Monday, July 4, 2011
Happy Fourth of July!!
Observe this quote from John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration:
"He who makes a people virtuous, makes them invincible. Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy (depravity) and corruption of manners makes a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the best constitution will be ineffectual. . .What follows from this? That he is the best friend to American Liberty who is the 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 (would not hesitate) to call him an enemy to his country. . . God grant that in America, true religion and civil liberty may be inseperable and that the unjust attempts to destroy the one may in the issue tend to support the establishment of both."
Enjoy your Hot dogs and your BBQ and fireworks, but somewhere in the middle, please pray for America!