For God, Family and America
Patriotic Revival Seminar

Lesson 5

Evidence of America’s Christian Heritage


Landing of Columbus

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     “...the fact that the Gospel must still be preached to so many lands in such a short time -- this is what convinces me.” 
Christopher Columbus, Book of Prophecies

     “ propagating of Christian religion to suche people as yet live in darkenesse and miserable ignorance of the true knoweledge and worshippe of God...”  Virginia Charter of 1606

Embarkation of the Pilgrims

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Landing at Cape Henry

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April 27, 1607A.D.


Embarkation of the Pilgrims

“...for the propagating and advancing of the Gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world;” 
Mayflower Compact, 1620

Baptism of Pocahontas - 1613A.D.


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Baptism of Pocahontas

     Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, [baptizo] immersing them [eis] the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

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   Thus began the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War. The Treaty continued: "It having pleased the Divine Providence to dispose the hearts of the most serene and most potent Prince George the Third...and of the United States of America, to forget all past misunderstandings and differences....Done at Paris, this THIRD DAY of SEPTEMBER, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three." The Treaty was signed by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, who later became the 2nd President, and John Jay, the first Chief Justice.

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Four Centuries of Am Ed


Did you know?
106 of the first 108 colleges in America
were founded on the Christian faith.

America tract

This is the best tract detailing America’s Christian heritage.

Did you know?
The  founding fathers helped found the
American Tract Society,
American Sunday School Union and
over 100 city, county and state Bible societies including the
American Bible Society,
American Board of Foreign Missions,
Christian Constitutional Society,
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and the
American Society for Educating Pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry.

GodinAmerica Story of Pledge of Allegiance

Display America’s National Motto

InGodWeTrustbook OneNationUnderGodDVD

National Day of Prayer,1952 and 1988

“under God” added to Pledge of Allegiance, 1954

H.J. RES. 396, “In God we trust” national motto, 1956


The Almighty in the dollar

God and Jesus in the Constitution and Declaration

Christian History AmRev Christian History FACE 1 Christian History FACE 2 1828 Dictionary
John Jay

Did you know?
The first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Jay, was also elected president of the Westchester Bible Society in 1818 and president of the American Bible Society in 1821.

Portrait courtesy of
The National Gallery of Art

Contending For The Constitution
Defending The Declaration
Influence of Bible
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Ten Commandments American Law

“Year of the Bible” 1983

     DID YOU KNOW that Robert Aitken's Bible was the first known English-language Bible to be printed in America, and also the only Bible to receive Congressional approval?

     On January 21, 1781, Robert Aitken presented a "memorial" [petition] to Congress offering to print "a neat Edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools."

     After appointing a committee to study the project, Congress acted on September 12, 1782, by "highly approv[ing of] the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken."


“International Year of Bible Reading” 1990


Article. I Section 7.    U.S. Constitution

“Sundays excepted” in WV State Constitution

Church at Capitol


Church in the U.S. Capitol
by David Barton


     Do you remember when stores were closed on Sundays because it was Sunday? That’s the situation here in Mayberry, NC. This episode is a comment on our Christian culture back in 1963.

     Growing up in Chicago in the 1960’s, most stores in the main shopping district on 47th and Ashland Avenue (south) were closed on Sundays. In fact, the only late shopping night was on Thursday.  Stores normally closed around 5PM so fathers could be with their wife and children for family dinner.

     When I first visited West Virginia in 1983 the local mall was closed on Sunday due to blue laws.

Man in a Hurry

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Patriotic Hymns
(read words in a church hymnal)
America, the Beautiful
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Faith of Our Fathers
God Bless America
God of Our Fathers
The Star-Spangled Banner

West Virginia State Songs

The West Virginia Hills

This Is My West Virginia

West Virginia My Home Sweet Home

Aerial View of Washington, DC


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A Walk
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     By connecting the Jefferson Memorial on the left with the Washington Monument in the center and the White House on the right with the Capitol at the bottom and the Lincoln Memorial at the top; a perfect Cross is formed.
     At the top of the Washington Monument engraved on the aluminum cap is the Latin wording, Laus Deo, meaning “Praise be to God.”

Read the Walls (video)

In God We Trust Tour Guide


American Christian Tours

Christian Discoveries

Philadelphia Faith & Freedom Tour

Spiritual Heritage Tours

U.S. Christian Commission (Gettysburg, PA)

“America’s Christian heritage” Googled

America’s Christian Heritage Week

Christian Heritage Week in West Virginia

Nativity Displays on Public Property

Additional Resources


Did you know?
In the Church of The Holy Trinity vs. United States (February 29, 1892, Decided); David J. Brewer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of The United States, stated, “These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.”

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10 Truths ACH CRM
America Godly Heritage Building Godly Nations Keys to Good Government
Spiritual Heritage of Capitol
George Washlington Sacred Fire book PhiladelphiaFFTour Anthem for a Nation



United States House of Representatives


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