The Founding of America as a Christian Nation Through Historical Documents, Sermons, and Writings

Historical Docruments

John Hancock- A Breif- 1788
Governor John Hancock

This brief from John Hancock implores that all of the people of Boston should contribute their money and abilities to the state. Multiple times in this document he mentions the Christian beileif as part of their heritage. At the start of the brief, he states, "The Society for propagating the Gospel among the Indians and others in North- America, beg leave to show, That one design of our venerable Fathers in emigrating to this land, was professedly to extend the knowledge of our Glorious Redeemer among the Savage Natives; that this design was expressed and enjoined under both the charters, granted by the parent state to this Colony, and is, in the opinion of the Society, necessary and suitable at all times to be pursued, by a people who profess Christianity."

D-Day Prayer
D-Day

This document shares President Roosevelts speech in regard to D-Day. He prays directly to God to help keep the soldiers safe, and to accept those who died fighting for their country. He prayed this prayer with all of America, which shows how much influence Christianity had, even in 1994.

The Declaration of Independence

Regarded as one of the most influential documents in the world, the Declearation of Independence laid the foundation for the building of a new nation. Many parts of the document proved that they built this nation upon a Christian foundation. One example is,"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Another example is, "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..." There is so much proof of a Christian foundation in this document that it alone could make up an entire argument, and win.

Historical Sermons

Sermon - Eulogy - 1776

In this sermon, Samuel Stillman spoke before the Continental Congress of the death of Samuel Ward. In this sermon, he assured that Ward was now with God, and also not to judge at his life based on how long he lived, but by his actions.

Speech - House of Representatives - 1881

This speech was delivered by Massachusetts Congressman George B. Loring. In this speech he spoke about education, the Puritans, sufferage, the relationship between Massachusetts and Maine, and the influence of Massachusetts. In this speach he mentions Satan, a named used for the devil in Christianity, several times. One of these times is as follows: "Amidst the hardships and in the gloomy isolation of colonial life, the stern ascetic fathers knew and felt the first approach of sin. Satan came among them, not clad in all the allurements and charms of cultivated and fashionable society, but appealing at once to their grosser passions, which the severe and rigorous restraints of their laws and a somewhat hard and discouraging philosophy irritated to a spirit of defiance and rebellion. They believed in his personality, and in my own district they fought him accordingly."

Sermon - Liberty - 1775

This sermon, presented by Rev. Jacob DucheĀ“, presents liberty in a spiritual and civil way. The main point of his sermon was to show the liberty Christ gives us, while showing how that liberty correlates with civil liberty. During the sermon, DucheĀ“ says this very powerful sentence, "From hence then it appears, that the liberty, with which Christ hath made us free, is nothing less than such a release from the arbitrary power of sin, such an enlargement of the soul by the efficacy of divine grace, and such a total surrender of the will and affections, to the influence and guidance of the divine Spirit, ("for we are made a willing people in the day of God's power") as will enable us to live in the habitual cheerful practice of every grace and virtue here, and qualify us for the free, full and uninterrupted enjoyment of heavenly life and liberty hereafter."

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