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The Judeo-Christian Foundations of the United States of America Established on July 4, 1776, with the Declaration of Independence

 

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them…

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

The Judeo-Christian Foundations of the Constitutions for all Fifty States of the United States of America

Alabama 1901, Preamble.

We the people of the State of Alabama…invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution…

Alaska 1956, Preamble.

We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land…

Arizona 1911, Preamble.

We the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble.

We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

Colorado 1876, Preamble.

We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe…

Connecticut 1818, Preamble.

The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude, the good Providence of God, in having permitted them to enjoy…

Delaware 1897, Preamble.

Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences…

Florida 1885, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty…establish this Constitution.

Georgia 1877, Preamble.

To perpetuate the principles of free government…we, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…

Hawaii 1959, Preamble.

We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance…establish this Constitution…

Idaho 1889, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings…

Illinois 1870, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors…

Indiana 1851, Preamble.

To the end that justice be established…we, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government…

Iowa 1857, Preamble.

We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, do ordain and establish a free and independent government…

Kansas 1859, Preamble.

We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges…establish this Constitution…

Kentucky 1891, Preamble.

We, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy…

Louisiana 1921, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy…

Maine 1820, Preamble.

We the People of Maine…acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity…and imploring God’s aid and direction…

Maryland 1867, Preamble.

We, the People of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble.

We, therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe…in the course of His Providence, an opportunity…and devoutly imploring His direction.

Michigan 1908, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom…establish this Constitution.

Minnesota 1857, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings…

Mississippi 1890, Preamble.

We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking his blessing on our work…

Missouri 1845, Preamble.

We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness, do establish this Constitution.

Montana 1889, Preamble.

We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty…establish this constitution.

Nebraska 1875, Preamble.

We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…establish the following Constitution…

Nevada 1864, Preamble.

We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…establish this Constitution.

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V.

Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience…

New Jersey 1844, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors…

New Mexico 1911, Preamble.

We, the people of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty…

New York 1846, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings…

North Carolina 1868, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for…our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

North Dakota 1889, Preamble.

We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…

Ohio 1852, Preamble.

We, the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common…

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble.

Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty…establish this…

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section II.

All men shall be secure in the natural right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences…

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble.

We, the people of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance…

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble.

We, the People of the State of Rhode Island…grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…

South Carolina 1868, Preamble.

We, the People of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God for this opportunity…

South Dakota 1889, Preamble.

We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties…

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III.

That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences…

Texas 1845, Preamble.

We, the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging with gratitude the grace and beneficence of God…

Utah 1896, Preamble.

Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we, the people of Utah…establish this Constitution…

Vermont 1777, Preamble.

Whereas all government ought to…enable the individuals who compose it, to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of existence has bestowed upon man…

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, Section XVI.

That religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator…can be directed only by reason…and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.

Washington 1889, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution.

West Virginia 1872, Preamble.

Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia…reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God…

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble.

We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…domestic tranquility…

Wyoming 1890, Preamble.

We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties…establish this Constitution.

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From our very beginnings, all fifty states of the Union credited their freedom, tranquility, their civil and religious liberties (and more) to God and no other. One went so far as to acknowledge the Christian foundation of the charter, stating, “it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other…” (attributed to the pen of Patrick Henry). Today there are those who would deny these truths about our nation’s beginnings, even when the very documents of our founding prove the exact opposite of their claims.

The United States of America was founded upon the Judeo-Christian values as taught in the Bible, and this is self-evident. These values have had more impact on Western civilization than anything else. For believers in uniform, we feel that we should not only represent our nation and its values, but realize that we are commissioned as the Lord’s ambassadors upon this earth, to reflect His image, even in the throes of battle. The sobering fact is that war will not be eliminated until the return of the Messiah. However, we can still adhere to a Uniform Code of Godly Conduct (UCGC), to aspire to the ideal that General George Washington stated when he said: “To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”

Those who believe in Christ Jesus should always be mindful of how he or she represents the faith. This should apply not only in our day-to-day interactions with unbelievers, but also in the presence of national enemies. This is of utmost importance, as we do not want to taint our ability to bear witness or give our detractors viable objections. We need to practice our faith in war, not attach our faith to war. As ambassadors for Christ Jesus, our best means of communicating our faith is by being a living example, not through symbolism displayed on walls, weapons, etc. where it might not only bring offense, but may also call into question the motives of our hearts.

As you physically battle the enemy, remember that there is a more important spiritual battle being waged at the same time. This spiritual battle is God’s, and only He can win it. The best way for us to serve His purpose in this battle is to lead by following the example given us by Christ Jesus as recorded in the scriptures, emulating the love and respect Christ Jesus himself showed for Roman soldiers and centurions as seen in the New Testament.

America was born a Christian nation. However, the big question is, will America remain a nation of Christians? This outcome rests upon the shoulders of each and every one of us. What will the history books record of this generation of Christians? What will they say about you? Will we be the generation that inspired reformation and revival in our land, or will we be remembered like the church of Laodicea, the church Christ Jesus spit out of His mouth? The examples we set before others, including national enemies, will undoubtedly play a huge role in determining the answer to that question…

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