America Dedicated to God

On April 30th, 1789, America had a Constitution and a newly formed government. On that day, the government, the House, and the Senate gathered for the Inauguration of our first president, George Washington. In his Inauguration Address, Washington gave a prophetic warning: “We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and the right which heaven itself has ordained.” Washington’s warning was, if we would begin to depart from God, He would remove His blessings, His prosperity and His protection from our nation.

After Washington’s address, the government, the House, the Senate, and America’s first president traveled on foot to Saint Paul’s Chapel. No one knows exactly what was said inside but we do know the entire government was on their knees praying and consecrating this nation to God. In the chapel there is also a plaque above Washington’s pew with the words “Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that you will keep the United States in Holy protection.” Saint Paul’s Chapel is located at the corner of Ground Zero and is the spiritual birthplace of America.

America’s first Presidential Inauguration – that of President George Washington – incorporated seven specific religious activities, including[1] the use of the Bible to administer the oath;[2] affirming the religious nature of the oath by the adding the prayer “So help me God!” to the oath;[3] inaugural prayers offered by the president;[4] religious content in the inaugural address;[5] civil leaders calling the people to prayer or acknowledgement of God;[6] inaugural worship services attended en masse by Congress as an official part of congressional activities;[7] and clergy-led inaugural prayers.[8]

Blessings, Tom Hughes – President
allianceforreligiousfreedom@gmail.com
“In all your ways, acknowledge Him…” Proverbs 3:6

Sources:

http://www.wallbuilders.com/downloads/newsletter/H.Res.888.pdf

[1] See, for example, The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America, compiled and edited under the Act of Congress of June 30, 1908, by Francis Newton Thorpe (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1909), 7 volumes; see also http://www.constitution.org/cons/usstcons.htm;

[2] See, for example, The History of the Centennial Celebration of George Washington as First President of the United States,Clarence Winthrop Bowen, editor (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892), p. 51; Benson J. Lossing, Washington and the American Republic (New York: Virtue & Yorston, 1870), Vol. III, p. 93; and numerous others.

[3] See, for example, The History of the Centennial Celebration of George Washington as First President of the United States, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, editor (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892), p. 52; Benson J. Lossing, Washington and the American Republic (New York: Virtue & Yorston, 1870), Vol. III, p. 93; and numerous others.

[4] James D. Richardson, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents (Published by Authority of Congress, 1897), George Washington, Vol. 1, p.44, April 30th, 1789.

[5] James D. Richardson, A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents (Published by Authority of Congress, 1897), George Washington, Vol. 1, pp. 44-45, April 30th, 1789.

[6] The Daily Advertiser, New York, Thursday, April 23, 1789, p. 2; see also The History of the Centennial Celebration of George Washington as First President of the United States, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, editor (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892), p. 41, and many other sources.

[7] Senate: Annals of Congress (1834), Vol. I, p. 25, April 27, 1789; House: Annals of Congress (1834), Vol. I, p. 241, April 29, 1789.

[8] George Bancroft, History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1882), Vol. II, p. 363; see also The History of the Centennial Celebration of George Washington as First President of the United States, Clarence Winthrop Bowen, editor (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1892), p. 54, and many other sources.

 

4 Responses to America Dedicated to God

  1. I liked what President Washington asked to keep the united states under His protection.

  2. Israel says:

    In the name of Jesus Christ. Let’s the USA keep on being strong, prosperous and protected by the blood of Jesus Christ.

  3. Doug Rowland says:

    I would be so grateful if the democrats would go back in time to the very beginning of our nation and read how God influienced this nation the United States of America . Lest we forget it , it was the democrats that fought slavery tooth and nail . The republicans knew this was not God’s will to be apart of this new country . Every single article that was written was written based on what they believed to be based on God and the Holy Bible .They made each part of every document with prayer and built on the wisdom of the scriptures . Today the democrates have ignored the Bibles wisdom . They have made it clear that the killing of infants born and unborn be adopted as a right of the people . They uphold the sin of immoral homosexuality , changing of genders . They have torn down statues that honors men of historical values . They have voted God out of the class room prayer, God, and have replaced the truth of God creating man with the laughable theory of man coming from apes . We give illegal aliens a free run of tax paying citizens paying for every need, while those who were injured or killed substandard treatment . Hero’s such as Patton, Bradly, Macarthur, Ronald Regan, and a list of others with sports and Hollywoods brain dead people . We even allow people not born in the United States to be elected into public office . Rather than supporting the man in the office of president . People delight in making fun of a man who takes no salary, sleeps only 4 hours a night, and governs for the hard working men and women who are in the majority . The snowflakes have no problem with burning our flag, tries to take the pledge of allegents to the flag, while taking out “One Nation Under God” from it . There are those even want to remove “In God We Trust” from our money . Even tho all these things and a host more are playing out right before our eyes . I am still proud to be an American . I love it enough to fight if needed at my age of 63 . We need to go back to a time when God was real, the Bible was respected . The family unit would rise from the dead . If you who are on the left side with socialism and Godless, immoral, unnatural and, your liberal ways do not like the these right values . Why don’t you simply move to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, China these countries that are ran like you want America to be . Call me anything you want to I could care less .

  4. Emmanuel Farrugia says:

    The USA started to receive warnings from the Lord on 11th September 2001.
    It seemed that Americans started to return back to the Lord. However, this was
    for a very short period of time. The citizens of America, like the citizens of other countries
    continued on their bad ways, abortion, homosexuality, immorality, crimes
    and swearing. At the moment, the USA is witnessing extreme climatic conditions,
    forest fires, floods ,storms and earthquakes have been frequent. When will
    the people change their ways? Dear Americans, can you see that all of us have to
    mend our ways and return to God as soon as possible?

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