In 1796 the US Supreme Court issued
this ruling, "By our form of government,
the Christian religion is the established
religion, and all sects and denominations
of Christians are placed on equal footing."
Some 57 years later, after Congress was
petitioned to separate Christian principles
from government, in 1853 the House Judiciary
Committee issued their formal report, including
these words: "In this age there is no substitute
for Christianity. This was the religion of the
founders of the republic, and they expected
it to be the religion of their dependents. The
great vital, conservative elements in our system
is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines
and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
- Dr. Gerald Beavan
It is the duty of nations, as well as of men,
to own their dependence upon the overruling
power of God and to recognize the sublime
truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and
proven by all history, that those nations only
are blessed whose God is the Lord.
- President Abraham Lincoln