Jedidiah Morse on the Importance of Christianity to America

“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness, which mankind now enjoys.  …Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown , our present republican forms of government – and all blessings which flow from them – must fall with them.”
–  Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826), the figurative “father of American geography” and literal father of Samuel Morse (inventor of Morse code)

This is the way America’s leaders used to speak.  Why don’t the leaders we have now speak the same way?  Why do our leaders seem to speak in a way entirely contrary to this?

Though Jedidiah Morse didn’t claim to be a prophet, he was indeed prophesying.  The proof is in the fulfillment of his words that we are today observing and experiencing.  It’s sad to see “the pillars of Christianity being overthrown” not by invaders, but by those we have elected.  Alas, the leaders are merely reflecting our spirit as a people.  Let us therefore call upon our God to grant us repentance that we might be saved from the perfidy that has come to govern our lives.  He has given us a promise in this regard:

“If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
–  2 Chronicles 7:13-14

What will it be for us?

Source of Jedidiah Morse quote: Hobby Lobby full-page newspaper advertisement July 4, 2016

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