Was “The Original Intent”

 Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.

Copyright © 2013 by Michael A. Shea - All Rights Reserved

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“The falsification of history has done more to impede human development than any one thing known to mankind.”

— Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), French Political Philosopher and Educationalist


“God knows the meaning of history better than historians do because history is ‘his story.’ He is its Author and we are its characters. It is true that human free choice moves history, but so does God … moves the plot."

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author

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    The First Peril


The Republic of the United States of America, Her creation and first "Great Struggle" for survival.


The Revolutionary War

 

Note: The country’s first “Great Struggle” for survival is termed here the “First Peril.” It is an account of God’s hand in history along with many miracles and coincidences from before the country’s founding though past the ratification of the Constitution. Many of the previous posted sections listed below have been changed and added to the book In GOD We Trust: George Washington and the Spiritual Destiny of the United States of America. Link to Liberty Quest Website

    

Below is previously listed information the reader my find interesting.


George Washington - "Son of the Republic, look and learn."

    Excerpt: The Indian Prophecy - “I am a Chief and ruler of many tribes. My influence extends to the waters of the Great Lakes, and to the far Blue Mountains. I have traveled a long and weary path that I might see the young warrior of the great battle. It was on the day when the white man’s blood mixed with the streams of our forest that I first beheld this chief [Washington].”


Excerpt: Son of the Republic - “I do not know whether it was owing to the anxiety of my mind, or what, but this afternoon , as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something in the apartment seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I—for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed—that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, third and even a fourth time did I repeat the question, but received no other answer from my mysterious visitor than a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I essayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become powerless. Even thought itself presently became paralyzed.”  


Excerpt: Washington’s dream forewarned him of his impending death - Mrs. Washington …wrote to a kinswoman in New Kent, Virginia, September 1799, “At midsummer the General had a dream so deeply impressed on his mind that he could not shake it off for several days. He dreamed that he and I were sitting in the summer-house, conversing about the happy life we had spend, and looking forward to many more years on the earth, when suddenly there was a great light all around us, and an almost invisible figure of a sweet angel stood by my side and whispered in my ear. …”


Thomas Paine and his Prophetic Dream

    Thomas Paine was a man of words, whose writings sparked passions for freedom on both sides of the Atlantic. He had recently emigrated to America, under encouragement from Benjamin Franklin, when he had a dream of the forth coming Revolutionary War. His vivid dream of war made a very strong impression on him. It was published in the Pennsylvania Magazine in June of 1775, under the title “The Dream Interpreted.” Thomas Paine’s dream would have a tremendous influence on his writings and the destiny of a nation. Through his dream, he saw the struggle with England and America’s greatness after the war, which he so eloquently put into words. How coincidental for Thomas Paine to run into a stranger on an infrequently traveled trail in the woods, who could so profoundly interpret his prophetic dream which would become his fate and life’s work ....


     Perhaps it is because he was born in England, not America, or his later criticism of George Washington. Whatever the reason, the United States was blessed to have Thomas Paine and his writings at such a critical time in American history. It is not a stretch to say, that if there were no Thomas Paine, there may not have been a United States of America.  

Dr. Benjamin Rush's Dream & God's Hand in Reconciling John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Benjamin Rush’s Dream


“'What book is that in your hands?’ said I to my son Richard a few nights ago in a dream. "It is the history of the United States," said he. “Shall I read a page of it to you?” “No, no,” said I. “I believe in the truth of no history but in that which is contained in the Old and New Testaments.” “But, sir,” said my son, “this page relates to your friend Mr. Adams.” “Let me see it then,” said I. I read it with great pleasure and herewith send you a copy of it.


1809. Among the most extraordinary events of this year was the renewal of the friendship and intercourse between Mr. John Adams and Mr. Jefferson, the two ex-Presidents of the United States. They met for the first time in the Congress of 1775. Their principles of liberty, their ardent attachment to their country and their views of the importance and probable issue of the struggle with Great Britain in which they were engaged being exactly the same ...They met in England during the war while each of them held commission of honor and trust at two of the first courts of Europe, and spent many happy hours together in reviewing the difficulties and success of their respective negotiations. A difference of opinion upon the objects and issue of the French Revolution...


The Crack in the Liberty Bell - a prophetic marker in time!


Note: The chapter on the Liberty Bell is no longer on the website. It has been rewritten, expanded, and added to the second part of the book In GOD We Trust: George Washington and the Spiritual Destiny of the United States of America under the chapter titled Future History. The chapter is almost one hundred pages in length and covers the spiritual dimension to the bell. It looks at the divine hand behind the bell’s creation and the Biblical phrase on its side; to the warnings God has given the country with the bell, where He has used the bell to call attention and to mark the country’s adherence to His Law. It starts with William Penn’s religious experiences in England to the bell being rung in April of 2001, the same year as the World Trade Center bombing


Excerpt from book In GOD We Trust: George Washington and the Spiritual Destiny of the United States of America - Chapter Future History


   "On July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Adams and Jefferson, the two men most responsible for the document, died a few hours apart. The date bore was a visible mark of God for a reason, Biblically it was the Jubilee year of the country’s independence from their bondage with England. Due to the speed at which news traveled, the State House bell rang the following day, on July 5th of 1826, to announce the news. It was in tolling the deaths of Adams and Jefferson the bell is believed to have first cracked. The hairline crack was estimated to be an in inch or two in length in from the lip of the bell.


    The inscription on the side of Independence Hall Bell was from Leviticus* 25:10, which reads, “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” was missing the remaining part of the verse relating to slavery, the country’s obligations to God, and the number fifty. The full Bible verse from Leviticus reads:


And you shall count seven weeks of years, seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven weeks of years shall be to you forty-nine years. Then you shall send abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall send abroad the trumpet throughout all your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants; [Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof— KJV] it shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his family. A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you; in it you shall neither sow, nor reap what grows of itself, nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee; it shall be holy to you; you shall eat what it yields out of the field. In this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his property. ... You shall not wrong one another, but you shall fear your God; for I am the LORD your God. “Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my ordinances and perform them; so you will dwell in the land securely.”

— Leviticus 25:8-13, 17-18 RSV


Chapter Future History


The Liberty Bell - Poem by William Ross Wallace


That old Bell is still seen by the Patriot’s eye, And he blesses it ever, when journeying by; Long years have passed o’er it, and yet every soul Will thrill in the night to its wonderful roll; For it speaks in its belfry, when kissed by the blast, Like a glory-breathed tone from the mystical Past. Long years shall roll o’er it, and yet every chime

Shall unceasingly tell of an era sublime… Download - PDF


The Normandy Liberty Bell, an exact laser scanned replica of the Liberty Bell - Play - SFW




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The Second Peril


The Republic of the United States of America, Her second "Great Struggle" for survival.


