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Merry CHRISTmas and a message from FACE

December 23, 2010

God’s Appointed Time

When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law. (Galatians 4:4)

“When the fullness of time had come”—these startling words indicate an ordained sequence in the affairs of God and men. Our Founders called it “Providence” always with a capital letter to indicate its source in God’s governance of the universe.

In this 2010 Christmas season, as our world and our nation struggle on, HOPE resides in the certainty of God’s Providence over the sparrow’s fall and the confounding issues of men.

Let’s be reminded that in God’s Providence, our nation has a particular place in Christ’s story: while Israel was God’s chosen nation, America is the nation that chose God. John Quincy Adams spoke for the Founding generation when he said, “Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birth-day of the Saviour?”

As we celebrate Christmas 2010, we at the Foundation for American Christian Education celebrate God’s Providence—the hope and certainty that it gives us—and the privilege we have as Americans to be the nation that chose God in our beginnings.

The Christian History of the Constitution of the united States of America: Christian Self-Government, Chesapeake: Foundation for American Christian Education, 1960, p. XI.

Law & Equity – This article introduces the Biblical, historical and practical meaning and application of law and equity to both individual self-government and national civil government.

Noah Webster, God’s Law & the United States Constitution – “The foundation of American constitutionalism was an understanding by the American people of the Gospel and Biblical law.” Noah Webster. This article surveys the history of the idea of constitutionalism from its roots in Christianity to its final expression.

Warren Burger & the Christian History of the U.S. Constitution – This article addresses the Christian roots of the Constitution. “The highest glory of the American Revolution, said John Quincy Adams, was that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.” (The Christian History of the Constitution: Christian Self-Government, p. 372)

The Christian Roots of Our Constitution – This article explains that the record of America as a Christian nation resides in the documented history of her founding. The rediscovery of the Christian foundation of our country and its form of government can restore Christian leadership to America.


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