Was The USA Founded On Biblical Principles.Lincolns Thanksgiving Proclomation of October 3 1863 begins as.
" It is the duty of nations as well of men, to own their dependence on the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon. And to recognise the sublime truth announced in the Holy sc
George Washington first President US.
" Bless o Lord the whole race of mankind, and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy Son, Jesus Christ."
" It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible" extract George Washingtons personal prayer book.
W Herbert Burk BD ; Washingtons prayers ( Norriston PA published for the benefit of the washington memorial chapel 1907 pp 97-95)
When he proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving Washington said.
" Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.....
Now therefore i do recommend and assign Thursday, the twenty sixth day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these united states...that we then may all unite unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpostions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of the tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed....
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions....to promote the knowledge and practice of the true religion and virtue...
Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3rd of October, A.D. 1789