     From Pre to Post Civil War


The War of 1812 (1814)

The Tornado and the Burning of Washington, August 25, 1814 - Link to Website  - Link to Video

John C. Calhoun's Dream of George Washington - Overnight changed his heart to Pro-Union and delayed secession?

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Excerpt: Andrew Jackson wrote – Regarding the battle of New Orleans, "It appears that the unerring hand of Providence shielded my men from the shower of balls, bombs and rockets, when every ball and bomb from our guns carried with them a mission of death."


Excerpt: Save that Parchment - Dolly Madison -  “We have had a battle or skirmish near Bladensburg, and I am still here within sound of the cannon! Mr. Madison comes not; may God protect him! Two messengers covered with dust, come to bid me fly; but I wait for him” - Linke to .pdf


Excerpt: Book Washington Weather - “On the morning of August 25, Washington was still burning. Throughout the morning and early afternoon, the British soldiers continued to set fires and destroy ammunition supplies and defenses around the city. As the soldiers spread fire and destruction throughout the city, the early afternoon sky began to darken and lightning and thunder signaled the approach of a thunderstorm. As the storm neared the city, the winds began to increase dramatically and then built into a “frightening roar.” A severe thunderstorm was bearing down on Washington, and with it was a tornado.


The tornado tore through the center of Washington and directly into the British occupation. Buildings were lifted off of their foundations and dashed to bits. Other buildings were blown down or lost their roofs. Feather beds were sucked out of homes and scattered about. Trees were uprooted, fences were blown down, and the heavy chain bridge across the Potomac River was buckled and rendered useless. A few British cannons were picked up by the winds and thrown through the air. The collapsing buildings and flying debris killed several British soldiers. Many of the soldiers did not have time to take cover from the winds and they laid face down in the streets. One account describes how a British officer on horseback did not dismount and the winds slammed both horse and rider violently to the ground.


The winds subsided quickly, but the rain fell in torrents for two hours. ...Fortunately, the heavy rain quenched most of the flames and prevented Washington from continuing to burn.” Only by extreme coincidence or the hand of Providence were many federal buildings and the White House saved from further destruction. “The burning was delayed ....and finally prevented by a tremendous tornado which passed over the city and for a while completely dispersed the British column, the soldiers seeking refuge where they could, and several being buried in the ruins of the falling buildings.” The fierce storm and torrential downpour dumped two inches of rain which helped extinguish the fire. “After the storm, the British Army regrouped on Capitol Hill, still a bit shaken by the harsh weather. They decided to leave the city that evening.”


Excerpt: The Star-Spangled Banner  -  “And this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’ And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” - Download .pdf


The Star-Spangled Banner, by Francis Scott Key, USAF Reserve - Play - mp3




 Why did God protect Andrew Jackson?


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     Andrew Jackson’s life symbolizes the rugged individualism (and at times reckless behavior) that God produced in many men of the post Revolutionary War era. He was one of the most unruly, ornery, quarrelsome, and stubborn, least educated men ever to serve as President of the United States. Yet in contrast, he was also a deeply religious man of faith, biblical faith instilled in him by his mother from an early age. Credited with starting the Democratic Party [Jackson Democrats], he was a legend in his own time, appropriately nicknamed “Old Hickory” for his toughness. With all his good traits, and bad [hot-tempered, foul language, duels, fights, battles, “The Trail of Tears”], he had a divine hand of protection on his shoulder throughout his life, especially during his job as President.


 By divine intercession, Jackson’s life was spared on January 30, 1835. He was attending a funeral with his cabinet members in the capital building, when an assassin by the name of Richard Lawrence pulled a gun, and at point blank range, fired at Jackson. After the pistol failed to fire, he pulled a second pistol, and that pistol too, failed to fire. Lawrence was soon subdued, after being beat over the head, and shoulders, by Andrew Jackson’s cane. After the incident, police tested both of Richard Lawrence’s pistols, and they worked fine.


    Besides the attempted Presidential assassination, Andrew Jackson escaped death on numerous occasions. Captured as a courier during the Revolutionary War, at the age of thirteen, Jackson survived a sword wound from a British officer for refusing to clean his boots. He survived only to nearly starved to death as a prisoner of war. He survived a duel with Colonel Waitstill Avery in 1795. He won a duel with Charles Dickinson in 1806, fought over slanderous remarks about his wife. In the war of 1812, he survived the Battle of Talladega in 1813. He took a bullet to the chest in a gun fight in the fall 1813 with the Benton brothers in Nashville Tennessee. He nearly bled to death after the bullet shattered two ribs, and missed his heart, by inches. In 1814, he survived the Battle of Emuckfau, Enotocopco, and Battle of the Horseshoe. After being appointed as Major General of United States, he was assigned to defend, and won, the famous battle of New Orleans in 1815, against British forces. He survived battles in the First & Second Seminole War 1817-1818. With all the close calls in his life, the larger question to be asked is why did God protect Andrew Jackson?  - Link to .pdf




 Manifest Destiny - From Sea to Shinning Sea


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Excerpt: William Gilpin, Governor of Colorado Territory, 1846 - From nothing we have become 20,000,000. From nothing we are grown to be in agriculture, in commerce, in civilization, and in natural strength, the first among nations existing or in history. So much is our destiny so far; up to this point - transacted, accomplished, certain, and not to be disputed. From this threshold we read the future. The untransacted destiny of the American field is to subdue the continent - to rush over the vast field to the Pacific Ocean - to animate the many hundred millions of its people, and to cheer them upward - to set the principle of self-government at work - to agitate these herculean masses - to establish a new order in human affairs - to set free the enslaved - to regenerate superannuated nations - to change darkness into light - to stir up the sleep of a hundred centuries - to teach old nations a new civilization - to confirm the destiny of the human race - to carry the career of mankind to its culminating point - to cause stagnant people to be reborn - to perfect science - to emblazon history with the conquest of peace - to shed a new and resplendent glory upon mankind - to unite the world in one social family - to dissolve the spell of tyranny and exalt charity - to absolve the curse that weights down humanity, and to shed blessings round the world. Divine task! immortal mission! Let us tread fast and joyfully the open trail before us. Let every American heart open wide for patriotism to glow undimmed, and confide with religious faith in the sublime and prodigious destiny of his well-loved country!


John C. Calhoun's Dream of George Washington - Overnight changed his heart to Pro-Union and delayed secession?

