We Need to Return to our Religious Roots – America Was Founded on Christian Values

By | August 4, 2011

I truly live by my twitter profile: I’m the Anti-BIG-Government, Gun-slinging, God-Loving, Bible-Toting, Conservative, Christian,YOUR LIBERAL-MOMMA warned you about! LIBTARDS STAY AWAY!  We learned what Vice President Biden thinks about the Tea Party Republicans.

At a meeting with House Democrats on Monday, Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Pa., reportedly told Biden that “the Tea Party acted like terrorists in threatening to blow up the economy.” The phrase was allegedly used several times. Several sources told website Politico that the Vice President responded, “they have acted like terrorists.”

So now I am a “Christian, Conservative, Tea Party Supporting, Terrorist?”  That is fine if you want to include me into a group such as the Tea Party – I am “Taxed Enough Already.” But I wonder what organization I am linked too, since I am a Christian, and a Conservative and a Tea Party Supporter. I am three for three at being one of this administration’s worst nightmares. They have awakened We The People and We are not racist – not violent – We are however just no longer silent.

Some would like you to believe that this nation’s founding fathers weren’t particularly religious men and were especially not Christian. America was founded on Christian values, by many who were of the Christian religion. Of The 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, most of these signers were Christian. When one considers the backgrounds of these men, it becomes obvious the truth about the religious roots of our founding fathers. I’m not going to look into the backgrounds of all these men but I will a few of them.

  • Witherspoon, John (1723-1794), was an ordained minister of the Gospel. He published several books of Gospel sermons and played major roles in two American editions of the Bible, including one from 1791 that is considered America’s first family Bible.
  • Charles Thomson(1729-1824), was the Secretary of Congress, and he and John Hancock were the only two to sign the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. Thomson is another founder responsible for an American edition of the Bible. That Bible called – Thomson’s Bible – was the first translation of the Greek Septuagint into English. It took Thomson 25 years to complete his translation, but even today that work is still considered one of the more scholarly American translations of the Bible.
  • Benjamin Rush (1746-1813), Many of the founding fathers rated Benjamin Rush right along side George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. He started America’s first Bible society, the Bible society of Philadelphia. Dr. Rush pointed out that with a Bible, every individual could discover how to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ; secondly he argued that if every one owned a Bible – and would study and obey it – that all of our social problems including crime, slavery, etc., would diminish.
  • Charles Carroll (1737-1832), died in 1832 at the age of 95, the last of the 56 signers. On his 89th birthday he declared, On the mercy of my Redeemer I rely for salvation, and on his merits; not on the works I have done in obedience to his precepts. Carroll also personally funded a Christian house of worship.
  • Richard Stockton (1730-1781), captured by the British and later released, a dying Richard Stockton penned his last will and testament to his children, which became a living testimony to his faith in God. He extolled the greatness of God and his divinity and the completeness of the redemption purchased by Jesus Christ. He encouraged his children to a habitual virtuous life, living by faith. He charged his children to exhibit the fear of God, which he viewed as the beginning of wisdom, and that all occasions of vice and immorality is injurious either immediately or consequently – even in this life.
  • Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791), was a church music director, a choir leader, and editor of one of the first hymnals printed in America. He set all 150 psalms to music.
  • John Hancock (1737-1793), whose large signature on the Declaration of Independence is now a byword for fidelity, loyalty, courage and commitment. Hancock served as a president of congress during the Revolution and later as governor of Massachusetts. As governor on October 15, 1791, Hancock issued a proclamation for prayer asking especially that universal happiness may be established in the world; and that all may bow to the scepter of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the whole world be filled with his glory. Hancock also issued other proclamations to honor God.
  • Samuel Adams  (1722 – 1803), has been called the father of the American Revolution. As governor of Massachusetts, he also issued strong proclamations one of which closed with a request to pray that the peaceful and glorious reign of our divine redeemer may be known and enjoyed throughout the whole family of mankind. Adams often repeated such request as in 1797 which asked that the people pray for speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ may be everywhere established and all the people willingly bow to the scepter of him who is the Prince of Peace.
  • George Washington (1732-1799), though not one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was the military commander and chief during the Revolutionary war. When Great Britain signed the peace treaty ending the Revolutionary war General Washington immediately resigned his commission to return to private life. He then sent a letter to the governors of the 13 states informing them of his resignation closing the letter with a prayer for the states and governors.

“I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you and the state over which you preside in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to the government to entertain a brotherly affection and a love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field, and finally that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy and to demean ourselves with that character, humility, and peaceful temper of the mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion without an humble imitation of whose example  in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.”

In closing I want to say this country is in trouble, financially, and with the economy like it is, our “leader” is not a leader of anything – we need to pray for our country. He has proven that beyond a doubt, that not everyone is cut out to be the leader of the greatest nation of this entire world. We need to carefully study who our next president will be. Because if we end up with Obama, or one just like Obama we will be done.

