American Minute with Bill Federer June 12 - 41st President & America's Faith
American Minute with Bill Federer
June 12 - 41st President & America's Faith
He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his WWII service in the Pacific.
studied at Yale, was a Congressman, Ambassador to the U.N., CIA
director and Vice-President under Ronald Reagan before becoming the 41st
His name was George H.W. Bush, born JUNE 12, 1924.
George H.W. Bush told Amish and Mennonite leaders in Lancaster, PA, March 22, 1989:
and I went to China as your emissary...in 1974, and we had wondered
about the family in China - Communist country, totalitarian...We knew
that there had been almost entire banning on practicing and teaching
Christianity...This was right after the Cultural Revolution."
In his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1989, President Bush said:
have just repeated word for word the oath taken by George Washington
200 years ago, and the Bible on which I place my hand is the Bible on
which he placed his...And my first act as President is a prayer. I ask
you to bow your heads..."
February 22, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed Joint Resolution
164 declaring 1990 the International Year of Bible Reading:
"Among the great books produced throughout the history of mankind, the Bible has been prized above all others...
Bible has had a critical impact upon the development of Western
civilization...It was a biblical view of man - one affirming the dignity
and worth of the human person, made in the image of our Creator - that
inspired the principles upon which the United States is founded...
historic speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
provide compelling evidence of the role Scripture played in shaping the
struggle against slavery and discrimination...We recall the words of
the prophet Isaiah, who declared, 'The grass withereth, the flower
fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand forever.'...
When you have read the Bible you will know that it is the Word of God...
THEREFORE, I, GEORGE BUSH, President of the United States of America,
do hereby proclaim the year 1990 as the International Year of Bible
Reading. I invite all Americans to discover the great inspiration and
knowledge that can be obtained through thoughtful reading of the Bible."
On May 3, 1990, President George Bush declared a National Day of Prayer:
great faith that led our Nation's Founding Fathers to pursue this bold
experience in self-government has sustained us in uncertain and
perilous times...Like them, we do very well to recall our 'firm
reliance on the protection of Divine Providence,'...and to pray for
continued help and guidance from our wise and loving Creator."
President George Bush stated in his 1992 National Day of Prayer Proclamation:
our individual religious convictions may be, each of us is invited to
join in this National Day of Prayer...Each of us can echo this timeless
prayer of Solomon, the ancient king who prayed for, and received, the
gift of wisdom:
Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave
us or forsake us; so that He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in
all His ways...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord
is God; there is no other.'"
In his Christmas Message, December 8, 1992, President George H.W. Bush stated:
we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, whose life offers us a model
of dignity, compassion, and justice, we renew our commitment to
peace...Christ made clear the redemptive value of giving of oneself for
heroic actions of our veterans, the lifesaving work of our scientists
and physicians, and generosity of countless individuals who voluntarily
give of their time, talents, and energy to help others-all have
enriched humankind and affirmed the importance of our Judeo-Christian
heritage in shaping our government and values."
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