History of the “Appeal to Heaven” Concept

The early church refused to acknowledge Caesar as the highest sovereign in the universal chain-of-command. Instead, they proclaimed Christ as their true King. Conflict was therefore inevitable and unavoidable. This proclamation turned the whole world upside down.

The Appeal to Heaven Flag was one of the “Independence flags” used by the American colonist’s during the American Revolution commissioned by George Washington.

Our Founding Father understood that an “Appeal to Heaven” was the last resort for any oppressed people when all other form of redress of grievances has been exhausted. They took the slogan after they had realized that years of appeals to the British Government to address their issues had fallen upon deaf ears.

The Declaration of Independence made it known to the King of England that they were going over his head to the King of Kings.

Following the American Civil War, Congress passed a law called the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which guaranteed that the newly freed slaves would have rights equal to those of white citizens. In 1868 Congress passed and the states ratified the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and its Equal Protection Clause which forbids state government from denying any person within its jurisdiction “the equal protection of the laws.” During Martin Luther Kings civil rights movement of the 1960’s, even though these rights of equality were legally (constitutionally) protected, these rights existed only on paper (both in the Bible, implicitly, and in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution explicitly), they were not being respected in practice by the civil authorities in the South. As a result, opposition, legal action and social unrest ensued as the grassroots people, recognizing that their fellow man (the civil authorities) were guilty of illegally, immorally and unconstitutionally suppressing these God-given and constitutionally protected rights, and demanded that the unrighteous oppression come to an end.

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About “Appealing to Heaven”

America is once again in the midst of a serious political, social, moral and political crisis. Nearly every right given to us by God and legally protected by the Constitution has been usurped (illegally taken) from us. First and foremost, this includes the freedom of religion. The First Amendment to the Constitution legally protects this divine right to pray and FOREVER FORBIDS the Federal Government from ever infringing on it: “Congress shall make no law… prohibiting the free exercise of religion.” Therefore, when the Supreme Court began to ban prayer and the reading of the Bible in the schools, they violated both a God-given and constitutionally protected right. The Supreme Court has and continues to violate both divine and constitutional law. This is an act of tyranny.

The situation appears to be so grave that the American people need to once again ask ourselves: “Have we now forgotten this powerful friend? Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?”

It is for these reasons that the we have adopted the “Appeal to Heaven” symbol and slogan for the next civil rights movement. This “Appeal to Heaven” movement requires that the grassroots people rise-up and cast off the yoke of our oppressors. We must DEMAND that the civil authorities cease and desist from suppressing, or denying, our God-given and constitutionally protected rights through unjust laws, unjust rulings, or by using government force to execute these unlawful edicts.

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