Source: An article from “The Good News” magazine titled – The Religious Roots of America’s Founding Fathers – article by Jerold Aust

 

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6 thoughts on “We Need to Return to our Religious Roots – America Was Founded on Christian Values

  1. WillofLa

    The surge of people becoming Christian today is nowhere near what it was back in the early 70’s. Remember the “Jesus Freaks”? Yes, that was a time that I believed the “outpouring of God’s Spirit” was taking place. The Bible says that in the End Times there will be a outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit. He would be doing this in order to have all those people go out to fnd those who were willing to listen and receive Christs spirit and be saved. Millions all across America were saved during that time in America’s history. Dozens of evangelical TV programs were begun. Thousands of churches that were on the verge of dieing were brought back to life, plus thousands of churches and church programs for young people were started all over America. There was an ourpouring with miracles and the whole nine yards was happening to this nation. But after nearly forty years, if you count the time that it began in the early 70’s, nearly all but a few of those churches are left. The people are all grown up and have moved off now. The programs that were started to minister to all the thousands of young people who had not really grown up in a religious family back then in the early 70’s, found Jesus, are gone now due to either the church going broke because of lack of funds, or the people moved and took their money with them.

    Now, it’s 2011 and there is a bigger hole in America’s heart than there has ever been in the history of this nation. Even during America’s earliest time, individual families would hold “church” service in their modest log cabins with the father presiding as deacon. Duely to the fact that American’s were very knowledgeable of the Bible since on days when the weather was bad and the family couldn’t get out into the fields there wasn’t anything to do, except read the Bible and have the children memorize the scriptures. So by the time a person was eighteen they had memorized the Bible word for word. Most people these days don’t even own a Bible let alone memorize one scripture. Yeah, sure I’m going to have to say here to keep those off of me who will blame me of leaving something out because I’m not as smart as I sound, that YES I know that there are people these days who still teach their children to memorize the Bible, okay? And YES there are still churches that have started youth programs, and YES there are churches that were on the brink of failing that suddenly were rejuevenated some how. Okay?? I am not including everything in this comment because I’m not trying to write a book.

    There is now a mass falling away. It’s been happening for about the past ten or so years. This to was foretold as another sign of nearing the End Times, or rather nearing the end of the End Times when there are only one or two minor things left before the really bad stuff will begin. But first there has to be a loss of God’s Spirit in the hearts of man so that evil has more of a grip on men’s souls than ever before. In the time between what I’m calling the Great Outpouring, there has been a very slow falling away into some dark time in this nations history. And indeed it is getting dark. Our highest leaders are corrupt when there was a time when a man could not get elected if he wasn’t a Christian. The cross of Jesus cannot be shown in public because some atheist might be offended. And god help you if you make some Muslim mad. A damn Muslim! Things are being turned upside down in America. And God is allowing it. People say, “There can’t be a God if he let’s this happen!” No, you are wrong. The reason why it is happening is proof there is a God because He is letting it happen. We are the ones whose job it is to rid the world of evil by exposing it.

    And exposing it is what we are supposed to be doing. Who will go after Harry Reid and expose him for the evil he does?

  2. WillofLa

    You want me to let you in on a little secret? Do you know why Whites don’t want Blacks to move into their neighborhood? The attitude that liberals didn’t tell anyone they had themselves but if anyone found them out they would have been thrown out of whatever it was they were involved in, like liberals are so that American’s will believe that liberals are sooooo feeling for the downtrodden. The little secret was the reason Whites fought the legislation that liberals wanted to force upon the parts of the country, even though everyone thought was just a Southern attitude towards Blacks moving out of the ghetto. The attitude was Blacks should be able to move where they want, so long as it’s not my neighborhood. And of course the perverbial saying, “Well, there goes the neighborhood.”

    What most White people believed, and were right as far as it goes, was that Whites believed that they had worked hard for the things they had, and they didn’t want a bunch of people who hadn’t worked hard, minded the law, and were God fearing to be put in their neighborhood where it might cause the property values to go down and such as that. Of course property values weren’t even part of the prevailing attitude most White thought when it came to who were tolerated in the neighborhood.

