Recapturing Our Heritage – God’s Role In America

This is a Powerpoint presentation that takes on the “Separation of Church and State” advocates directly. The presentation showcases our distinct religious heritage from Columbus on down through the ratification of our Constitution using the actual writings of the Founders as the foundation of what they established for our liberty.

This resource is being made available from Restoring Our Heritage and is the perfect Home Schooling tool in educating our youth about our true history and heritage that is being forcefully removed from our society.

Our future depends on a correct understanding of our true history and the heritage our Founders established for us to follow if this republic was to endure. Sadly, most of this information is no longer taught in our schools and an entire generation is ignorant of the role God played in this nation’s establishment.

Clicking on this link will download the powerpoint presentation. The file is 33MB and 72 pages.

recapturing-our-heritage.ppt

The following is a slideshow of the same presentation that you can watch online. All content ©2007 Restoring Our Heritage and Michael Deering

Restoring Our Heritage – God’s Role in America

Thank You to them for this outstanding resource!

 

25 responses to “Recapturing Our Heritage – God’s Role In America

  1. Pingback: Separation of Church and Politics « Sword At-The-Ready

  2. jeanie

    Invar, thank you so very much for your patriotism, your faith in God, and your courage and willingness to express it in these perilous times. May God bless you always.
    Love your site.

  3. By portraying either the George Washingtons or Patrick Henry’s, the thrust of our ministry is to educate Americans about the true Christian heritage of our nation, and to expose the lie of “separation of church and state.”

    Dr. Lance Hurley

  4. True Patriot

    Benjamin Franklin-
    “The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”

    Thomas Jefferson-
    “Religions are all alike, founded upon fables and mythologies.”

    John Adams-
    “This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it.”

    James “Father of the Constitution” Madison-
    “Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind, and unfits it for every noble purpose.”

    George Washington-
    “There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness.”

    Abraham Lincoln-
    “The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.”

    …tough to misinterpret that…

  5. True Patriot

    John Adams-
    “The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses. . . Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.”

    James Madison-
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion & Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”

    Benjamin Franklin-
    “I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.”

  6. True Patriot

    Benjamin Franklin-
    “I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies.”

  7. True Patriot

    Thomas Jefferson-
    “You say you are a Calvinist. I am not. I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know.”

    Thomas Paine-
    “Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny of religion is the worst.”

  8. wisecracker

    John Adams-
    “The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses. . . Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.”

  9. invar

    I laugh at your feeble efforts to play bingo with quotes from the Founder’s outside of the context in which they were spoken in light of how they viewed Popery and the history of the church’s dominance over the governing affairs of men in Europe.

    Given the quotes you cut and pasted, with that which this site is dedicated, either the Founder’s were contradictory and could not make up their minds about God and Religion, or as is usual – you have no understanding of why the quotes you provided were written.

    The fruits of this country’s history are self-evident, and the greater the removal of religion and faith in society, the more vicious and criminal the culture becomes, and more despotic the government grows.

  10. sierraseven

    Slide 37: no, Franklin did not say it. Google the phrase – it comes from the novel “Thou Israel”, published in 1922.

  11. James Simmons

    Let’s make it easy OK?

    God, YES.

    Religion, NO.

    Do you have the wit the understand the difference Invar?

    JPS

  12. invar

    Since religion and God are essentially inseparable – you are not going to have one without the other.

    And – the Christian religion is foundational as far as this country and our liberties go.

    Chuck or diminish Christianity – and our liberty becomes the province of men, and tyranny is the result.

    Of course if you had any wisdom you could look around and see this fact for yourself.

  13. In all humility,

    True Patriot… thank you for the quotes. I truly have a much greater appreciation of the gift of God in the liberty He gave American’s despite the incredulity of mere men.

    God will receive His glory- even if it is at the demise of ‘western Christianity’.

    Those who profess God and possess a fear of what man thinks of him and His God will always be the catalyst of this Nation’s demise.

    Those who have soaked up the blessings of God without honoring and giving God the glory are why America is fast becoming a tree for every foul bird of the world.

