Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Samuel Huntington, Founder and Christian

Samuel Huntington was one of our Founding Fathers. You have probably heard some folks today declaring that our founders were all atheists or deists. Huntington was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, President of Congress, and Governor of Connecticut. In the latter role he signed A Proclamation for a Day of Fasting, Prayer and Humiliation (March 9, 1791). It contained these words:

It becomes a people publicly to acknowledge the over-ruling hand of Divine Providence and their dependence upon the Supreme Being as their Creator and Merciful Preserver . . . and with becoming humility and sincere repentance to supplicate the pardon that we may obtain forgiveness through the merits and mediation of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

I wish more "atheists" felt that way!

The document is currently held by wallbuilders

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