I Believe in the United States of America
“What is the United States of America? How can we believe in it if we do not know what it is? It is my opinion that most people in this country no longer know what the United States is and, therefore, they no longer believe in it.
“What is it then? Is it a people who declared their independence from King George? And what do we mean by revolution?—the war?
“John Adams said that ‘that was no part of the Revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people.'”
Importance of The American's Creed
Elizabeth Clare Prophet then spoke about the importance of “The American's Creed,” by William Tyler Page:
“Saint Germain placed upon my heart his deep desire that Americans should understand their own creed, because a creed—specifically our national creed—is the very foundation of our life. It's like the tenets of a church.
“When we no longer understand our creed or our principles, then our society and our nation begins to break down. When people cease to understand their religious creeds, like the Apostles' Creed, then their faith and their church—their religion—breaks down.
“A creed is a formula. Webster says it's ‘an authoritative formula of religious belief.' It is the nucleus, the alchemy, of what makes everything else hang together. It's your set of values, your belief system.
“Ours was written down in 1917, no doubt inspired by Saint Germain in the very hours when the Communist revolution came upon Mother Russia and when Mother Mary appeared at Fátima.”
The American's Creed, by William Tyler Page
I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet noted that when she was growing up, from the first to the twelfth grade in public school in New Jersey “every morning in school we heard the reading of a psalm, we said the Lord's Prayer, we pledged allegiance to the flag, and we recited the ‘American's Creed' by William Tyler Page.”
“The public schools no longer have this practice, and so our American youth do not have a religious creed or a patriotic creed.
“Our American's Creed must not become a mystery shrouded in the mists of the past and lost to this generation—that is Saint Germain's statement for the Fourth of July, 1980. And his initiation to me is to give to you the understanding of this creed, line by line.”
Excerpt from the Fourth of July lecture by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, I Believe in The United States of America, available on DVD.
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