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Our Nation Under God

Promoting America as a Nation Under God, But Not a National Church as the Church of England

Refuting foreign cultures, legal precedents, languages, and religions that are in opposition to Christianity.

Introduction:   While, in this day and age, it is difficult to see the United States as a nation under God, it was once commonplace for politicians to consult their Bibles, for children to pray openly in schools, for the Bible to be taught in public schools, and for the court system to reference the Bible for guidance.[1] These times have passed. The 1960s brought rampant change to American society, and years since have struck even heavier blows to our nation’s Christian heritage. Something integral to our nation has been lost, and it must be found again if America is to endure as its founders envisioned. This discourse will primarily focus on the United State’s Christian roots by examining the beliefs and practices of its founding fathers, namely George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, among others. By examining the claims of Thomas Jefferson, in particular, we hope to shed some light on common misconceptions about the meaning of the phrase, “separation of church and state,” and its modern day implications. We will also look at the various ways our nation has fallen from its Christian heritage and how Christians can make a difference.

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America Needs Our Christian Faith - Don't Leave It In The Pews

 One Nation Under God

Mark Landsbaum | BARBWIRE

"I love my country.”

It was almost jarring to hear those words spoken aloud by a grown man talking to a bunch of other men. In a church no less.

But this is what it’s come to, being jarred by hearing such a thing. Why is that?

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The Liberty Bell

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By Stephen McDowell |  Providence Foundation

The Liberty Bell has been used as the logo of the Providence Foundation since near the time of our official founding in 1984. A verse from the Bible, Leviticus 25:10, is engraved on the top of the bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof. Lev. XXV, X”

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Here are 8 Freedoms to Thank God for This Independence Day

Guy Hatcher | Crosswalk
The Legacy Guy

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced the separation of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. With this, a new nation was formed—the United States of America. History verifies Thomas Jefferson as the composer of the original draft. Once completed, Jefferson submitted his draft to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams for their changes. Eventually, it made its final destination to Congress where it was amended for the last time. Today, we see in its detailed wording why Congress was declaring independence from Great Britain.

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USA Celebrates Another Freedom Revolution

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John Adams on the vote for independence: It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations..."

Kenneth Blackwell 

Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at Family Research Council. This article appeared in Townhall on July 2, 2018.

Today, America dominates the globe. It’s easy to forget that the United States almost didn’t exist.

In 1776, a rag-tag group of British colonists met in Philadelphia. Resistance to British exactions had begun more than a decade before. Armed resistance broke out the previous year.

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Virginia’s Irresponsible Budget

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Dan Wolf | Living Rightly

On May 30, the Virginia Senate passed a fiscally irresponsible and immoral budget approved earlier by the House of Delegates. Budgeted expenses are projected to grow from their present $51.8 billion in 2018 to $57.0 and $58.9 billion in 2019 and 2020, single year increases of 11% and 14% respectively over present spending levels. A large part of this increase comes from an approximately $3.6 billion per year expansion in Medicaid program spending, with an accompanying false claim of moral compassion to promote the need for same. Some of this program’s expansion is to be financed by a new $600 million tax on the hospitals receiving program expenditures in return for providing Medicaid healthcare services. This article looks closer at the spending increase and compassion claim.

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Letter to the Editor not published - immoral agenda of the Democrats

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 In the article by columnist Marc Thiessen it stated that PA State Rep. Rick Saccone declared that liberals hate America and hate God. The word ‘hate’ is pretty strong but I believe a case can be made that his statement would, in softer words, apply to a minority of American Democrats.

President Obama and his wife were certainly not thrilled about America, stating it was no longer a Christian nation. They did their best to down grade and weaken America.

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The Really, Real, Roots Of America’s School Shootings

Craig Johnson | The Really Real Deal
VCA Board  Member 

Many see the ousting of God from our public schools, in the form of the banning of prayer in 1962, as the beginning of our national slide to where we are today; children being slaughtered by classmates.  Many of these same people want to see the reinstatement of prayer in schools as a first step toward healing.  If only it were that simple.

First, before they banned God from school, they banned God from the Constitution.  The neo-liberal left accomplished this by teaching in law schools, media, etc., that there are only five clauses in the First Amendment.  However, there are actually six clauses.

