Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Journals of the Continental Congress (January 2, 1776)

In many places on this blog I have shown examples of how Christian principles and thought are found throughout our history and official actions. Here is another example from the earliest days of our nation (boldface added):

...Resolved, That it be recommended to them, to continue mindful that humanity ought to distinguish the brave, that cruelty should find no admission among a free people, and to take care that no page in the annals of America be stained by a recital of any action which justice or Christianity may condemn, and to rest assured that whenever retaliation may be necessary or tend to their security, this Congress will undertake the disagreeable task...

See: Library of Congress

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