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“It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures, and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” --Abraham Lincoln, April 30, 1863

“Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teaching of the Redeemer of mankind… It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and 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 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 utterance that this is a Christian nation.” --1892 Supreme Court Decision – Church of the “Holy Trinity v. United States” - Justice Brewer delivering the opinion for the court on February 29, 1892

“I believe no one can read the history of our country without realizing that the Good Book and the spirit of the Savior have from the beginning been our guiding geniuses…. Whether we look to the first Charter of Virginia or to the Charter of New England or to the Charter of Massachusetts Bay… or to the Foundational Orders of Connecticut… the same objective is present: A Christian land governed by Christian Principles….

I believe the entire Bill of rights came into being because of the knowledge our forefathers had of the Bible and their belief in it: freedom of belief, of expression, of assembly, of petition, the dignity of the individual, the sanctity of the home, equal justice under the law, and the reservation of powers to the people….

I like to believe we are living today in the spirit of the Christian religion…” -- Former U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren, 1954, National Prayer Breakfast

Pray These Voices Return!

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