Christmas Prayer from Lunar Orbit

The astronauts of Apollo 8 (the first manned mission to the moon) entered orbit around the moon on Christmas Eve, 1968. While circling the moon, the three astronauts hosted a live telecast in which all three read from Genesis 1 and then Frank Borman delivered a special Christmas greeting. WallBuilders Collection includes a document signed [...]

By |2019-02-06T13:48:30+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Christmas – 1844

Christmas in Early America In America's early years, the celebration of Christmas was a subject of heated debate among Christians, and the lines between the opposing views were drawn largely according to church affiliation. Those from the High Church (e.g., Anglicans, Catholics, Episcopalians, etc., which practiced a more formal tradition of worship), tended to support [...]

By |2019-01-02T13:29:31+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Christmas With the Presidents

Christmas with the Presidents 1The White House observance of Christmas before the twentieth century was not an official event. First families decorated the house modestly with greens and privately celebrated the Yuletide with family and friends. Christmas in Early America: the Pilgrims and Puritans of New England found no Biblical precedent for a public celebration [...]

By |2019-01-02T13:29:36+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Historical Accounts of Thanksgiving

Historical Accounts of the Pilgrims' First ThanksgivingAt length, autumn being far advanced, and their first summer’s harvest of Indian corn being gathered in, they fitted their houses, and made their arrangements against the coming winter. And now, while some were employed in service abroad, and some in fishing, to furnish for each family a goodly [...]

By |2018-12-11T11:05:15+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Celebrating Thanksgiving In America

Celebrating Thanksgiving in America  The tradition introduced by European Americans of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back well over four centuries in America. For example, such thanksgivings occurred in 1541 at Palo Duro Canyon, Texas with Coronado and 1,500 of his men; 1 in 1564 at St. Augustine, [...]

By |2018-12-11T11:05:27+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

No, Revisionists, Thanksgiving is not a Day of Mourning

No, Revisionists, Thanksgiving is not a Day of Mourning by David Barton Just before Thanksgiving, I discussed the origins of the holiday on Glenn Beck’s show The Vault.[1] I understand the program has been used profitably by teachers throughout America. After a college professor showed the episode to a class, a student sent him eleven [...]

By |2018-12-11T11:05:41+00:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Discovering Columbus

Columbus on Trial For over 500 year Christopher Columbus enjoyed a seat in the pantheon of American history. Being the discovery of the New World came with well earned advantages. During the early days of our nation books, poems, and statues were made celebrating the man and his mission. Cities were named in his [...]

By |2018-12-11T11:05:47+00:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on Discovering Columbus

1789 Inauguration Eyewitness

The 1789 inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States under the Constitution was a very important event. It established several precedents for inaugurations that have withstood the test of time, including many religious activities. Congress had set up a basic procedure for the inauguration but there were some of the [...]

By |2018-11-21T12:48:47+00:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library|Comments Off on 1789 Inauguration Eyewitness

First Federal Budget: 1789

Below is an interesting item from WallBuilders' collection -- the first federal budget of the United States, dated July 9, 1789. This budget takes up only about 1/2 page of the newspaper it's printed in, The Gazette of the United States (July 18, 1789). Here's the complete front page, the budget is on the top [...]

By |2018-11-12T04:50:11+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Historical Document, Library, Uncategorized|Comments Off on First Federal Budget: 1789

No Noble Savage: The World Columbus Found

All arguments making Christopher Columbus a villain comparable with Adolf Hitler[i] or Saddam Hussain [ii] start with the premise that the world he discovered was populated by peaceful inhabitants who lived in a golden age. It was only with the introduction of the white man, critics claim, that this paradise was destroyed by the tyrannical [...]

By |2018-11-21T10:35:51+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Issues and Articles, Library|Comments Off on No Noble Savage: The World Columbus Found