Sunday, August 23, 2009

Josiah Bartlett, Founder: Honors the Gospel of Jesus Christ

You remember the Founding Fathers, right? They are the group of folks that many today say were mostly atheists and deists. You've probably heard that they certainly were not Christians.

Josiah Bartlett was a Founding Father, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was also governor of New Hampshire. As governor he signed the following as part of a call for a public day of thanksgiving, asking the people of the state to:

...confess before God their aggravated transgressions and to implore His pardon and forgiveness through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ . . . [t]hat the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be made known to all nations, pure and undefiled religion universally prevail, and the earth be fill with the glory of the Lord.

See the document:
Proclamation for a Public Thanksgiving in New Hampshire

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