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In May 1854, The Congress of the United States of America passed a resolution in the House which declared "The great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ".
Proclamation Appointing a National Day of Fast by the President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln on March 30, 1863.
Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for National prayer and humiliation.
And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.
And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People? We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.
Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do, by this my proclamation, designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th. day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer. And I do hereby request all the People to abstain, on that day, from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite, at their several places of public worship and their respective homes, in keeping the day holy to the Lord, and devoted to the humble discharge of the religious duties proper to that solemn occasion.
All this being done, in sincerity and truth, let us then rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Rules for the regulation of the Navy of the United Colonies, adopted November 28, 1775:
The Commanders of all ships and vessels belonging to the Thirteen United Colonies, are strictly required to shew in themselves a good example of honour and virtue to their officers and men, and to be very vigilant in inspecting the behaviour of all such as are under them, and to discountenance and suppres all dissolute, immoral and disorderly practices, and also such as are contrary to the rules of discipline and obedience, and to correct those who are guilty of the same, according to the usage of the sea.
The Commanders of the ships of the Thirteen United Colonies are to take care, that divine service be performed twice a day on board, and a sermon preached on Sundays, unles bad weather or other extraordinary accident prevents.
If any shall be heard to swear, curse or blaspheme the name of God, the commander is strictly enjoined to punish them for every offense, by causing them to wear a wooden collar, or some other shameful badge of distinction, for so long time as he shall judge proper. If he be a commissioned officer, he shall forfeit one shilling for each offense, and a warrant or inserior officer, six-pence. He who is guilty of dunkennes, if a seaman, shall be put in irons, until he is sober, but if an officer he shall forfeit two days pay.
No commander shall inflict any punishment upon a seaman beyond twelve lashes upon his bare back with a cat of nine tails; if the fault shall deserve a greater punishment, he is to apply to the commander in chief of the navy, in order to the trying of him by a Court-Martial, and in the mean time he may put him under confinement.
"Education is useless without the Bible", Noah Webster 1790.
In 2000, more children died from abortion than Americans died in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf Wars combined.
As of 2004, there had been 44,670,812 unborn children to be murdered in the United States since the legalization of abortion in 1973.
"A nation will go down if the men behind the pulpits refuse to expose and attack sin", Charles G. Finney.
King James was not a homosexual as some claim he was.
King James did not translate the Holy Bible Authorized Version of 1611.
King James was not a Catholic. In fact, there were unsuccessful attempts by the Catholic church to have him assassinated.
There are an estimated 10,000 Independent Baptist Churches in the United States. Approximately 4,000 of those churches use the King James Bible.
153,000 people die everyday. Most go to Hell.
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