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James Wilson

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

Listen 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

Listen 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

Listen 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...Read more... Read more... -->

William Williams

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

Listen 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

Listen 106 1 1 0 1 4 15Total128 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...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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