Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Glories of America - 4

The Glories of America – 4
In pursuit of the Truth – – July 4th, 2009

1.) On this day, July 4th, 1776, John Hancock, the Chairman of the Continental Congress, and the Secretary of the Congress both signed the Declaration of Independence of the United States, thereby making it legal. The only government document in world history that is a creedal statement of Bible-based ideals, it contains these phrases:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are

“Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions...”
“With a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence….”

2.) By this day in 1775, new Commander-in-Chief George Washington’s first General Order was common knowledge throughout the Continental Army:

“The General most earnestly requires and expects a due observance of those articles of war established for the government of the army, which forbids profane, cursing, swearing and drunkenness. And in like manner, he requires and expects of all officers and soldiers not engaged in actual duty, a punctual attendance of Divine services, to implore the blessings of Heaven upon the means used for our safety and defense.” Johnson, Washington, 69

3.) On this day, July 6th, 1775, to explain why several thousand militia from the different Colonies were camped outside Boston, which was occupied by the British, The Continental Congress issued a “Declaration of The Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms.” It concluded: Foster, Covenant, 33.

“With a humble confidence in the mercies of the Supreme and impartial God and ruler of the universe, we most devoutly implore His divine goodness to protect us happily through this great conflict, and to dispose our adversaries to reconciliation on reasonable terms, and thereby to relieve the empire from the calamities of civil war.

4.) Enshrined on the green in Philadelphia where it faces Independence Hall is the beloved symbol of America’s freedom, the “Liberty Bell.” On this day, July 8th, 1776 it pealed in celebration of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Inscribed on its base are these words from Leviticus 25:10:
“Proclaim liberty throughout the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

5.)Founding Father John Jay’s life was one of devoted service to both God and country. In addition to his years as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, … co-author with Madison and HAMILTON of the “Federalist Papers,” and Governor of New York. He once avowed:

“In forming and settling my belief relative to the doctrines of Christianity, I adopted no articles from creeds but such only as, on careful examination, I found to be confirmed by the Bible… At a party in Paris, once, the question fell on religious matters. In the course of it, one of them asked me if I believed in Christ. I answered that I did, and I thanked God I did.” Northrup, Witnesses, 251

6.) One of the Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall’s favorite poems was written by Josiah Gilbert Holland: Patriotic Anthology, 39.

“God, give us men! {And women like Sarah Palin in public office}
A time like this demands, Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;

Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue and damn

His Treacherous flatteries without winking! Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog in public duty and in private thinking.”

George H. Kubeck, +++++HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! +++++ GOD BLESS AMERICA! +++++

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