Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Liberty Under God
America Repents

Congress should
  • Repent

America should

  • Repent of electing unrepentant congressmen


Q. 87. What is repentance unto life? 
A. Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner out of the true sense of his sin and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth with grief and hatred of his sin turn from it unto God, with full purpose of and endeavours after new obedience. 
The New England Primer, 1777 edition | Wikipedia | Westminster |


“If My people who are called by My Name will 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

A Proclamation by
President John Adams
ARCH 6, 1799

  • As no truth is more clearly taught in the Volume of Inspiration, nor any more fully demonstrated by the experience of all ages, than that a deep sense and a due acknowledgment of the governing providence of a Supreme Being and of the accountableness of men to Him as the searcher of hearts and righteous distributer of rewards and punishments are conducive equally to the happiness and rectitude of individuals and to the well-being of communities;
  • as it is also most reasonable in itself that men who are made capable of social acts and relations, who owe their improvements to the social state, and who derive their enjoyments from it, should, as a society, make their acknowledgments of dependence and obligation to Him who hath endowed them with these capacities and elevated them in the scale of existence by these distinctions;
  • as it is likewise a plain dictate of duty and a strong sentiment of nature that in circumstances of great urgency and seasons of imminent danger earnest and particular supplications should be made to Him who is able to defend or to destroy;
  • as, moreover, the most precious interests of the people of the United States are still held in jeopardy by the hostile designs and insidious acts of a foreign nation, as well as by the dissemination among them of those principles, subversive of the foundations of all religious, moral, and social obligations, that have produced incalculable mischief and misery in other countries;
  • and as, in fine, the observance of special seasons for public religious solemnities is happily calculated to avert the evils which we ought to deprecate and to excite to the performance of the duties which we ought to discharge by calling and fixing the attention of the people at large to the momentous truths already recited, by affording opportunity to teach and inculcate them by animating devotion and giving to it the character of a national act:

For these reasons I have thought proper to recommend, and I do hereby recommend accordingly, that Thursday, the 25th day of April next, be observed throughout the United States of America as a day of solemn humiliation, fasting, and prayer; that the citizens on that day abstain as far as may be from their secular occupations, devote the time to the sacred duties of religion in public and in private; that they

  • Some have suggested that Adams was a Unitarian who doubted the divinity of Christ. Yet his official acts as President were Trinitarian. Legal effect is determined objectively, not subjectively.
    call to mind our numerous offenses against the Most High God, confess them before Him with the sincerest penitence,
  • implore His pardoning mercy, through the Great Mediator and Redeemer, for our past transgressions,
  • and that through the grace of His Holy Spirit we may be disposed and enabled to yield a more suitable obedience to His righteous requisitions in time to come;
Piety, in principle, is a compound of veneration or reverence of the Supreme Being and love of his character, or veneration accompanied with love; and piety in practice is the exercise of these affections in obedience to his will and devotion to his service.
Noah Webster, 1st ed., 1828.
• that He would interpose to arrest the progress of that impiety and licentiousness in principle and practice so offensive to Himself and so ruinous to mankind;
• that He would make us deeply sensible that "righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people;" [Proverbs 14:34]
• that He would turn us from our transgressions and turn His displeasure from us;
• that He would withhold us from unreasonable discontent, from disunion, faction, sedition, and insurrection;
• that He would preserve our country from the desolating sword;
• that He would save our cities and towns from a repetition of those awful pestilential visitations under which they have lately suffered so severely, and that the health of our inhabitants generally may be precious in His sight;
• that He would favor us with fruitful seasons and so bless the labors of the husbandman as that there may be food in abundance for man and beast;
• that He would prosper our commerce, manufactures, and fisheries, and give success to the people in all their lawful industry and enterprise;
• that He would smile on our colleges, academies, schools, and seminaries of learning, and make them nurseries of sound science, morals, and religion;
• that He would bless all magistrates, from the highest to the lowest, give them the true spirit of their station, make them a terror to evil doers and a praise to them that do well;
• that He would preside over the councils of the nation at this critical period, enlighten them to a just discernment of the public interest, and save them from mistake, division, and discord;
• that He would make succeed our preparations for defense and bless our armaments by land and by sea;
• that He would put an end to the effusion of human blood and the accumulation of human misery among the contending nations of the earth by disposing them to justice, to equity, to benevolence, and to peace;
• and that he would extend the blessings of knowledge, of true liberty, and of pure and undefiled religion throughout the world.

And I do also recommend that with these acts of humiliation, penitence, and prayer fervent thanksgiving to the Author of All Good be united for the countless favors which He is still continuing to the people of the United States, and which render their condition as a nation eminently happy when compared with the lot of others.
    Given etc.

[From C. F. Adams's Works of John Adams, Vol. IX, p. 172.]
Messages and Papers of the Presidents, John Adams, vol. 1, p.274-76

The Bible says that if we obey God's Commandments, He will bless us. Learn about God's blessings here.

That same Bible says that if we disobey God's Law, He will send curses upon us.

Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26 set forth some of the blessings we can expect if we obey, and the curses which will hunt us down if we disobey. Among the curses listed in Deuteronomy 28 include crop failure, livestock shortages, infertility, slumping production, spoilation, vandalism, fungus, disease, pests, sickness, drought, hemorrhoids, eczema, mental illness, broken marriages, eminent domain, confiscation, military drafts, centralized government, debt, (and at verse 45 I quit and say) etc.

In 1892 the Supreme Court of the United States agreed that we are a Christian nation. America was the most prosperous and admired nation in history.

In the 20th century, the federal government declared itself to be God, and denied any obligation to follow America's Founding Fathers and seek the blessing of God.

America has gone from the most prosperous and admired nation on earth, to a pornographic warmonger nation that is bankrupt and despised.

Bankruptcy and debt are explicitly spelled out in the Bible as curses upon a disobedient nation. God has thus far withheld most of the curses we deserve.

The debt-curse now rearing its head over the United States is a result of our shift in religion and our shift in behavior.

Religious Shift

Both before and after the ratification of the Constitution, America as a nation acknowledged its duty to be a nation "under God." The modern Supreme Court has repudiated that duty, making America an officially atheistic nation. Never mind that every single person who signed the Constitution believed that America was and must always be a nation under God, and must always acknowledge its duty to God, the Court frankly admitted in ALLEGHENY COUNTY v. GREATER PITTSBURGH ACLU, 492 U.S. 573 (1989):

This Court, however, squarely has rejected the proposition that the Establishment Clause is to be interpreted in light of any favoritism for Christianity that may have existed among the Founders of the Republic. (

The Court violates the central assumption of American Constitutional interpretation: that the document is to be interpreted in light of the original intent of its Framers. The Court now believes it can make the Constitution "mean" anything it wants. And what the Court wants is to "be as god." And that means getting the real God out of the way by declaring, as the Allegheny Court went on to say, that

This is a lie. The Framers of the Constitution intended no such mandate, and never observed any such mandate. Just as all individuals have a duty to worship God, so do nations. America's Founding Fathers honored that duty. The Constitution did not repeal that duty. (The duty to "remain secular," in this particular case, means the duty of the government not to acknowledge Christmas.)

Behavior Shift

The United States used to be committed to obeying the Ten Commandments, also known as "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."

The United States now seems committed to flagrantly disobeying as many of God's Commandments as is humanly possible.

America is doomed.

But God will be merciful if we repent, and we can once again enjoy His blessings if we pursue "Liberty Under God" rather than security under man.

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