Overcoming The Darkness

What Every American Should Know About America’s History

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”

II Corinthians 10:4-5

Did you ever think you, as a Christian, would be labeled a ‘white supremacist’ or ‘racist’, a ‘homophobe’, ‘nazi’ or ‘misogynist’? Well …


Especially if you are caucasian, a believer in free enterprise, the rule of law, Biblical marriage, family, and morality, borders, legal immigration, respect for innocent human life, and worst of all… a Trump supporter.

Actress Alyssa Milano just 24 hours ago likened Vice President Mike Pence to Nazi Holocaust architect Heinrich Himmler.

Shaming and defaming people and groups with derogatory labels for the purpose of controlling or destroying them is the modus operandi of tyrants, thugs, and dictators around the world, and has been for centuries. It is despicable and divisive and undermines our ability as a free people to resolve our differences and live in peace with our neighbors.

This practice led to our own revolution and a government of, by, and for the people instead of top down rule by tyrants indifferent to the will of the people.

What it will lead to

The current diabolic movement to reshape America into a secular and godless socialist/communist society, if not derailed, will only lead to another intemperate, intolerant, and bloody French Revolution, and this time… on American soil.

The destructive and misguided public comments of newly elected Congresswomen and many others determined to destroy the Christian Voice at the ballot box and public square, demonstrates a profound ignorance or disregard for Christianity’s influence in early America and the formation of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution… all of which guarantee the free speech of those like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and Alyssa Milano. Unless that ignorance is confronted with facts – and quickly – America is in jeopardy of losing our freedoms to misguided tyrants and their proxies in elective office.

Primer of America’s Rich Christian Heritage

“Our earliest constitutions, compacts, charters, and laws, such as the Mayflower Compact, the Colony of Virginia’s Lawes Divine, Morall and Martiall, etc., the Pilgrim’s Book of General Laws, the Charter of Rhode Island, the Frame of Government of Pennsylvania, and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, and various of the original state constitutions reflect the central role of the Bible in shaping America’s civil institutions.

The first literacy laws in America were enacted to protect citizens from tyrannical government through a knowledge of the Bible, laws such as that of Connecticut in 1690, which declared, “Observing that . . . there are many persons unable to read the English tongue and thereby incapable to read the Holy Word of God or the good laws of this Colony.”

John Locke’s First and Second Treatises on Civil Government (which cited the Scriptures over 1,700 times in explaining the proper foundations for civil government) was a primary source for the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and was quoted throughout the Declaration.

During the Founding Era (1760-1805), the Bible was heavily relied upon in the formation of our founding documents, with 34 percent of the quotes in the political writings of our Founding Fathers being taken from the Bible.

The first act of America’s first Congress in 1774 was to ask a minister to open with prayer and to lead Congress in the reading of four chapters of the Bible.

The Liberty Bell was named for the Biblical inscription from Leviticus 25:10, which passage of scripture is emblazoned around it: “Proclaim liberty throughout the land, to all the inhabitants thereof.”

In 1782, Congress pursued a plan to print a Bible that would be “a neat edition of the Holy Scriptures for the use of schools” and therefore approved the production of the first English language Bible printed in America that contained the congressional endorsement that “the United States in Congress assembled . . . recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States.”

Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, stated, “It is impossible to build an empire without our Father’s aid. I believe the sacred writings which say that ‘Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it’” (quoting Psalm 127:1). He also declared, “God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? . . . Without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.”

James Madison, father of the United States Constitution, advocated “the diffusion of the light of Christianity in our nation” in his Memorial and Remonstrance.

Patrick Henry quoted Proverbs 14:34 for our nation: “Righteousness alone can exalt a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”

George Mason, in his Virginia Declaration of Rights, forerunner of our federal Bill of Rights, affirmed, “That it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other.”

John Jay, an author of The Federalist Papers and first Chief Justice of the United States, urged, “The most effectual means of securing the continuance of our civil and religious liberties is always to remember with reverence and gratitude the Source from which they flow.”

Beginning in 1904 and continuing for the next half-century, the Federal Government printed and distributed The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth for the use of Members of Congress.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt not only led the nation in a six-minute prayer during D-Day on June 6, 1944, but he also declared, “If we will not prepare to give all that we have and all that we are to preserve Christian civilization in our land, we shall go to destruction.”

President John F. Kennedy declared, “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”


America was founded on principles of religious freedom, and our Founding Fathers sought God, his blessings, and guidance as they established these United States as a free and independent nation.

Thomas Jefferson, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote, “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the Gift of God?”

The foundations of our republic are derived from our Judeo-Christian Scriptures, the wisdom of our Founders, and the sacrifices of millions to preserve what Washington said were “The eternal rules of order and right.” For the sake of the Gospel in America and around the world, as well as our posterity and those under the deception of the Prince of the power of the air, it is time once again to stand strong for those ‘eternal rules’ lest our liberties and blessings disappear like a vapor, never to be restored.

The above information is from the Report and Analysis On Religious Freedom Measures Impacting Prayer and Faith In America, pages 30-35, compiled by the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation 524 Johnstown Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

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