    The one single thing that most White felt about the place where they lived, raised their kids, went to church, their kids went to school, and maybe even their kids might want to live when they grew up and had kids themselves was, (here it comes) Whites did not want the poverty to come with Blacks who were given the right to move into a White neighborhood. It was the poverty that was directly associated with being a Black that Whites wanted to keep out of the neighborhood. It was the look of poverty, the unkept houses, the trash in the yard, the old broke down cars, the lack of proper landscaping which meant that before long the lawn would be dirt and weeds growing out from underneath broken down appliances and cars in the yard. That look. That’s what White people didn’t want coming into their neighborhoods, the poverty that Blacks brought with them when they left the ghetto. It’s kinda like the saying that you can take the “Negro” out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the “Negro”. This is what scared the hell out of Whites who had sacraficed money, blood, tears, and sweat to have a nice “home” for themselves and their children, safe neighborhoods where children could walk at night without the fear of being raped or robbed, where you could leave your home for days and come back and no one had touched a single thing, where your neighbors were just exactly like you in thought, word, and deed, and you just didn’t have to worry about a thing. That alone, where you could sleep at night with no worries, was worth fighting for.

    But the liberals weren’t going to listen to any of that. To a liberal all that sounds so, “racist”, that it would make a Democrat puke and grab his tablet so he could start writing up a bill to become law in order to take all that “comfort” away. And that law was called, “The Fair Housing Act”. That brought an end to all that nonsense about not fearing your kids taking a walk in the cool night air. That brought an end to worry about losing the security White people felt about being able to leave their homes unlocked and coming back to find everything they had worked so hard to have, all gone in a robbery. Liberals had confidence that all those worries would be put to rest because after all Blacks were just like everyone else when it came to those sorts of things.

    Yeah, right. After the Fair Housing Act was enacted neighborhoods that had “historically” been some to the safest, most valued neighborhoods in those cities became war zones full of nothing but the worse of the worse. People began putting bars on their windows and ran home at sundown because they knew better than to be caught out after dark. And White people’s daughters weren’ t safe anymore from the fate worse than death, to be raped by a Black man! She became “damaged goods” after that, and no White guy would have her. She was ruined for life.

    Hey, that ‘s just the way it was. And I’ll tell you another little secret, much of that attitude still exists, especially with White liberals because they believe that they have the right to live that way where they are protected from the “common people”, of all races. And it still exists with what few White people who have managed to live under the radar and escape liberal laws that destroy everything that is good and decent. And I’ll tell you this right now, that if a Black works hard to have what they have, and has sacraficed deeply to have a decent neighborhood, schools, grocery stores, churches, doctors, they feel exactly like White people did, and still do. I guess it’s just human to want to protect what you’ve worked hard to get, and you want to protect your kids, and you want your daughters to meet somebody nice and get married, and not get sucked up in the filth that liberals have transformed American society into.

    1. Max

      Interesting points. But racism in America isn’t limited to liberals. Racism came ashore in the form of manifest destiny. And while most religions believed in a white manifest destiny, some religions did not, like the Quakers.

      My own father was born into a seventh day adventist family. Having served in a largely segregated military, and the transition from it, he held the belief that blacks could not fight, but they sure as hell could make you laugh. They couldn’t fight, according to him, because their eyes would get big as saucers at the first sound of enemy gunfire. They could make you laugh because they were very creative at avoiding work.

      As for myself, growing up in a small Nebraska town in the 1970’s, maybe 4 or 5 negro families lived south of town. They were like shadows, never saw much of them. My friends and I played a game of “Nigger-Knocking,” where we would knock on neighborhood doors after sunset, then hide in the bushes. The word “Nigger” was common among kids, not adults. It was normal. Much like how black neighborhoods refer to white people as “Crackers,” “White Devils,” “Insert any number of derogatory terms.”

      Racism is a human trait, like it or not. While I personally have used the word “Nigger,” I have never used it in the presence of a black person, or against a black person in a direct manner. But it is part of my free speech, and I have no problem thinking it, saying it, or defending people who say it. I figure the terms “Cracker, White Devil, whatever, does not bother me, so why should Nigger bother a thin skinned black person. Because they should be treated special? I don’t think so.

      Finally, racism applies to all cultures. All cultures practice it. Welcome to the human race.

  3. WillofLa

    What liberals won’t tell people was that many Whites down South either grew up with Blacks, knew Blacks as well as anyone in their own family, had close friends who were Black, or whose families had worked side by side with Blacks in the same cotton fields that liberals believed was where White slave masters whipped their slaves to keep them there.

    Just as family was very important, that attitude became just as important to Whites who worked with Blacks every day. That is why family is important to Southerners. It tells decendents of the history of the family and where you came from and where every family member came from. Much of that history was there to confirm that a White was a White, and a Black was a Black. This notion about one sixteenth of Black blood makes a person “Black”. I don’t buy into that becaue it never is the other way around, that one sixteenth of White blood doesn’t make a Black, a White. I’ve never seen that, so that notion must have come from some Southern practice to punish someone who refused to tow the line and somebody at the court house said their liniage showed they had a Black in their family tree so that made the guy a Black. Some kind of BS I think.

    Racism is a word liberals use like it’s the only way to discribe a White person everytime a conservative wants to cut somekind of wasteful spending on some liberal program. If the program was to waste money helping Blacks who don’t need any help, then liberals accuse White conservatives of “racism”.

