South Carolina Constitution of 1778 Article 38
1st. That there is one eternal God, and a future state of rewards and punishments.
2d. That God is publicly to be worshipped.
3d. That the Christian religion is the true religion
4th. That the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are of divine inspiration, and are the rule of faith and practice.
Did you also know that the Capitol building was also once used as a Christian church? Yep, the Treasury building was ALSO used for Christian worship services. Tell me again about this so-called "separation of church and state".
John Quincy Adams, a U. S. Senator, made frequent references to these services. Typical of his almost weekly entries are these:
"[R]eligious service is usually performed on Sundays at the Treasury office and at the Capitol. I went both forenoon and afternoon to the Treasury." October 23, 1803. 1 John Quincy Adams, Memoirs 265 (October 23, 1803).
"Attended public service at the Capitol, where Mr. Ratoon, an Episcopalian clergyman from Baltimore, preached a sermon." October 30, 1803. 1 John Quincy Adams, Memoirs 268 (October 30, 1803).
Founding Father John Jay (1745-1829) was appointed by President George Washington as the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In addition to serving on the Supreme Court, Jay had a very distinguished history of public service. He was a member of the Continental Congress (1774-76, 1778-79) and served as President of Congress (1778-79); he helped write the New York State constitution (1777); he authored the first manual on military discipline (1777); he served as Chief-Justice of New York Supreme Court (1777-78); he was appointed minister to Spain (1779); he signed the final peace treaty with Great Britain (1783); and he was elected as Governor of New York (1795- 1801). Jay is also famous as one of the three coauthors, along with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, which were instrumental in securing the ratification of the federal Constitution. John Jay was a strong Christian, serving both as vice-president of the American Bible Society (1816-21) and its president (1821- 27), and he was a member of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign (Christian) Missions
The next time you hear a godless liberal try to convince you that our country was founded on secularism look them straight in the eye and call them a liar.
I'll post more irrefuteable facts later....