Friday, January 30, 2009

New Jersey Constitution - Grateful to Almight God

The New Jersey Constitution (from 1844) says in its Preamble:

"We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing upon our endeavors to secure and transmit the same unimpaired to succeeding generations, do ordain and establish this Constitution."

Article 1, 3:
"No person shall be deprived of the inestimable privilege of worshipping Almighty God in a manner agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience;..."

Note that in the passage above they refer to "Almighty God" rather than simply saying "worshipping his own god" or something equally generic. It would seem that in this constitution they recognize there IS an Almighty God by wording it that way.

See the whole New Jersey Constitution

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