Religion, Essential to Liberty


May 26, 2013 by EthanAllen2076

I made an earlier post where I quickly made a statement that Faith can operate alone, but that Liberty can not operate without Faith.

Faith needs a willing heart and a trusting spirit.  Nothing else.

Liberty can not stand on its own.  Men can not be free without Faith in God.  TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE, as it were.

Some articles have been written in some fairly widely read internet sites, since that post.  I have no belief that it would be responsible for spurring these ideas…our modest little blog here, but since I do not believe in COINCIDENCE, I must resolve that at a minimum, the ideas, the realizations, and the ACCEPTANCE of Liberty’s dependence on religion is being revisited by many Americans due to current events, and by the Grace of God.

It’s not a new idea however, and here are a few quotes by Revolutionary Men, whom knew in the early days of our Great Nation…much more about prosperity, faith, and the requirements of self-government…than we could imagine to “know” today.  You want to talk about wisdom…you look in the past.  You want to talk about Faith?  You look in the past.  You want to talk about FORESIGHT?  You look in the past.  Our Founders have often been disputed and diminished in recent times (again, I don’t believe in COINCIDENCE) as aristocratic slave owners concerned only with their own fortunes, and securing their own profits.  Well, use some common sense and ask yourself with whom you’d place your trust in Government…among our Founders?  Or among today’s “aristocrats?”

When you look at the banner that presents our little blog here, you can understand the common sentiment among us.

Ladies and Gentlemen…keep a watchful eye on the horizon and on your back door, because the king and his army are coming for you, and the only one that will be able to protect you from him is the King and His Army.  Obviously a play on words, but you must choose your allegiance, because soon enough, the neutral land between opposing forces will be flooded by the blood and sacrifice of tyrants, patriots, and innocent bystanders.  You will be forced to take sides…and it’s high time you began determining which side that will be.

I could get into much more on this topic (Communism, Common Core, Indoctrination, government mandated Pre-School…discrediting of the Bible and of God), but I will let these ideas percolate for a bit before diving into that topic.

John Adams:

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Benjamin Rush:

“[T]he only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be aid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments. Without religion, I believe that learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.”

 Noah Webster:

“[T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.”

Gouverneur Morris:

“[F]or avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy . . . the only ground of hope must be on the morals of the people. I believe that religion is the only solid base of morals and that morals are the only possible support of free governments. [T]herefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God.”

Fisher Ames:

“[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.”

John Jay:

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”

James Wilson:

“Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is divine. . . . Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other.”

Noah Webster:

“The moral principles and precepts contained in the scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. . . All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

Robert Winthrop:

“Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them or by a power without them; either by the Word of God or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet.”

George Washington:

“Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.”

Benjamin Franklin:

“[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”



One thought on “Religion, Essential to Liberty

  1. tjefferson2076 says:

    Religion is not essential to liberty per se, it is belief in The Religion – The Truth revealed through our Lord Jesus Christ that is essential to Liberty.

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