The Heritage of The USA Part I
by Katherine Appello
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The Heritage of the U.S. Republic
The heritage of a family and a nation is crucial to understand and should to at least some core extent be embraced, honored, respected. Nothing is perfect, since human beings are not. Remember, we all fall short of the glory of God. The heritage of this U.S. Republic is Judeo-Christian, such as were its’ founders, but due to a number of factors, this has been rejected, forgotten and repudiated, wrongly so. This ministry is ready to set the record straight and make sure that the atheist and error of others who would deny our Godly heritage is countered.
Did you know that of all the quotes studies in connection to the founding fathers, 60% of them were conclusions arrived at using the bible? That’s a pretty strong percentage.
Heritage of America
Let us look at America and a few quotes by our founders, shapers and establishers of our heritage:
Who should we pay particular attention to in terms of faith and the nation? We should pay attention to George Washington for one, Fisher Ames and a few others as, well. First, let us see what some of these figures, including James Madison, about Christianity and all that jazz.
According to George Washington: “No people can bound to knowledge and ignore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the United States.”
James Madison: “Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.”
James Wilson, one of the signer of the Constitution: “Human law must rest the authority ultimately upon the law which is divine….religion and law are twin sisters, friends and mutual assistants. Indeed these two sciences run into each other.
Benjamin Rush, the first founder to call for public education: “Let the children… be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian education. This is the most essential part of education.”
John Adams: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and religion… Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.”
“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were. . . . the general principles of Christianity. . . . I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are as unalterable as human nature.”
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were. . . . the general principles of Christianity. . . . I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are as unalterable as human nature.
The right to freedom being the gift of the Almighty...The rights of the colonists as Christians...may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutions of The Great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.
Principally, and first of all, I resign my soul to the Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins.
We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom alone men ought to be obedient. From the rising to the setting of the sun may His kingdom come."
"I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it."
“The mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God."
G. K. Chesterton famously observed, "America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed." That creed is set forth most clearly in the Declaration of Independence, by which the American colonies announced their separation from Great Britain. The Declaration is a timeless statement of inherent rights, the proper purposes of government, and the limits on political authority. As the Heritage Foundation rightly points out the founders were very keen on these self-evident truths and the laws of Nature and God, as God is part of that, the creator, to justify liberty and such truths. Religious freedom from government and secular harassment and interference, so long as it is not engaging in violent law breaking and such, was to them one of the most important truths. The Declaration of Independence tells us that men everywhere have the right to freedom, to religious and economic freedom, not just America. Also important to the founders was a true free enterprise system where you reaped the rewards of your labor and how you managed that prosperity. Wealth creation and moving up was a good thing, not a crime, not to be despised. The opposite was true, for if you did not produce and be of use to your nation and society you were looked at in a very negative way. George Washington in his first inaugural address tells us that the sacred fire of freedom, the destiny of the republican model is deeply rooted and justly considered.
That’s one heck of statement.
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