  John C. Calhoun was one of the south’s most articulate, and outspoken proponents of slavery, states rights, and nullification of federal law. He opposed the Tariff Act of 1828, and openly advocated that southern states could nullify federal law. This earned him the nickname, “Arch Nullifier.” Over his outspoken position on nullification and secession, President Andrew Jackson threatened to have him hung for treason. Later in his career, almost over night, he changed his political position from pro-secession to Pro-Union. Calhoun worked hard for a compromise that would support both slavery, and Union. He was so serious, seldom seen to laugh or smile that he was nicknamed the “cast iron man.” Fortunate for the country, Calhoun's political change of heart, delayed southern secession long enough for Abraham Lincoln to make it into office.


Excerpt: The Spotted Hand, An Anecdote of John C. Calhoun - “At a late hour last night, as I was sitting in my room writing, engaged in writing, I was astonished by the entrance of a visitor, who, without a word, took a seat opposite me at my table. This surprised me, as I had given particular orders to the servant that I should on no account be disturbed. The manner in which the intruder entered, so perfectly self-possessed, taking his seat opposite me without a word, as though my room and all within it belonged to him, excited in me as much surprise as indignation.” - Link .pdf


The Battle Hymn of the Republic - The Song that saved the Union

    Joshua L. Chamberlain’s life was of the substance from which legends are made; a number of books and movies are a credit to his achievements. His life’s story was that of a man with immense optimism and determination, surrendering to what he felt was a divine calling to join the Civil War. He answered Lincoln’s call for troops and left his wife, children and teaching position at Bowdoin College to join the war effort. He is best known for the Civil War battle of Little Round Top. The Maine 20th was led to the battle by the Ghost of George Washington on horseback. Through an odd set of coincidences, the Maine 20th rushed in to secure Little Round Top, a strategic point left unattended by the Union Forces. As the battle of Gettysburg raged and as the Civil War’s outcome hung in the balance, the Maine 20th held their position. Outnumbered, with many dead and out of ammunition, Chamberlain ordered a last ditch bayonet charge against the Confederate troops, securing a win for the Union Forces. Close to death on a number of occasions, he regained his health, only to rejoin the military action for many more important battles during the Civil War. - Link to .pdf


The Battle Hymn of the Republic - The Song that saved the Union

    When Julia Ward Howe first awoke, early morning of November 21, 1861, the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged themselves in her mind. In a darkened room, trying not to wake her children, she scratched down the verses to the poem, knowing something of importance had just happened. The words she scrawled on an old sheet of paper, Lincoln would later say was “the song that saved the Union.” The Battle Hymn of the Republic was a divinely inspired masterpiece of poetry on God and country, which could not have come at better a time for the Union. The Civil War was not going well for the North, many battles had been lost, morale had slumped and recruitment numbers were running low. The poem soon became a motivating song sung by the Union troops in glory to God. One other song sung by the North, and less controversial to the South was The Battle Cry of Freedom. Those on the Confederate side sang, God Save the South and The Bonnie Blue Flag song. The South hated the Union’s battle hymn song, because it inferred that God was on the side of the North.. ...

     Through out the years, there has been much heated debate over words in The Battle Hymn of the Republic. The words in the song have elicited strong feelings in many camps. The song is considered offensive to many Southerners, it is offensive to some Christians, but it is especially offensive to many secular non-religious, and anti-religious groups. The song has been labeled a fighting song, hate song, pro-war, Calvinist religious song or militaristic Christian and too many more inflammatory names to list. Entirely missed, by those offended by the words in the song was the point of the song, and situation the country was in at the time the song first emerged. While history has credited Julia Ward Howe with The Battle Hymn of the Republic, she did not write the poem. She simply recorded on paper the words that were given to her. ... She was an instrument used by God at the time, for His own purpose. - Link to .pdf


The Battle Hymn of the Republic, by William Steffe, U.S. Army Band - Play - mp3



General McClellan's Vision - McClellan's Potomac Panic

 Excerpt: “She is called on to accomplish that vast result, self-conquest; to learn that important lesson, self-control, self rule, that in the future will place her in the van of power and civilization. It is here that all the nations hitherto have failed, and she, too, the republic of the earth, had God willed otherwise, would by tomorrow’s sunset, have been a heap of stones, cast up over the final grave of human liberty. But her cries have come up out of the borders like sweet incense unto heaven. She shall be saved. Then shall peace once more be upon her, and prosperity shall fill her with joy.


“But her mission will not then be finished; for ere another century shall have gone by, the oppressors of the whole earth, hating and envying her exaltation, shall join themselves together and raise up their hands against her. But if she still be found worthy of her high calling they shall surely be discomfited, and then will be ended her third and last great struggle for existence. Thenceforth shall the Republic go on, increasing in power and goodness, until her borders shall end only in the remotest corners of the earth, and the whole earth shall beneath her shadowing wing become a Universal Republic. Let her in her prosperity, however, remember the Lord her God, let her trust be always in Him, and she shall never be confounded.”  - Link to .pdf


General George Brinton McClellan -

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Excerpt: Letter to his wife Mary Ellen, June 10th of 1862 - “It is again raining & has been for several hours! I fell almost discouraged - that is I would do so did I not feel that it must all be for the best, & that God has some just purpose in view through all this. It is certain that there has not been for years & years such a season—it does not come by chance. I am quite checked by it—first the Chickahominy is so swollen & the valley so covered with water that I cannot establish safe communications over it—then again the ground is so muddy that we cannot use our artillery—the guns sink up to their axle trees. I regret all this extremely—but take comfort from the thought that God will not leave so great a struggle as this to mere chance—if he ever interferes with the destinies of men & nations this would seem to be a fit occasion for it...  I do not see how anyone can fill such a position as I do without constantly forced to think of higher things & the Supreme Being. The great responsibility—the feeling of personal weakness & incompetence—of entire dependence on the will of God—a thousand circumstances entirely beyond our control that may defeat our best laid plans. - Link to .pdf


Excerpt:  Special Orders 191 - On the morning of September 13th of 1862, an envelope containing three cigars wrapped in paper containing orders from General Lee was found lying in a field of clover, about a mile southwest of Fredrick, Maryland. It was discovered by Barton W. Mitchell from the Indiana 27th, as they rested in an area close to where the Confederate troops had been the day before. The order was addressed to Confederate General D.H. Hill, discovered around 10AM. In less than 4 hours, “Special Orders 191” later known as the “Lost Dispatch,” or “Lost Orders,” was in the hands of General McClellan. The dispatch was signed by R. H. (Robert Hall) Chilton, Assistant Adjutant-General to Robert E. Lee, dated September 9th. By further odd coincidence, General Alpheus Williams, and Lieutenant Samuel Pittman, on the Union Side had served with Chilton before the war and could verify his signature. McClellan was reported to have said, “here is a paper with which, if I cannot whip Bobby Lee, I will be willing to go home.” He telegraphed Lincoln informing him that “I have all the plans of the rebels” …  On September 22nd, 1862, Lincoln shared with this cabinet that he was going to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. To their shock, he informed them that he had made a solemn vow to the Almighty that if God gave him victory at Antietam that he would issue the decree. Lincoln’s colleagues it was said were “stunned” by his statement, which he was asked to repeat to make sure they heard him correctly. Lincoln said that “this might seem strange,” but “God had decided the question in favor of the slaves.” - Link to .pdf


Abraham Lincoln -

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“The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts—not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”


“I have never had a feeling, politically, that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence. I have often pondered over the dangers which were incurred by the men who assembled here, and framed and adopted that Declaration of Independence. I have pondered over the toils that were endured by the officers and soldiers of the army who achieved that independence. I have often inquired of myself what great principle or idea it was that kept this confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the Colonies from the mother land, but that sentiment in the Declaration of Independence which gave liberty, not alone to the people of this country, but, I hope, to the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that, in due time, the weight would be lifted from the shoulders of all men. This is the sentiment embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Now, my friends, can this country be saved upon that basis? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say, I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it.”


