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Ben-Hur: A Christian Triumph

Biography, Christian Living, Devotional Literature

ListenIn the National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. there resides a full-body statue of General Lew Wallace, Civil War hero and author of the literary classic, Ben Hur. The story behind the composition of this time-honored classic is one worthy of being rehearsed on a regular basis, and no season of the year is more fitting for its telling than the Easter season. One of the traditions our family shared when our children were younger was the viewing of Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur around the Easter season. The conversion of the main character, Ben-Hur, at the...Read more... Read more... -->

Congress and Chaplains

March Articles, Prayer, Projects

ListenThis post is part 3 of the series:Our Projects $TBA Coming Soon... From the very beginning of America's national life, the Christian Faith and Her ministers have been constituent elements—and what may be affirmed with regard to America's national life may also be asserted concerning Her colonial life. The earliest charters granting English settlement in the New World advocated the Christian Faith, and the first constitutions of the thirteen colonies did the same. When America's Founding Fathers convened the First Continental Congress in 1774, it was determined they would begin their...Read more... Read more... -->

March 20, 1781: Seventh Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 12 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 20, 1781 Congress issues seventh fasting proclamation There is no historical evidence to support the myth that America's Founding Fathers were Deists or irreligious. Rather, just the opposite is true. Not only is the historical record replete with the Christian character of the English colonies that gave birth to America, but from the beginning of America as an independent nation following the War of Independence, all historical evidence points to the fact that the Founding Fathers...Read more... Read more... -->

March 20, 1779: Fifth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, March Articles, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 8 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God Welcome, and thank you for choosing to listen.  Christian Heritage Fellowship is a listener supported organization, dedicated to reclaiming America's Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Our organization remains committed to this purpose through the faithful giving of our friends and ministry family.  If you can help us financially, we would sincerely appreciate it. A podcast of this article may be downloaded by selecting the...Read more... Read more... -->

March 19, 1782: Eighth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 14 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to GodMarch 19, 1782 Congress issues eighth fasting proclamation to states Far from pushing Christianity and religious observance from the life of government, the Continental Congress (and subsequent Confederation Congress) endorsed and encouraged Christian observances such as fasting, prayer, and thanksgiving. No single denomination or church was permitted to dominate at the congressional or national level, though most states endorsed established churches. This practice of allowing states to...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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