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As a Christian, I have never used the three arguments made by Julian Torrey. The facts I have always used are the actual words from signers of the Constitution, Congress and from the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1854, Congress acknowledged: “The great, vital, and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and the divine truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Also this, from records of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, 1854, citing a report by Rep. James Meacham: “Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle. … In this age, there can be no substitute for Christianity. … That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.”
And from Elias Boudinot, president of the Continental Coungress, a signer of the peace treaty ending the American Revolution, a framer of the Bill of Rights and the first attorney admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar: “Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned. … Let us earnestly call and beseech Him, for Christ’s sake, to preside in our councils. … We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the spirit of God, whose divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning … in order to open the meeting with prayer.”
There are many such proofs, all in the archives for anyone to see.
— Gary Frye
Concord
County commissioners are to Rowan County as Presidents Bush and Obama are to America … It will take years to overcome!
— C.E. Earnhardt
Salisbury

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