    One of these days I hope to see a time where Whites don’t flench when some brain washed liberal cool aid drinker calls him a “racist”. It’s almost that way now where being called a racist doesn’t have the impact it once had back in the 60’s when liberals were using that term to force Whites to bow to the courts, and to force Southern state legislatures to change laws liberals believed were discremitory towards some Blacks somewhere. It’s a scapgoat for liberals who want to spend a bunch of money they don’t want anyone to know about. That works today, still.

  4. WillofLa

    And I’ll tell everyone this again. I’ve told this, I don’t know how many times so that people who are to young or they were not paying any attention to what was going on, or just didn’t care to see what was going on.

    When the liberals began their takeover of our culture back in the late 50’s and then surged forward in the 60’s, and laid down deep roots in the 70’s, the first things liberals did was to attack White Christian’s morality. Liberals believed that White conservative Christian’s were hiding behind the Bible and their church attendence as their way of subjecting Blacks and anyone who wasn’t White so that they could claim they were justified by scripture to treat these people like they were. Of course this is a liberal/Communist(anti-God) lie. But their main thrust was to make White conservative Christian’s feel as guilty as possible so that they would not fight the court orders that gave liberals the power they needed in order to overturn decades of legislature, policy, practices, and procedure in how liberals believed that Whites had made all these other people what liberals called 2nd Class citizens.

    Liberals attempts to show the American public through TV’s blossoming day to day live coverage of what was going on in the country, sent this group of young college types down South to free, “da po Black man”, and to stand up against the muscle that liberals believed was what Southern mayors and police chiefs were using to back up their “racist” attitude towards those citizens who the powers that be thought were the people who needed to remain under control. Every town has these individuals who they rely on to do the dirty work so that the city administrators can keep their hands clean and not draw any attention from the Fed’s. In the case of this little group of Northeastern college activists who went by the name the “Freedom Riders” who came down South to free the Blacks who they believed were being treated like they were still slaves, paid with their lives for their cause. Did they free the Blacks that they believed were still enslaved by these hipocrits who called themselves Christian’s and went to church every Sunday and believed in God and country? No, they didn’t. But what they did accomplish was much greater than the cause they went down South to do. What they did was release the rage of the left and gave them the cause they needed as the spark that ignited the fire that has yet to be extinguished in the heart of every liberal. And that flame is that White conservative Christian’s are the cause of racism, bigotry, discremination, and mistreatment of everyone who ever stumped their toe on the boot of a bunch of red neck KKK’ers who were the muscle of the South!

    Well, everyone down South knew that was a bunch of crap if you are including everyone who has grown up down here and have their family roots down here. Not everyone was in the KKK, and many people never even knew anyone in the KKK. But it gave the left the torch they needed to light the flame of cause for every liberal who even knew a Black person who didn’t get the job they were trying to get because the owner of the shop was a White guy. So, it was White’s, conservatives, and especially Christian’s who are at fault for America’s problems that liberals used to cover up what their real cause was and that is to convert America to a godless society under control of the government. The liberals believed that only the government could solve all these problems. But they knew the day after the Freedom Riders died that the primary target was Christians who were Whites who owned the businesses, property, banks, who ran the schools, and doctors, and grocery stores.

    If liberalism was to make any headway the one single most important thing they had to do was to get rid of Christian’s, and they had the guns it was going to take to get that done. And do you know what that gun was? It was WHITE GUILT!! Liberals continue to this day doing everything they can to embarrass conservatives, Christian’s with how they treat other people. Conservatives want to throw granny under the bus and take their social security away from them, conservatives want to cause the children to starve at school, and they want schools to go back to being an extension of church. Well, liberals aren’t going to let that happen no matter what, or how long they have to fight it.

    White Christian’s are the target of Communists, liberals, whatever you want to call them, they’re the same thing and their agenda is to make America a godless country under the disguise of “Freedom of Religion” for everyone. When the country doesn’t have a primary religion under which everyone is loyal, and the decisions made by those who are under the influence of that religion, liberals believe that it is when it gets in the way that it needs to be removed from the public domain.

  5. Max

    Wonderful article! (applause)

    The “some” you refer to are liberals, who spit on christianity at every opportunity they get. They scream out how “tolerant” they are… but when it comes to upholding the constitution, supporting Israel, and defending christianity, to include defending the omnipotent faith held by the vast majority of our founding fathers… they abandon their self-imposed ideals of their faint-hearted tolerance. Most of them, if not all of them, defend Muslims, who are doing nothing to eliminate extremism within in their own ranks (how many Saudi troops are fighting in Afghanistan? Jordanian troops? ZERO).

    Although I am a proud Diest, I much prefer the company of tolerant christians than intolerant liberals / muslims / communists / etc.

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