2-25-2013- QUOTATIONS FROM GODLY MEN


"REMARKS"

THE FOLLOWING ARE A FEW QUOTATIONS FROM SOME GODLY MEN AND THEIR INSIGHT INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD, YAH'WEH.

THESE CAME AGAIN FROM MICHAEL HOGGARD AND HIS BOOK, "BY DIVINE ORDER".


*SIR ISSAC NEWTON*

"WE ACCOUNT THE SCRIPTURES OF GOD TO BE THE MOST SUBLIME PHILOSOPHY. I FIND MORE SURE MARKS OF AUTHENTICITY IN THE BIBLE, THAN IN ANY PROFANE HISTORY WHATSOEVER......WORSHIPING GOD AND THE LAMB IN THE TEMPLE: GOD, FOR HIS BENEFACTION IN CREATING ALL THINGS, AND THE LAMB, FOR HIS BENEFACTION IN REDEEMING US WITH HIS BLOOD."


*IMMANUEL KANT*

"THE EXISTENCE OF THE BIBLE, AS A BOOK FOR ALL THE PEOPLE, IS THE GREATEST BENEFIT WHICH THE HUMAN RACE HAS EVER EXPERIENCED. EVERY ATTEMPT TO BELITTLE IT, IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY."


*UNKNOWN*

"IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GOVERN THE WORLD WITHOUT GOD, AND THE BIBLE."


*SAMUEL ADAMS*

"SUPPOSE SOME NATION IN SOME DISTANT REGION, SHOULD TAKE THE BIBLE FOR THEIR ONLY LAW BOOK AND EVERY MEMBER SHOULD REGULATE HIS CONDUCT BY THE PRECEPTS THERE EXHIBITED? EVERY MEMBER WOULD BE OBLIGED IN CONSCIENCE, TO TEMPERANCE, FRUGALITY, AND INDUSTRY; TO JUSTICE, KINDNESS, AND CHARITY TOWARDS HIS FELLOW MEN; AND TO PIETY, LOVE, AND REVERENCE TOWARD ALMIGHTY GOD............WHAT A UTOPIA, WHAT A PARADISE, WOULD THIS REGION BE."


*PIERRE SAMUEL DU PONT DE NEMOURS*

"THE BIBLE IS READ; IT IS CONSIDERED A DUTY TO READ IT TO THE CHILDREN; AND IN THAT FORM OF RELIGION, THE SERMONS AND THE LITURGIES IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE TEND TO INCREASE AND FORMULATE IDEAS OF RESPONSIBILITY............IN AMERICA, A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE READ THE BIBLE, AND ALL THE PEOPLE READ A NEWSPAPER. THE FATHERS READ ALOUD TO THEIR CHILDREN, WHILE BREAKFAST WAS BEING PREPARED-------A TASK WHICH OCCUPIES THE MOTHERS FOR THREE QUARTERS OF AN HOUR EVERY MORNING.........IT IS BECAUSE OF THIS KIND OF EDUCATION THAT THE AMERICANS OF THE UNITED STATES..........HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF HAVING  A LARGER PROPORTION OF MODERATELY INFORMED  MEN."


*BENJAMIN RUSH*

"THE GREAT ENEMY OF THE SALVATION OF MAN, IN MY OPINION, NEVER INVENTED A MORE EFFECTUAL MEANS OF EXTIRPATING CHRISTIANITY FROM THE WORLD, THAN BY PERSUADING MANKIND THAT IT WAS IMPROPER TO READ THE BIBLE AT SCHOOLS.

IN CONTEMPLATING THE POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, I LAMENT THAT WE WASTE SO MUCH TIME AND MONEY, IN PUNISHING  CRIMES AND TAKE SO LITTLE PAINS TO PREVENT THEM. WE PROFESS TO BE REPUBLICANS AND YET WE NEGLECT THE ONLY MEANS OF ESTABLISHING AND PERPETUATING OUR REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT, THAT IS, THE UNIVERSAL EDUCATION OF OUR YOUTH IN THE PRINCIPLES OF CHRISTIANITY BY THE MEANS OF THE BIBLE. FOR THIS DIVINE BOOK, ABOVE ALL OTHERS, FAVORS THAT EQUALITY AMONG MANKIND, THAT RESPECT JUST LAWS, AND THOSE SOBER AND FRUGAL VIRTUES, WHICH CONSTITUTE THE SOUL OF REPUBLICANISM."


*FISHER AMES,* WHO WROTE THE WORDING OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT.*

"SHOULD NOT THE BIBLE REGAIN THE PLACE IT ONCE HELD AS A SCHOOLBOOK? ITS MORALS ARE PURE, ITS EXAMPLES ARE 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.........IN NO BOOK IS THERE SO GOOD ENGLISH, SO PURE AND ELEGANT, AND BY TEACHING ALL THE SAME, THEY WILL SPEAK ALIKE, AND THE BIBLE WILL JUSTLY REMAIN THE STANDARD OF LANGUAGE, AS WELL AS FAITH."


