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Can a Nation be Changed in One Day?

http://www.thecall.com/

August 16th, 2008

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1517481411/bct...

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.




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So I thought

you were going to call for a day of prayer and fasting for our nation. Someone needs to do that and the sooner the better.

No atheists need reply!! :) Nor participate.

Some people are totally turned off (they think they are Christian) towards the part of our society who are "those Christians who are trying to take over our government." That is a quote from a McCain supporter. He is a misguided voter. The whole Christian debate is too long for this little post. But there is a lot that needs to be figured out about it.

Our Founding fathers would agree..

http://www.eadshome.com/QuotesoftheFounders.htm

Charles Carroll - signer of the Declaration of Independence

" Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are
decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure...are undermining
the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."
[Source: To James McHenry on November 4, 1800.]

Benjamin Franklin:
“ God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without
his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in
the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I
firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in
this political building no better than the builders of Babel” –Constitutional Convention of 1787
| original manuscript of this speech
“In the beginning of the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had
daily prayers in this room for Divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they
were graciously answered… do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?”
[Constitutional Convention, Thursday June 28, 1787]

John Hancock: | Portrait of John Hancock
• “In circumstances as dark as these, it becomes us, as Men and Christians, to reflect that
whilst every prudent measure should be taken to ward off the impending judgments, …at
the same time all confidence must be withheld from the means we use; and reposed only
on that God rules in the armies of Heaven, and without His whole blessing, the best
human counsels are but foolishness… Resolved; …Thursday the 11th of May…to
humble themselves before God under the heavy judgments felt and feared, to confess the
sins that have deserved them, to implore the Forgiveness of all our transgressions, and a
spirit of repentance and reformation …and a Blessing on the … Union of the American
Colonies in Defense of their Rights [for which hitherto we desire to thank Almighty
God]…That the people of Great Britain and their rulers may have their eyes opened to
discern the things that shall make for the peace of the nation…for the redress of
America’s many grievances, the restoration of all her invaded liberties, and their security
to the latest generations.
"A Day of Fasting, Humiliation and Prayer, with a total abstinence from labor and recreation.
Proclamation on April 15, 1775"

Thomas Jefferson:
“ The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend to all the happiness of man.”
“Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my
observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus.”
"I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus."
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure
when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that
these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?
Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice
cannot sleep forever.” (excerpts are inscribed on the walls of the Jefferson Memorial in
the nations capital) [Source: Merrill . D. Peterson, ed., Jefferson Writings, (New York:
Literary Classics of the United States, Inc., 1984), Vol. IV, p. 289. From Jefferson’s
Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, 1781.]

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

“ The doctrines of Jesus

“ The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend to all the happiness of man.”
“Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my
observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus.”
"I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus."

Interesting how Jefferson--who also led public prayers as President, by the way--can say "I am a real Christian", and still be characterized by secularists and atheists as one of their own. Jefferson disliked the Church and his opinions and faith may have fluctuated, but I see no evidence that he was an atheist or agnostic, as is so often claimed.

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Support the Constitution of the United States

Yeah

Thanks but I'll skip that one.