As we celebrate our nation’s birthday this year, our church wanted to remind our community that this great country was founded upon a strong belief in and reliance on God. In many ways this documented fact has been attacked and suppressed in recent years.
By using this speech from Benjamin Franklin which was given during the Constitutional Convention in 1787 just a short 11 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, we wish to highlight the dependence many of our Founders had upon God.
This is not to say that every Founder was a true believer in Jesus Christ or that there was not religious controversy even then for even this speech from Franklin is surrounded in a bit of controversy itself. (Click here to read about it.)
We do however want to point you to other resources of learning and history that authenticate the fact that our nation was founded upon a strong respect for and reliance upon God. May God use this short article to encourage you to do some research on your own and learn more about the truth of our great nation’s foundation.
If God has so blessed and helped the United States of America as she relied on him, might his help and truth be helpful for your current life and family situations?
If we can be of help or if you do not have a Bible teaching church to attend, please consider visiting us. We would enjoy meeting you.
Now, here is the quote from Franklin and a link to the whole speech. Have a wonderful Independence Day and may God bless you, your family and America.
Benjamin Franklin's Entire Speech before the Constitutional Congress 1787 - Click here to read.
Click here to download a free PDF digital copy of The Papers of James Madison which include this speech. The is a free book provided by Google.
Resources to learn more:
Wall Builders List of Historical Documents - Click to Visit
Watch this short video clip and click here to download or purchase the whole DVD video called, "Americas Godly Heritage"