• “At the adoption of the Constitution, we believe every State — certainly 10 of the 13 — provided as regularly for the support of the Church as for the support of the Government . . . Down to the Revolution, every colony did sustain religion in some form. It was deemed peculiarly proper that the religion of liberty should be upheld by a free people . . . Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle.” ~The Journal of the U.S. House, March 27, 1854

  • “Representatives shall be chosen out of the residents in each county … and they shall be of the Protestant religion.” ~As stated in the Georgia State Constitution, the 4th State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1777

  • “All persons, professing a belief in the faith of any Prodestant sect, who shall demean themselves peaceably under the government … shall be capable of being elected.” ~As stated in the New Jersey State Constitution, the 3rd State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1776

  • “Each member, before he takes his seat, shall … subscribe … ‘I do believe in one GOD, the Creator and Governor of the Universe, the Rewarder of the good and the Punisher of the wicked. And I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.'” ~From the State Constitution of Pennsylvania, the 2nd State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, signed by Ben Franklin

  • ‘I … profess faith in GOD THE FATHER, and in JESUS CHRIST His only Son, and in the HOLY GHOST, one God, blessed for evermore; and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine inspiration.'” ~Delaware Constitution, (the first State to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1776)

  • “God’s purpose in creating man is not only to obtain a good man, but even more to have a GOD-man, one who has God’s life and nature and is just like God.” ~Witness Lee, “The Knowlege of Life”

  • You must place yourself deeply {into a fellowship of believers]. If you are going to run off every weekend to recreate, or stay home some Sundays to catch church by television, or even go church hopping and think you have done it, you are going to pay a terrible price. Yes, you need some time away from it all, but if it becomes your habit, your fellow believers will move into each other, close the gap, and learn to get along without you. There is no substitute for constant, faithful exposure to your local family of God. ~N.H. Hoekes. From “Dust & Stars