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All About The History of The United States of America

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James

Men Never Learn From History!

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History!

It is a heart problem!


Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

Two Basic Reasons For Our Failing Our History Lesson!

•The Removing Of The Anchoring Landmarks

We have steadily almost imperceptibly at times removed one by one the great principles that were part of the formulation of the United States of America. We have been busy for generations removing the anchoring landmarks that came as a result of the revivals God blessed this country with in its early years by the preaching of the word of GOD. We have disobeyed the commandment in Proverbs 22:28-

"Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set."

•The Departure from the BIBLE

What was the catalyst or reason for this downward spiral? Are you ready!

The eyes of men everywhere had been clouded over with cataracts because of our apostasy or departure from the BIBLE … God’s word (and more exactly including the multiplicity of translations and corruption's to God's written word).

This apostasy began in America in the BIBLE SCHOOLS early in the last century (1901) when Philip Schaff (with other rank liberals who had rot-gut unbelief in God's word within their hearts) colluded with the English RV committee of 1885 (Westcott and Hort) to produce the American Standard Version (ASV), also known as "the Rock of Bible Honesty" by the scholars, or more accurately, by Bible believers, as a prime example of a new age version of a corrupted bible.

•It is to the Baptist's

 ... that we owe primarily ... our religious freedom, and it is Roger Williams [of Rhode Island] in particular, that is the most important contributor of our religious freedom we enjoy in the United States of America. The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience is the primary document, which provided the underlying principals for religious freedom, which in turn gave rise to the then future documents of The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution and The Bill Of Rights.

United States History Primer

All About  The Foundation That Was Established American History

We have steadily almost imperceptibly at times removed one by one the great principles that were part of the formulation of this nation. The Bloody Tenet of Persecution for Cause of Conscience Roger Williams (1644) John Clarke & Obadiah Holmes Sufferers for the Cause of Christ .

All About The Foundation Was Established ... In Government In Government

The design of the government foundation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bay Colony was primarily by John Cotton (1584-1652), and Richard Mather (1596-1669).

Our forefathers acknowledged the dependence of our Nation upon God, and recognized the Bible as the foundation of its laws and the supreme ruler of its conduct.

All About The Foundation Was Established... In True Religion In Religion

It would be in America (among the Gentile nations) at the latter end of the church age where some of the greatest moving of the Holy Ghost would occur in revivals experienced by God's people.


All About The Foundation Was Established ... In Education In Education

Our first educational system was born out of John Cotton's book: Milk For Babes, Drawn out of The Breasts of both Testaments, 1646, and in its condensed form, became the New England Primer which is how many earlier generations of Americans migrating west learned their ABC's.

All About Church And State Church and State

For over 170 years the United States Supreme Court always maintained that the phrase: "a wall of separation between Church and State" meant that Congress should not choose any one single Christian denomination in order to make it the "state" denomination.

All About The Salient Points In American History Salient Points

The very first book to be printed in the United States was The New England Primer, and it was used in our public schools for 200 years thereafter.

Our forefathers believed that religion and morality could not be divorced from politics.

The Supreme Court said we must "select and prefer" Christians for our elected rulers (or officials).

All About The United States Constitution" US Constitution

We can not begin to show the text of the Constitution of the United States without first discussing the importance of a meeting between two men. These two men are James Madison and John Leland ... a BAPTIST preacher.

When the Constitution was presented to Virginia, Baptists such as John Leland were vehement in their opposition to the Constitution—not because it was a secular document but because it contained no guarantees for absolute religious liberty. God was working in the affairs of men!

All About Great Quotes By Our Founding Fathers Great Quotes

"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.

Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

All About James Madison James Madison

"We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it.

We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

All About The New England Primer New England Primer

The New England Primer was a textbook used by students in New England and in other English settlements in North America.

It was first printed in Boston in 1690 by Benjamin Harris who had published a similar volume in London.

It was used by students into the 19th century. Over five million copies of the book were sold.

All About The New England Primer In Pictures New England Primer

It was the intent of the colonists that all children should learn to read and in 1642 Puritan Massachusetts passed a law stating this.

They believed that an inability to read was Satan's attempt to keep people from the Scriptures.

The New England Primer followed a tradition of combining the study of the alphabet with Bible reading.

All About John Clarke John Clarke

Dr. Clarke had started the first Baptist church in America, been persecuted for his faith and practice.

He invested his life in the pursuit of liberty for Rhode Island and supported himself while in England.

He established a free school that provided for the free education of its students. This was the first free school on the shores of America.

All About Obadiah HolmesObadiah Holmes

Religious freedom was bought at a tremendous price by the blood of Baptists for those of us in the United States of America.

Religious freedom came to us through Baptist believers in Jesus Christ.

They are the Bible-believing people to whom we owe much of our freedoms that we enjoy to this very day.

All About Shubal Stearns Shubal Stearns
God’s instrument used to multiply, by revival, the New Testament Baptist churches throughout the south-eastern United States.

Born in Boston January 28 1706, went with THE LORD, November 20, 1771 at Sandy Creek, North Carolina.

One man who heard George Whitfield preach in Tolland, Connecticut, in 1745 was a Shubal Stearns … a lost Congregationist.

[This Shubal Stearns was one the thousands to get saved during this time of the [GREAT AWAKENING].