“I hold myself in my present position and with the authority vested in me, as an instrument of Providence. I have my own views and purposes. I have my convictions of duty, and my notions of what is right to be done. But I am conscious every moment that all I am and all I have is subject to the control of a Higher Power, and that Power can use me or not use me in any manner, and at any time, as in his wisdom and might may be pleasing to him. …..God only knows the issue of this business. He has destroyed nations from the map of history for their sins. Nevertheless my hopes prevail generally above my fears for our own Republic. The times are dark, the spirits of ruin are abroad in all their power, and the mercy of God alone can save us.”


“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”


Fight for The Pledge of Allegiance


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     The Pledge of Allegiance was created by Francis Bellamy, Vice President of the Christian Society of Socialists, to coincide with the 400 year anniversary of Columbus’s voyage to the Americas. It was published anonymously in “The Youth’s Companion” magazine based out of Boston, in 1892. He disguised his real intent with the Pledge, which was to promote the ideology of socialism, and government control of schools, under the guise of nationalism, and patriotism. At the time however, the country had no pledge to show respect for flag, and country, and citizens quickly adopted The Pledge of Allegiance. The wording has been changed twice over the years, to where it now reflects “the spiritual and moral principles which alone give dignity to man, and upon which our way of life is founded.” For many today, The Pledge of Allegiance has become a National Prayer. The fight to keep the Pledge is a fight to keep God in American society, and his continued blessings of Liberty, and Freedom, upon the land.


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    The Third Peril


The Republic of the United States of America, Her third and last "Great Struggle" for survival.


     The Last Great War


“We believe that we survived because we were living the message of Fatima. We lived and prayed the Rosary in that home.”

— Father Hubert Schiffer (1915-1982) Survived (one of eight German Jesuits) the Nuclear Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima


The Lincoln Kennedy Coincidences - 100 Years apart in American history.    


    Would God attempt to gain the attention of an entire nation, or perhaps the world, through coincidences of the lives of two great American Presidents? There are unique occurrences and coincidences in history that grab our attention, and challange our thinking, on the nature of reality. The stunning similarities in the lives of Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy, are one of those coincidences in American history that challange our thinking. The list of similarities between these two men, separated by 100 years of history have been around for many years, few have taken the time to look at their broader implications for our future. If the Lincoln-Kennedy similarities are not just a random coincidence of nature, then God, through coincidences in the lives of these great men is attempting to draw our attention for a reason, and one, that we should pay attention to. - Download - PDF


Your VOTE - "God cannot sustain this free and blessed country."

    In exercising your right to vote, you are, according to Samuel Adams, “executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is [you are] accountable to God and his country.” As a citizen, no matter what your country of origin or religion, you are the posterity of the country’s Christian Founding Fathers and patriots who earned the freedoms you enjoy at the expense of much blood and treasure. They considered Liberty and Freedom to be a gift from God, not from man or government. You the voter bear a far bigger responsibility than you may realize for the gift, of Liberty and Freedom you have inherited. ...

     The establishment of the United States as a country was an anomaly in history, which by all human foresight and calculation should not have happened. The country came into existence only because it had divine assistance. George Washington wrote and spoke endlessly about the hand of Providence [God] in the Revolutionary War and formation of the Republic, as did many of the Founding Fathers.  …

     What you have inherited and now bear responsibility for as a citizen and voter can best be described as God’s experiment in time. An experiment to see if a united people, under God, can self govern themselves as a country and abide by the Word and the Law of the Old and New Testament. You have been entrusted with a sacred trust for the stewardship of this country, you therefore bear some moral responsibility for the actions and decisions of those elected on your behalf. Use your vote wisely and “let not your children ‘have reason to curse you for giving up those rights and prostrating those institutions which your fathers delivered to you.” [Rev. Matthias Burnet, 1803] Because as Thomas Jefferson warned, “if a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”  - Link to .pdf


God Bless the USA - I'm Proud to be an American, written by Lee Greenwood, Anonymous -- Play .mp3




Is the United States of America a "Republic" or a "Democracy"?

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“Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.”

— Herman Melville (1819–1891) Author, short story writer & poet


     The United States of America was established as a “republic,” not a “democracy,” contrary to the misinformed assertions of many Americans. A democracy was considered despotism, by the founding fathers as form of government, it was universally detested. John Adams stated his sentiments clearly when he said, “remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” Alexander Hamilton said, “we are a republican government. Real liberty is never found in the despotism or in the extremes of democracy.” “Republican,” Thomas Jefferson warned us was “the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights [given by God, not government] of mankind.”


     At the Constitutional Convention, James McHenry recorded that as members emerged from Independence Hall, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “Mr. Franklin what have you given us?” Franklin simply responded, “a republic, Madam, if you can keep it.” Among the founding fathers, there was no debate as to the form of government they labored so hard and sacrificed so much to establish.

     Yet today, most Americans, when asked what form of government we have in the United States, wrongly answer “democracy.” Even elected officials occupying the highest offices in the land, with an sworn oath to uphold the Constitution, say that we live in a democracy as well. Has the government we live under changed?  Words have meaning, and when we choose words, in describing the form of government that protects our God given liberties, and freedoms, words really do matter.    


    We need to ask this question; is the United States of America today, a “republic,” or a “democracy”? If the answer is a democracy, then as Vladimir Lenin stated, “socialism and democracy are inseparable” and we have now become a socialist state. If we live in a democracy, then the Founding Fathers fears of loosing the republic has finally come to pass. Then Samuel Adams words of distain were for our generation, the ones who lost the republic. “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” - Link to .pdf


“Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.”

— Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Third President of the United States


The miracle of Dunkirk - WWII - Play Video

God Bless America, by Celine Dion - Play Video



Who will tell the children what God has done for America?

