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Christianity and the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Christianity, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, October Articles

Welcome, and thank you for choosing to listen.  Christian Heritage Fellowship is a listener supported organization, dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Our organization remains committed to this purpose through the faithful giving of our friends and ministry family.  If you can help us financially, we would sincerely appreciate it. A podcast of this article may be downloaded by selecting the download icon on the flyout tab of the listen button. And now, here is another episode from our post library,...Read more... Read more...

Elias Boudinot: Building America on Christ

American Christianity, Christian History

September 25, 1789 Boudinot Calls upon Congress to give thanks to God While it is not true that Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, started the Thanksgiving tradition in America, it is true that he did initiate the practice of presidential proclamations that traditionally accompany the American Thanksgiving season and which provides “an opportunity to all the citizens of the United States of joining, with one voice, in returning to Almighty God their sincere thanks for the many blessings he … [has] poured down upon them.” In addition, Elias Boudinot was one of the presidents of the...Read more... Read more...

Andy Griffith, Emmett, and the Moravians

Christian Ethics, Christian Living, Devotional Literature

July 3, 2012 Andy Griffith passes away Perhaps few photographs are more poignant concerning the common musical interests and spiritual heritage that were shared between Andy Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) and Emmett Forrest (September 3, 1927 – January 12, 2013) than this featured picture. From childhood, Andy and Emmett shared a bond of friendship that endured throughout their lives. On the Andy Griffith Show, Emmett Forrest was fictionalized by the character Emmett Clark the fix-it-man, played by Paul Hartman. On Saturday morning January 12, 2013, my wife and I received a text...Read more... Read more...

President of Congress Starts Bible Society

American Christianity, Christian History

May 11, 1816 President of Congress elected first President of American Bible Society Thanksgiving week is National Bible Week in America. This annual observance was initiated by the American Bible Society, an organization formed by American Founding Fathers with Elias Boudinot, a former President of the Continental Congress, as its first president. Boudinot penned a letter to the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society on May 5, 1817. That letter is presented in this article with the hope that the reader will obtain a deepening appreciation for the Christian spirit of the men and...Read more... Read more...

Benjamin Franklin: Advocate of America’s Christian Heritage

American Christianity, April Articles, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

April 17, 1790 Death of Signer, Benjamin Franklin Without consideration being given to the person of Jesus Christ, it is fair to say that probably a greater man than Benjamin Franklin has never lived who has possessed greater analytical ability; often this trait has distinguished itself in true greatness by means of internal qualities rather than by means of brilliant external displays. In almost every particular characteristic of a man, Benjamin Franklin presented a model of excellence of the highest degree.[1] Article Contents * Click headings to navigate; click headings to return. Early...Read more... Read more...

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"...Resolved, That it be recommended to all the United States, as soon as possible, to appoint a day of solemn fasting and humiliation; to implore of Almighty God the forgiveness of the many sins prevailing among all ranks, and to beg the countenance and assistance of his Providence in the prosecution of the present just and necessary war... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 6:1022
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