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Blessed Is The Nation Whose God Is The Lord, for in 2 Corinthians 2:3:17: "Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." A study of the history of the founding of our great Republic reveal the hand of God guiding our forefathers, who recognized their total dependence upon Him for the success of their endeavors to consolidate the people into a unified whole. In the critical days prior to gaining our independent, the Colonies were face to face with a major crisis. By the year 1772 committees had been formed to maintain solidarity in Colonial feeling and action. Finally, in 1774, the first Continental Congress was held in Philadelphia for the purpose of seeking solution to the vexation problems which had arisen in their dealings with the Crown of England.

When Congress assembled in Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in September of 1774, its members opened the session in solemn prayer. Many of the men were on their knew, knowing that: "Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." (Psalm 127:1)

The first Congress adjourned in October and before it met again in May of 1775, the struggle which the English Crown had become an armed conflict, for on April 19, 1775 the Battle of Lexington took place. The second session of Congress prepared to defend the Colonies and chose George Washington as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. After a long delay, Congress finally proceeded to the logical conclusion of the course that was made inevitable for them to follow in the struggle into which they had been forced. Thereafter, July 4, 1776 became the date of the Declaration of Independence. With the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown in October 1781, military operations came to an end. The revolution was formally closed by attenuated negotiations that resulted in the Peace of Paris in the year 1783.

From the inception of our Republic, God was revered and the need for His blessings was acknowledged by opening the sessions of Congress with prayer. Veneration is accorded to our God in the wording of our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, the Battle Hymn of the Republic and other patriotic songs and hymns of praise, as well as in the Pledge of Allegiance to our flag. Even in minting the coin of the realm, the phrase was engraved upon it: "In God We Trust."

Because of the trust we have placed in God, this nation has grown into a Great People spreading out over the continent until its dominion has stretch from sea to sea. Blessed beyond measure in material wealth, our fathers honored God in public and private prayer, as well as by the reading of the Bible as a part of school procedure. We were not unmindful of the guidance of God shaping our course as a nation until, within a comparatively few years, we became one of the great nations of the earth.

After accumulating all these God-given blessings, and becoming the envy of the nations around us, our governmental leadership has now determined to depart from the course our forefathers recognized as essential to our prosperity, both materially and spiritually. Recent decisions of our Supreme Court would take the Name of God out of our public schools, decline to honor Him in public places and in the singing of songs which extoll His goodness, might and power. But what would you expect from a Supreme Court where two of the antichrist achiest, ungodly, khazar Jews reside.

We are a Christian nation and freedom of religion is guaranteed to us by our Constitution. Therefore, we are not bound nationally or as individual citizens by any decree that would enjoin us to ignore our Divine heritage.

The martyrs of old refused to conform with the edicts of their time which would compel them to renounce their faith in God. The Prophet Daniel faced a national decree that was framed to forbid the offering of prayer to his God. Daniel ignored the law and three times a day he prayed to his God according to his custom. He could have remained silent for thirty days, at the end of which time the decree was to expire, but if he had done so, he would have compromised his convictions. Therefore, he willingly faced the consequences rather than refrain from offering his supplications and thanksgiving to his God. God honored him for his steadfastness by intervening to deliver him from those who sought his destruction.

Now is the time for the Christian people of this great nation to arise in the might of their indignation and, emulating the spirit of the martyrs and following the example of Daniel, refuse to be intimidated, placing their obligations to God above their fidelity to man-made and man-governed institutions. When eight men and one woman vested with supreme judicial authority in the nation become so imbued with the arguments of atheists that they ignore the rights of God, Christian men and women must ignore the decision of such a court and continue to pray both in public and in private, and in school and out. Let us follow the example of our forefathers who went to their knees at the opening of the first Continental Congress, petitioning God to prosper their undertaking. If the Supreme Court of the united States would follow their example, and present such a picture to the American public, the result would be a restored faith in its decisions because they would be in keeping with our Christian heritage.

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