This concludes the series of historic quotes, assembled and published by Hobby Lobby, indicating that Christianity was prized by the early leaders of this country to the same degree that Secularism is prized by its current leaders.
I put “hidden in plain view” in the title because such quotes as those I’ve given are found easily enough – it’s just that today’s secular media won’t publish them. Therefore, young people grow up ignorant of this critical aspect of our history as a nation.
Only by contrasting the words of America’s original leaders with the words of its current leaders can you see so clearly the distance we have fallen. Here again is one of the quotes I gave you:
And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my county when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.
– Thomas Jefferson
If the early leaders were thus concerned about God’s judgment on them, then how much more we ought to be concerned about it.
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