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Founding Fathers Begin Bible Societies

Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Education, December Articles

ListenThe week of Thanksgiving in America has been designated as National Bible Week. As is the case for nearly all national celebrations, the historical facts demonstrate that America's origin was not secular but sacred—and National Bible Week is no exception to this rule. Click to read the entire article… December 12, 1808 Founders convene first Bible Society in America Despite the fact that America was founded and maintained as a Christian nation from its inception until the middle of the twentieth century, the fallacy that America was founded as a secular nation persists and was widely...Read more... Read more... -->

Did St. Nicholas Wear Red?

December Articles, Role of Pastors

ListenThe strange-looking clothing in which Nicholas is often depicted in Christian and secular art is not what he wore as a pastor. Few know the truth of the life and ministry of Nicholas, and for this reason, those who know anything about him often believe he wore the attire associated with Santa Claus, but he did not.Did St. Nicholas Wear Red The subject addressed in this article is discussed at greater length in St. Nicholas: How a Christian Pastor Became Santa Claus. Christian Heritage Fellowship would be honored to work with individuals, businesses, churches, institutions, or...Read more... Read more... -->

December 11, 1776: Third Congressional Day of Fasting

Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, December Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 4 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodDecember 11, 1776 The Second Continental Congress issues the third of sixteen spiritual proclamations concerning prayer, fasting, humiliation, and thanksgiving By the time John Hancock presided over the third spiritual proclamation of Congress, he had signed the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), severing the political ties of the Thirteen American Colonies with Great Britain. Becoming engaged in the political life of Boston, Hancock came under the influence of Samuel Adams,...Read more... Read more... -->

December 7, 1941—When America Needed God

Christian Calendar (Holidays), December Articles, Thanksgiving

Listen December 7, 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor The reading of the Bible was abruptly interrupted over the NBC radio network in 1941 when world-changing events began to transpire. Seldom in the history of America was Scripture needed to comfort and bring hope as it was needed that day. Yet, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the significance of the beginning of National Bible Week is almost, for many Americans, a matter of historical amnesia. Like so many, many other moments in American history, Christians were presented with a reason to be proud of their heritage.National Bible...Read more... Read more... -->

When the United States Capitol Was a Church

American History, December Articles, Role of Pastors

Listen December 4, 1800 Congress Officially Sanctions Church in the United States Capitol Thousands of pieces of evidence exist that deny that America was founded as a secular nation. One reason the denial of America's Christian history has been so successful is because it has waged war against America's true Christian heritage for nearly a century. During this time, secularism has denied, denounced, and defamed America's Christian heroes and heroines and their heroic acts. By denying the truth, they have advocated error and half-truths. One of the greatest challenges facing Christian...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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