The Constitution and Separation of Church and State

The Constitution and Separation of Church and State

Everybody talks about Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson wrote a now infamous letter to the Danbury Baptists that’s known as the greatest historical influence on separation of church and state or how government and religion relate to each other in our society. In the United States Constitution this concept is significant. In this Lost Episode in American […]

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Lost Episode for September 1

Lost Episode for September 1

Written by on September 2, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton During the War of 1812, the British invaded Washington, DC, burned the Capitol, and forcing President James and Dolly Madison to flee the White House. On September 1, 1814, a somber but resolute Madison declared: “Whereas the enemy by a sudden incursion have succeeded in invading the capitol of the nation…during their […]

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Lost Episode for August 30

Lost Episode for August 30

Written by on August 30, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 30, 1776, the American cause was hanging by a thread. During the final days of August in 1776, Gen. George Washington and his army had been soundly defeated and found themselves hopelessly surrounded by Gen. William Howe and his superior British forces on Brooklyn Heights in New York. With their […]

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Lost Episode for August 30

Lost Episode for August 30

Written by on August 29, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton Rev. Charles G. Finney was born on August 29, 1792. As an apprentice to become an attorney, Finney read so many Scriptural references in Blackstone’s Law Commentaries that he bought a Bible, began to study it, and eventually came to faith in Christ. Finney became a prominent leader in the Second Great […]

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Lost Episode for August 27

Lost Episode for August 27

Written by on August 28, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton Bishop James Madison was born on August 27, 1749 and was a cousin to the U. S. President of the same name. Bishop Madison was President of the College of William and Mary, served as chaplain of the Virginia House of Delegates and organized his students into a militia company over which […]

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Lost Episode for August 26

Lost Episode for August 26

Written by on August 27, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 26, 1783, General George Washington addressed Congress in session at Princeton, New Jersey, graciously accepting their accolades but humbly reminding them that the credit for the victory over Great Britain should go to many others, especially to God: “Notwithstanding Congress seems to estimate the value of my life beyond any […]

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Lost Episode for August 25

Lost Episode for August 25

Written by on August 26, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 25, 1789, George Washington’s mother Mary died at 82 years of age. Prior to that, he had paid a visit to his mother, who was struggling with cancer, soon after he had received the notification of his unanimous election as President of the United States. Washington’s final farewell to his […]

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Lost Episode for August 22

Lost Episode for August 22

Written by on August 23, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton One of the wealthiest men in Virginia, George Mason was the primary author of the Virginia Constitution and the Virginia Bill of Rights and is often called the “Father of the Bill of Rights” because of his insistence that such rights be enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. Although he was a delegate […]

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Lost Episode for August 20

Lost Episode for August 20

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 20, 1778, General George Washington wrote to Brigadier General Thomas Nelson of Virginia from White Plains, New York, reflecting on some recent victories, notably at Saratoga: “It is not a little pleasing, nor less wonderful to contemplate, that after two years…undergoing the strangest vicissitudes that perhaps ever attended any one […]

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Lost Episode for August 18

Lost Episode for August 18

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 18, 1790, President George Washington replied to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island: “The Citizens of the United States of America… All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one […]

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Lost Episode for August 17

Lost Episode for August 17

Written by on August 18, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton On August 17, 1858, candidate Abraham Lincoln gave a campaign speech on slavery in Lewiston, Illinois. Lincoln spoke passionately and eloquently about our God-given rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence: “[T]he Fathers of the Republic…, in old Independence Hall, said to the whole world of men: “We hold these truths to […]

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Lost Episode for August 16

Lost Episode for August 16

Written by on August 16, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was a signer of the United States Constitution. Having studied under the Sir William Blackstone at Oxford, Pinckney became a successful lawyer and helped write the South Carolina Constitution. He also fought in the battles of Brandywine and Germantown under George Washington, was a P.O.W. for two years, and […]

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Prayer Targets: Floyd on Fasting; Christian Genocide; Hope for Marriage; a Holy Fast; Israel; More

Prayer Targets: Floyd on Fasting; Christian Genocide; Hope for Marriage; a Holy Fast; Israel; More

Written by on August 14, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Pierre Bynum Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. Matthew 17:21 Dear Praying Friends, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, current President of the Southern Baptist Convention, in his 2009 book told how prayer and fasting changed his life and his congregation. What he learned has helped pastors and churches of many denominations. […]

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Lost Episode for August 12

Lost Episode for August 12

Written by on August 12, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton After the defeat of the Union Army at the Battle of Bull Run, Congress asked for and President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation on Monday, August 12, 1861, calling for a National Day of Humiliation, Prayer, and Fasting, which states in part: “Whereas it is fit and becoming in all people, at […]

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Lost Episode for August 10

Lost Episode for August 10

Written by on August 10, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton Born on August 10, 1753, Edmund Jennings Randolph was born on August 10, 1753. He was a member of the Continental Congress and delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Virginia. On June 28, 1787, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, following the historic appeal for prayer by the venerable Dr. Benjamin Franklin, […]

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Lost Episode for August 8

Lost Episode for August 8

Written by on August 9, 2014 in Founding Fathers with 0 Comments

By Kenyn Cureton With the British continuing their build-up for a massive campaign in New York, General George Washington had to bow out of a speaking engagement before Officers and Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Associators [militia]. On August 8, 1776, General Washington communicated his regrets and a word of encouragement: “[T]there can be no doubt […]

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