The Manhattan Declaration -Life, Marriage & Religious Liberty

Today, Chuck Colson in his “2 Minute Warning” video again urged Americans to sign the Manhattan Declaration as he issues a new URGENT PLEA regarding Freedom of Religion. Read about this issue and The Manhattan Declaration below

For background information Click here to read my post October 12,2011 on Chuck Colson and his work including the Manhattan Declaration.

Today Colson states “What’s going on today is a steady drumbeat of attacks on the Christian Church and on Freedom of religion.”
Please listen and consider his call to action in the video message below.

Sign a petition against the Health and Human Services (HHS) preventative care mandate. This petition will be to sent to President Obama.
I signed it today the date of this post – It had 22,754 signatures.

Update 2018. Although you can no longer view Petition mentioned above  please examine the overall website and mission  

For the bigger picture go to

Examine the Manhattan Declaration  click here -this is work with Eternal impact.

Sign the Declaration– click here

What is the Manhattan Declaration?

It is a 4700-word Declaration on Christian conscience drafted and signed in 2009 by national religious leaders in the United States.
Drafted by Dr. Robert George, Dr. Timothy George and Chuck Colson- originally signed by more than 150 Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical Christian leaders.

To quote the website

“The central concerns of the Manhattan Declaration – Life, Marriage and Liberty –
have been treasured and defended by biblically guided churches throughout history and across traditions.  The Manhattan Declaration courageously addresses these vital issues of our day with principles that are consistent with the best values of the historic church.  Also, it helps today’s church speak with a new tone of respectful compassion in the national discourse.

Important for our Nation -The Manhattan Declaration is a statement of principles, not a political action plan.  The Declaration’s aim is to alert secular leaders and other influences of our culture that Christians of many different traditions are already united in fundamental convictions regarding biblical morality and conscience.

We are deeply concerned about legislative and judicial actions that:

deny value to the innocent, weak and aged;

dismantle historic protections and definitions for families, children and marriage;

and, impose legal strictures contrary to the constitutional freedoms long provided for people and institutions of faith in America.

The Declaration reminds the nation as well as the church that the Christian conscience is bound to Christ.  We cannot love him or our nation well if we refuse to address challenges to morality and liberty that we believe will unravel the social fabric that protects all her citizens.”

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10
The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man.” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24
This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:32-33
Religious Liberty-
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. Isaiah 61:1
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s. Matthew 22:21

Thanks for caring enough to review and consider these issues.

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