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Excerpt: William Samuel Johnson at Columbia University - “You this day, gentlemen, assume new characters, enter into new relations, and consequently incur new duties. You have, by the favor of Providence and the attention of your friends, received a public education, the purpose whereof hath been to qualify you the better to serve your Creator and your country. You have this day invited this audience to witness the progress you have made, the literary honors conferred upon you, and qualifications with which you are dismissed to take to your station in society ....


Your first great duties, you are sensible, are those you owe to Heaven, to your Creator and Redeemer. Let these be ever present to your minds, and exemplified in your lives and conduct. Imprint deep upon your minds the principles of piety towards God, and a reverence and fear of His holy name. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom and its consummation is everlasting felicity. Possess yourselves of just and elevated notions of the Divine character, attributes, and administration, and of the end and dignity of your own immortal nature as it stands related to Him ...



As citizens, you are under every obligation, human and divine, to exert every facility that God had blessed you with, to promote, as far as possible, the peace, prosperity, and happiness of your country, and to devote all your talents and acquisitions, and even life itself, if needed in its service: to awaken continually in your own bosoms, and to diffuse, as far as possible, around you every principle of public virtue and love of country that they may be drawn forth into action, to effectuate and accomplish that great and glorious and godlike design, the general happiness of civil society and universal felicity of all mankind.


Such, gentlemen, are the obligations you are under. These are the duties which you have in this respectable presence pledge yourself to perform as far as a gracious Providence shall enable you to give you opportunity to discharge them. This is an field for the display of all your talents and all your virtues. Cultivate it, I beseech you, diligently. Your honor and reputation in life demand it of you…. Study carefully the fundamental principles of civil government, especially Republican Government. Make yourself well acquainted with the true nature of civil liberty, which, fond as we all justly are to it, too many seem to be unacquainted with. … See whether true Liberty does not consist in an exact obedience to law [divine]. …


Desert not your station you have assumed, the post which Providence hath assigned you, —but go forth into the world firmly resolved neither to be allured by its vanities nor contaminated by its vices, but run with patience and perseverance, with firmness and alacrity, the glorious career of Religion, honor, and virtue. I say again, the glorious career of Religion, honor, and virtue, for in this career alone, be assured, is the true glory to be acquired, real glory and honor in this life, and every lasting glory and felicity in the life to come….  The God of peace shall be with you, to whose most gracious protection I now command you, humbly imploring Almighty Goodness that He will be your guardian and your guide, your protector and the rock of defense, your Saviour and your God."


Wake Up America! - "No Nation which has out grown it's God has lived to write the additional pages of history."

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Excerpt: Emma Willard - "The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial and righteous government of the world; but all agree that for such a government to be sustained many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced. The rulers must govern in the fear of God, and the people obey the laws ... A nation cannot exist without religion. France tried that and failed. We were born a …Christian nation, and, as such, baptized in blood. Our position ought to be defined as that.  


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States were men were free.” “God has granted us the challenge to change our country and to make it better by moving it closer to the intentions of the men who invented it.”

 — Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) 40th President of the United States


Have we put "In God We Trust" or God behind us as nation?

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“The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to complacency; from complacency to apathy; from apathy to dependency; from dependency back again to bondage.”

— Sir Alex Fraser Tytler (1742-1813) Scottish jurist & historian (quote credited)


“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

— 2 Chronicles 7:14 RSV


Sheperd Me, O God - Play .mp3



The End - "If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants."

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Excerpt: Thomas Paine’s letter - “A thousand years hence (for I must indulge in a few thoughts) perhaps in less, America may be what England now is! The innocence of her character that won the hearts of all nations in her favor may sound like a romance, and her inimitable virtue as if it had never been. The ruins of that liberty which thousands bled for, or suffered to obtain, may just furnish materials for a village tale or extort a sigh from rustic sensibility, while the fashionable of that day, enveloped in dissipation, shall deride the principle and deny the fact.

When we contemplate the fall of Empires and the extinction of nations of the ancient world, we see but little to excite our regret than the mouldering ruins of pompous palaces, magnificent monuments, lofty pyramids, and walls and towers of the most costly workmanship. But when the Empire of America shall fall, the subject for contemplative sorrow will be infinitely greater than crumbling brass or marble can inspire. It will not then be said, here stood a temple of vast antiquity, —here rose a Babel of invisible height, or there a palace of sumptuous extravagance; but here, ah painful thought! the noblest work of human wisdom, the grandest scene of human glory, the fair cause of freedom rose and fell! Read this and then ask if I forget America.”


Excerpt: Alexis de Tocqueville observations on America – “The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.” “In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.”


“I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors…; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning.  I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. Americas is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great”


America the Beautiful, written by Katharine Lee Bates, U.S. Navy Band -  Play .mp3


History of the song American the Beautiful (to be added)…  

Philippines 1986 - Civil War - The bloodless revolution has been deemed a miracle - Link to Website


Teddy Roosevelt’s Ride Up San Juan Hill Took Him to the White House - Link to Website

“it’s a miracle that Roosevelt even survived Cuba. At the July 1, 1898, Battle of San Juan Heights, he exposed himself time and again to the enemy’s fire. For a good part of the fight, he was the only man in the regiment on horseback (the cavalry division had been forced to leave nearly all of their horses behind in Florida), making him an irresistible target for the Spanish soldiers on the hilltops. They tried their damnedest to knock him out of his saddle but inexplicably failed. Instead, their errant shots wounded and killed Rough Riders who had the misfortune to be standing next to their colonel.”

.. Around the campfire on a cattle drive … “you will be president” one day.

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    Providentialism Pre-Revolutionary War


The Republic of the United States of America, the Hand of God in Her Pre-Revolutionary War History.


     The Bible comes to America



In Every Age, by Janet Sullivan Whitaker - Play .mp3



Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847: That time Jesus appeared in the sky of Mexico - Link to website

On Sunday, Oct. 3, 1847, more than 2,000 people in Ocotlán, Mexico saw a perfect image of Jesus Christ crucified that appeared in the sky for more than 30 minutes.

Approved by the Archdiocese of Guadalajara in 1911, the phenomenon is known as the "Miracle of Ocotlán" and took place one day before an earthquake that killed 40 and left the town in Jalisco State in ruins.

Did God stop the French Invasion of America in 1746?

Note: This chapter has been rewritten, expanded, and added to the second part of the book In GOD We Trust: George Washington and the Spiritual Destiny of the United States of America under the chapter titled The French Invasion of America in 1746.

 Excerpt from the book –


In the same year the young George Washington attempted to join the British Navy in 1746, Governor William Shirley of Massachusetts was in urgent communications with New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. The New England colonies were in preparation, bracing themselves to defend against a threatened French invasion.


