Christian Foundations of America

Congregation of the Restoration of True Israel

Here is Pastor John Robinson’s Charge to the Pilgrim Fathers as he bade them farewell on their historic departure from Holland to the New World:
"Brethren, we are now erelong to part asunder, and the Lord knoweth whether I shall live ever to see your faces more; but whether the Lord hath appointed that or not, I charge you before God and His blessed angels to follow me no farther than I have followed Christ.

If God should reveal anything to you by any other instrument of His, be as ready to receive it as you ever were to receive any truth by my ministry; for I am very confident that the Lord hath more truth and light yet to break forth out of His Holy Word.

For my part, I cannot sufficiently bewail the condition of the reformed churches, who are come to a period in religion, and will go no farther than the instruments of their reformation. 

The Lutherans cannot be drawn to go any farther than what Luther saw, and the Calvinists, you see, stick fast where they were led by that great man of God, who yet saw not all things. 

This is a misery much to be lamented; for while they were burning and shining lights in their time, yet they penetrated not into the whole counsel of God, but were they now living, would be as willing to embrace further light as that which 
they first received."

From this quotation, we can see that the Pilgrims who founded the first Colony at Plymouth Rock were committed Protestants intent on practicing their faith without government interference. 
This is the ideal upon which America, the world’s first 
Christian Republic, was founded. 
The anti-Christ and his duped followers bristle at this claim, but it is the absolute Truth, even though the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States do not explicitly state this fact. 
It will become very plain herein that the reason these documents do not contain such an explicit statement is because the Founders were very concerned not to promote one particular denomination over another. 
It is not true that any of them were anti-Christian, and that goes for John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, as well.

Today, liberals and internationalists have distorted the factual record by claiming that the founders were themselves non-Christian in orientation. Anyone who makes such a statement is either ignorant or insincere.

In the words of Dr. D. James Kennedy:

52 of our 54 signers of the Declaration were undeniably born-again Christians. 
Their lives have been minutely examined, and it has been found that of the 54, 27 had a theological education, one translated and published a Bible, and another became the first president of the American Bible Society. 
Not only that, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Jay, was also president of the American Bible Society. 
The evidence is clear—America was founded as a Christian nation. How can we replace those principles with “tolerance,” “political correctness,” and sex education in our schools and not expect to see the decline of morals and increase in violence, especially in schools, that we're seeing today?  --“Christian Roots of America”

Just because the Constitution of the United States fails to mention God is no reason to conclude that the Founders had any anti-Christian bias. 
Since the US Constitution is a document that specifically LIMITS THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT to the duties and responsibilities specifically outlined in the Constitution, there was no need to reiterate statements contained in the various State Constitutions, which are cited below. 
The entire debate between the Federalists and the anti-Federalists that led up to the US Constitution bears this out, with the Bill of Rights having been added to ensure that the Federal Government cannot intrude upon the rights of the sovereign citizens of the various States
As such, the Federal Government can only be seen as AN AGENCY OF THE UNIFIED STATES AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THOSE STATES. 
Obviously, the modern federalists/socialists have turned this principle on its head, working feverishly, on behalf of the international corporations and federal bureaucracies, to undermine this basic foundational principle.

Here is what the PREAMBLE of the BILL OF RIGHTS states:

“The conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and RESTRICTIVE CLAUSES should be added
And as extending the ground of PUBLIC CONFIDENCE in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.”

Do you see from this language that the United States Constitution is designed to limit, restrict, and prevent the Federal Government from overreaching its defined powers? 
In fact, there would be no Federal Government were it not for the approval and consent of the original State Conventions.  
The bureaucratic mentality that rules America today is as foreign to this concept as both communism and monopolism. 
What we are seeing today is INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FASCISM, a system of government in which the Multinationals and the advocates of BIG GOVERNMENT are combining to form a world super government
In fact, governments and corporations have become indistinguishable entities working together for maximum profit and people control. 
This is George Orwell’s total dictatorship right before our very eyes, but so few are able to see it! 
The war in Iraq is a perfect example of Big Government and Big Business (the Bush Administration, Halliburton, Bechtel, Blackwater, etc.) working together for mutual fascism…in the name of “democracy.”

