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The Foundation of Independence?

LEST WE FORGET

ALL 56 MEN

WHO SIGNED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WERE CHRISTIANS

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“The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”

Benjamin Rush United States Congress 1782

OUR COUNTRY WAS BASED ON FREEDOM OF RELIGION

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THE FIRST AMERICAN BIBLE

 The Holy Bible Was Printed by Robert Aitken and Approved & Recommended by the Congress of the United States of America in 1782.

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Introduced by James McLene of Pennsylvania and seconded by John Hanson of Maryland, nothing more substantial is known to have developed from this recommendation than resulted from the clerical petition three years earlier. However, on January 21, 1781, it seemed at last to have been an opportune time for Robert Aitken to present the following memorial to Congress:

To the Honourable The Congress
of the United States of America
The Memorial of Robert Aitken
of the City of Philadelphia, Printer

Humbly Sheweth

That in every well regulated Government in Christendom The Sacred Books of the Old and New Testament, commonly called the Holy Bible, are printed and published under the Authority of the Sovereign Powers, in order to prevent the fatal confusion that would arise, and the alarming Injuries the Christian Faith might suffer from the Spurious and erroneous Editions of Divine Revelation.

That your Memorialist has no doubt but this work is an Object worthy

 the attention of THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHO WILL NOT NEGLECT SPIRITUAL SECURITY,

while they are virtuously contending for temporal blessings. Under this persuasion your Memorialist begs leave to inform your Honours

THAT HE BOTH BEGUN AND MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN A NEAT EDITION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS,

 But being cautious of suffering his copy of the Bible to Issue forth without the sanction of Congress, Humbly prays that your Honours would take this important matter into serious consideration & would be pleased to appoint one Member or Members of your Honourable Body to inspect his work so that the same

MAY BE PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS.

 And further, your Memorialist prays, that he may be commissioned or otherwise appointed & Authorized to print and vend Editions of the Sacred Scriptures, in such manner and form as may best suit the wants and demands of the good people of these States, provided the same be in all things perfectly consonant to the Scriptures as heretofore Established and received amongst us.

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READ MORE AT  http://logosresourcepages.org/Versions/1st.htm

References

  1. Journals of Congress, pages 468-469. September 1782. Found at the Library of Congress at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/religion/vc006473.jpg
  2. Papers of the Continental Congress, No. 28, folio 203
  3. Journals of Congress, Thursday, September 12, 1782, page 468
  4. Journals of Congress, Thursday, September 12, 1782, page 469
  5. From George Washington to John Rodgers, 11 June 1783
  • Journals of Congress, September 1782, pages 468-469. (Library of Congress)
  • Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who’s Who, 1967.

 

The Holy Bible as Printed by Robert Aitken and Approved & Recommended by the Congress of the United States of America in 1782. New York: Arno Press, 1968.

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SHORT FORM…

Congress printed a Bible for America and said:

“The United States in Congress assembled … recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States … a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools.”
 United States Congress 1782

Congress passed this resolution:

“The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”

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CONTROVERSY……

The entire Congressional resolution reads as follows:

 “Whereupon, Resolved, THAT THE UNITED STATES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, HIGHLY APPROVE THE PIOUS AND LAUDABLE UNDERTAKING OF MR. AITKEN, as subservient to the interests of religion as well as an instance of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above (chaplain’s) report, of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, THEY RECOMMEND THIS EDITION OF THE BIBLE TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE UNITED STATES, and hereby authorize him to publish this recommendation in the manner he shall think proper.”

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 “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable.”
– George Washington

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MY COMMENTS

  The separation of power was about church’s running THE AMERICAN PEOPLE 

NOT ABOUT TEACHING CHRISTIAN VALUES AND MORALITY TO OUR SCHOOL KIDS!

The American Judicial system IS THE GRINCH THAT STOLE

BY ALLOWING THE OFFENDED TO DICTATE….

Our US government  and the American Judicial system has banned our BIBLE, the FREEDOM TO SPEAK WORDS? LIKE, GOD, THE WORDS OF GOD, UNDER GOD AND, SO HELP ME GOD.

 GOD FORBID? WHO FORBID? THE PUBLIC DISPLAY OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS?

 IT WAS NOT THE GRINCH THAT STOLE CHRISTMAS, CHRISTMAS CARROLS, THE NATIVITY SCENE, EASTER  and even the symbolic CROSS.

The American Judicial system IS THE GRINCH THAT STOLE

BY ALLOWING THE OFFENDED TO DICTATE….

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? THAT ARE SO OFFENDED?

BY THE HERITAGE AND FREEDOM GIVEN TO THEM BY  A COUNTRY FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIANITY AS  “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” – Ronald Reagan

 Ban all you want… You can’t BAN  the CHRISTIAN FAITH  out of Americans.

Overall, nearly eight-in-ten (78.4%) adults report belonging to various forms of Christianity, about 5% belong to other faiths and almost one-in-six (16.1%) are not affiliated with any particular religion. http://religions.pewforum.org/reports#

“WE THE PEOPLE” OUR GOVERNMENT, IMMIGRATION AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM A MESSAGE

WELCOME TO AMERICA, LAND OF THE FREE.

AMERICA IS  “ONE NATION UNDER GOD” ALWAYS HAS BEEN, ALWAYS WILL BE.

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH OUR GOD? THIS IS A FREE COUNTRY, YOU ARE FREE TO GO BUILD YOUR OWN PLACE OF WORSHIP AND PRACTICE YOUR OWN FAITH.

BUT IF YOU CAN’T PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO AMERICA?

AND IF IT OFFENDS YOU TO LIVE IN THE FREE WORLD, IN A FREE CHRISTIAN COUNTRY?

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL BE HAPPY TO BOOK YOUR ONE WAY PASSAGE BACK TO  WHAT EVER GOD FORSAKEN PLACE YOU CAME FROM.

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bottom line

GOD BLESS AMERICA

LAND THAT I LOVE

 

 

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