*FISHER AMES*

"WE HAVE A DANGEROUS TREND BEGINNING TO TAKE PLACE IN OUR EDUCATION. WE'RE STARTING TO PUT MORE AND MORE TEXTBOOKS INTO OUR SCHOOLS........WE'VE BECOME ACCUSTOMED OF LATE, OF PUTTING LITTLE BOOKS INTO THE HANDS OF CHILDREN, CONTAINING FABLES AND MORAL LESSONS....WE ARE SPENDING LESS TIME IN THE CLASSROOM ON THE BIBLE, WHICH SHOULD BE THE PRINCIPLE TEXT IN OUR SCHOOLS....THE BIBLE STATES THESE GREAT MORAL LESSONS BETTER THAN ANY MAN MADE BOOK."


*BENJAMIN RUSH* 

"THE BIBLE, WHEN NOT READ IN SCHOOLS, IS SELDOM READ IN ANY SUBSEQUENT PERIOD OF LIFE......THE BIBLE SHOULD BE READ IN OUR SCHOOLS IN PREFERENCE TO ALL OTHER BOOKS, FROM ITS CONTAINING THE GREATEST PORTION OF THAT KIND OF KNOWLEDGE, WHICH IS CALCULATED TO PRODUCE PRIVATE AND TEMPORAL HAPPINESS."


*THOMAS JEFFERSON*

"THE BIBLE IS CORNERSTONE OF LIBERTY. A STUDENTS PURSUIT OF THE SACRED VOLUMES, WILL MAKE HIM A BETTER CITIZEN, A BETTER FATHER, AND A BETTER MAN."


*GEORGE WASHINGTON*

"THE BLESSED RELIGION REVEALED IN THE WORD OF GOD, WILL REMAIN AN ETERNAL AND AWFUL MONUMENT, TO PROVE THAT THE BEST INSTITUTIONS, MAY BE ABUSED BY HUMAN DEPRAVITY; AND THAT THEY MAY EVEN, IN SOME INSTANCES, BE MADE SUBSERVIENT TO THE VILEST OF PURPOSES."


*SIR ISSAC NEWTON*

"BUT THROUGH THE SYSTEM OF REVEALED TRUTH, WHICH THIS BOOK, THE BIBLE CONTAINS IS, LIKE THAT OF THE UNIVERSE, CONCEALED FROM COMMON OBSERVATION, YET THE LABORS OF THE CENTURIES, HAVE ESTABLISHED ITS DIVINE ORIGIN AND DEVELOPED IN ALL ITS ORDER AND BEAUTY, THE GREAT PLAN OF HUMAN RESTORATION."


*MARTIN LUTHER*

"I AM MUCH AFRAID THAT SCHOOLS WILL PROVE TO BE THE GREAT GATES OF HELL, UNLESS, THEY DILIGENTLY LABOR IN EXPLAINING THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, ENGRAVING THEM IN THE HEARTS OF YOUTH. I ADVISE NO ONE, TO PLACE HIS CHILD WHERE THE SCRIPTURES DO NOT REIGN PARAMOUNT. EVERY INSTITUTION IN WHICH MEN ARE NOT INCREASINGLY OCCUPIED WITH THE WORD OF GOD, MUST BECOME CORRUPT."


*UNITED STATES CONGRESS*

"AND WHEREAS, IT IS THE DUTY OF ALL NATIONS, AS WELL AS OF MEN, TO OWN THEIR DEPENDENCE, UPON THE GOVERNING POWER OF GOD, TO CONFESS THEIR SINS AND TRANSGRESSIONS, IN HUMBLE SORROW, YET, WITH ASSURED HOPE, THAT GENUINE REPENTANCE WILL LEAD TO MERCY, AND PARDON, AND TO RECOGNIZE THE SUBLIME TRUTH, ANNOUNCED IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, AND PROVEN BY ALL HISTORY: THAT THOSE NATIONS ONLY, ARE BLESSED, WHOSE GOD, IS THE LORD."


*IN 1787, THE REQUIREMENTS OF YALE COLLEGE STATED*

"ALL SCHOLARS ARE REQUIRED TO LIVE A RELIGIOUS AND BLAMELESS LIFE, ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF GODS WORD, DILIGENTLY READING THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, THAT FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH, AND CONSTANTLY ATTENDING ALL THE DUTIES OF RELIGION, BOTH IN PUBLIC, AND SECRETLY."


AS YOU READ THESE, IT IS AMAZING, THAT THESE SAME WORDS WRITTEN LONG AGO, CAN BE USED IN THE SAME CIRCUMSTANCES THEN AND NOW.

THERE IS A TIME WHEN CHILDREN SHOULD ALWAYS BE TUTORED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES OF GOD, YAH'WEH, AND THAT IS AT EVER OPPORTUNE TIME POSSIBLE.