The Prayer of Australia’s Parliament

Apparently, this prayer is said in Australia’s Parliament.  How long that will continue I cannot say:

“Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy special blessing upon this Parliament, and that Thou wouldst be pleased to direct and prosper the work of Thy servants to the advancement of Thy glory, and to the true welfare of the people of Australia.”

Source: https://puritanboard.com/threads/prts-the-kjv.92852/, Comment 15

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Only Christianity Can Save The West

Michael Savage, a non-Christian, understands that destroying Christianity will destroy the West.  At approximately 12:32 in the below video (Savage Nation, June 22, 2017):

“Unless there is a reversion to the basic tenets of Christianity, the morality, and the ethics of Christianity, this country is doomed, in plain English.”

Arguably, it isn’t a reversion to a generic Christianity that will save the West, but a return to the historic biblical Protestantism which helped build the West in the first place.  The first step would be for professing Protestants to actually become Protestant again.

Hawaii’s Christian Past

“Hawaii was a Christian nation before it became part of the United States. From the first part of the first Constitution proclaimed by King Kamehameha III in 1840:

Patriotism Causing Church of England to Grow

A rise in patriotism and Christian pride has accounted for a rise in the number Anglican churchgoers, a new report has found.

The proportion of people who identify themselves as Church of England worshippers has seen a small rise from 16.3 per cent in 2009 to 17.1 per cent in 2015.

And the report found the number of those who identify as non-religious has decreased in the same period.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4503752/Patriotism-account-rising-number-Christians.html

Literally Dying In Europe

The number of babies born to Muslim women worldwide will exceed the number of Christian births within the next 20 years, according to a new study.

The report, by the Pew Research Center, also predicts that Islam – already the world’s fastest-growing religion – could become the largest faith by the end of the century, with the lead researcher saying Christianity is ‘literally dying in Europe’.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4383662/Muslim-births-overtake-Christian-births-two-decades.html

When Judges Thought America Was Christian

Justice David Josiah Brewer continued: “We constantly speak of this republic as a Christian nation in fact, as the leading Christian nation of the world. This popular use of the term certainly has significance. … In no charter or constitution is there anything to even suggest that any other than the Christian is the religion of this country. In none of them is Mohammed or Confucius or Buddha in any manner noticed. In none of them is Judaism recognized other than by way of toleration of its special creed. …”

Justice Brewer concluded: “While the separation of church and state is often affirmed, there is nowhere a repudiation of Christianity as one of the institutions as well as benedictions of society. In short, there is no charter or constitution that is either infidel, agnostic, or anti-Christian. Wherever there is a declaration in favor of any religion it is of the Christian. … I could show how largely our laws and customs are based upon the laws of Moses and the teachings of Christ; how constantly the Bible is appealed to as the guide of life and the authority in question of morals.”

~U.S. Supreme Court, 1892, Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, (143 U.S. 457-458, 465-471, 36 L ed 226)

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/no-one-questioned-americas-christian-heritage-before/#uBCkryTE3lryR8ey.99

A Fundamental Change In The Form Of Christianity

Ruth of Boston; a story of the Massachusetts Bay colony (1910) (14566301968)

Pastor Matt Trewhella:

We are now seeing, in our day, the results of a Pietistic Christianity. Because the Pietists retreated from the culture, the institutions of the culture have been annexed and overtaken by pagan men. So thoroughly have they routed Christianity that their current mopping up efforts consist of not allowing Christmas to any longer be called “Christmas.” The Pietist, who has continually retreated for over 200 years, has now made his stand there in defense of Christmas, not realizing that it is his form of Christianity that has brought us to this point.

And this is my point – even if there was a great revival – there is no theological means within present day American Christianity whereby biblical morality could become public policy. There has to be a fundamental change in the form of Christianity in America in order to see it happen.

Read more: http://mercyseat.net/mscc/2012/03/17/the-destructive-influence-of-pietism-in-american-society/