Religious Revival & founding of Princeton, Columbia, Dartmouth, Rutgers, Brown – Jonathan Edwards’ sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

He entered Yale College at age 13 and graduated with honors. He became a pastor, and his sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God,” started The Great Awakening Revival. His name wasJonathan Edwards, born OCTOBER 5, 1703. The Great Awakening Revival can be traced back to earlier revivals in Scotland. Scottish minister William Tennent migrated to Pennsylvania in 1718 and together with his son Gilbert Tennent began the Log College in 1726. It was the first American Presbyterian theological seminary in North America, which led to the formation of the College of New Jersey. Rev. Samuel Finley...

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Bibles in Military – given out by PRESIDENTS & GENERALS

During World War I, the thousands to American soldiers heading to France and Belgium were given pocket Bibles with the forward written by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917: “The Bible is the Word of Life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourselves, -read, not little snatches here and there, but long passages that will really be the road to the heart of it.You will find it full of real men and women not only, but also of the things you have wondered about and been troubled about all your life, as men have...

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The First US Congress VOTED to…pay a CHAPLAIN

Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger wrote in Marsh v. Chambers (1982): “It can hardly be thought that in the SAME WEEK the members of the first Congress VOTED to appoint and pay a CHAPLAIN for each House and also VOTED to approvethe draft of the FIRST AMENDMENT … (that) they intended to forbid what they had just declared ACCEPTABLE.” The same week Congress approved the First Amendment, they requested President George Washington declare the First National Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God on OCTOBER 3, 1789. The First Amendment, together with the first Ten Amendments, called the...

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Massachusetts Law Could Jail Pastors For Using The Wrong Pronouns

A new Massachusetts law banning sex-segregated bathrooms in public places could soon be used to jail and fine pastors if they use pronouns inconsistent with individuals’ biological sex. The entity tasked with enforcing the law, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, recently released a guidebook explaining the nuances of these new rules, including a portion about how they plan to force churches to comply. The law will soon extend to churches that host “secular” events that are open to the public. As The Washington Post‘s Eugene Volokh explains, this means churches will be held liable for things pastors and even...

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Newt Gingrich Forewarns Pastors

Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, joined us by video last week at our “Pastors and Pews” event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He said: “We’re now engaged in a two-front war. On the one front you have a ‘Secular Totalitarianism’ that wants to use the power of government to coerce us on every level. To define for us what we’re allowed to think, what we’re allowed to say, and to establish a politically-correct set of rules for college campuses. To determine even what happens inside of churches and synagogues, and to impose on us left-wing, frequently, atheistic values,...

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