GOD IN STATE CONSTITUTIONS

“…if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land….”    2 Corinthians 7:14

[NOTE: The State Constitution excerpts on this Page are identical to the ones in the Post, “America’s Biblical Foundation & Hope.”  The pre and post-commentary here includes some variation from the Post text.  This Page is intended to give additional ready access to the information.]

I received the following excerpts in an E-mail message.  They are drawn from the Preamble, a Clause, or Bill of Rights of our State Constitutions.

They are compelling witness to, and confirmation of, the true foundation of the United States of America:

Our Nation is founded upon the Common Law, derived from the Ten Commandments of The Holy Bible of Almighty God.

History further supports
- AND WE KNOW -
The God acknowledged in each of these excerpts,
IS THE GOD OF THE BIBLE:
T
he
One True God,
Creator of the Universe
and ALL that is therein.

~

FROM THE 50 STATE CONSTITUTIONS

[There is a short message from the E-mail originator, in red near the bottom!]

Alabama 1901, Preamble:
We the people  of the State of Alabama, invoking the  favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the  following Constitution…

Alaska 1956, Preamble:
We, the people of  Alaska , grateful to God  and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great  land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble:
We, the people of  the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble:
We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

Colorado 1876, Preamble:
We, the people of  Colorado, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe…

Connecticut 1818, Preamble:
The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of  God in permitting them to enjoy.

Delaware 1897, Preamble:
Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshiping and  serving their Creator according to the dictates of their  consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble:
We, the people of  the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…

Georgia 1777, Preamble:
We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…

Hawaii 1959, Preamble:
We, the people of Hawaii, Grateful for Divine Guidance… Establish this Constitution.

Idaho 1889, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Idaho, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings.

Illinois 1870, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble:
We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble:
We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble:
We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.

Kentucky 1891, Preamble:
We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil,  political and religious liberties…

Louisiana 1921, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy.

Maine 1820, Preamble:
We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the  Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity… And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble:
We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble:
We…the people of  Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction

Michigan 1908, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi  1890, Preamble:
We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God,  and invoking His blessing on our work.

Missouri 1845, Preamble:
We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness.  Establish this Constitution…

Montana 1889, Preamble:
We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty  establish this Constitution…

Nebraska 1875, Preamble:
We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.  Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble:
We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution…

New  Hampshire 1792,  Part I. Art. I. Sec. V.:
Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and  religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors

New  Mexico 1911, Preamble:
We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty…

New  York 1846, Preamble:
We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its  blessings

North Carolina  1868, Preamble:
We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

North Dakota  1889, Preamble:
We, the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…

Ohio 1852, Preamble:
We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common.

Oklahoma 1907,  Preamble:
Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the  blessings of liberty, establish this…

Oregon 1857, Bill of  Rights, Article I Section 2.:
All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences….

Pennsylvania  1776, Preamble:
We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His  guidance…..

Rhode  Island 1842,  Preamble:
We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing….

South  Carolina , 1778,  Preamble:
We, the people of the State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties,  do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South  Dakota 1889,  Preamble:
We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties…

Tennessee 1796, Art.  XI..III.:
That all men have a  natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…

Texas 1845,  Preamble:
We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God

Utah 1896,  Preamble:
Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution.

Vermont 1777,  Preamble:
Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man…

Virginia 1776,  Bill of Rights, XVI:
That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator,…can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience,…mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity towards each other.

Washington 1889,  Preamble:
We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the  Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution
.

West Virginia  1872, Preamble:
Since through  Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and  religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God…

Wisconsin 1848,  Preamble:
We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic  tranquility….

Wyoming 1890,  Preamble:
We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish  this Constitution…

“After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced  with the prospect that maybe,  the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong!”  Quoted from the original E-mail message.

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“I have so much faith in the general government of the world by Providence that I can hardly conceive a transaction of such momentous importance [as the framing of the Constitution]…should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenced, guided, and governed by that…beneficent Ruler in whom all inferior spirits live and move and have their being.”  Benjamin Franklin

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