September 17th marks the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution in Philadelphia by delegates of 12 states. It is our solemn opportunity to celebrate Constitution Day!
Did you know…
- We have an enduring Constitution? Since the Bill of Rights (over 200 years), it has only been amended 16 times.
- That most countries give governments expanded, nearly unlimited powers while our Constitution limits the federal government to only those powers stated in the Constitution and amendments. In other words, Americans are to be self-governed under God’s government.
- Scholars have determined that our Constitution is based upon the principles of the Bible. That is why John Adams, our second President stated:
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
- Founding Father Noah Webster also believed in the Biblical basis of our government. He wrote:
The religion which has introduced civil liberty (in America), is the religion of Christ and his apostles… to this we owe our free constitutions of government.
Constitution Day provides a great opportunity to teach our children, those in church, family members, or our class.
Please enjoy two documents, including a Constitution Day skit, entitled America and Christianity: What’s the Connection? that we have placed in Dropbox for you. You can access Dropbox here.
To continue your study on the Constitution join us each month starting in October, for the Lessons in Liberty Lecture series on The Bible and The Constitution. Learn more here.