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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.

The first 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 Washington’s 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:

"Thus from 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."

Praise God. Hallelujah . Amen.

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