The Christian Counter

"The highest story of the American Revolution is this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."


President John Adams

"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." 


President James Madison

The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.

Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775

That wise Men have in all Ages thought Government necessary for the Good of Mankind; and, that wise Governments have always thought Religion necessary for the well ordering and well-being of Society, and accordingly have been ever careful to encourage and protect the Ministers of it, paying them the highest publick Honours, that their Doctrines might thereby meet with the greater Respect among the common People.

Benjamin Franklin, On that Odd Letter of the Drum, April 1730

Signing of the Declaration of Independence

I am going to end this page with the following that I deem an appropriate ending to this so-called controversy as to whether this was a Christian Nation.  And of all things from the very institution that has tried in the last 25 to 30 years to tear down what the Founding Fathers had given their lives for, here is a ruling from the Supreme Court;

Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind.  It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian…… This is a religious people.  This is historically true.  From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation…… we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth…… These, and 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.

Supreme Court Decision, 1892 Church of the Holy Trinity Decision v United States


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