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The Mayflower Compact

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, July Articles, November Articles

Listen November 11, 1620 Mayflower Compact was signed The Mayflower Compact was the first document of what would evolve into the republic of the United States. It should never be assumed, however, that the Pilgrim Fathers intended to break with the Old World. Rather, the Mayflower Compact demonstrates commitment to what the Pilgrims had known and believed. This fact has been aptly captured by C. P. Breckinridge in his 1889 oration at Plymouth. He noted that the Mayflower Compact was ". . . not a constitution, nor yet a charter; nor yet in a true sense a social compact," but rather "...the...Read more... Read more... -->

October 20, 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

American History, Christian History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, Prayer

ListenThis post is part 9 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... -->

The First Prayer in Congress

American History, Christian History, Christian Social Influence, Christian Witness

ListenThis post is part 1 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God 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...Read more... Read more... -->

Benjamin Franklin and the Bible

American History, Christian History

ListenOf all of America's Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson possessed the most unorthodox Christian theology. However, their understanding of Christianity was far more orthodox than many contemporary "Christians." Neither Franklin nor Jefferson were deists, atheists, agnostics, or irreligious in any sense. Secularists who seek to deny Americans their Christian heritage have no patrons to whom they may turn for support among America's Founding Fathers—absolutely none![1] For this reason, they seek to employ Franklin and Jefferson to do their secular and irreligious...Read more... Read more... -->

Christian Quotes from the Founding Fathers

American History, Christian History

Listen 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 download icon on the flyout tab of the listen button. And now, here is another episode from our post...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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