By Jeff Mullen
I’ve been amazed how in just three and a half years President Obama has been able to hack away at our history as a nation. He really is an amazing communicator. Time and time again he looks straight into his teleprompter and lies to the American people.
He has the fantastic ability to tell a lie with amazing passion and because the vast majority of Americans, especially those under 45, have no knowledge of American history (including our founding documents) they simply shake their heads up and down and agree with him.
Not long after he was elected as our president he took one of his jaunts to Europe where he proclaimed that the United States was NOT a Christian nation. While watching it on television with my wife she quickly began to pick up anything I could possible throw at our new flat screen.
Since then I have been ultimately disappointed in his passionate loathing of our nation. While this may be too simplistic for some I would like to simply give you some ammo for your troglodyte friends who are following the lead of our current President.
Did you know Congress printed the first printed Bible in the U.S. in 1782? In the back cover was written, “This is a neat addition of the Holy Scriptures for the use in our (public) schools”. Inside the front cover was written – “This Congress recommends this Bible for all the inhabitants of these United States”.
Did you know in 1857 the largest church in America met in our Capitol building? Yes, members of the House (John Trumble) and Senate (Thomas Jefferson) decided on Sundays they would turn the Capitol building into a church building.
Did you know that during Thomas Jefferson’s 8-years as President he attended the church at the Capital as it grew to over 2000 attendees. In fact during that time he thought he could enhance their worship experience and ordered the Marine Corps band to lead worship on a weekly basis.
Did you know that not only did Jefferson start the first church in the U.S. Capital but in 1803 negotiated a treaty with the Kaskoskia Indians in which Jefferson put to use Federal funds to pay for missionaries to go evangelize the Indians; and on top of that he assigned Federal Funds so that after these Indians came to Christ there would be money to build them churches. And he has been considered one of our least religious founding fathers; which tells you something about the others.
Did you know, President James A. Garfield was a minister during the Second Great Awakening and in a letter written in 1858 he writes of how he just finished preaching a revival meeting where he preached the Gospel 19 times. He said “as a result of my preaching 34 people came to Christ and he baptized 31 of them.
Did you know that more than 50% of our Founding Fathers had Seminary Degrees?
Let me share with you the words of a few signers of our founding documents:
Samuel Adams – “I…(rely) upon the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of all my sins.”
Charles Carrol – “On the mercy of my Redeemer I rely for salvation and on His merits; not on the works I have done in obedience to His precepts.”
John Witherspoon – “I entreat you in the most earnest manner to believe in Jesus Christ, for there is no salvation in any other. If you are not reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, if you are not clothed with the spotless robe of His righteousness, you must forever perish.”
Robert Treat Pain – “I am constrained to express my adoration of the Supreme Being – the Author of my existence – in full belief of … His forgiving mercy revealed to the world through Jesus Christ, through whom I hope for never ending happiness in the future state.”
Richard Stockton – “I subscribe to the entire belief of the great and leading doctrines of the Christian religion, and I exhort that the course of life held up in the Christian system is calculated for the most complete happiness that can be enjoyed in this mortal life.”
Benjamin Rush – “My only hope of salvation is in the infinite transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the Cross. Nothing but His blood will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come quickly!”
John Dickinson – “Rendering thanks to my Creator…for my birth in a country enlightened by the Gospel…to Him I resign myself, humbly confiding in His goodness and in His mercy through Jesus Christ for the events of eternity.”
Roger Sherman – (signer of both Declaration & Constitution) – “I believe that there is only one living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost…and that at the end of this world there will be a resurrection of the dead and a final judgment of all mankind when the righteous shall be publicly acquitted by Christ the Judge and admitted to everlasting life and glory, and the wicked be sentenced to everlasting punishment.”
John Jay – the original Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and author of the Federalist Papers declared – “Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved Son…Blessed be His holy name.”