King Louis XV of France sent an armada of 70 ships, which carried over 10,000 troops under the command of Admiral D’Anville to avenge the loss of the Fort Louisburg on the island of Cape Breton [Nova Scotia] the previous year. His orders were to burn Boston to the ground and ravage the New England coast down to New York. …


Governor Shirley proclaimed a solemn day of fasting and prayer for all citizens to petition God for protection. Of the event that followed, Catherine Drinker Bowen in her book, John Adams and the American Revolution, wrote:


In Boston the Reverend Thomas Prince, from the high pulpit of the Old South Meeting-house prayed before hundreds. The morning was clear and calm, people had walked to church through sunshine. “Deliver us from our enemy!” the minister implored. “Send thy tempest, Lord, upon the waters to the eastward! Raise Thy right hand. Scatter the ship of our tormentors and drive them hence. Sink their proud frigates beneath the power of Thy winds!”


He had scarcely pronounced the words when the sun was gone and the morning darkened. All the church was in shadow. A wind shrieked around the walls, sudden, violent, hammering at the windows with a giant hand. No man was in the steeple—afterward the sexton swore it—yet the great bell struck twice, a wild uneven sound. Thomas Prince paused in his prayer, both arms raised. “We hear Thy voice, O Lord!” he thundered triumphantly. “We hear it! Thy breach is upon the waters to the eastward, even upon the deep. Thy bell tolls for the death of our enemies!”


Excerpt: A Ballad of the French Fleet - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - A FLEET with flags arrayed Sailed from the port of Brest, And the Admiral’s ship displayed The signal: “Steer southwest.” For this Admiral D’Anville Had sworn by cross and crown To ravage with fire and steel Our helpless Boston Town. … Spread the tidings of dismay, I stood in the Old South, Saying humbly: “Let us pray! … The salvation of the Lord!” The heavens were black with cloud, The sea was white with hail, And ever more fierce and loud Blew the October gale. Like a potter’s vessel broke The great ships of the line; They were carried away as a smoke, Or sank like lead in the brine. O Lord! before thy path  They vanished and ceased to be, When thou didst walk in wrath With thine horses through the sea!- Link to .pdf


Birth Certificate for the United States - The Cradle of Liberty

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Excerpt: The First Charter of Virginia - To the Glory of God - “JAMES, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, ... loving Subjects, have been humble Suitors unto us, that We would vouchsafe unto them our Licence, to make Habitation, Plantation, and to deduce a colony of sundry of our People into that part of America commonly called VIRGINIA, and other parts and Territories in America, either appertaining unto us, or which are not now actually possessed by any Christian Prince or People, ...We, greatly commending, and graciously accepting of, their Desires for the Furtherance of so noble a Work, which may, by the Providence of Almighty God, hereafter tend to the Glory of his Divine Majesty, in propagating of Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true Knowledge and Worship of God, and may in time bring the Infidels and Savages, living in those parts, to human Civility, and to a settled and quiet Government: DO, by these our Letters Patents, graciously accept of, and agree to, their humble and well-intended Desires.”


Excerpt: Mayflower Compact - For the Glory of God - IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.


The Sinking of the Spanish Armada

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     The Spanish Armada of 130 warships and 30,000 men, intending to invade England arrived at the English Channel. Against such an invincible fleet, "God blew and they were scattered,” thrown upon the rocks. The sinking of much the Spanish Armada on August 8, 1588, would change the power structure in Europe and would change the religious boundaries for Protestants and Catholics in North and South America. The Netherlands would finally gain their independence from Spain in 1648 with Treaty of Westphalia. It would be the Netherlands, years later at the end of the Revolutionary War, who would lend the United States funds to establish the Bank of North America. How fortuitous it was for the United States, that Britain had recently declared war on the Netherlands over an issue with shipping, and both countries now shared a common enemy, thus expediting the much need loan.


Interesting article on the Spanish Armada - Link to Website


The Miracle at the Battle of Lepanto

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     One of the largest battles in the Mediterranean occurred on October 7, 1571, off the coast of Greece. Around 275 Turkish ships squared off against 212 ships from the Holy League. The Holy League was a number of Catholic maritime countries brought together in self defense by Pope Pirus. Islamic forces had gained control of Mediterranean Sea and were burning and plundering cities and towns as far as Spain and France, killing and enslaving Christians. They now threatened Venice and Rome. As the battle for the survival of Europe hung in the balance, Don John of Austria led the Christian forces as citizens fasted and prayed the Rosary. During the battle, a sudden change in the direction of the wind favored the Christian fleet. Many miles away, before the battle had concluded, Pope Pirus in tears turned and said “The Christian fleet is victorious!" "It is not now a time to talk any more upon business; but to give thanks to God for the victory he has granted to the arms of the Christians."


     The battle dealt a deceive blow to Turkish navel power. They lost some 210 ships (130 captured, 80 sank) and 30,000 men (15,000 Christian slave rowers chained about their galleys were freed). The Holy League lost about 50 ships and around 4500 men. The Leagues miraculous victory was credited to the Virgin Mary and intercession by God on their behalf, know as the "miracle of the rosaries." While there would be other battles to fight, Lepanto was a pivotal battle that turned the course of history and saved Christianity in Europe. For it would have been nearly impossible for countries in Europe to spread Gospel to the Americas if they had deal with the continued threat of annihilation from Moslem invaders.


Excerpt: Lepanto - Poem by C. K. Chesterton -  …It curls the blood-red crescent, the crescent of his lips, For the inmost sea of all the earth is shaken with his ships. They have dared the white republics up the capes of Italy, They have dashed the Adriatic round the Lion of the Sea, And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss, And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the Cross, The cold queen of England is looking in the glass; The shadow of the Valois is yawning at the Mass; From evening isles fantastical rings faint the Spanish gun, And the Lord upon the Golden Horn is laughing in the sun. …Before the high Kings' horses in the granite of Babylon. And many a one grows witless in his quiet room in hell Where a yellow face looks inward through the lattice of his cell, And he finds his God forgotten, and he seeks no more a sign … Breaking of the hatches up and bursting of the holds, Thronging of the thousands up that labour under sea White for bliss and blind for sun and stunned for liberty. …Don John of Austria Has set his people free!... - Link to .pdf


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Columbus - The Christ bearer comes to the Americas - 1492     The Bible comes to America

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Excerpt: Columbus - “It was the Lord who put into my mind — I could feel His hand upon me — the fact that it was possible to sail from here to the Indies .... All who heard my project rejected it with laughter, ridiculing me... There is no question the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit, because he comforted me with marvelous illumination from the Holy Scriptures ...For the execution of the journey to the Indies I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. It is simply the fulfillment of Isaiah had prophesied.... No-one should fear to undertake any task in the name of our Saviour, if it is just and if the intention is pure in the name of the Holy service. ... the fact that the Gospel must still be preached to so many lands in such a short period of time  — this is what convinces me.”


