Our forefathers pledged their Sacred Honor, they left us a Sacred Trust. “Sacred Honor” think about it, what did they mean by pledging their Sacred Honor?
Excerpt from Declaration of Independence
“We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.”
They believed that America as a Nation was ordained by God; and indeed it was or it never would have existed in the first place.
Definition of Rectitude: the quality or state of being straight, moral integrity, Righteousness; the quality or state of being correct in judgment or procedure.
Definition of Pledged: Promise to give.
Definition of Sacred: Devoted to God: dedicated to God or a religious purpose.
Definition of Honor; personal integrity, strong moral character or strength, and adherence to ethical principles.
What they were doing was promising the people of the colonies, that they were giving for them and the Nation; their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor; Honor was/is Sacred because God would judge them based on the integrity, ethics, and moral character that they displayed in life.
These were God fearing men, they had a high reverence and fear of God, when they added Sacred to the wording, they were committing themselves to God completely, knowing that He would be their judge. This was not something they did lightly.
I’m sure you’ll come to the conclusion when you understand this, it truly is Sacred, and it is a “Sacred Trust” they left us with. Let us NOT FAIL to follow their example.
You want to extol the Founders and think of yourselves as Patriots in the Spirit of the Founders, they all were believers, most were followers of Christ.
It really bothers me that a lot of these people that refer to Founders and call themselves Patriots, do not really know what those Founders believed, or like so many other things they want to pick and choose the parts to believe!
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” ~ Samuel Adams, Essay in the Boston Gazette, April 16, 1781
“We must support our rights or lose our character, and with it, perhaps, our liberties. A people who fail to do it can scarcely be said to hold a place among independent nations. National honor is national property of the highest value. The sentiment in the mind of every citizen is national strength. It ought therefore to be cherished.” ~ James Monroe
NOTE: Reworked excerpt from The Truth about the current political parties in America and their origins by Thomas Jefferson and others
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
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What happened to freedom in the United States? A WARNING TO AMERICANS by John Dickinson 1732-1808 Benjamin Franklin on Faith and Good Works and His Religious Creed THE TRANSCENDENT GLORY OF THE REVOLUTION by John Quincy Adams THE DECLARATION OF THE REPRESENTATIVES IN 1775 by John Dickinson
President George Washington’s Farewell Address to the American People 1796 Why our Forefathers firmly believed that Freedom and Liberty came from God Natural Rights Of The Colonists As Men by Founder Samuel Adams Nov 20, 1772 OF THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM; AND OF TRAITORS by John Dickinson 1732-1808 THE MEANING OF THE REVOLUTION and CONTROVERSY OF INDEPENDENCE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE by Samuel Adams Delivered to Congress Aug 1, 1776 Prophetical Concerns about the Constitution: Expressed by Alfred in Anti-Federalist No.16 A PATRIOT’S THANKSGIVING by John Woolman; Quaker and Early Anti-Slavery Spokesman MAKING THE FOREIGN-BORN FAMILIAR WITH THE AMERICAN SPIRIT By George S. Tilroe GRIEVANCES OF THE COLONISTS TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT by Richard Henry Lee 1775 GOD GOVERNS IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN Speech by Benjamin Franklin During the Constitutional Convention
HISTORY BEFORE and DURING THE ERA OF THE FORMATION OF THE CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES Non-Revisionist, Politically Incorrect History of the World: Part 1