Although my beloved America is not what it used to be…I still love my country.
So I am remembering the past on this Independence Day. I am celebrating America’s beautiful history and its godly heritage this 4th of July.
As you can see I’m going all out- decorating this blog post with the Red, White and Blue pictures! Happy 4th of July to you!
Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary.
“To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of a Christian.”
– George Washington
“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. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
–-The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
– Abraham Lincoln
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.