Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence
I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
The Declaration of Independence expresses the ideals on which the United States was founded and the reasons for separation from Great Britain.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, ...
At the time of the Founders, it was a common practice for ministers to preach "Election Sermons," and it was very common for a clergyman to be invited to give a sermon before the newly-elected government officials.
Elected government officials, who will be governing over United States, attented in event which is religious speech.
Bible societies in America date back to 1809 when Declaration Signer Benjamin Rush helped establish the first Bible society in America
The original officers of the Society included: signers of the U. S. Constitution, revolutionary generals, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, a U.S. Attorney General, a U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, state governors, and others.
Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States
[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
Sixth President of the United States
There are three points of doctrine the belief of which forms the foundation of all morality. The first is the existence of God; the second is the immortality of the human soul; ...
Signer of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence
I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this . . .
Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) graduated from Yale in 1754. The following sermon was preached by Lathrop on July 4, 1794 in Massachusetts.
July 4, when peoples are suppose to celebrate American Independence, they listened to a sermon.
MURDEROUS WAR and RAPINE, inhumanly perpetrated, by two brigades of British troops, in that town and neighborhood, on the NINETEENTH of APRIL, 1775.
On a day peoples are suppose to look back upon memory of people with respect, they listened to a sermon as memorizing them.
New year of 1799, people listened to a sermon as they celebrate their new year
We infer the duty and necessity of laboring to obtain an interest in the kingdom of Heaven, and to be accepted in JESUS CHRIST,