Posts Tagged ‘Horace Greeley’

23
Feb

The Progressives Are Destroying America

   Posted by: Larry Vaughn    in Christian Living

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When the Pilgrims stepped off the Mayflower, they brought the Bible with them. The reason they came here and endured such great hardship was this: They wanted their children to live in a society that was governed by Biblical principles. And their descendents, the Founding Fathers, fulfilled that dream.  They invented a new form of government. And they gave us a nation where we are  free to practice our religion and to govern ourselves.

American exceptionalism is the result of God’s blessing. And the Liberty that we enjoy today is a by-product of Christianity.

Throughout history, our leaders warned us that “Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.” (Wm Penn) And “It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.”(Patrick Henry) “You can’t enslave a Bible-reading people.” (Horace Greeley) And the Bible was America’s textbook for the first three hundred and fifty years of our existence.

Noah Webster was the greatest American educator who ever lived. Look at what he wrote in his public school textbook, “History of the United States” in 1832: “The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, 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.”

He was writing to school children. He gave them the following advice, and his words turned out to be prophetic:

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty.

If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made not for the public good so much as for the selfish or local purposes; Corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.

If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.”

The Progressives measure our “progress” by how far we’ve departed from the teachings of the Bible. Look how how far we have progressed, in their eyes, in the past fifty years! The Ten Commandments are banned in public buildings. And it’s illegal to read the Bible in the public schools.

We were naive enough to let the Progressives remove the Bible from our culture. They knew they had to take our Bibles away before they could enslave us. They tell us there’s no such thing as truth, or liberty that comes from God. They want their government to be our god, and they want to make slaves of us all.

Why are they so afraid of the Bible? What’s in there that scares them so muchl?  It is the truth. And the truth is their enemy. They can’t stand it, and they can’t stand up to it. To them, truth is like Kryptonite to Superman.

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17
Aug

It Is Impossible to Enslave a Bible-Reading People

   Posted by: Larry Vaughn    in Bible Study

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Horace Greeley (1811-1872) was the founding editor of the New York Tribune. He was an influential American journalist and political leader. He said, “It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the groundwork of human freedom.”

The current events of the day show this is certainly true. The American People are refusing to be enslaved by their government, and live in a Socialist state.

The Liberals and Socialists of America were aware of this connection between freedom and the Bible. They thought that the first step to enslave us would be to take away our Bibles. They have spent the last fifty years trying to remove God and the Bible from our culture.

The Bible is banned from our public schools. The Ten Commandments have been excluded from schools, and some local courthouses. That is ridiculous when you consider that the Ten Commandments are a permanent part of the US Supreme Court building. But the American people are still holding on to “their guns and their religion.”

Everything the Liberals, the Secularists, and the Socialists have done has come to nothing. They don’t know they are fighting against God and have no chance of winning. They have limited themselves to the wisdom of men, and that doesn’t amount to much.

Jesus said in John 8:31-32, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” God’s word has made us free and keeps us free.  We are the most free people on earth and we intend to stay that way

The Liberals may have removed the Bible from our schools, but they cannot remove it from our hearts and minds. We will pass it on to our children and our grandchildren.

The United States has always been the land of the free. Americans will never surrender the freedoms guaranteed us by our Constitution. We are the envy of the world, and the most prosperous nation the world has ever seen.

The United States is most definitely a Christian nation. That is how we started and that is who we are. According to the Rasmussen Survey, 63% of Americans believe that the Bible is the word of God, and 79% believe that Jesus rose from the dead.

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