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Fresh Start Devotionals - One Nation Under God

June 8


One Nation Under God

In The Church of the Holy Trinity Vs. United States, the justices unanimously decided that America is a Christian Nation. They wrote, “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise, and in this sense, and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.” And later in the same document, they wrote, “These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.”

In 1892, the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America had no problem declaring America a Christian nation. Would anyone do the same a hundred years later?

Our coins say “In God we Trust,” yet the way most people live their lives it proves they really trust in money, not God. Prayer opens every session of Congress and the Supreme Court, but th…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions - DEPTH OF MERCY

June 8




DEPTH OF MERCY
Charles Wesley, 1707–1788
  You are kind and forgiving, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call on You. (Psalm 86:5)
Although Charles Wesley had been trained for the Anglican church ministry and had been active in religious activities, there came a time when he realized that he had never personally experienced God’s love and mercy. His crisis experience occurred on May 20, 1738, as he met with a small group of Moravian believers in the Aldersgate Hall in London, England. That evening he wrote in his journal:
  At midnight I gave myself to Christ, assured that I was safe, whether sleeping or waking. I had the continual experience of His power to overcome all temptation, and confessed, with joy and surprise, that He was able to do exceedingly abundantly for me above what I can ask or think.
Following his “heart-warming” experience at Aldersgate, Charles with his brother John developed an intense desire to bring others to a personal conversion experience and to tea…