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Americans Say We’re Generally On The “wrong Track”

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American Culture and Faith Institute

America’s clash of worldviews is clearly portrayed in a new survey by the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI).

It is no surprise that most adults believe the United States is not moving in the right direction. Since the 1980s, surveys evaluating such perceptions have typically found that most Americans believed the nation was “moving in the wrong direction” or was “on the wrong track.” Whether the president or the party in power has been Republican or Democrat, a majority of the public has not been satisfied with the way things were going since 2003!

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Our Radicalized Media: A Clear And Present Danger

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Peggy Ryan | American Thinker

Most associate the term "radicalized" with ISIS.  But radical movements aren't limited to a religion.  A jihad is a crusade for a principle or belief involving struggle" and "resistance." 

The Washington establishment, the Deep State, and special interests have launched their own jihad, built on a battle cry to "resist."  Today, calls to "resist!" echo through Congress as half of the House and Senate stage a mutiny against a duly elected president.

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CBN Probes Why Ralph Drollinger and Christian Political Leaders are Being Falsely Accused of Plotting Government Take-Over

Capitol Ministries

 

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Atheist and Liberal Accusers are Trying to Marginalize Christian Leaders and Minimize Their Influence for the Gospel.

After an exclusive interview, Jennifer Wishon, White House Correspondent for The Christian Broadcasting Network, has written a story about recent attacks by media and bloggers that accuse Ralph Drollinger of being a Christian Nationalist, one who promotes a Church-controlled government that replaces civil law.

As Drollinger is not the only Christian leader being pummeled with these attacks, Capitol Ministries thought you would want to know about these efforts to silence Christian voices. Here is Jennifer Wishon’s story. Click here to read Drollinger’s new Bible study on Christian Nationalism.

Here’s What the Trump Cabinet Bible Study Is Learning: Leader Responds to Attacks

WASHINGTON – Why would someone attack the weekly Bible study attended by members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet?

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Letter to the Editor: Charity and Tax Policy, Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?

The statement that “people and families with lower incomes” will generally be hurt is untrue. Doubling the standard deduction means the first $25,200 income or so creates no taxes. The weighted average poverty thresholds for individuals and families is less than that until you reach families of four and above, which is where the increased child care credit comes into play.

Tax credits are more valuable than deductions as credits reduce the tax owed instead of income earned. They pay zero taxes both before and under the new bill.

Charitable giving should not be driven by any tax code. Christ gave the Sermon on the Mount not to the Sanhedrin, Roman Governor, nor Jewish King; but to the individuals who came to hear him.

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America's First Official Annual Thanksgiving: 1619 a.d.

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America's first official annual Thanksgiving was a matter of deep prayer and thankfulness

The first English-speaking observance of Thanksgiving occurred in 1619, on the site of what is now Berkeley Plantation. 

 1619 a.d, Berkeley Plantation, on Virginia's James River, about 40-miles upriver from Jamestown Island:

"Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrivall  at the place assigned for the plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of Thanksgiving to Almighty God"...

(35 settlers and 19 crewmen aboard the small, but seaworthy English vessel “The Good Ship Margaret”, arrived  at Berkeley Hundred on 4 Dec,  went ashore in a holy hush, knelt and began giving thanks to God for guiding and keeping them safe during their 3,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Bristol, England to this, their destination).

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Photo from Berkeley Facebook Page and a great place to visit

America's first official annual Thanksgiving was a matter of deep prayer and thankfulness: No feasting, no family, no watching tv sports... none of that modern-day, shallow "Good food, hot meat, Good God, let's eat!". Not bad for Virginia Company settlers supposedly motivated by greed and lust for profit. ... Actually, their prayer-actions that day were quite in keeping with the 1606 First Virginia Charter (Birth Certificate of American Civilization) with its single, written purpose  “...propagating of Christian Religion...”, which purpose was repeated both in the 1609 Second and 1612 Third Virginia Charters, and evidenced by the Cross-raising service at Cape Henry in 1607, directly-followed during the next four weeks by Cross-plantings along the James River up to the famous Christopher Newport Cross on a small island right at the Fall Line (today's Richmond).

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