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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... -->

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

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

Listen March 6, 1809 Death of Signer, Thomas Heyward, Jr. Thomas Heyward, Jr. (July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South...Read more... Read more... -->

Christian Living in March

Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian Living Articles, Christian Social Influence, Christian Witness, March, March Articles, March Now

ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:Christian Living SeriesIn contemporary America and throughout the world, orthodox or biblical Christian principles and practices are under attack. Though this struggle is not new to the life of Christianity, it is new to many Christians who may be tempted to compromise or completely capitulate in matters of Christian belief and behavior. The Bible is replete with examples of those who compromised or capitulated in this way, but Jesus Christ has warned that only "he who stands firm to the end will be saved" (Matt. 10:22; 24:13; Revelation 2:26). In an...Read more... Read more... -->

George Bennard and The Old Rugged Cross

April Articles, Biography, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Denominations & Sects of the Church, March Articles, Methodist churches

Listen October 9, 1958 text George Bennard passes away "] Toward the end of the twentieth century, song leaders, when soliciting requests for favorite songs from the congregation, would often receive at least one request for “The Old Rugged Cross.” Written by George Bennard in 1913, this gospel hymn has proven to be a sentimental favorite of Christians and unsaved alike. Like many other songs of this era (and genre), The Old Rugged Cross is replete with both the Christian truth found in the pages of God's Word, as well as the Christian experience it should produce. May God exercise His mercy...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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"...In times of impending calamity and distress; when the liberties of America are imminently endangered by the secret machinations and open assaults of an insidious and vindictive administration, it becomes the indispensable duty of these hitherto free and happy colonies, with true penitence of heart, and the most reverent devotion, publicly to acknowledge the over ruling providence of God; to confess and deplore our offenses against him; and to supplicate his interposition for averting the threatened danger, and prospering our strenuous efforts in the cause of freedom, virtue, and posterity..."
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 4:208-209.
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