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Keep God's place in country

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In God ? We still trust It was in my Sunday service, just before the Fourth of July, that we sang ?America.? The last verse is seldom sung, while so important: ?Our fathers? God, to thee, author of liberty, to thee we sing; long may our land be bright with freedom?s holy light; protect us by thy might, great God, our King.? This country was founded on the freedom of Christianity. History reminds us that people settled in our country, not just to find riches, but to practice their faith. In 1620, the first pilgrims arrived and signed the first legal document called ?The Mayflower Compact.? Within the document it states, ?for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith.? Some will say that the Pilgrims and the Indians gathered together to thank each other for the rewards of their labors ? not God. Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the day of Thanksgiving with a statement: ?We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; ?? Our forefathers gave credit where credit was due. Our nation, today, seems to have forgotten the importance of its deep-seated faith. We spend the money that has printed on it, ?In God We Trust,? while we enjoy the benefits of our blessings. Have we forgotten from whom they were given? George Washington kissed the Bible in his first act as president. All 50 states have constitutions that refer to God. While many, as a society, will be indifferent to God, I will continue to believe in our great nation and practice my faith proudly. Thank you, Pastor David, for your great sermon ? ?In God We Still Trust.? Charlotte James, Newcastle