642 - Harvard's rules and precepts were set up to govern. "Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17:3), and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and Learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, Let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3) The founders of Harvard believed that "all knowledge without Christ was vain."
The charter of Yale University clearly expressed the purpose for which the school was founded: "Whereas several well disposed and Public Spirited Persons of their sincere regard to & zeal for upholding & propagating of the Christian Protestant Religion ...youth may be instructed in the Arts & Sciences who through the blessing of Almighty God may be fitted for Public employment both in Church & Civil State."
In addition to Harvard and Yale, 106 out of the first 108 schools in America were founded on the Christian faith.