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The Truth about America’s Roots

Hey everyone…sorry it took so long to post this blog but my life has been so busy lately I haven’t had time to write on my blog.  Please continue to pray for my family and my ministry as we travel and I speak across the state and nation. Thanks and don’t ever hesitate to contact me if you need prayer or have any questions you want answered.

This blog is not my opinion on America’s roots but actual statements that most of us don’t know about our nation and it’s rich Christian heritage. I want you to read these and think about why this is kept from kids in public schools today. The Bible says that  a nation that turns away from God will lose His blessings and reap the consequences. America is on a road to destruction and we need to get back to the founders’ views and principles or we are doomed. (Now that IS my opinion)….I hope you enjoy the quotes below and if you know anyone who would need to read these…please direct them to and help me to get the word out before it is too late! God bless you and God bless America!!!

The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between church and state, but that wall is a one directional wall; it keeps the government from running the church, but it makes sure that Christian principles will always stay in government. 

Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States January 1, 1802 in an address to the Danbury Baptists. 

Had the people, during the Revolution, had any suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle…At the time of the adoption of the constitution and the amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, not any one sect…in this age there can be no substitute for Christianity…That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendents…the great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

House Judiciary Committee Report, March 27, 1854 after a one year study brought about by a suit to force the separation of church and state. 

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind…It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in the sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian. 

Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 1892. The Court cited 87 precedents. 

Do not let anyone claim the tribute of American patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics. 

George Washington from his Farewell Address to the Nation. 

Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. 

John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of Supreme Court: One of the three men most responsible for the Constitution. 

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

John Quincy Adams. 

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! 

Patrick Henry. 

Edward Gibbon, author of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, has attributed the fall of the Empire to: 

1. The rapid increase of divorce; the undermining of the dignity and sanctity of the home, which is the basis of human society.
2. Higher and higher taxes and the spending of public monies for free bread and circuses for the populace.
3. The mad craze for pleasure; sports becoming every year more exciting and more brutal.
4. The building of gigantic armaments when the real enemy was within, the decadence of the people.
5. The decay of religion–faith fading into mere form, losing touch with life and becoming impotent to warn and guide the people. 

Edward Gibbon. 

What does it mean when the Court declares something to be unconstitutional? It means that the Founding Fathers would have opposed this, would not have wanted this. As in the following: 

We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God. 

James Madison, the chief architect of the Constitution. 

The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion in the world that deals with the heart. 

Thomas Jefferson. 

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…it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. 

John Adams. 

Everyone appointed to public office must say: “I do profess faith in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ his only Son, and in the Holy Ghost…one God and blessed forevermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration. 

Delaware Constitution, 1776 (consistent with the First Amendment). 

French writer Alexis de Tocqueville, after visiting America in 1831, said, “I sought for the greatness of the United States in her commodious harbors, her ample rivers, her fertile fields, and boundless forests–and it was not there. I sought for it in her rich mines, her vast world commerce, her public school system, and in her institutions of higher learning–and it was not there. I looked for it in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution–and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great!” 

Alexis de Tocqueville. 

Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. 

George Washington. 
















One Response to “The Truth about America’s Roots”

  1. I am glad that you posted this.I think there is so more that has been written regarding our founders intent for a free and Christian nation. I read a couple of responses in the opinion page of a paper denouncing the Nation Day of Prayer,they used Biblical passages and a quote from Thomas Jefferson to justify why “prayer” or “religion” should be kept separate from government. “They” seem to overlook all of the evidence for Christian influence in the founding and purpose of people coming here. I think the powers that be have been too relaxed in letting other beliefs and/or non-beliefs ha,not other people,into our country AND let those influence our way of life. I know that sounds racist or short sighted but it really is not,just read why God didn’t want the Israelites to mingle with other people with other beliefs. One day we will get to see and feel what a perfect government will be like. I think the non believers and believers of other things have advanced their cause a lot more than we’ve advanced The Good News. Although i think the Gospel could stand on its own(~the rocks crying out~) it is up to all believers in Christ to stand strong and firm and to know WHAT we believe and WHY we believe it. It is a daily battle in the Spirit against evil spirits. I pray that we all do the will of our Father in Faith and pray to increase our Faith daily but i sure do pray that it will not be long before we can see in person the face of our Redeemer. Let us all bless God and may He continue to bless us as a Christian people.Our country may be lost,we do what we can but we know it’s going to happen…..

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