14 10, 2022

American Exceptionalism

2022-10-14T12:12:42-04:00October 14th, 2022|Featured, Providential History|0 Comments

By Stephen McDowell   America is different than any nation in history. She is special. When America began in the late eighteenth century she was insignificant on the world stage, although her unique form of government and unmatched liberty would become examples to the world. Her great personal, religious, economic, and civil liberty produced advancement [...]

11 10, 2021

Columbus: Oppressor or Liberator?

2021-10-11T11:59:51-04:00October 11th, 2021|America's Holidays, Featured, Notable Individuals in History, Providential History|0 Comments

Columbus statue toppled in St. Paul on June 10 Protesters of Native American Injustices Destroy Statue of Man Who Saved Thousands of Indian Lives   Stephen McDowell Apparently Native American lives don’t matter to a group of Black Lives Matter protesters, who tore down a statue of Christopher Columbus on June 9 in [...]

28 04, 2021

Public Prayer in American History

2021-10-11T11:57:55-04:00April 28th, 2021|Providential History, The State/Government|0 Comments

The First Prayer in Congress, September 1774 Stephen McDowell   Several years ago, a bill was introduced in Congress recommending—not requiring—Americans to observe a national day of prayer and fasting in response to various violent acts in America. It was voted on under special rules for non-controversial bills and thus needed a two-thirds [...]

19 11, 2020

Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

2020-11-30T15:24:30-05:00November 19th, 2020|America's Holidays, Providential History|Comments Off on Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

By Stephen McDowell For PDF Version: Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving Innumerable blessings have been bestowed upon the United States of America. Concerning these blessings President Lincoln wrote: “No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God.” President Lincoln went [...]

3 06, 2020

Protestors and Property Rights

2020-11-19T16:00:14-05:00June 3rd, 2020|General Biblical Worldview, Providential History|Comments Off on Protestors and Property Rights

  For PDF Version: Protestors and Property Rights By Stephen McDowell   During recent protests in numerous cities throughout the United States, cars and buildings were set on fire, many stores were looted and burnt, and much property was destroyed and stolen. Some protestors, media outlets, and sideline moral busybodies have attempted to justify the lawless [...]

24 04, 2019

Christianity and the Constitution

2019-04-24T11:15:25-04:00April 24th, 2019|Featured, Providential History|0 Comments

By Stephen McDowell The United States Constitution is perhaps the most important document ever written for the benefit of mankind other than the Bible. A prestigious literary journal reveals the reason why, declaring in 1867: “The American government and Constitution is the most precious possession which the world holds, or which the future can inherit. [...]

19 04, 2019

Valley Forge: Crucible of Freedom

2019-12-10T12:14:59-05:00April 19th, 2019|Providential History|0 Comments

Stephen McDowell The winter of 1777-1778 was one of the most important in our nation’s history, for that winter was the turning point of the American Revolution. During that winter the American Army faced as great an ordeal as any army in history. Before the American Army moved into Valley Forge in December of 1777, [...]

4 06, 2018

God’s Providence in American History

2019-10-08T12:57:31-04:00June 4th, 2018|Providential History|0 Comments

By Stephen McDowell The Founders of America had a providential view of history. In an address to the United States Congress in 1866, historian George Bancroft reflected this predominant philosophy when he said: “that God rules in the affairs of men is as certain as any truth of physical science.”[1] American history is filled with [...]

31 05, 2018

The Liberty Bell

2018-08-31T13:06:23-04:00May 31st, 2018|Historic Documents, Providential History, The State/Government|0 Comments

Liberty Bell   By Stephen McDowell The Liberty Bell has been used as the logo of the Providence Foundation since near the time of our official founding in 1984. A verse from the Bible, Leviticus 25:10, is engraved on the top of the bell: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the [...]

14 05, 2018

Christian Ideas in the Declaration of Independence

2019-10-08T12:57:24-04:00May 14th, 2018|Providential History|0 Comments

By Stephen McDowell   The Declaration of Independence is a Christian document — Christian because it reflects many biblical principles, including the Christian idea of man and government, Christian self-government, biblical means of resisting tyranny, limited nature of civil government, the biblical purpose of government, to name a few. It acknowledges God and His revealed [...]