God in your state Constitution! Did you know that?

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  1. Jesus is Lord

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    God in your state Constitution !!!!

    THIS IS VERY INTERESTING!

    America's founders did not intend for there to be a separation of God and
    state, as shown by the fact that all 50 states acknowledge God in their
    state constitutions:

    Alabama 1901, Preamble. We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the
    favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following
    Constitution ..

    Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to
    those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land ..

    Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to
    Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution...

    Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful
    to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government...

    California 1879, Preamble. We, the People of the State of California,
    grateful to Almighty God for our freedom .

    Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of Colorado, with profound reverence
    for the Supreme Ruler of Universe .

    Connecticut 1818, Preamble. The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with
    gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy ...

    Delaware 1897, Preamble. Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature,
    the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the
    dictates
    of
    their consciences .

    Florida 1845, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to
    Almighty God for our constitutional liberty ... establish this
    Constitution...

    Georgia 1777, Preamble. We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection
    and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution...

    Hawaii 1959, Preamble. We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine
    Guidance . establish this Constitution

    Idaho 1889, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to
    Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings ..

    Illinois 1870, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful
    to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath
    so
    long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our
    endeavors
    .

    Indiana 1851, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to
    Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to chose our form of
    government
    ..

    Iowa 1857, Preamble. We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the
    Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence
    on Him for a continuation of these blessings ... establish this Constitution

    Kansas 1859, Preamble. We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God
    for our civil and religious privileges . establish this Constitution.

    Kentucky 1891, Preamble. We, the people of the Commonwealth of grateful to
    Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties...

    Louisiana 1921, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful
    to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy ..

    Maine 1820, Preamble. We the People of Maine .. acknowledging with grateful
    hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us
    an opportunity ... and imploring His aid and direction

    Maryland 1776, Preamble. We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful
    to Almighty God or our civil and religious liberty...

    Massachusetts 1780, Preamble. We...the people of Massachusetts,
    acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of
    the
    Universe...in the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly
    imploring His
    direction ...

    Michigan 1908, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful
    to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom ... establish this Constitution

    Minnesota, 1857, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Minnesota,
    grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to
    perpetuate
    its
    blessings

    Mississippi 1890, Preamble. We, the people of Mississippi in convention
    assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work.

    Missouri 1845, Preamble. We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence
    for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness ..
    establish this Constitution ..

    Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God
    for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution ..

    Nebraska 1875, Preamble. We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our
    freedom .. establish this Constitution

    Nevada 1864, Preamble. We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to
    Almighty God for our freedom . establish this Constitution ..

    New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V. Every individual has a natural
    and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own
    conscience .

    New Jersey 1844, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New Jersey,
    grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so
    long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our
    endeavors
    .

    New Mexico 1911, Preamble. We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to
    Almighty God for the blessings of liberty ..

    New York 1846, Preamble. We, the people of the State of New York, grateful
    to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings .

    North Carolina 1868, Preamble. We the people of the State of North Carolina,
    grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil,
    political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon
    Him for the continuance of those

    North Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to
    Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain...

    Ohio 1852, Preamble. We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to
    Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our
    common
    ..

    Oklahoma 1907, Preamble. Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to
    secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty ... establish this

    Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I. Section 2. All men shall be secure
    in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of
    their consciences .

    Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble. We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to
    Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly
    invoking His guidance

    Rhode Island 1842, Preamble. We the People of the State of Rhode Island
    grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath
    so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing

    South Carolina, 1778, Preamble. We, the people of the State of South
    Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this
    Constitution

    South Dakota 1889, Preamble. We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to
    Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties . establish this

    Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible
    right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their
    conscience...

    Texas 1845, Preamble. We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging,
    with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God

    Utah 1896, Preamble. Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we
    establish this Constitution .

    Vermont 1777, Preamble. Whereas all government ought to ... enable the
    individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other
    blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man ...

    Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI ... Religion, or the Duty which we owe
    our Creator . can be directed only by Reason ... and that it is the mutual
    duty
    of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each
    other
    ...

    Washington 1889, Preamble. We the People of the State of Washington,
    grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain
    this
    Constitution .

    West Virginia 1872, Preamble. Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the
    blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West
    Virginia .. reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God .

    Wisconsin 1848, Preamble. We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty
    God for our freedom, domestic tranquility

    Wyoming 1890, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to
    God for our civil, political, and religious liberties ... establish this
    Constitution .

    After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one
    is faced with the prospect that maybe, just maybe, the ACLU and the
    out-of-control federal courts are wrong!

    "Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."
    William Penn
     
  2. JeffM

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    Shhhhh, don't tell the ACLU or the radical atheist this, they will deny it all the way!

    David Barton of WALLBUILDERS wrote a very comprehensive book called ORIGINAL INTENT which is chock full of proof of our Christian heritage and the Christian belief of most of the founders using books written in the founding era.

    Barton has one of the largest collections antiquarian American books outside of the Library of Congress.

    It amazes me that the ACLU and the radical atheist can out right lie about our history and get away with it.

    I suggest all Christians read ORIGINAL INTENT.

    We are losing our country because of our ignorance.
     
  3. Pennsylvania Jim

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    Great posts, I agree.
     
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    Yessir...I agree great posts.
     
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    Amen! Thanks for the info! [​IMG]
     
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    Acknowledging God (for all intents and purposes a generic God) in a State constitution does not invalidate the founders desire to have a government free of religious control. Virtually all religions recognize at least one "God" - how many recognize Jesus Christ, though? How many recognize the God we Baptist worship?

    One of the founders basic desires was to form a country where the people were free to worship in the manner they pleased. That's great if you're Christian. But what about if you're Muslim? Does the principle still apply? Can you legally elevate one belief system over another in this country?

    Just a few thoughts...
     
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    I think what is amazing is that the writers of the US Constitution had the wisdom not to mention God, considering the times.
     
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    I wish the Founding Fathers were in charge of our country today. They would be so overcome with grief, they would probably have heart attacks and die again if they saw what a far cry it is from what they envisioned.
     
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    Once again, LE, we find ourselves in agreement.

    However, mentioning God in the state constitution does NOT mean anything in practice -

     
  10. Dr. Bob

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    Don't think the Founding Fathers were fearful of RELIGIOUS control of the State. It was the other way around - STATE control of religion.

    I smuggled Bibles into the USSR in the mid 70's and have seen "freedom of worship" while NOT having "freedom of religion". BIG difference.
     
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    Wow, Dr. Bob. Your stock just went up more points (IMO). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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