Thanks to modern liberalism’s promotion of Big Government and social control, WORLD GOVERNMENT has intruded itself into our midst, and its promoters and advocates are determined to have their SUPER GOVERNMENT 
at the expense of the Constitution. 
This is why the Federal Government is no longer serving the people of the United States. The US Constitution is the main obstacle standing in the way of TOTAL DICTATORSHIP. 
We must defend it with our very lives! All government agencies have been infiltrated by internationalists, both corporate and socialist, who want to replace the US Constitution with the UN Charter, or various international “treaties” that are written by corporate lawyers! 
We right wing “kooks” have been warning against this for decades, while the sincere liberals have been playing right into the hands of the internationalists, by advocating greater centralized control. 
The time has come for liberals who are truly concerned with civil rights to give up their fantasy that Big Government has the peoples’ interests at heart! 
This is an insanely ridiculous illusion! What we have today is runaway government, that is accountable to no one and which utterly ignores the restrictive language of the Constitution it is sworn to uphold.

Anyone who does not understand that the Constitution of the United States establishes the Federal Government as an agency of the several States does not understand the Constitution. 
It has become very obvious that this SOLICITOR/AGENT relationship has been severely undermined, due to the CENTRALIST and DICTATORIAL mindset of socialists and liberals who have infected our country’s political thinking in the last century. 
The Founding Fathers are turning in their graves, seeing how we have allowed the US Constitution to be used as toilet paper by those socialists and liberals who wish to RULE rather than SERVE.

A perfect example of how these traitors are trying to OVERTHROW the Constitution is the de facto REVERSAL of the Constitutional language of the First Amendment, which reads as follows:

Congress SHALL MAKE NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

It is abundantly clear that this language IN NO WAY authorizes any government official to deprive ANY US CITIZEN of his or her right to practice their own religion as they see fit. 
Yet, we are constantly bombarded with news stories telling us that this judge or that judge has ruled that Christians cannot pray in public school or cannot use a public building to have Christian meetings after school. 
At the same time, these hypocrites have no problems with Jews, Muslims, or Secular Humanists using public facilities for the same purpose!!!! 
In fact, non-Christian religions are discussed in public schools in the name of “tolerance,” while Christianity, the religion that made America possible, 

This being the case, how is it possible that government officials so blatantly 
defy the Constitution? 
The reason is that, through a process of gradual encroachment of federal power over State and Citizen rights, the language of the Constitution has been systematically ignored and a deceptive “gentleman’s agreement” 
has taken its place. 
In other words, the FIRST AMENDMENT has been invalidated by those hypocritesknown as judges, lawyers, and politicians; and this fraud includes the Supreme Court itself.

How have they done this? They have done this by replacing the words of the First Amendment with an UNWRITTEN LAW, which states “separation of church and state.” 
The fact that this language DOES NOT OCCUR in the US Constitution is no obstacle to these hypocrites. 
As long as nobody objects to what they have done, they will continue to ride roughshod over the rights of the American people, thus denying us our right to freely practice our civil liberties, one of which is the CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEE THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHALL NOT MAKE ANY LAW RESPECTIVE TO OUR RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF.

But the un-Constitutional expression, “separation of church and state,” which has become the Tyrant’s official, twisted interpretation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of non-governmental interference, has taken the place of the actual words composed by our founding Fathers. 
The main culprits in this subversion of the Constitution are federal judges, leftist lawyers, such as those in the ACLU, and left-wing politicians who want the government to dictate to the rest of us how we should live and think. You should be aware that these same forces are also arrayed against the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. If you have eyes to see, you should be able to see TYRANNY staring you right in the face!

America, are you going to tolerate this deliberate perversion of the Constitution? Are you going to tolerate this un-Constitutional substitution of an unwritten law for the WRITTEN LAW? 
For this violation of the Public Trust, these hypocrites are guilty of TREASON, for they have subverted the Constitution in favor of their own CORPORATE/SOCIALIST/CENTRIST AGENDA, WHICH IS EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN BY THE Constitution itself. 
In fact, the whole apparatus of the Welfare State is itself un-Constitutional because it is a blatant imposition of Federal power over the States and the Sovereign Citizens, which forces the productive citizens to subsidize the non-productive, 
whether they are able-bodied or not. 
This is a totally corrupt system of federalized control, 
posing as “welfare.” 
The self-serving Fraternity of lawyers, judges, and politicians, with the complicity of their Corporate pals, academic stooges, and liberal media, has done this while the Sheeple have slept. 
It is time for the Sheeple to demand that their erstwhile servants OBEY THE LAW. The people we have hired have become our MASTERS!

