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Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1782

The following is a reproduction of the First Thanksgiving Proclamation of the Continental Congress. It also provides evidence that under our constitutional form of government (albeit, the first constitution) the United States of America was in fact a Christian nation. It seems illogical to either appeal to or thank the god of deism who is no longer involved in human affairs. Only the biblical God is involved in the daily affairs of men and states. Thus, the following official state proclamation calls for collective gratitude to the Judeo-Christian God.


IT being the indispensable duty of all Nations, not only to offer up their supplications to ALMIGHTY GOD, the giver of all good, for his gracious assistance in a time of distress, but also in a solemn and public manner to give him praise for his goodness in general, and especially for great and signal interpositions of his providence in their behalf: Therefore the United States in Congress assembled, taking into their consideration the many instances of divine goodness to these States, in the course of the important conflict in which they have been so long engaged; the present happy and promising state of public affairs; and the events of the war, in the course of the year now drawing to a close; particularly the harmony of the public Councils, which is so necessary to the success of the public cause; the perfect union and good understanding which has hitherto subsisted between them and their Allies, notwithstanding the artful and unwearied attempts of the common enemy to divide them; the success of the arms of the United States, and those of their Allies, and the acknowledgment of their independence by another European power, whose friendship and commerce must be of great and lasting advantage to these States:—– Do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe, and request the several States to interpose their authority in appointing and commanding the observation of THURSDAY the twenty-eight day of NOVEMBER next, as a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.

Done in Congress, at Philadelphia, the eleventh day of October, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and of our Sovereignty and Independence, the seventh.

JOHN HANSON, President.
Charles Thomson, Secretary.


Mr. Obama Manages to Offend Millions of Christians During Holy Week

By Chris Long, President of Ohio Christian Alliance

As a Christian first, American citizen second, I found many of President Obama’s actions and words during his recent foreign trip to be troublesome, bordering on appalling. To outline a few of the most egregious:

First, last Friday President Obama bowed to Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. No President of the United States has ever bowed before royalty. If it was a mistake of protocol, it is interesting to note that Mr. Obama did not bow to the royalties of England whom he first met with, but later to an Arab monarch who is Muslim. Many take great umbrage that a standing President representing the people of the United States of America would show obeisance to any royalty.

Second, he stated while on tour in the Islamic nation of Turkey that America is not a Christian nation, contradicting the belief of many of his predecessors and the writings of many founding fathers.

For instance, Harry Truman, in a statement to Pope Pius XII in 1947, stated, “This is a Christian nation.”

Woodrow Wilson at a Denver rally in 1911, stated, “America was born a Christian nation”.

Franklin D. Roosevelt described the United States as “The lasting concord between men and nations, founded on the principles of Christianity” in a mid-Atlantic summit with British Prime Minister Churchill before asking the crew of an American warship to join him in singing the hymn, “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”

Abraham Lincoln, in his March 4, 1861 inaugural address, stated, “Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulties.”

Theodore Roosevelt stated in 1909, “I believe that the next half century will determine if we will advance the cause of Christian civilization or revert to the horrors of brutal paganism.”

Third, President Obama, while at the G20 Summit, was invited by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to visit the graves at the Normandy beaches, which are the final resting place of thousands of U.S. soldiers who died liberating Europe during WWII. President Obama declined the invitation, but took the opportunity to visit a mosque in Istanbul, Turkey during his stay there.

President Obama has yet to find a Christian church to attend in Washington, D.C. even though he promised to do so after leaving the divisive controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church in Chicago.

President Obama needs to be held accountable for his actions. His statements and his actions are offensive to many Christians in this country. The Ohio Christian Alliance is calling upon its members to write and let President Obama know that his actions and words are offensive to the Christian people of this nation.

America is a Christian nation, as attested by many Presidents prior to Mr. Obama. The message that President Obama has managed to send is that Jews and Christians are to move to the back of the Obama bus.

Source: Christian Newswire, April 9, 2009