All About Biographies of the Baptized Believers Biographies of Baptized Believers

Broaddus, Andrew; Brown, Chad; Bunyan, John; Burns, Jabez; Carey, William; Carroll, B.H; Clark, John; Colgate, Samuel; Colgate, William; Craig, Elijah; Craig, Lewis; Dunster, Henry; Furman, Richard; Harriss, Samuel; Holmes, Obadiah; Hubmaier, Balthasar; Ireland, James; Lane, Dutton; Leland, John; Manning, James; Mercer, Jessie; Sattler, Michael; Simons, Menno; Smyth, John; Stearns, Shubal; Wightman, Valentine.

All About William Cathcarts Essays Cathcarts Essays

Baptist History:

The Novatianists, The Donatists, The Albigenses, The Henricians, The Petrobrussians, The Anabaptists

The Novatian, the distinguished founder of the community that bore his name, is known among Greek ecclesiastical writers as Novatus.

He was not Novatus of Carthage, a presbyter of that city, who sorely vexed the imperious soul of Cyprian, and who came to Rome and united with Novatian in efforts to maintain gospel purity in the churches.

All About The Trail Of BloodThe Trail of Blood

J.M. Carroll - Baptist History:

I want now to call your attention to some of the landmarks, or ear-marks of this religion--the Christian Religion.

If you and I are to trace it down through 20 long centuries, and especially down through 1,200 years of midnight darkness, darkened by rivers and seas of martyr blood, then we will need to know well these marks.

All About Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson

"I trust that the God of Isaac and of Jacob will protect you, and give you health in my absence, in him alone we ought to trust, he alone can preserve, and guide us through this troublesome world, and I am sure he will hear your prayers.

We are told that the prayers of the righteous prevaileth much, and I add mine for your health and preservation until we meet again."

All About The Two Tales The Two Deweys

In the public schools "absolutes" were taught and discipline existed. It is the reason why the first Dewey (George Dewey) could say to his teacher, "I never cease to be grateful to you.

You made a man of me. But for the thrashing you gave me, I would probably be a state prisoner."

All About Abraham LincolnAbrahma Lincoln

Year’s later in a reply to a preacher of The Gospel of Jesus Christ who had asked Abraham Lincoln if he was a Christian.

 Abraham Lincoln said this:

"When I left Springfield, (Illinois) I asked the people to pray for me;
I was not a Christian.

All About Thomas Stonewall JacksonThomas Stonewall Jackson

 These casualties exceed the nation's loss in all its other wars, from the Revolution through Vietnam. [Abraham Lincoln finally realized this cost after the Battle of Gettysburg.]

"The assertion of the sovereignty and reserved rights of the States, and the strict limitation of those of the Central Government, with the advocacy of a simple and unambitious exercise of its delegated powers, which were inculcated by Mr. Jefferson ... "

All About Alvin C. York Alvin York

After his platoon had suffered heavy casualties and 3 other noncommissioned officers had become casualties, Cpl. York assumed command.

Fearlessly leading 7 men, he charged with great daring a machinegun nest which was pouring deadly and incessant fire upon his platoon.

In this heroic feat the machinegun nest was taken, together with 4 officers and 128 men and several guns.

All About George Washington's BaptismGeorge Washington

None of the numerous sesquicentennial events in our land has deeper significance than the dedication of a college chapel in the heart of the country in memory of John Gano “the fighting chaplain” of the Revolutionary War and a close friend of George Washington.

It has long been asserted by those in the best position to know, that General Washington insisted on being baptized by Chaplain Gano.

All About George Washington's Baptism - Direct EvidenceGeorge Washington

1. In the first of the three lines of transmission there are two testimonies, as follows:
Georgetown, Ky.
Aug. 16, 1889

“I am the grandson of Rev. John Gano, now in my eighty-third year, and the brother of Mrs. Margaret Ewing. I was raised from my fifth year to manhood by Mrs. Margaret Hubbell (nee Gano), I have heard her say that her father baptized (immersed) General Washington.

 All About George Washington's Baptism - Circumstantial Evidence - Part 1George Washington

This proves nothing although eminent jurists can be quoted insisting that circumstantial evidence may be more convincing than direct evidence, being less subject to impeachment. All that need be said in the present case is that a comprehensive view of pertinent circumstances removes completely one’s first thought of utter improbability as to the alleged fact.

All About George Washington's Baptism - Circumstantial Evidence - Part 2George Washington


Baptists were at that time generally despised and spoken against.

One thing, however, was greatly in their favor. They were true to the American cause.

All About George Washington's Baptism - Circumstantial Evidence - Part 3George Washington


Washington was intimately acquainted with Gano.

 There is no evidence that the two men had met before the war.

The Pilgrims ProgressThe Pilgrims Progress


In the Similitude of a Dream

{10} As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain
place where was a Den , and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and, as I
slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed with
rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in
his hand, and a great burden upon his back. [Isa. 64:6; Luke 14:33; Ps. 38:4;
Hab. 2:2; Acts 16:30,31] I looked, and saw him open the book, and read
therein; and, as he read, he wept, and trembled; and, not being able longer to
contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, "What shall I do?" [Acts

The Memory of Our Fathers by Lyman Beecher Lyman Beecher

Lyman Beecher, 1775-1863, a famous Congregational minister wrote the following:

We are called upon to cherish with high veneration and grateful recollections, the memory of our fathers. Both the ties of nature and the dictates of policy demand this. And surely no nation had ever less occasion to be ashamed of its ancestry, or more occasion for gratulation in that respect; for while most nations trace their origin to barbarians, the foundations of our nation were laid by civilized men, by Christians.