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The Declaration itself laid the groundwork for our freedom as a Nation:

And that declaration was to be based upon the nation’s faith in God.

It was quite literally a declaration of “Dependence upon God.”

In the first two sentences of the Declaration of Independence - God is referred to 3 times:

1. He is referred to as “Nature’s God”.

2. It states that “… all men are created…” (we have a Creator)

3. And that they are “… endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights…”

That’s just in the first two sentences.

In the very last sentence of the Declaration of Independence are these words:

“And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of DIVINE PROVIDENCE, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

One man read this and stated that our Declaration was “an appeal to heaven” by our founders.

Our Nation and its freedom were based upon faith in Christ.

· That’s why the two huge oak doors that open into the Supreme Court have the 10 Commandments engraved on the lower portions of each door.

· That’s why Bible verses are etched in stone all over the Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.

· That’s why the designer of the official grounds of Washington laid the Capital out in the shape of a perfect cross with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is to the south, the Capitol is on the east and the Lincoln Memorial is to the west.

· That’s why the Washington Monument - the tallest structure in D.C. by the decree of law– has a Bible placed inside its cornerstone, and is capped by a aluminum dome which has these two Latin words: Laus Deo (Praise God)

· And that’s why every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1777.

Our nation’s founders realized that their freedom came from God and that only God could assure freedom would continue for the generations to come.

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