12/24/2017 ~ Presidential Quotes 1
PresidentialQuotesPM1.mp3 (41m 01s)
Darkness lurks in the absence of light.
Leadrship reveals true character.
1. George Washington (1789-1797)
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of
Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits,
and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
“The thing that separates the American Christian from
every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die
on his feet, than live on his knees!”
"I have often expressed my sentiments, that every man, conducting
himself as a good citizen, and being accountable to God alone for his
religious opinions, ought to be protected in worshipping the Deity
according to the dictates of his own conscience."
"Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work.
Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my
heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of
thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in
thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life.
Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled
with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ."
"Do not let any one claim to be a true American
if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics."
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be
maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to
expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
“You do well to wish to learn … above all,
the religion of Jesus Christ [In our schools].”
“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected
on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right,
which heaven itself has ordained.”
“How soon we forget history … Government is not reason,
Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire,
it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
“Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion.
The one cannot exist without the other.”
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity,
religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
... by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ... ~ Romans 12:1-3
... The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. ~ James 5:16
“Only genuine good hearts are heard by God.
All hypocrites spin percolating in their own demise.
It is the challenge of all wise to tolerate evils of the selfish.
For various moments in time, God gives leadership to the morally wise.”
– Ron Bert
2. John Adams (1797-1801)
“The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature
shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings
shall rule it by fictitious miracles?”
“Twenty times in the course of my late reading have I been on the point of
breaking out, “This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were
no religion at all!!!” But in this exclamation I would have been as fanatical
as Bryant or Cleverly. Without religion, this world would be something not
fit to be mentioned in polite company, I mean hell.”
“As the safety and prosperity of nations ultimately and essentially
depend on the protection and the blessing of Almighty God,
and the national acknowledgment of this truth is not only an
indispensable duty which the people owe to Him.”
“We recognize no sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!”
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.
It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
“Human passions unbridled by morality and religion…would break the
strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.”
“As the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense,
founded on the Christian Religion - as it has in itself no character of
enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, - and
as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility
against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that
no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an
interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
“The United States is not a Christian nation any more than
it is a Jewish or a Mohameddan nation.”
“I consider a decent respect for Christianity among
the best recommendations for public service.”
“The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed
or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom,
virtue, equity and humanity.”
“I have examined all religions, and the result is
that the Bible is the best book in the world.”
“The Bible contains the most profound philosophy, the most perfect
morality, and most refined policy, that ever was conceived upon the earth.
It is the most republican book in the world.”
“But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have
been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have
made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?”
“Religion and good morals are the only
solid foundation of public liberty and happiness”
“Liberty cannot be preserved without
a general knowledge among the people.”
“Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry
and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.”
... when a land sins against Me by persistent unfaithfulness,
I will stretch out My hand against it; ... ~ Ezekiel 14:13
... "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" ... ~ Acts 16:30-34
"True blessings only come to the faithful in heart.
Many travel mired in the self blind to the needs of others."
- Ron Bert
Bold valor triumphs as wisdom shines her truth
True leaders see God as their guide.
Darkness has no one to lead.
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