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October 18, 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

American History, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, October Articles

This post is part 11 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 download...Read more... Read more... -->

Congress “Purchases” and Endorses the Bible

American Founding Fathers, Bible

September 11, 1777 Congress proposes purchase of 20,000 Bibles Justice David Josiah Brewer After presenting more than eighty pieces of evidence of America’s Christian origin, Supreme Court Justice, David Brewer—writing the majority decision for a unanimous court—arrived at this same conclusion in 1892: “. . . many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.”[1] In his classic work, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States,[2] Benjamin...Read more... Read more... -->

Congress and Chaplains

March Articles, Prayer, Projects

This 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...Read more... Read more... -->

March 7, 1778: Fourth Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American History, Calendar Articles, Congressional Spiritual Proclamations

This post is part 6 of the series:When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God March 7, 1778 Congress issues fourth fasting proclamation to states That the Founding Fathers in the Continental and Confederation Congresses issued sixteen proclamations calling the Thirteen States of America to fast, pray, and give thanks to God is a little-known fact to most Americans in the twenty-first century. Determined to rob America of its Christian origin, secularists, atheists, and the irreligious have widely sown misinformation, deceiving those who readily believe whatever they are...Read more... Read more... -->

December 11, 1776: Third Congressional Day of Fasting

Congressional Spiritual Proclamations, December Articles

This 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, Father of...Read more... Read more... -->

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"I am a Christian. I believe only in the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior. "
– Charles Thomson
Secretary of Congress (1774-89)
Rush, Travels through Life, 208
"The brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion. "
– Noah Webster, "Schoolmaster of America"
History of the United States, 6
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