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March 20, 1781: Seventh Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 20, 1781 Congress issues seventh fasting proclamation There is no historical evidence to support the myth that America's Founding Fathers were Deists or irreligious. Rather, just the opposite is true. Not only is the historical record replete with the Christian character of the English colonies that gave birth to America, but from the beginning of America as an independent nation following the War of Independence, all historical evidence points to the fact that the Founding Fathers...Read more... Read more... -->

March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, March Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 8 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God 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...Read more... Read more... -->

March 19, 1782: Eighth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 14 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 19, 1782 Congress issues eighth fasting proclamation to states Far from pushing Christianity and religious observance from the life of government, the Continental Congress (and subsequent Confederation Congress) endorsed and encouraged Christian observances such as fasting, prayer, and thanksgiving. No single denomination or church was permitted to dominate at the congressional or national level, though most states endorsed established churches. This practice of allowing states to...Read more... Read more... -->

March 16, 1776: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, March Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 16, 1776 Congress issues second fasting proclamation to states The Christian influence upon the formation of the Thirteen English colonies prior to the American Revolution, may be seen everywhere in the historical records of each colony. During and following the Revolution, America's Founding Fathers continued to influence the politics of their states and nation with their Christian faith. One of the clearest evidences of this fact is seen in the Christian spiritual proclamations...Read more... Read more... -->

March 11, 1780: Sixth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 10 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 11, 1780 Congress proclaims sixth fasting proclamation to the Thirteen States During the American Revolution, Congress issued sixteen spiritual proclamations calling upon the Thirteen States to fast, pray, and give thanks to God. Congress usually designated a day when the proclamations were to be observed. So seriously did Congress take these Christian spiritual practices that it asked "that servile labour and recreations be forbidden on the said day."Sixth Congressional Fasting...Read more... Read more... -->

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"I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance equal in power and glory. That the scriptures of the old and new testaments are a revelation from God, and a complete rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him. "
– Roger Sherman
Boutell, Life of Roger Sherman, 272
Sherman was the only person to sign all four founding documents
"I do not believe that the Constitution was the offspring of inspiration, but I am as satisfied that it is as much the work of a Divine Providence as any of the miracles recorded in the Old and New Testament. "
– Dr. Benjamin Rush
Letters of Benjamin Rush, 1:475
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