Sunday, July 13, 2008

Founders on God & Country: John Witherspoon

"While we give praise to God, the Supreme Disposer of all events, for His interposition on our behalf, let us guard against the dangerous error of trusting in, or boasting of, an arm of flesh ... If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts.

What follows from this? That he is the best friend to American liberty, who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion, and who sets himself with the greatest firmness to bear down profanity and immorality of every kind.

Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy of his country."
--Sermon at Princeton University, "The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men," May 17, 1776.


Ernest said...

This column rocks, YOU Rock, Mr. MV Mormon! Great to see those quotes from the founders. Love this country, way to go. So I don't have a way with words, but these keep coming back to me: You Rock Man!

Cameron said...

Thanks Ernest, long time no see.