A day to give
thanks to God for the many blessings bestowed upon us. The
liberal elite who controls the educational establishment would
have the people of this nation believe that something other than
giving thanks to God is what this holiday is about. They have
tried in the past and continue to try to rewrite history. By
removing and or altering the religious and moral convictions of
the founding fathers, it becomes easier to modify the moral
constraints of society today.
A brief history of
Thanksgiving day in America was in 1621. Gov. William Bradford of
Plymouth Colony set Dec. 13th "as a time for being thankful
and showing gratitude to Almighty God for the bounties received
in this land of hardship and struggle". The celebration
lasted three days.
The first attempt
to make Thanksgiving a national holiday came in 1789. Pres.
George Washingtons proclamation:
Now therefore I do
recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th of November next, to be
devoted by the people of these States to the service of that
great and glorious Being, who is the Beneficent Author of all the
good that was, that is, or that will be; and that we may then all
unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His
kind care and protection of the people of this country, previous
to their becoming a nation; for signal manifold mercies, and
favorable interpositions of His providence, in the course and
conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity,
union and plenty which we have enjoyed; for the peaceable and
rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish
Constitutions of Government for our safety and happiness, and
particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the
civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the
means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and,
in general, for all the great and various favors, which He has
been pleased to confer upon us.
In 1795 Pres.
Washington once again called for another national day of
Thanksgiving. But it was not to be an annual national holiday
until 1863. That year Pres. Abraham Lincoln by proclamation set
aside the last Thursday of November as a national day of giving
thanks. His proclamation:
The year that is
drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of
fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are
so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from
which they come, others have been added, which are of so
extraordinary a nature that they cannot fail to penetrate and
soften the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever
watchful providence of almighty God. In the midst of a civil war
of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed
to foreign states to invite and provoke their aggressions, peace
has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained,
the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has
prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military
conflict...I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every
part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and who
are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the
last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and
praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens...
So as not to leave
the liberal democrats out of this brief history, let me add the
1938 Thanksgiving day proclamation of Pres. Franklin Roosevelt:
our earliest recorded history, Americans have thanked God for
their blessings. In our deepest natures, in our very souls, we,
like all mankind, since the earliest origin of mankind, turn to
God in time of happiness. In God we trust."
Contrary to what
the liberal elite would have us to believe, these presidential
proclamations show us without doubt that this nation was founded
and established upon and by Godly principles. Including the
establishment of a national holiday to give thanks unto the Lord
God Almighty, for all of His wonderful blessings.
Therefore, let us
offer up sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord God.
Bless His Holy Name. Praise be to God Most High, God Most Holy.
He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and all that is
therein. Praise His Holy Name. Give Him thanks for He has given
us salvation in His Son Jesus the Christ. Give God thanks for His
love; John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life." ; Eph 2:8 "For by
grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it
is the gift of God." ; Rms 10:8-10 "But what does it
say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart (that
is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with
your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God
raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart
one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is
made unto salvation."
Hallelujah . Amen.
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