President Calls for All to Obey the Will of God

Washington

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (ESV)

 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13 (NKJV) 

 

In his Thanksgiving Proclamation of October 3, 1789, in the first year of the government’s formation, our nation’s first president, George Washington, professed, “It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

Earlier that year, at his first inauguration on April 30th, Washington observed:

It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that His benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success the functions allotted to his charge… No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States… You will join with me, I trust, in thinking that there are none under the influence of which the proceedings of a new and free government can more auspiciously commence.

The Founding Fathers of the United States of America, as directed by the providential hand of the God that they so frequently and adoringly acknowledged, provided us with a good and God glorifying national foundation and heritage unparalleled in all of human history.

Just imagine if a prominent politician admonished Americans to “obey His will” again…what might that bring? What might it mean?

Glory to God and a fighting chance for America. That, and the unleashed fury of the “progressive” left.

But wait…aren’t we getting that last part anyway?

Doesn’t that pretty much remove any downside? (As if such a bonus should even be necessary…)

 

See also: “Everybody Expects…the Liberal Inquisition!” at http://firebreathingchristian.com in the Article Archives.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. The "Founding Fathers" didn't all agree on religion anymore then the politicians of now do. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Thomas Paine certainly weren't keen on Christianity.

    "The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion."
    – Thomas Paine

    "It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it [the Apocalypse], and I then considered it merely the ravings of a maniac, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams."
    – Thomas Jefferson

    "I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies."
    – Benjamin Franklin

  2. i'm pretty sure you're misreading our old Washington here, when he speaks of the almighty being, and the ruler of the universe, i'm quite sure hes talking about smith's invisible hand of "everything will work itself out because everyone's self interested.".

  3. Oh, what did that dead old white guy know anyway? He just happened to set up a government that profited only old white guys, but now Duh-1's in the process of correcting that, and the results are astounding already. I mean, what other person in history has so impressed socialists by accomplishing absolutely nothing except to come up with a slogan of "Hope-N-Change? Meanwhile, all that dead ol' white guy did was just set the wheels in motion for 200 years of growing greatness due specifically to his (and his other Founding Fathers' and the next 15 presidents) seeking the bountiful beneficence of the Ruler of the universe.

    Ya know, maybe he was onto something after all.

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