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2/18/2018 ~ Presidential Quotes 3


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Darkness resides where bottomless pits dwell.
Light inspires life to climb ever higher.

4. James Madison (1809-1817)

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization
not on the power of government, far from it. We have staked
the whole of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for
self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern
ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future
and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the
laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”

"... sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."
~ Genesis 4:7


“Religion is the basis and foundation of Government”

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:16


“It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage ...
Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society,
he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe...”

“We hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, that Religion or the
duty which we owe to our Creator and the Manner of discharging it, can
be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.”

“The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and
conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise
it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right.
It is unalienable; because the opinions of men, depending only on
the evidence contemplated by their own minds, cannot follow the
dictates of other men: It is unalienable also; because what is
here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. ”

... he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He
is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6


It is sweeter to find God over being told about God. ~ Ron Bert

“Cursed be all that learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.”

“Whilst we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess and
observe the Religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot
deny equal freedom to those whose minds have not yet yielded to the
evidence which has convinced us. If this freedom be abused, it is an
offense against God, not against man: To God, therefore,
not to man, must an account of it be rendered. ”

Christianity is the only Religion based on evidence

“Religion and government will both exist in greater purity,
the less they are mixed together.”

The civil rights of none, shall be abridged on account of
religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be
established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience
be in any manner, or on any pretext infringed.”

“No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification
to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

“That liberal catholic and equitable way of thinking as to the rights of
Conscience, which is one of the Characteristics of a free people and so
strongly marks the People of your province is but little known among the
Zealous adherents to our Hierarchy. We have it is true some persons in
the Legislature of generous Principles both in Religion & Politicks but
number, not merit, you know, is necessary to carry points there. Besides,
the Clergy are a numerous and powerful body, have great influence at
home by reason of their connection with & dependence on the Bishops
and Crown and will naturally employ all their art & Interest to depress their
rising Adversaries; for such they must consider dissenters who rob them
of the good will of the people and may in time endanger their livings &
security. … Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and
unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.”

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct
that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. ~ James 3:13


... where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
~ James 3:14-16


... the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, ... ~ James 3:17-18


... above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, ... ~ Colossians 3:12-15


... "We ought to obey God rather than men." ~ Acts 5:29

A Soul is known by its’ characteristics
      Put ON:

          ● Tender Mercies
          ● Kindness
          ● Humility
          ● Meekness
          ● Longsuffering
          ● Bearing with one another     
          ● Forgiving one another
          ● Love
          ● Peace of God
          ● Thankfulness


“During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity
been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places,
pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in
the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.”

Weakness of Flesh Shunts Nobility
Christianity on trial:

    Clergy = Pride and Indolence
    Laity = Ignorance and Sevility
in both
Superstition  Bigotry
Persecution
Mankind on trial:

    Leaders = Sueriority & Inactivity
    Believers = Unfamiliarity & Sucking-up

Falsehoods  Prejudices
Torments

But if you bite and devour one another, beware
lest you be consumed by one another! ~ Galatians 5:15


“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep
forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has
soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.”

“Who does not see that the same authority which can establish
Christianity, in exclusion of all other Religions, may establish
with the same ease any particular sect of Christians,
in exclusion of all other Sects?”

The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential
to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that
arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources
nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters
and capacities impressed with it. ”

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5


... draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, ... ~ Hebrews 10:22-25

False hearts hide in the shadows of their fears

Draw near with a True Heart

   ● In Faith
   ● From an Evil Conscience
   ● Bodies washed with Pure Water
   ● Hold Fast our Hope
   ● Consider one another in Love & Good Work
   ● Not Forsaking the Assembling of ourselves
   ● Exhorting one another


“We are free today substantially, but the day will come when
our Republic will be an impossibility. It will be an impossibility
because wealth will be concentrated in the hands of a few. A
Republic cannot stand upon bayonets, and when the day comes
when the wealth of the nation will be in the hands of a few, then
we must rely upon the wisdom of the best elements in the country
to readjust the laws of the nations to the changed conditions.”

“History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse,
intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control
over governments by controlling money and it's issuance.”

“If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land,
it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.”

“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.”

... do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God;
because many false prophets have gone out into the world. ... ~ 1st John 4:1-3


... There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
~ 1st Corinthians 15:42-44


... we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption,
and this mortal must put on immortality. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 15:51-54


... when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, ... ~ 1st John 3:2-3


One man can make a difference if his words echo the light of
eternity’s truth. The bond of unity across the ages has always been
loyalty to that which is greater than the single, toward the benefit of
all; regardless of person for the good of it. Tested spirits know how
short time is to influence, for the better, the wicked ways of the world.
In darkness, time holds no truth.
~ Ron Bert


God carries His own past the failures of man
Souls following the commandments of God = Citizens
Religion is the basis and foundation of Government
Duty to God is what makes a Civil Society
Each person is responsible for their own religion
Cursed is teachings contrary to the cross of Christ
It is a right and obligation for man to account to God
No religious test shall be instituted for public service
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind
Separation/church/state is to stop religious carnage
Christianity is at risk of splitting into separate Sects
Belief in a God is essential to moral order & happiness
Coming is when the rich few will abolish the republic
Good leaders will not always lead us

Knowledge is key to understanding as God is to humble hearts.

Freedom is not a license to sin

Darkness plays the music of silence.




 

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