Summary: A July 4th Message, that uses scripture and our heritage to take a look at who we are as a christian american.
I AM A CHRISTIAN AMERICAN
Proverbs 14v34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.
When we look at the scriptural faith of our biblical heritage we see that the faith of our fathers matters in reference to our immediate faith and understanding of who God is to us today.
Acts 7v32 I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.' Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look. ( We May re-visit this.) ( Abraham: the Father of Faith ) ( Isaac: The Promised Child ) ( Jacob: The Problem Child )
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” - George Washington - President of the United States of America
It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. - Patrick Henry - Early America Leader
“The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul.” - Harry S. Truman - President of the United States of America
“I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.” - Theodore Roosevelt, President
Genesis 18v18-33 The Prayer for Sodom. 50,45,40,30,20,10?
The National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer
There were several national days of prayer before the day was made an official annual day of observance in 1952. Prior to the nation's founding, the Second Continental Congress issued a proclamation recommending "a day of publick [sic] humiliation, fasting, and prayer" be observed by the "English Colonies" on Thursday, July 20, 1775
1 Timothy 2v1-2 Pray For those that are leaders over you.
We see Paul recount the legacy of faith to Timothy
2 Timothy 1v5-7 5 when I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
“Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first, the most basic, expression of Americanism. Thus, the founding fathers of America saw it, and thus with God’s help, it will continue to be.” - Dwight D. Eisenhower – President of the United States of America
Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible. - Ronald Reagan
Inside the Bible’s pages lie the answers to all the problems that mankind has ever known. I hope Americans will read and study the Bible. - Ronald Reagan
Acts 17 the Unknown God
A BOLDNESS IS REQUIRED FOR A IMPACT TO BE MADE Acts 18v9&10 9 Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; 10 for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”
“1. THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT
The Mayflower, a ship of 180 tons, set sail from England in 1620. Aboard were 102 souls determined to cross the Atlantic. After 63 stormy days, they landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, where Plymouth Rock—a huge granite boulder—stood at the water’s edge. These first settlers signed a covenant called the Mayflower Compact just days after they landed in their new home.
In the name of God, Amen! We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King. Defender of the Faith, etc., have undertaken for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and of one another covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body…
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” - George Washington -
Our Great Foundation
1 Corinthians 3:11 Jesus