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I have looked at some COMMENTS MADE BY PROMINENT AMERICANS in the early years of our country, their beliefs, the guiding principles that they wanted our country to follow and be established on.  Plus the preamble of the constitutions of the individual states of the United States of America.

Are these attitudes and ideals following through today??   

Below are some of their statements:

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PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

The bible is the rock upon which our republic rests.

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN PIERCE

Let not the foundation of hope rest upon manís wisdom. It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nationís humble acknowledged dependence upon God and his over-ruling providence.

PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN

All good from the Savior of the world is communicated through this book.  All the things desirable to man are contained in it.

PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT

Hold fast to the bible as the sheetrock of our liberties. Write its precepts on your heart and practice them in your lives.

PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON

There are some things we cannot dispense with, among these are Godís word and truth, and those religious influences by which he brings the heart of man into subjection to moral law.

PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND

Let us trust the power and goodness of almighty God who presides over the destiny of nations and who has, at all times, been revealed in our countryís history.

PRESIDENT WILLIAM McKINLEY

The more profoundly we study this wonderful book, the better citizens we will become, and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.

PRESIDENT WOODROW WILSON

America was born a Christian nation for the purpose of exemplifying to the nations of the world the principles of righteousness found in the word of God.

PRESIDENT WARREN G HARDING

I have always believed in the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, whereby they have become the expression to man of the word and will of God.

PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE

We do not need more material development; we need more spiritual development. We do not need more brains; we need more character. We do not need more of the things which are seen; we need more of the things which are not seen.

PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER

We are indebted to the book of books for our national ideals and institutions Preservation rests in adhering to its principles.

PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

On the flyleaf of ten million Gideon testaments, he commended the reading of the bible to all members of the nationís armed forces.

PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN

The bible is the moral code of our nation and of civilization.

 

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This week (3-7-05) in the United States  our supreme court focuses on legality of the 10 commandments being posted in or on government or public  property.  This remark by the sixth president of the United States stands out in light of current events.

PRESIDENT JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this:  It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

"He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world."

WILLIAM PENN

"If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him.  Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."

DANIEL WEBSTER

"Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin.   Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary. Let us cherish these sentiments, and extend this influence still more widely; in the full conviction, that is the happiest society which partakes in the highest degree of the mind and peaceable spirit of Christianity."

You can almost discern from these statements what our former leaders believed in their heart.  Our leaders today put up a good front but what is their heart belief?  

Billy Sunday  SAID

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile."

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God established the traditional family and moral standards.

Finances: The silver and gold standard belonged to God.

May I suggest to you, we as individuals and corporately need to repent, cry out to God and make a turnaround, there is little time left.

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"The nearer I approach to the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin of the Bible, the grandeur and sublimity of God's remedy for fallen man are more appreciated, and the future is illumined with hope and joy."   

Invented the telegraph Samuel F.B. Morse (1791-1872) 

 

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The United States of America

 

Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama, Invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.

Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, Grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona, Grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

Arkansas 1874, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arkansas, Grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California, Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom...

Colorado 1876, Preamble We, the people of Colorado, With profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe...

Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885 , Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution...

Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia, Relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

Hawaii 1959, Preamble We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the state of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the State of Iowa, Grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas, Grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

Louisiana 1921, Preamble We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity. And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty...

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble We, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction.

Michigan 1908, Preamble We, the people of the State of Michigan, Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble We, the people of the State of Minnesota, Grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble We, the people of Mississippi In convention assembled, grateful to Al mighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri, With profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness.  Establish this Constitution...

Montana 1889, Preamble We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the Blessings of liberty establish this Constitution.

Nebraska 1875, Preamble We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom. Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution...

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. very individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble We, the people of the state of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

New Mexico 1911, Preamble We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty.

New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York, Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the state of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those...

North Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of North Dakota, Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

Ohio 1852, Preamble We the people of the state of Ohio, Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common...

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance...

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the state of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing...

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota, Grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties.

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience...

Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God.

Utah 1896, Preamble Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777, Preamble Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man.

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution

West Virginia 1872, Preamble Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia Reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God ...

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, Grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility...

Wyoming 1890, Preamble We, the people of the State of Wyoming, Grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution.

 

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