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1/21/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 2


Darkness has no understanding.
Wisdom brings light in the mercy of truth.

3. Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And can
the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their
only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of a people that these liberties
are of the Gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect
that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

“When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

“That government is best which governs the least,
because its people discipline themselves.”

“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of
every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious
institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force
their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil
rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make
the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within
religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,”
therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.”

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between
man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his
worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and
not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole
American people which declared that their legislature should "make no
law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise
thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”

“I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvers to
bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.”

“Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.”

“The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine
for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into
a contrivance to filch wealth and power themselves … these clergy,
in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.”

Religious Authority is declared by God, Not man
  Into:

       An engine for enslaving mankind
       Adulterated / atificial constructions
       A contrivance to filch wealth & power   

Clergy = The real Anti-Christ


"...those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render
them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy, the most sublime
& benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man,
endeavored to crush your well earnt, & well deserved fame."

But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness,
so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
~ 2nd Corinthians 11:3


“Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact,
every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a god;
because, if there be one, he must more approve the homage of reason,
than that of blindfolded fear."

... Test all things; ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 5:19-22

“Sir, no nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion.
Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been
given to man, and I as chief magistrate of this nation am bound
to give it the sanction of my example.”

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

“It is in our lives and not our words that our religion must be read.”

“Tranquility is the old man's milk.”

The silver-haired head is a crown of glory,
If it is found in the way of righteousness. ~ Proverbs 16:31


"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be. If we are to guard
against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility
of every American to be informed."


As good wise men try to rise, it is made more difficult through shrewd
devious scoundrels seeking out their own interests, over the welfare or
concern of the whole, for the betterment of civilization. Nobility is truly a
rare commodity of the spirit, in times of selfish conceit. - Ron Bert

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when
a wicked man rules, the people groan. ~ Proverbs 29:2


Tall men are often envied by men of shorter stature.

Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice. ... ~ Isaiah 32:1-4


Surely, spiritual nobility touches even the least
of all faithful bringing wisdoms’ clarity of thought.


To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding,
To receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, ... ~ Proverbs 1:2-8


Leadership is a responsibility to hold respect for all.

Show us Your mercy, LORD, And grant us Your salvation. ... ~ Psalms 85:7-9

The Glory of a people is found in their respect for God.
Working together for the better brings the fruit of our children’s blessings.
Arrogance destroys al that is civil.


Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God
to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
~ Hebrews 13:7


Ignorance is an infection of the immoral where deception is desired
over enlightenment. Society is best served when citizens are
courageous enough to be watchful rather than complacent.


Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide in times of trouble? ...
~ Psalms 10:1-4


For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, ...
And from such people turn away! ~ 2nd Timothy 3:2-5


God watches as man chooses more folly in
his escape from a life of reverent homage to Him.


... Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
~ Psalms 150:1-6


Praising the Lord acknowledges the Lord.

God Rules over the follies of man
All liberties are of the Gift of God
When the people fear government, there is tyranny
Best governing least / people discipline themselves
Civil rights involve freedom of religious choice
Religion is a matter between man and his God
No one religion should rule over another
Clergy is used more as deceptive business of thieves
False pious leaders favor your belief in lies over truth
God expects careful reason over impulsive fear
The Christian religion = best religion given to man
Wisdom cannot be had without honesty
The actions of our lives reflect our religious values
Knowledge/key to a soul’s freedom & such, societies


Because of the corruption within the villainous Christian empire,
free men were willing to reject self-seeking religious domination,
of man over man, to find the truer God.


Belief in God is the only sure safe way.
Darkness has nothing to grab hold of.




 

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