Christianity Recognized in the Constitutions of the Several States

IV. Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

This system of institutionalized hypocrisy pretends that America never had any Christian basis for government. You should know that a hypocrite’s favorite sport is lying for personal gain. Aside from the fact that Common Law is based on Biblical Principles going back hundreds of years, the fact is that the Constitutions of all 50 States declare that they owe their allegiance to God, and many of them specifically state that 
Christianity should be the foundational religion.

If you don’t believe it, here is the proof:

And forasmuch as the free Fruition of such Liberties and Privileges as Humanity, Civility and Christianity call for, as is due to every Man and his Place and Proportion…” -- State of Connecticut, 1776.

“Every person who shall be chosen a member of either house, or appointed to any office or place of trust, must before taking his seat, or entering upon the execution of his office, shall take the following oath, or wit: 
‘I, _________, do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration’…” -- Article 22, State of Delaware, 1776.

“…as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the Christian religion, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty…” -- Art. XXXIII, State of Maryland, 1776.

“The representatives shall be chosen out of the residents in each county, who shall have resided at least twelve months in this State…and they shall be of the Protestant religion, and of the age of twenty-one years.” -- Art. IV, State of Georgia, 1777
“…no person, who shall deny the being of God or the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority either of the Old or New Testaments…shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this State.” -- Art. XXXII, State of North Carolina, 1776.

The elected and appointed officials must be all of the Protestant religion.” – Art. III, State of South Carolina, 1778.

“…the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require…to provide for the institution of the public worship of God, and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers…” – Chapter I, Article III, State of Massachusetts, 1780.

And each member (of the house of representatives), before he takes his seat, shall make and subscribe to the following declaration, viz: ‘I do believe in one God, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the rewarder of the good and the punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration, and own and profess the Protestant religion.” -- State Constitution of Vermont, July 8 1777.

If these are not State-authorized professions of the Christian faith, I don’t know what is!!! Those who claim the Founders were mere “deists” will have a hard time explaining these clear expressions of Christian ideology in the State Constitutions. The likelihood that any of these State Conventions would choose non-Christians to represent them at the Constitutional Convention is far-fetched, to say the least.

In addition, all of the other States of this Union have statements in their Constitutions acknowledging God as the Provider and source of our rights and liberties. Here is a link that will give you a listing of all Fifty States:

As explained earlier, the reason that the US Constitution does not address Christianity specifically is because the purpose of the Constitution was to define the limits of the Federal Government, as an Agency employed by the Several States. As such, the Founders did not find it necessary to reiterate all statements contained within the Constitutions of the Several Sates, although there is an implied recognition of Jesus Christ in Article VII, which states, “Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the year of Our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.”

If the Founders were deists or agnostics, as many falsely believe, such men would surely have objected to the phrase, “year of Our Lord.” The representatives of the Thirteen States all came from Christian Republics. These Christian men came together IN COVENANT RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND JESUS CHRIST, to flesh out the Constitution of the United States, creating a legal document, which spells out the duties of the agency thereby created. And the First Amendment very clearly states that this agency is to STAY OUT OF THE RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS OF BOTH STATE AND CITIZEN.

It is patently obvious that the Federal Government is today DOING THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE CONSTITUTION DEMANDS.

The Christian Faith of the Founding Fathers

Many liberals and other deniers of the Christian Faith have made numerous statements to the effect that the Founders were not Christians at all, but agnostics, deists, or even atheists. Let us look at the evidence, from their own lips and pens:

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here." – Patrick Henry.

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked our future…upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to sustain ourselves, according to the Commandments of God.” -- James Madison.

Republics demanded virtue. Monarchies could rely on coercion and “dazzling splendor” to suppress self-interest or factions; republics relied on the goodness of the people to put aside private interest for public good. The imperatives of virtue attached all sorts of desiderata to the republican citizen: simplicity, frugality, sobriety, simple manners, Christian benevolence, duty to the polity. Republics called on other virtues—spiritedness, courage—to protect the polity from external threats. Tyrants kept standing armies; republics relied on free yeomen, defending their own land. --James Monroe

“Our Constitution was made only for a religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.” -- John Adams.

“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity… I will avow that I believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God…[July 4th] ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” – John Adams, in a letter written to Abigail on the day the Declaration was approved by Congress

“Man will ultimately be governed by God or by Tyrants.” -- Benjamin Franklin.

Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.” -- Thomas Jefferson.

I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator ". – Thomas Jefferson.

“The people know it is impossible to rightly govern without God and the Bible.” – George Washington.
The Law given from Sinai was a civil and municipal as well as a moral and religious code.” -- John Quincy AdamsLetters to his son. p. 61
“If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering.” -- Daniel Webster.

