Friday, July 4, 2008


It's July 4th. Independence Day. A day to celebrate freedom. For Americans, freedom from tyranny. Freedom to live as we choose. Freedom to say what we think. For Christians, freedom from sin and its penalty. Freedom found only in Jesus Christ. As we celebrate our freedom today, here are some words to consider . . .

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! - Patrick Henry

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. - John Quincy Adams

Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. - John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of Supreme Court. One of the three men most responsible for the Constitution

The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion in the world that deals with the heart. - Thomas Jefferson

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people . . . it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. - John Adams

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. - Thomas Jefferson, inside the Jefferson Memorial

So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36


suzyhomemaker said...

Oh, I lvoe your post today. We were just discussing as a family at our church fundaising smorgasbord on the Fourth of July about the early founders being Masons, how this group connected them to trade after our break from England and the strong faith that united their ideas for this new land called USA. Thank you for searching out wonderful quotes.

Clare A.

PS. I figured out how to post under my yahoo acount instead of my daughter's.

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