Excerpt: Late Christmas Eve into early Christmas day, in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Santa Maria (Holy Mary) drifted on to a sandbar and coral reef and sank off the Santa Domingo (Holy Lord). The first settlement in the new world would be called La Navidad, or Christmas, in Spanish, built from timbers of the Santa Maria. ….


Excerpts: While many missionaries such as the Franciscans, Carmelites, Jesuits and Dominicans and explorers from Spain and Portugal had good intentions of spreading the word of the Gospel, some driven by greed and power clearly did not follow their Christian teachings. Against strict orders from Queen Isabel, many natives were enslaved for mining gold and silver. One mountain in the central Andes, “Carro Rico, which means “Rich Hill”, was a mountain of silver over two thousand feet high. It was the first real city of the New World, reaching 120,000 inhabitants by 1573. While the sliver deposit was known to the Inca, it was not touched. From the book Indian Givers, “The Inca emperor Huayna Capac first mined Carro Rico a generation before the Spanish arrived. ..The emperor stopped the operation, however, when a voice thundered out of the mountain saying: ‘Take no silver from this hill. It is destined for other owners.’”


A continual wave of gold and silver from South America soon hit the European shores. By way of Spain, it soon found its way throughout Europe. Europe had been cut off of gold and sliver by the “Moslem merchants who monopolized the trade” from Africa’s “Gold Coast.” “Even though the silver and gold went into Spain, it did not stay there. From Spain the money spread throughout Europe.... Three-fifths of the bullion entering Spain from America immediately left Spain to pay debts.” “With so much money, the old system mutated into a true money economy in which large numbers of people could buy large amounts of goods, and private citizens could start their own hoards of coins.” Europe, flush with silver soon wanted luxury items such as silk, coffee, tea and spices from around the world. And along with the trade around the globe, also went the Gospel. From his book Indian Givers, Jack Weatherford writes:


“The silver from America made possible a world economy for the first time, as much of it was traded not only to the Ottomans but to the Chinese and East Indians. ... Europe’s prosperity boomed ...The Ottoman silver akce coin suddenly fell to half its former value before the end of 1584 in a bout of uncontrolled inflation. The coin lost it’s important place in the world trade and never regained it. Centuries of struggle between the Moslems and the Christian, American silver probably did more to undermine Islamic power for the next half a millennium than did any other single factor. ... To replace the Mediterranean trade of cloth, beads, leather, and metals upon which the Africans had become dependent , the Africans now had only one commodity that the Europeans wanted —slaves. For centures the African merchants had sold a small but steadly number of slaves to the Middle East, but with the decline of their traditional European trade and with the opening of America, the slave trade became a boom.

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Joan of Arc Saved France

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     Joan of Arc is a well documented story of a young girl raised up by God, who saved France during the Hundred Years War with England. The Country had lost its pride, and her people, the will to fight. As a young girl, Joan, a devout Catholic, had visions of Saint Catherine, Margaret, and St. Michael the Archangel. They would talk to her, and give her instruction, and direction. As a teenager she could not read, or write, but was able to lead the French army to victory against the English invaders. In the course of 14 months, she was able restore much of her country back to French control. While the story of Joan of Arc from the 1400’s may not seem relevant to the American Revolution, which took place in the late 1700’s, there are many noteworthy connections, and parallels, especially to George Washington. Had God not raised up, and protected Joan of Arc, France would have likely ceased to exist as a country. If God had not reestablished France as a strong country, there would have been no French Indian war in America. If the war had never occurred, Washington would have never gotten his military training, and Britain would have not had to tax the colonies. Had Joan of Arc, through God’s assistance, not thrown off the yoke of British oppression, United States of America may have never existed as a country. - Download .pdf


“You Englishmen, who have no right in this kingdom of France, the King of Heaven sends you word and warning, by me Jehanne the Maid, to abandon your forts and depart into your own country, or I will raise such a war-cry against you as shall be remembered forever. And this I write to you for the third and last time, nor shall I write further.”


Excerpt: Heresy trials - “Does God hate the English?” “Of the love or the hatred of God toward the English I know nothing” she said. She then added “But I know this, that God will send victory to the French, and that all the English will be flung out of France but the dead ones!” She was then asked “Was God on the side of the English when they were prosperous in France?” “I do not know if God hates the French, but I think that he allowed them to be chastised for their sins.”


Blood Miracle of St Januarius-Gennaro An Ongoing Miracle of the Church - The Blood Miracle of Saint Januarius (Gennaro) -A miracle of the Church that is still occuring today - The liquefaction (becoming liquid) of the blood of St Januarius (Gennaro) is an extraordinary miracle of the Church that has been occurring up to 18 times each year for the past 600 years. It is only one of a number of blood miracles that have taken place, and in the case of St Januarius-Gennaro and others, are still taking place with blood that was collected soon after the death of certain martyrs. - Website


Saint James the Moors Slayer saved Spain

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     By the year 714, Spain had been nearly conquered by the Moslem invaders. One of the most pivotal battles was the battle of Clavijo, fought in 834 AD. The night before the battle, Ramiro I of Leon is said to have had a dream of Saint James, who said that he would join them in battle the next day. The battle cry for Spain was “St James, we will reconquer Spain” and that he did. Witnessed by many, Saint James appeared on a white horse brandishing sword. So devastating was the battle, it is said that over 60,000 Moslems were left dead on the battle field. The supernatural assistance helped the Spanish in driving back the Moslems from Christian territory. Saint James [Santiago] became known as the “Moor-slayer” for his assistance in saving Christianity in Spain [Europe]. Saint James as Spain’s patron Saint, would appear in battle on a number occasions on the side of Spain in Europe, and later in South America.


The Gospel that James brought to Spain years earlier had dispersed throughout Spain and other parts of Europe. At the appointed time, it would be brought to New Spain [the Americas] under protection of Saint James and the Virgin Mary. The Spanish explorers and missionaries in reverence and gratitude to the divine hand that had saved them on numerous occasions from enslavement and destruction from the Moslems invaders would take the Gospel by boat to the New World.


“St. James the Moorslayer, one of the most valiant saints and knights the world ever had … has been given by God to Spain for its patron and protection.”

