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James Wilson

American History, August Articles, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

August 28, 1798 Death of Signer, James Wilson James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 28, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Wilson was elected twice to the Continental Congress, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution. A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United...Read more... Read more... -->

The Truth About the Crusades

August Articles, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Islam, Other Than Christianity, September Articles

August 15, 1096 First Christian Crusade begins The Christian Crusades against Muslims began nearly 470 years after the first Muslim Crusades against Christians were initiated in 630, when Muhammad himself led the way. From late in the eleventh century until the middle of the thirteenth century, waves of Christian crusaders attempted to recover lands lost to the Muslims after 630. Nearly 470 years passed from the time that Muslims began to crusade against Christian lands until Christians responded with the First Crusade, beginning on August 15, 1096! It should be noted that originally...Read more... Read more... -->

William Floyd

American History, August Articles, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

August 4, 1821 Death of Signer, William Floyd William Floyd (December 17, 1734 – August 4, 1821) was an American politician from New York, and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.Read more... Read more... -->

William Williams

American History, August Articles, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

August 2, 1811 Death of Signer, William Williams William Williams (April 23, 1731 – August 2, 1811) was a merchant, and a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1776, and a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Williams was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, the son of a minister, Tim Solomon Williams, and Mary Porter. He studied theology and graduated from Harvard in...Read more... Read more... -->

When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God

August Articles, December Articles, June Articles, March Articles, November Articles, October Articles, Post Series

106 0 0 0 0 0 1Total107 1776 – 1784 Congress issues sixteen spiritual proclamations From 1776 to 1784 (during the years of the American Revolution), the Congresses[1] of the United States issued sixteen separate spiritual proclamations, calling Americans to humble themselves, fast, pray, and give thanks to God. Few realize that during the American War of Independence, Congress issued spiritual proclamations to the thirteen states in which they asked citizens to seek the Lord in one of the darkest moments of the nation’s history. Having been told for decades that America was birthed by...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion. Men began to understand their natural rights, as soon as the reformation from popery began to dawn in the sixteenth century; and civil liberty has been gradually advancing and improving, as genuine Christianity has prevailed. By the principles of the Christian religion we are not to understand the decisions of ecclesiastical councils...No; the religion which has introduced civil liberty, is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitutions of government. "
– Noah Webster, "Schoolmaster of America"
History of the United States, 299f
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