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Forged In Faith
02-01-2018, 03:48 PM
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Forged In Faith
Source: Book, called Forged in Faith by Rod Gragg, published by Howard Books, 2010. Hard Cover.

For the past two weeks I've been reading the above book, which discusses and proves how faith shaped and guided those who began our nation, covering the time period of 1609-1776.

The author conclusively shows, using many and varied direct sources, that America is, at its roots, a Christian nation, founded on clear Christian and Judaic truths from their source, The Bible. The author's presentation is exceedingly factual. His prose is well written.

From the book, pages 153 and 154, here is a pertinent excerpt:

As members of America's educated elite, the delegates included a few whose personal beliefs lay far outside the mainstream, according to John Adams. Among them was an occasional "Universalist" or "Priestleyan" - even one or two "Deists and Atheists" - but they were the tiny minority, said Adams. The great majority of delegates reflected the theological makeup of Colonial America: some Catholics, some Quakers, but mostly Protestants: Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists, Lutherans, German Reformed, and a large number of Anglicans. Despite denominational differences and a smattering of skeptics, the common philosophical foundation of the Continental Congress was a Bible-based faith.

That shared perspective was the common denominator among the delegates meeting in Carpenters' hall. "What composed that army of fine young fellows that was then before my eyes." John Adams would later recall. Despite their differences and diversity, the delegates to te Continental Congress had generally been "educated in the general principles of Christianity, and the general principles of English and American liberty," according to Adams. That shared faith was also the consensus on which the founding fathers would build a new nation. "The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence," Adams would note, "were the only principles in which that beautiful assembly of young men could unite, and ...what were these general principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity."

The heritage of faith that united the Continental Congress was grounded in "the law and the prophets" of the Old Covenant, revealed in the apostolic message of the New Testament, forged in the persecution of the early Church, reformed by extraordinary events in Wittenberg, Geneva, and London, and planted afresh in a new world by chaplains at Jamestown, Separatists and Puritans in New England, believers in the havens of Maryland, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania, faithful Anglicans patiently ministering in the southern colonies, and Great Awakening revivalists such as Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Davies, and the "forgotten found father," George Whitefield. It was a remarkable legacy of Bible-based faith that equipped, disciplined, and united the delegates of the Continental Congress for "such a time as this."

The second-day vote to open the Continental Congress with prayer and scripture established a pattern as well as a precedent: throughout the challenges, perils, and turmoil of the unfolding crisis and the War for Independence that would follow, Congress would continue to act on those "general principles" of faith as defined by John Adams. The words of Psalm 35 that rang through Carpenters' Hall, inspiring Adams and others, would also prove prophetic: "Please my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me; fight against them that fight against me...Let them be confounded and put to shame who seek after my soul; let them be confused and put to shame who devise my hurt..." Who among the delegates ot Congress on that extraordinary day in 1774 could have imagined the pride and power of the might British army "brought to confusion" on fields of fire with names like Trenton, Saratoga, and Cowpens? Who could have imagined the king's colors placed in surrender and the disciplined ranks of British redcoats "confounded and put to shame" in an obscure pasture at a faraway place called Yorktown?
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02-13-2018, 08:32 AM
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RE: Forged In Faith
https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/02...ted-fetus/

A fast forward to the lunatic left
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02-13-2018, 10:02 PM
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(02-13-2018 08:32 AM)Mike G Wrote:  https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/02...ted-fetus/

A fast forward to the lunatic left
Couldn't read it...too disgusting. Just coming off of a bad bout of the flu, and don't need a relapse. I would not wish to be Sarah Silverman on judgment day, which is coming for each of us.
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02-14-2018, 04:26 AM
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(02-13-2018 08:32 AM)Mike G Wrote:  https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2018/02...ted-fetus/

A fast forward to the lunatic left

Sarah Silverman is a vile pig, there is no doubt about that. However, fellowshipoftheminds.com is a conspiracy theorist nutjob website.
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02-14-2018, 06:48 PM
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RE: Forged In Faith
Dale you made the right choice

Sarah Silverman is a horrid person, I believe however that she does not spout this crap out of comedic insult only and truly believes that Christianity is a false religion, that Jesus Christ had no meaning other than at some point a splinter/false religion. She probably has more respect for other religions, than Christ.

As a Catholic, I certainly am not within the "in" Christian sect and we are constantly subject to ridicule to the antics of past priests, Popes and the present socialist, but that has been always the hypocrisy of religion, holier than though, while not so much.

Religions come in different flavors and I have to wonder whether Silverman has no religious morals or whether it is proper to ridicule Christians and Jesus Christ.
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02-15-2018, 05:59 AM
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They never dare to ridicule Buddhism, Muslims..
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02-15-2018, 07:49 AM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2018 08:04 AM by Auntie Republicrat.)
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(02-13-2018 10:02 PM)Dale Tudor Wrote:  I would not wish to be Sarah Silverman on judgment day, which is coming for each of us.

Rolleyes

....i surely wouldn't want to be YOU, dale!..i'm pretty sure anyone who cheerleads/apologizes for statements like the following is going to get a tongue-lashing and the boot from jesus and peter at the pearly gates...maybe something like, "DALE, THOU SHALT NOT FOLLOW A MULTITUDE [OF REPUBLICAN-RADIO NUMBSKULLS] TO DO EVIL!..[and then a trap door opens and dale goes down down down...down down down to a burning pit where rush limbaugh leads an endless chant of 'megadittoes' among much loud wailing in endless agony...] Wink :

http://themainecitizen.com/showthread.php?tid=2218

"Be polite, be professional, and have a plan to kill everyone you meet."

"I keep people awake at night."


...sorry dale, but you seem to be some sort of twisted republican-radio-brainwashed devil worshipper!!...if Jesus saves, He better save His name from the likes of YOU!!

..[i don't feel so bad dale has me on ignore...he has Jesus on ignore too!...and the devil on speed dial radio] Wink
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02-16-2018, 02:41 PM
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RE: Forged In Faith
(02-14-2018 06:48 PM)Mike G Wrote:  Dale you made the right choice

Sarah Silverman is a horrid person, I believe however that she does not spout this crap out of comedic insult only and truly believes that Christianity is a false religion, that Jesus Christ had no meaning other than at some point a splinter/false religion. She probably has more respect for other religions, than Christ.

As a Catholic, I certainly am not within the "in" Christian sect and we are constantly subject to ridicule to the antics of past priests, Popes and the present socialist, but that has been always the hypocrisy of religion, holier than though, while not so much.

Religions come in different flavors and I have to wonder whether Silverman has no religious morals or whether it is proper to ridicule Christians and Jesus Christ.
Mike, I know many Catholics who are born again Christians and who have a vibrant, deep and fulfilling relationship with Jesus.
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