The anti-Christian elitists, who insist that the Founders of this Christian Republic were not Christians at all, are spinmasters. Most of them 
have no idea what they are talking about. 

They just parrot the liberal agenda. These same critics typically advocate one or another form of socialism, Welfare State, totalitarianism, or paternalism. 

Most of them are the unwitting tools of the anti-Christ: the globalist effort of the House of Rothschild to establish a NEW WORLD ORDER via the United Nations Organization, which has always promoted a communistic, paternalistic SUPERSTATE, in which the subjects derive their “rights” from the very elitists who would deprive us of our GOD-GIVEN rights.

Official Acts of Congress Promoted Christianity

Anti-Christian propagandists like to quote the Founders out of context in order to argue their case that America was not founded as 
an officially Christian Nation. 

The fact that neither the Declaration of Independence nor the Constitution of the United States mention Christianity is irrelevant. 

Those documents had very specific legal and political purposes. 

The fact is that the entire history of America, from its beginning, involves the question of freedom of religion; and the foremost promoters of religious liberty, since the founding of our Country, have been the Christians of America.

As explained above, the Federal Constitution was simply the legal document by which the Three Branches of the Federal Government were 
defined, instituted and constrained. 

The United States Constitution is properly conceived of as defining the terms of employment and service in the variously constituted 
Branches and Departments. 

Since the several States had already recognized Christianity as their official religion, there was no need to reiterate this fact in a document, which was designed to provide the functioning rules for this Federal Agency. 

Do you think that these men could have foreseen the day that the Federal Government would seek to destroy Christianity? 

The actions of the First Congress speak louder than the apparent lack of words. 

These will be elaborated below. For those supposed “deists,” the tradition of having a Christian minister open Congressional sessions with a prayer began from Day One.

Likewise, the specific purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to sever the political and economic ties between the Colonies and the Two-Headed Monster of the British Crown and the Bank of England. 

It is absurd to suggest that every document the Founders produced must contain some formal declaration of Christianity.

The actions of the Founders and subsequent Sessions of Congress prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they endorsed Christianity at every turn.

From the official history of the Library of Congress, we have this synopsis ( :

The Continental-Confederation Congress, a legislative body that governed the United States from 1774 to 1789, contained 
an extraordinary number of deeply religious men. 
The amount of energy that Congress invested in encouraging the practice of religion in the new nation exceeded that expended by any subsequent 
American national government. 
Although the Articles of Confederation did not officially authorize Congress to concern itself with religion, the citizenry did not object to such activities. This lack of objection suggests that both the legislators and the public considered it appropriate for the national government to promote a non denominationalnon polemical Christianity.
Congress appointed chaplains for itself and the armed forces, sponsored the publication of a Bible, imposed Christian morality on the armed forces, and granted public lands to promote Christianity among the Indians
National days of thanksgiving and of "humiliation, fasting, and prayer" were proclaimed by Congress at least twice a year throughout the war. 
Congress was guided by "covenant theology," a Reformation doctrine especially dear to New England Puritans, which held that God bound himself in an agreement with a nation and its people
This agreement stipulated that they "should be prosperous or afflicted, according as their general Obedience or Disobedience thereto appears." Wars and revolutions were, accordingly, considered afflictions, as divine punishments for sin, from which a nation could rescue itself by repentance and reformation.
The first national government of the United States, was convinced that the "public prosperity" of a society depended on the vitality of its religion. Nothing less than a "spirit of universal reformation among all ranks and degrees of our citizens," Congress declared to the American people, would "make us a holy, that so we may be a happy people."

If Congress was anti-Christian, why would they appoint military chaplains of the Christian faith? Why would they sponsor the publication of the Bible? Why would they promote Christianity among the Indians?

These facts just go to show that the current, well-orchestrated attack upon America’s Christian foundations is a cleverly crafted campaign of historical distortion. These deceivers take great pains to take quotations out of context and cover up essential historical facts.

Here are some of the relevant historical facts:

The Reverend Jacob Duche was the unofficial Chaplain of Congress from 1774 until July 9, 1776, when that body made his Chaplaincy official.