    How does a believer in God the Savior reconcile in his own heart the cowardly and yellow bellied timidity of others who claim to know GOD- who believe ‘religion is a private thing’?

    Was it a private thing to Jesus? Paul? the millions of murdered saints over the years? We are asking our brave men and women of the military to defend our Country from without yet from within we are a nation filled with cowards who fail to mention why it is imperative to know Christ.

    And do we think that Fannie and Freddie are to blame? Do we think that the bailouts are causing over-taxation and robbing our liberty? do we believe that Obama is destroying America?

    Sorry Charlie. What is happening in this Country is God judging western Christianity and as a result the liberty and freedom He gave us is being stripped away from us because we FAILED to honor Him. We FAILED to glorify Him. We FAILED to defend the life of the unborn so now it will be federally funded in a health care plan by the cruel authority that God has handed us over to.

    We FAILED to secure God’s place in science as the Creator so now we are fighting environmentalist wackos who believe that mankind is the answer to the world’s ills. Do you think ‘cash for clunkers’ is about passing the savings on to the consumer? It is about destroying any non-government ran automobile service industry so that our ‘free market economic system’ completely crumbles.

    If America is a ‘Christian Nation’ why could we not even have one Presidential candidate who has the onions to talk about Christ?

    True Patriot writes on this site because this site is a spiritually discerned website created by a man that loves and fears God. This is an honorable thing.

    It is the self-professing Christian that is ‘supposed’ to be learned in the Sword of the Spirit to defend truth and proclaim the gospel of Christ with no fear of what any man can do to him yet the likes of Joel Osteen are preparing millions of hearts for the delusion that God Himself sends to separate His own from those who are not known by Him.

    True Patriot- thanks for pouring salt on the wounds of the coward who claims to know Christ as God His Savior -yet is afraid to truly see his reputation crucified for the one true God that bled, was beaten, nailed to a cross, and murdered, for his salvation.

    Keep it up so the pretenders get off the fence and stop revealing a ‘Godless’ Jesus to co-workers, friends, and family members that has no power to give His members confidence to even talk about him at work!

    Keep it up so cowards stop the character assault on the true power, glory, and majesty of the Great King of Kings who is none other than the full measure of God Almighty revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.

    “Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’s side? ” (Words from Exodus 32:26)

    To others, if you are in fact a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ-put your seat belt on. Believer’s in America are in for rough ride in the near future because of the cowards that are filling the church pews who are so scared to share soul saving Gospel. God will judge His own first.

    “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17).

    Almighty God destroyed nation’s for the same reasons we stink of. God will deal with this Nation because His Word has been hidden from the Nation by those that claim to Know Him.

    True Patriot just reminded us of what happens when we put too much faith in our leaders. He wrote what leaders said about God- now America has elected a leader that proposes to be the god of America.

    Sadly, millions of American’s believe he is. But this is not even the scary part. God may have allowed it to be so. Put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as we pray for this Country to recover from it’s descent into hell.

    Wes Hazlett
    Owner/Director
    Bodyguard7 Christian Apologetics
    Director of Defending the Unborn

  14. J

    praying is great but the time is at hand to change this country,we need to take back the white house! now! we need to march and have a sitt in shut down washington dc and demand changes…the list of changes is so long to long………

  15. J

    personal peaves.the prison system it doesnt work,,,,,,over 1% of americans are in there and tax dollars pay for them,,,we have to work to survive they should work(to many people go to jail for stuff they should be responsible for but not jail) drunk driving go to jail, lose everything u have cause u cannt pay on it when u come out u have to start over PLUS the person u hitt life is ruined or done,why not make the person take care of the mess they made instead of going to jail and screwing everyone up? homosexuals have the God given free will the rest of us do but marriage is between a man and a woman,if they wanna get married stop being gay! they wanna pass a bill on health care thats crazy read it, tax payer will be paying for stuff they shouldnt be paying for,abortion will be funded? we need to put real people back in the government, real americans not politicians…..corportate america and politicians are whats wrong with this country……small bussiness and honest men running the country is how we fix things…..only way i figure to do this is by marches,sitt in.. any one got a better idea? ever notice that america takes care of so many other countries,give them stuff send people over police there border for them, search for terrorists when they dont even want us there..(now were fighting everyone over there ha) why doesnt america take care of its people, but instead WE the people take care of everyone else…i think its great to help others dont get me wrong but u help family first then friends and neighbors ,community etc etc……the un gets america to do its dirty work for them,any one agree to that?we need to put God back in this nation,forget religion focus on the creator,,,,,,and to end with a joke why did the president cross the road to go accept his nobel peace prize!

