By Mary Sayad


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    *****"This is worth remembering, because it is true. It's familiar territory, but those of you that graduated from school after the early 60's were probably never taught this. Our courts have seen to that!

    Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of "The Declaration of Independence" were orthodox, deeply committed, Christians?

    That they all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention. It is the same Congress that formed the American Bible Society, immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of Scripture for the people of this nation.

    Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, "Give me liberty or give me death"; but in current textbooks, the context of these words is omitted.

    Here is what he actually said; "An appeal to arms and the God of Hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."

    These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.

    Was Patrick Henry a Christian?

    The following year, 1776, he wrote this: "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here."

    Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote in the front of his well-worn Bible: "I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our creator." He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role.

    On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: "It connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."

    Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, "The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country."

    In 1782, The United States Congress voted this resolution: "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools."

    Williams Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him the "Schoolmaster of the Nation."

    Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: "The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our nation, on the character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free Institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously that from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible, I make no apology."

    Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook, rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the Scriptures: "Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies, is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.

    Today, we are asking God to bless America. But how can He bless a Nation that has departed so far from Him? Prior to September 11, He was not welcome in America. Most of what you read in this article has been erased from our textbooks. Revisionists have rewritten history to remove the truth about our country's Christian roots.

    You are encouraged to share with others, so that the truth of our nation's history will be told. John 3:16 -"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten, Son, That whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life!

    This information shared is only a drop of cement to help secure a foundation that is crumbling daily in a losing war that most of country doesn't even know is raging on, in, and around them.....

    ******Unknown Author

    Beloved Friends,

    The above facts are almost unknown to our present and younger generations. We have a Christian duty to instruct our children in God's ways. If we fail, our children fail to know, love and serve God. We were created to know, love and serve God. There is nothing more profound or more important in our purpose than loving God, our Creator. We, parents, grandparents and neighbors must be examples of strength for we are bound by our Christianity to be models of faith, prayerfulness and perseverence.

    Our country has allowed secularism to rule our schools with an "in your face" political correctness that confronts God's Commandments. If and when our children and grandchildren are not properly instructed in the Word of the Lord, and when materialistic needs outweigh the love of spirituality, our young generations will be lost to the power of the world. We are Christians and we are not of this world. We have Christ in our hearts and we should always carry the words of Jesus in all our thoughts and actions.

    I know that I always end my messages with a call to prayer and rosary recitals. In this respect, I am consistent, however, I am adding another plea. Please be examples of love, patience and holiness. Growing in the Lord is an on-going effort and we each have our personal levels of faith. Faith is the key to perseverence in increasing our relationship with Jesus and Mary. We become closer to God our Father when we are consistent in receiving the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Penance. The Holy Bible is the Word of God - let's try to open the Bible and get to know God our Father!

    When our country acknowledges the embodiment of God's Presence, God will continue to bless us with the favor of His graces.

    Thank you for your continued prayers for world peace.

    Your companion in prayer,

    Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
    Feast Day - October 4

    Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
    Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
    Where there is injury, pardon
    Where there is doubt, faith
    Where there is despair, hope
    Where there is darkness, light
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be
    consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand;
    to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive;
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying
    that we are born to eternal life.