Here is the text of one of the first prayer recited by Rev. Duche, Sept. 7, 1774:

“O, Lord, our Heavenly Father, High and Mighty, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who dost from Thy Throne behold all the dwellers of the earth, and weighest with power supreme and uncontrolled over all the Kingdoms, Empires and Governments, look down in mercy, we beseech Thee, on these our American States, who have fled to Thee for the rod of the oppressor, and thrown themselves on Thy gracious protection, 

desiring to be henceforth dependent only on Thee; to Thee have they appealed for the righteousness of their cause; to Thee do they now look up for that countenance and support, which Thou alone canst give; take the, therefore, Heavenly Father, under Thy nurturing care; give them wisdom in Council and valour in the field; defeat the malicious designs of our cruel adversaries; 

convince them of the unrighteousness of their cause; and if they persist in their sanguinary purposes, O! Let the voice of Thine own unerring justice, sounding in their heats, constrain them to drop the weapons of war, from their 
unnerved hands in the day of battle! 

Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly; enable them to settle things on the best and surest foundation. 

That the scene of blood may speedily be closed; that order, harmony and peace may be effectually restored, and truth and justice, religion and piety, prevail and flourish amongst Thy people. 

Preserve the health of their bodies and the vigour of their minds; shower down on them and the millions they here represent, such temporal blessings, as Thou seest expedient for them in this world, and crown them with everlasting glory 
in the world to come. 

All this we ask in the name and through the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son and our Saviour, Amen.

Reflecting the nature of the times, the Rev. Duche defected to the British!!! He was immediately replaced by William White and George Duffield.

One of the first acts of the 1776 Congress was to appoint a three-man Committee to design the Seal of the United States. 

This Committee was composed of John Adams, Benjamin Franklin 
and Thomas Jefferson. 

This Committee proposed a scene from the Bible: the Israelites passing through the Red Sea

Although the proposal was never adopted, it reveals the Biblical orientation 
of these three men.

Previous to the Declaration of Independence, Congress issued a Proclamation declaring a Day of Prayer and Fasting, which read, 

“…to confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease his [God's] righteous displeasure

and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness.” (May 17, 1776.)

The first Congressional Thanksgiving Day Proclamation urged the People to “…join the penitent confession of their manifold sins…that it may please 

God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance.” (Dec. 18, 1777.)

So, the Founders weren't Christians, eh? Documents such as these number in the thousands, but the history distorters, who have taken control of the media, libraries and universities, will tell you that these men were atheists, deists, or uncommitted persons. These documents speak for themselves.

During the Revolutionary War, Congress made it a point to make Bibles available to the public. Since the supply from Britain was cut off, Congress placed an order from Scotland, Holland and other sources, by a Proclamation dated Sept. 11, 1777.

After the War, on Sept 12, 1782, Congress officially sanctioned the production of the Bible by printer, Robert Aitkens.

In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves 
the Holy Bible for use in all schools."

William Holmes McGuffey, the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold 
until it was stopped in 1963, said,  
"The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on the character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. 
On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology."

President Lincoln called McGuffey the "Schoolmaster of the Nation." If you will take careful notice, our nation’s decline in educational standards and performance began in 1963, with the removal of the McGuffey Readers from the public schools.

Full text of Patrick Henry’s Revolutionary speech:

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775.
No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. 
This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; 
and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. 
Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.
Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? 
Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. 
Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet. 
Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss. Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. 
Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force 
must be called in to win back our love? 
Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort.
 I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? 
Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? 
No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. 
They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging. 
And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? 
Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? 
What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted? 
Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. 
We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. 
Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. 
There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be 
obtained--we must fight! 
I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? 
Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us 
hand and foot?
Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. 
Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. 
The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. 
If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! 
Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace
The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? 
What would they have? 
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
The reason I have highlighted Henry’s references to God is because these references are often omitted by the Liberal/Left/Socialist/Secular Humanist versions quoted by these deceivers. 

I also underlined the direct references from the Bible. The painful Truth is that the Modern anti-Christs have spent an enormous amount of time and resources to create a myth, that myth being the notion that America is not a Christian Nation.

On the contrary, America is most definitely a Christian nation. It’s about time that America’s Christians start fighting back against our current oppressors as the Founders did against theirs.


It is astounding how far the current crop of corrupt, Corporate Socialist deceivers will go to distort history in order to convince themselves and youthat their fables represent history. 

The fact is that the American Revolution was prosecuted by a Christian people, observing the Christian principles of individual liberty and responsibility, which principles are derived from the Bible, whose war cry was “No King but Jesus.” 

When the Revolution came, the pastors, preachers, chaplains and deacons of the various Christian churches in America had a Bible in one hand and a musket in the other. Anyone who claims otherwise does a disservice to 
both the Truth and history.

America was conceived, gestated and delivered as a Christian Republic. No one can prove otherwise.

By Pastor Eli James

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