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Our nation founded on Christian values

2010-09-25T02:00:00Z Our nation founded on Christian valuesD.D. Jones The Quad-City Times
September 25, 2010 2:00 am  • 

I would like to respond to comments I have read pertaining to this not being a Christian nation. I have pondered this matter, then began reading the words of the founders. Below are some of their quotes.

John Adams: “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.”

Patrick Henry: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly that this nation was founded not by religionist, but by Christians; not by religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

James Madison: “The model of our government came from the perfect Governor. For the Lord is our judge, He is our lawgiver and is our King. Isaiah 33:22.”

George Washington: “It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible.”

Noah Webster: “The Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”

Benjamin Franklin: In his plan for public schools wrote, “The excellency of the Christian religion is above all others, ancient or modern.”

All 13 colonies founding charters talk about God, Christianity or Jesus.

Congress commissioned the printing of Bibles and in 1792 wrote, “The congress approves the Holy Bible for use in schools.” Part of the capitol building during Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency was used as a church. The President attended.

Was this a Christian nation or founded on Christian principles, YES. The questions now are: are we still a Christian nation or do we wish to be one any longer? Those are legitimate questions and open for honest debate.

D.D. Jones

Davenport

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