And yet we have tossed their ideals aside as if they were so much rubbish. Our founders had experienced the tyranny of big government the monarchy and the tyranny of the big banks and feudal lords, and they wanted something very different for the citizens of the new republic that they were forming. They wanted a country where private property was respected and hard work was rewarded.
The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible A Few Declarations of Founding Fathers and Early Statesmen on Jesus, Christianity, and the Bible This list is by no means exhaustive; many other Founders could be included, and even with those who appear below, additional quotes could have been used.
I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God. What a Eutopia — what a Paradise would this region be!
Whoever believes in the Divine inspiration of the Holy Scriptures must hope that the religion of Jesus shall prevail throughout the earth. Never since the foundation of the world have the prospects of mankind been more encouraging to that hope than they appear to be at the present time.
The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity. Let us secure His favor and He will lead us through the journey of this life and at length receive us to a better.
We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the Spirit of God, Whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning.
You have been instructed from your childhood in the knowledge of your lost state by nature — the absolute necessity of a change of heart and an entire renovation of soul to the image of Jesus Christ — of salvation through His meritorious righteousness only — and the indispensable necessity of personal holiness without which no man shall see the Lord [Hebrews You are well acquainted that the most perfect and consummate doctrinal knowledge is of no avail without it operates on and sincerely affects the heart, changes the practice, and totally influences the will — and that without the almighty power of the Spirit of God enlightening your mind, subduing your will, and continually drawing you to Himself, you can do nothing.
And may the God of your parents for many generations past seal instruction to your soul and lead you to Himself through the blood of His too greatly despised Son, Who notwithstanding, is still reclaiming the world to God through that blood, not imputing to them their sins. To Him be glory forever!
In short, were you to ask me to recommend the most valuable book in the world, I should fix on the Bible as the most instructive both to the wise and ignorant.
Were you to ask me for one affording the most rational and pleasing entertainment to the inquiring mind, I should repeat, it is the Bible; and should you renew the inquiry for the best philosophy or the most interesting history, I should still urge you to look into your Bible.
I would make it, in short, the Alpha and Omega of knowledge. I have said much to you on this head, and I hope an indelible impression is made.
House Judiciary Committee, Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle… In this age, there can be no substitute for Christianity… That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.
Yet the work itself shall not be lost; for it will, as he believed, appear once more in a new and more beatiful edition, corrected and amended by the Author. Mason and the Rev. Benjamin Moore, to pray with him and administer Communion to him. Each of those two ministers reported what transpired.
Burr; the anguish of his mind in recollecting what had passed; and his humble hope of forgiveness from his God.
I recurred to the topic of the Divine compassion; the freedom of pardon in the Redeemer Jesus to perishing sinners.The American Revolution began in , as an open conflict between the United Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain. Many factors played a role in the colonists' desires to fight for their freedom.
Many factors played a role in the colonists' desires to fight for their freedom. Only if you expect your Founding Fathers to be saints. If you accept that warts and all, they were the men who, in good, bad, and overall, complex ways, gave us the country we call the United States, then you cannot deny that Jefferson deserves an important place in history.
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Why the Founding Fathers Wouldn’t Recognize the American Democracy Today Factions, political impotence, oligarchy, and the loss of the “common good.”. No doubt the Founding Fathers were aware of the corruption of human nature, however, they always looked to the best that man could achieve: To say that officers of government will oppress, when nothing can be got by oppression, is making an inference, bad as human nature is, that cannot be allowed.
In this essay on the American dream, as several others have, we shall attempt to answer the question “what is the American dream?” Each American can give their unique answer to this question, but there is an underlying aspect of success and prosperity.