We Are One Nation Under God

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Our Founding Fathers were believers. Here’s what some of them said about God (h/t PatriotPost):

“It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. 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 Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance, 1785.
“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever.” —Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781.
“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.” —James Madison, letter to Frederick Beasley, 1825.
“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 Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?” —Benjamin Franklin, Motion for Prayers in the Constitutional Convention, 1787.
“A State, I cheerfully admit, is the noblest work of Man: But Man, himself, free and honest, is, I speak as to this world, the noblest work of God….” —James Wilson, Chisholm v. Georgia, 1793.
“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship.” —John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776.

~Eowyn

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  1. Joseph E Fasciani

    It is crucial to remember that while not every one in this assembly belonged to a particular Christian sect, I believe that without exception they were all believers, even if only as a Deist. Not belonging to a sect doesn’t prevent oneself from believing in the One God of our universe, and following the logical consequences of that belief, which is how much –if not most– of the inspiration came about for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. This is what many did at that time [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism].

     
  2. Thank you, Eowyn, for the inspiring reminder of Who is in control. I was in a grumpy frame of mind, wanting to rant and rail, but this has turned everything around. It’s good to be in such admirable company. I’m so grateful for my faith in God that grants me peace and hope. And how blessed to be surrounded by fellow believers.

     

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