— Don Quixote Cervantes (1605, 1615), Character from an early historical novel


Eucharistic Miracle of Turin, Italy 1453


     The miracle occurred when two soldiers stole a monstrance containing a large consecrated host and other church items from the church. When they entered the city of Turn, the items they stole fell into the ground including the monstrance but the host did not fall instead it rose to the air where it remained suspended  ..   - Website


Constantine - In this sign conquer

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Excerpt: Constantine  - In 312 A.D., “Constantine was on his march against Maxentius, who had declared war against him, and was in Rome with an army much superior in numbers. The emperor [Constantine] had marched from Rhine, through Gaul, and was going to Rome by way of Verona. He passed the Alp, and was marching with part of his army toward Rome, when, a little before midday, he and those with him saw a bright cross of light in the clouds.” What they saw was a “flaming cross in the sky, and beneath it were the words, in Greek, “In this sign conquer.” He thereupon embraced Christianity.”  “In the night following, Christ appeared to him in his sleep. He had a cross in his hand, and commanded Constantine to have a standard made of it. Next morning the emperor gave orders for such a standard to be made, and called it the Labarum. It was a gilt pole with a cross-bar. The top of the pole was surmounted with a gold crown, set with precious stones, and in the midst a crown were two Greek letters, Chi and Ro (x, p)... From the cross-bar hung a purple veil, strangled and dazzling; the emperor selected fifty of his best men to carry and guard this banner.” He also had the soldiers paint the symbol of a cross on their shields. …


The surrender of Verona was the consequence. In spite of the overwhelming numbers of his enemy (an estimated 100,000 in Maxentius' army against 20,000 in Constantine's army) the emperor confidently marched forward to Rome. A vision had assured him that he should conquer in the sign of the Christ, and his warriors carried Christ's monogram on their shields, though the majority of them were pagans. The opposing forces met near the bridge over the Tiber called the Milvian Bridge, and here Maxentius' troops suffered a complete defeat, the tyrant himself losing his life in the Tiber (28 October, 312).  ….


If mankind ever needed a sign from God blessing the spread of Christianity, and the Gospel, they were given one on May 7th of 351. Shortly after Cyril had been installed as Archbishop of Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost, a luminous cross appeared in the sky over Jerusalem. “About nine in the morning, a vast luminous body, in the form of a cross, appeared in the heavens, just over the holy Golgotha, reaching as far as the holy Mount of Olivet (about two miles). This was not seen by one or two persons only, but by the whole city, and it continued for several hours, the light from it being more brilliant than that of the sun.” The sign in the sky was a miracle for all to see. It drove Jews, Pagans and Christians alike to churches in praise of Jesus Christ. The luminous cross over Jerusalem was taken as sign by those at the time of God’s approval of the spreading Gospel and expanding Christendom. As St Cyril wrote in his letter to Emperor Constantine, the cross in the sky was “being seen not by one or two only, but manifest with perfect clarity to the whole multitude of the city; not, as one might suppose, rushing swiftly past in fancy, but seen openly above the earth many hours in plain sight, and overcoming the beams of the sun with its dazzling rays.” “The whole city found in this phenomenon the truth of Christian doctrine, to which the heavens bore visible witness.”  


“So swiftly runs the word of God that though in several thousand years God was not known except among the Jews, now within the space of a few years, His word is concealed neither from the Indians in the East nor from the Britain’s in the West.”

— Arnobius of Sicca (284-305) writing from Bethlehem in 378 A.D.


"And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation."

— Luke 1:50 RSV


Jesus said to his Apostles - "Oh foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the Prophets have spoken!"

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     “And he [Jesus] said to them, ‘O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?’ And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further, but they constrained him, saying, ‘Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.’ he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.” — Luke 24:25-31 RSV  


“Then he said to them, "These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled." Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things.”  — Luke 24-44-48 RSV


“And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord") and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons." Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; for mine eyes have seen thy salvation which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel." And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed." And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phan'u-el, of the tribe of Asher; she was of a great age, having lived with her husband seven years from her virginity, and as a widow till she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks to God, and spoke of him to all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. And when they had performed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city, Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.”  — Luke 2:22-40 RSV


This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah which says: 'You shall indeed hear but never understand, and you shall indeed see but never perceive. For this people's heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.' But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly, I say to you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it. "Hear then the parable of the sower. When any one hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in his heart; this is what was sown along the path. As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. As for what was sown among thorns, this is he who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the delight in riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty." Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he said, 'No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'" Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened. All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable. This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world."— Matthew 13:24-35 RSV


 “And he said, "Go, and say to this people: 'Hear and hear, but do not understand; see and see, but do not perceive.'”

— Isaiah 6:9 RSV


“I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders which he has wrought.”

— Psalm 78:2-4 RSV


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     The prophet Malachi ~460 B.C. — "Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? "For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the LORD.   Malachi 3:1-3 RSV


“Behold, I send my messenger to prepare the way before me (John the Baptist), and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. Malachi 3:1 RSV  "Behold, I will send you Eli'jah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse." Malachi 4:5-6 RSV


     The prophet Zechariah ~520 B.C. — “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on an ass, on a colt the foal of an ass. I will cut off the chariot from E'phraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall command peace to the nations; his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.” Zechariah 9:9-10 RSV“


     "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication, so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a first-born. On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadadrim'mon in the plain of Megid'do. On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity." Zechariah 12:10-11, 13:1 RSV


     The prophet Jeremiah ~570 B.C. — "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring forth for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: 'The LORD is our righteousness.'” Jeremiah 33:14-16 RSV “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant which they broke, though I was their husband, says the LORD. But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:31-33 RSV


     The prophet Daniel ~600 B.C. —  “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” Daniel 7:13:14 RSV


     The prophet Josiah ~625 B.C. — “And the man cried against the altar by the word of the LORD, and said, "O altar, altar, thus says the LORD: 'Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josi'ah by name; and he shall sacrifice upon you the priests of the high places who burn incense upon you, and men's bones shall be burned upon you.'" 1 Kings 13:2 RSV


      The prophet Isaiah ~710 B.C. — “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Imman'u-el [God is with us].” Isaiah 7:13-14 RSV “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.” Isaiah 9:6-7 RSV  Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 RSV


He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. Yet it was the will of the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief; when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand; he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:7-12 RSV "For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her vindication goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name which the mouth of the LORD will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My delight is in her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth."  Isaiah 62:1-7


     The prophet Micah ~750 B.C. "But you, O Bethlehem Eph'rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in travail has brought forth; then the rest of his brethren shall return to the people of Israel. And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth." Micah 5:2-4 RSV


The prophet Hosea ~850 B.C. “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.” Hosea 11:1 RSV


     The prophet Nathan ~975 B.C. “I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son.”  2 Samuel 7:12b-14a RSV


     David ~1000 B.C. — “Yea, dogs are round about me; a company of evildoers encircle me; they have pierced my hands and feet-- I can count all my bones--they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots.” Psalms 22:16-18 RSV  “The LORD will reign for ever, thy God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 146:10 RSV


      Moses (the Law Giver) ~1400 B.C. — “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.” Deuteronomy 18:18-19 RSV


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