31 October 2012

Forty Days to November:
Day 35 - On Civil Liberty

Noah Webster (1758-1843) was an American lexicographer, spelling reformer, textbook and political writer, word enthusiast, and editor.  He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education." His public school textbook History of the United States, published in 1832, includes the following passage:
Almost all civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion...
The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humilty, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights.  This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitutions of government,
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.
Patriot's Prayer: Gracious Heavenly Father, Your Word is, indeed, the true compass of what is good and right. Enable us to show the love, humility, and generosity that You call us Christians to show others. And we pray this nation would return to the principles found in Your Word.

Patriot's Promise: "He who does not love does not know God, for God is love." ~ 1 John 4:8

NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).

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