The Deliberate Christianity of Our Founders
February 17, 2020
The Constitution concludes in the subscription clause with the words:
“[Governments] could not give the rights essential to happiness… We claim them from a higher source: from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth.”
Often left out of the newer copies of the United States Constitution, this statement is a significant acknowledgement of the birth of Christ 1,787 years earlier. “Our Lord,” therefore, clearly refers to Jesus Christ.
“In the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven…”
First Republic, 1789-1792
Reign of Terror, 1793-1794
The Directory, 1795-1799
First Empire, 1804-1814
New Monarchy, 1814-1815
Napoleon's 100 Days, 1815
Second Republic, 1848-1852
Second Empire, 1852-1870
Third Republic, 1871-1940
Vichy France, 1940-1944
Fourth Republic, 1947-1959
Fifth Republic, 1959-
Fillmore concluded that:
"Our own free institutions were not the offspring of our Revolution. They existed before.
"They were planted in the free charters of self-government under which the English colonies grew up, and our Revolution only freed us from the dominion of a foreign power whose government was at variance with those institutions."
Decades after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, in 1854 the United States Congress, House Judiciary Committee reaffirmed those biblical principles that established American Independence with the exhortation:
"Liberty unregulated by law degenerates into anarchy, which soon becomes the most horrid of all despotisms ...
“We owe these blessings, under Heaven, to the happy Constitution and Government which were bequeathed to us by our fathers, and which it is our sacred duty to transmit in all their integrity to our children."
Our founders were deliberate in their foundation and construction of a free government system under the guidance of and supplication to Almighty God. To assume or say otherwise is just disingenuous.
“Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle…In this age, there can be no substitute for Christianity…That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.”
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