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When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God

When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks
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Spiritual Proclamations of Congress
November 1, 1777
Congress proclaims a day of thanksgiving

In the New England Colonies, a cycle of fasting in the spring and giving thanks to God in the fall had existed since the seventeenth century. And, beginning with November 1777, Congress began to use that full cycle of fasting in the spring and giving thanks in the fall, exercising its influence over the states—something that was continued until the end of the Revolution. In fact, the last spiritual proclamation issued by Congress was issued in August 1784 and was a thanksgiving proclamation issued in gratitude for the cessation of the War. This proclamation issued by the Continental Congress was only one of the proclamations issued over nearly a decade asking states to fast, pray, and give thanks to God. Congress Asked America to Fast

Sixteen such proclamations were issued by Congress from 1775 to 1784, asking states to observe these Christian practices that God’s favor might be secured in America’s bid for freedom. The sixteen proclamations discussed in our book are a small portion of the thousands of pieces of evidence that demonstrate America’s Christian heritage. Get your copy today!

America's Founding Fathers and the Bible
By Stephen A. Flick
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Contrary to the contemporary mantra that America was birthed as a secular nation, the historical evidence demonstrates that America was founded by Christians who wished to enjoy the liberty to freely express their Christian faith. Lamentably, Christians have forgotten and neglected the Christian heritage bequeathed to them by America's Founding Fathers and have allowed secularists to disparage and deny what was given to them at such a great price. America's Founding Fathers and the Bible briefly describes a portion of America's Christian heritage, particularly during the rise of nationalism when America was shaping its national government. During this era, the Founding Fathers affirmed both the principles and practices of the Bible. By no means exhaustive, this work demonstrates that America's Founding Fathers clearly intended to perpetuate the Christian faith, in both private and public observances. The Founding Fathers left a legacy of publicly honoring the principles of Christianity and fully intended that succeeding generations of Americans should do the same.

Brewer, The United States a Christian Nation: Supreme Court Justice on the Blessing of Christianity to America
By David J. Brewer
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The United States a Christian Nation provides further reflections from the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court who wrote the majority opinion on February 29, 1892 (Holy Trinity vs. The United States), calling America a "Christian nation." Providing not only historical evidence for his opinion, Justice David Brewer sets out to provide additional insight into the way America can maintain greatness through the influence of Christianity. Contrary to the liberal desire to deny Christianity any social influence, Justice Brewer insists that only through the use of Christian principles is it possible for America to maintain its greatness.
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Congress Asked America to Fast

Congress Asked America to Fast

Congress Asked America to Fast

Congress Asked America to Fast

Congress Asked America to Fast

Congress Asked America to Fast

Congress Asked America to Fast

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