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5/27/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 7


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Darkness slides without direction.
Not keeping God’s divine truths destroys cultures.

12. Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)

“The Bible is the best of books, and I wish it were in the hands of every
one. It is indispensable to the safety and permanence of our institutions.
A free government can not exist without religion and morals, and there
cannot be morals without religion. Especially should the Bible be placed in
the hands of the young. It is the best school book in the world. I would that
all our people were brought up under the influence of that holy book.”

Without Faith in God Societies Crumble

           Bible is the best books
                  Religion ↔ Morals
                                  ↓
                              Safety
                                  ↓
         Permanence of our Institutions
                  ↙                              ↘
  Best School Book           Free Government  


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged
sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12


All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16


He who disdains instruction despises his own soul,
But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding. ~ Proverbs 15:32


“A strong reputation is like a good bonfire. When you have one kindled it's
easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to
piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it...You'll wake up with ashes.”

"But he who endures to the end shall be saved." ~ Matthew 24:13

“The only ground of hope for the continuance of our free institutions is in
the proper moral and religious training of the children, that they may be
prepared to discharge aright the duties of men and citizens.”

“For more than half a century, during which kingdoms and empires
have fallen, this Union has stood unshaken. The patriots who formed
it have long since descended to the grave; yet still it remains,
the proudest monument to their memory. ...”

“In conclusion I congratulate you, my fellow-citizens,
upon the high state of prosperity to which the goodness of
Divine Providence has conducted our common country. Let us
invoke a continuance of the same protecting care which has led
us from small beginnings to the eminence we this day occupy.”


13. Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)

“May God save the country, for it is evident that the people will not.”

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 14:12


“Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom.
Our own free institutions were not the offspring of our revolution.
They existed before.”

Man's desire to be free is intrinsic to God’s own image - Ron Bert

“God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are
not responsible, and we must endure it, till we can get rid of it without
destroying the last hope of free government in the world.”

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free,
and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 5:1


“The Masonic fraternity tramples upon our rights,
defeats the administration of justice, and bids defiance
to every government which it cannot control.”

“I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used
for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view
church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact.
Religion and politics should not be mingled.”

“The law is the only sure protection of the weak,
and the only efficient restraint upon the strong.”


The weakest link holds all the hidden truths that bear down on it.

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.
~ Romans 12:9


It is the Laws of God that draw us to heaven.

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14. Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)

“But let not the foundation of our hope rest upon man's wisdom.
It will not be sufficient that sectional prejudices find no place in the
public deliberations. It will not be sufficient that the rash counsels of
human passion are rejected. It must be felt that there is no national
security but in the nation's humble, acknowledged dependence
upon God and His overruling providence.”

Real Security is given by God

His Overruling Providence

Foundation of Our Hope

National Security

  Humble Dependence upon God  


“The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government
of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.”

And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying,
"Be saved from this perverse generation." ~ Acts 2:40


“In expressing briefly my views upon an important subject which
has recently agitated the nation..., I fervently hope that the question
is at rest and that no sectional or ambitious or fanatical excitement
may again threaten the durability of our institutions.”

The selfish blindly and conveniently call lies truth where
truth in fact enrages their ignorant retaliatory frenzy.
Wise politicians attempt to soften the divide.


“I can express no better hope for my country than that the kind
Providence which smiled upon our fathers may enable their
children to preserve the blessings they have inherited.”

... who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
~ 1st Timothy 2:4


“The constitutionality and propriety of the Federal Government
assuming to enter into a novel and vast field of legislation, namely,
that of providing for the care and support of all those ... who by any
form of calamity become fit objects of public philanthropy. ... READILY
and, I trust, feelingly acknowledge the duty incumbent on us all ... to
provide for those who, in the mysterious order of Providence, are
subject to want and to disease of body or mind; but I cannot find any
authority in the Constitution for making the Federal Government
the great almoner of public charity throughout the United States.
To do so would, in my judgment, be contrary to the letter and
spirit of the Constitution and subversive of the whole theory
upon which the Union of these States is founded.”

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans
and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.
~ James 1:27


“The founders of the Republic dealt with things as they were presented to
them, in a spirit of self sacrificing Patriotism and as time has proved, with
a comprehensive wisdom which it will always be safe for us to consult”

“Of all knaves the religious knave is the worst.”


"... a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him,
he passed by on the other side." ~ Luke 10:30-31


15. James Buchanan (1857-1861)

“The Government of the United States possesses
no power whatever over the question of religion.”

... the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
~ Acts 2:46-47


“There is nothing stable but Heaven and the Constitution.”

“The course of events is so rapidly hastening forward that the
emergency may soon arise when you may be called upon to decide
the momentous question whether you possess the power by force
of arms to compel a State to remain in the Union.”

“The storm of frenzy and faction must inevitably dash itself
in vain against the unshaken rock of the Constitution.”

... the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and
it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. ... ~ Matthew 7:24-27


“Our union rests upon public opinion, and can never
be cemented by the blood of its citizens shed in civil war.”

“Liberty must be allowed to work out its natural results;
and these will, ere long, astonish the world.”

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption;
for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
~ 2nd Peter 2:19


“I am the last President of the United States!”


When fears overwhelm hope, torture tears the soul.

God’s word builds characters that protect freedom
Bible is vital to the safety & stability of our institutions
There cannot be morals without religion
The Bible is the best school book in the world
Integrity must vigilantly be maintained lest one fall
Moral & religious training of children protects freedom
In unity under one God comes common blessings
When religion tries to rule individual rights suffer
National security comes by reliance on God’s grace
The winds of war lie in diametrically opposed ideals
Slavery is the bind freedom intends to break
Government should not be a conduit for charity
Duty of individuals is to care for those deserving
In truth wisdom remains through the tests of time


Security is found in the bosom of His Word.

Only God’s Word can save a people
from damning self-destruction.

Darkness carves through all that is empty.




 

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