  16. J

    also the new health care bill requires every american to have health care coverage,,,where does the government get off telling me I HAVE TO HAVE health care??

  17. I truly wish this was a Christian nation but it’s not.
    It wasn’t then (at it’s founding) and it’s not now.

    The USA has always been PAGAN country with
    ‘some’ Christian influences. Being influenced by
    Christianity does not make it a Christian nation.

    Many of the the so-called Founders were as bad
    as the apostate liberals and heretics we see today
    (do I need to name them?) and others were as bad
    as Oprah the Queen of the (Pantheistic) New Age
    Witches. Sorry but it’s true!

    Universalists, and Unitarians are NOT Christians.

    They set the foundation for the Liberal Christianity
    and Theological Modernism we are plagued with today.

    Thomas Jefferson cut the Bible into little pieces
    and then (like a Liberal) took only the parts he
    liked and created his ‘own little apostate bible’.

    He was not a Christian. PERIOD

    —— from Sermon by John MacArthur ——
    America is a pagan society. I think all of us have come to the place reluctantly where we can see that that is in fact the case. We have experienced as a nation over 150 years of strong Christian biblical influence. But that is rapidly declining. People still attend religious services. They still say they believe in God when they are polled. But there exists a kind of practical atheism and at best a situational morality. For the most part, whatever vestiges of Christian religion still pervade our culture are weak and compromising if not cultic and apostate.

    Some have said in years past that we are living in a post- Christian America. Perhaps it could be better said, we are living in a sub-Christian America. We want to say we’re Christians, we just don’t want to commit to what Christianity is. Our Christianity has become hollow. We are clearly pagan but we wear the mask of religion. Our nation is now affirming through its leaders, through its congresses, its legislative bodies, its courts and its judges a distinctively anti-Christian agenda. Anything and everything that is distinctively Christian is being swept away under the aegis of equal rights, moral freedom. And as believers, frankly we tend to resent this.

    The Christianity that once was part of the fabric of our nation that created some cultural props to hold us up and to give us a biblical morality and some divine standard in which to judge behavior is now gone. Cultural Christianity, whatever it was, is dead. Biblical morality is assaulted constantly. Moral freedom reigns as God. Materialism, family breakup and breakdown is epidemic. Abortions go on. Sexual evils, drugs, crime, pagan education is flooding our nation like the Mississippi River. And we can’t come close to coping or dealing with this flood of evil. We have torn down all of the standards and now we can’t figure out what is right so we don’t know what to teach anybody so we can’t control behavior in the early years of childhood.

    We now have a generation of people who have taken the agenda and are running with it. We don’t have enough standards to control them. We don’t have enough police to arrest them. We don’t have enough courts to process them. And we don’t have enough jails to keep them in…… John MacArthur

    read or listen to the complete sermon at
    http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/56-23
    http://www.gty.org/Resources/Sermons/56-24

  18. invar

    The words of the Founders themselves are testimony to what they believed and what they intended to establish in terms of a Christian nation.

    Those words are documented in the slideshow on this entry.

    While Jefferson was influenced by the “Enlightenment” movement of secular humanism in France – he was not openly hostile to fundamental Christianity.

    Most of the Founders had disdain for the history of the papal church in Europe and state church in England and saw those as inhibiting to liberty and corrupt.

  19. It was hard to get through the slideshow; it was quite a hodgepodge of confused material and self contradicting theories. Further it contained numerous of the David Barton “phony quotations.”

    Some of “True Patriots” quotes are phony as well.

