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."

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.

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