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Abraham Clark

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, September Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

September 15, 1794 Death of Signer, Abraham Clark Abraham Clark (February 15, 1726 – September 15, 1794) was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress, from March 4, 1791, until his death in...Read more... Read more... -->

John Penn

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, September Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

September 14, 1788 John Penn, signer of the Declaration of Independence, passed away John Penn (May 17, 1741 – September 14, 1788) was a signer of both the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of North...Read more... Read more... -->

Francis Scott Key—The Christian Patriot

American History, Christian Calendar, Christian History, Christian Living, History of Hymns, July Articles, Music

September 13-14, 1814 Francis Scott Key pens National Anthem Where we live is not determined by what is around us, but by what is within us. The Psalmist re­flected upon God’s goodness to his life and offered the Lord the praise that was due him. In verse seven, the Psalmist begins to recount the Lord’s goodness to the Israelites through their deliverance from Egypt. In verse thirteen, he notes the fact that the Israelites “soon forgot what he had done.” Their hearts of divine praise were soon displaced by hearts of self-pity and complaint. As a result, they turned...Read more... Read more... -->

The Christian Founding of Harvard

American History, Christian History, Christian Living, Christian Witness

September 8, 1636 Harvard first convenes classes Only eighteen years after the Pilgrims landed in the New World, Harvard College, the first of the Ivy League schools, was established for the sake of educating the clergy and raising up a Christian academic institution to meet the needs of perpetuating the Christian faith. All of the Ivy League schools were established by Christians for the sake of advancing Christianity and meeting the academic needs of the New World. No better summary of this effort can be offered than the one provided by the founders themselves: After God had carried us...Read more... Read more... -->

The First Prayer in Congress

American History, Christian History, Christian Witness, Social Theology

September 7, 1774 First prayer offered in Continental Congress All four of America’s organic laws were composed by the Continental[1] and Confederation[2] Congresses, which preceded the United States Congress under the Constitution. An organic law is a law that cannot be subverted or overruled by any other law. America’s four organic laws are the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), the Articles of Confederation (November 15, 1777), the Northwest Ordinance (July 13, 1787), and the Constitution (September 17, 1787). first prayer congress What is important to realize is that...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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