It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.
President George Washington, September 17, 1796
It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation
was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion
but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We shall not fight alone.
God presides over the destinies of nations.
Patrick Henry, American orator and patriot (1736 - 1799)
Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is
the duty, as well as the privilege and the interest, of a Christian
nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.
John Jay, 1777, The first Chief Justice of the United States
All the good the Saviour gave to the world was communicated through
this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All
things most desirable for man's welfare, here and
hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.
President Abraham Lincoln, September 7, 1864
(upon presentation of a Bible)
I reverently invoke for my guidence the direction and favor of Almighty God.
President Theodore Roosevelt, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1901
If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
President Ronald Regan, Remarks at a Dallas Prayer Breakfast, August 23, 1984
For Christians, we remember the suffering and death of God's only Son and his glorious resurrection on the third day.
On Easter Sunday, we proclaim with joy...Christ is Risen! In America, we look to the light of God to guide
out steps. We trust in the power of the Almighty for wisdom and strength. And we praise our
Heavenly Father for the blessings of freedom and the gift of eternal life.
President Donald J. Trump, March 30, 2018
(excerpt from his Passover and Easter message to the country)
The music playing is titled
America the Beautiful
Performed by Ray Charles
Lyrics written by Katharine Lee Bates in 1895 and music composed by Samuel A. Ward in 1883
First published in 1910
Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, - Wikipedia
Pikes Peak first published in the
Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895
If I Were The Devil
I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world;
I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man's effort, instead of God's blessings;
I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around;
I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue;
I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership;
I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies;
I would make it socially acceptable to take one's own life, and invent machines to make it convenient;
I would cheapen human life as much as possible, so that the lives of animals are valued more than human beings;
I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit;
I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would get sports heroes to advertise them;
I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda;
I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation;
I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable, because if the family crumbles, so does the nation;
I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art;
I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled;
I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities, and refer to their agenda as politically correct;
I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive;
I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional;
I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are.
- by Paul Harvey, an American broadcaster (1918-2009) -
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