    Invar, you keep using Roman Catholicism and popery to “punt.” Yet, to America’s key Founders Calvinism and arguably the whole artifice of “orthodox Trinitarian Christianity” was the equivalent of “popery.”

  20. Fred

    Christ is truth, the way. Religion is not Christianity in the founders mind. True some questioned Christ but they all admit The ways of Christ are the only way to secure the republic. Be honest, what are our laws based from? Take away the laws and what will you have? If man is all that is, then he sets himself up as God. What kind of country will that bring us? Give me some names of leaders who set themself up as the final say in their country. If they answer to no one, then they set the moral agenda. Usually has a lot to do with killing the folks who disagree with that leader. IF, and this is a big if, he answers to God what kind of country would we have. I know it is easy to pick apart. Read the good book and follow it and truth will prevail for God is truth. I know what you will say no moral absolute exist. Take a close look at that statement.

  21. we need to take back the white house , We should beable to pray in schools also where we like . The Government should stay out of it altogether !

  22. Jason Cunningham writes on The Quila Report blog in reference to voting for Romney over Obama because conservatives believe him the lesser of the two evils’, “Peace and freedom are by-products of obedience, faithfulness, and repentance, and these will not be accomplished by asking God to give us Cyrus over Nebuchadnezzar.”

    It is sad to admit that there is not a Christian that will seriously contend for the Presidency in 2012, however, the leadership voted in by a people are are a direct result of what the people want.

    Lord Jesus, please wake us up, give us the strength and courage and by Your grace please get us ready for the days of evil that are coming to America if a backslidden and lukewarm sheepfold in America does not do according to 2 Chronicles 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.”

    Please forgive me Lord for failing You time and time again.

  23. Re Bless the USA

    God cursed Israel, and let it fall into the hands Babylon. Only until the USA repents like Nineveh, and takes back Christian values with the wickedness end. God gives Second chances. Our nation had a Red Moon, a bad sign. Things can get better, but we have to be true to God, Ourselves and Others. God can choose to Punish, or Destroy. We can pray for swift Punishment, and a rebirth of the USA, based on God’s will. The problem is people forget History! So we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.

    Only God’s will can save us. Until the Sheeple figure it out. We’re doomed for punishment.

  24. invar

    Repentance could save us from the Judgement of the Lord, but not the consequences we’ve already reaped. That said – a huge swath of churches in this country profess the Laodecian attitude that they are full of the Lord and have need of nothing. The notion of repenting is absurd to them, and the concept of cooperating with other Christians not in their sect, cult or denomination is abhorrent to the church leadership.

    So like Ancient Israel, Spiritual Israelites in this country will suffer a similar fate as their long lost forbears did at God’s Hand. We only have ourselves to blame. We won’t stand against sin, only anyone who calls sin what it is and refuses to be cowed by the culture and their high priests.

  25. RichJ

    The history of the Christian founding of the USA is so overwhelming that there is no doubt that it is the offspring of the Church. This church also called the First Great Awakening, is alluded to in Jesus 6th letter to the 7 Churches in Asia, Revelation 3, as the church of Philadelphia – IMO not a simple coincidence that our nation’s first capitol city was Philadelphia. Not by a single denomination (They referred to denominations as Religions) but many working together to hammer out the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Almost all of the founders warned us that unless we remained vigilant we would lose our religious Liberty. The constitution truly made the “common man” the ruling class and set upside-down all other governments of the world. For we, a nation largely of peasants would rule ourselves as we were led by the Holy Spirit. So as the Church goes so goes the USA. As the church fell asleep and allowed all kinds of evil doctrine and leaders to infiltrate and to “rest on its branches” so did the government. To the point now that these people were fooled into allowing a Muslim-leaning, anti-Christian, totally dishonest, and active homosexual into the white house. Maybe being vomited out of the mouth of Jesus into the Great Tribulation will wake up the church.
    My prayer is that God will grant mercy to those of us who understand and resist what is happening now. That He will also honor the sacrifices of our forefathers to honor Him and secure for us this religious liberty, and grant that his Church may one last time stand up and resist evil and be victorious as much as we did in the days of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of the Constitution. When the Church formed a nation.

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