John Witherspoon - (1723 - 1794)

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Quote 923 details Share on Google+ - Quote 923 Linked In Share Button - Quote 923 There is not a single instance in history, in which civil liberty was lost, and religious liberty preserved entire. If therefore we yield up our temporal property, we at the same time deliver the conscience into bondage.

John Witherspoon: The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - May, 1776
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Quote 922 details Share on Google+ - Quote 922 Linked In Share Button - Quote 922 The knowledge of God and his truths have from the beginning of the world been chiefly, if not entirely confined to those parts of the earth where some degree of liberty and political justice were to be seen, and great were the difficulties with which they had to struggle, from the imperfection of human society, and the unjust decisions of usurped authority

John Witherspoon: The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - May, 1776
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Quote 921 details Share on Google+ - Quote 921 Linked In Share Button - Quote 921 You are all my witnesses, that this is the first time of my introducing any political subject into the pulpit. At this season, however, it is not only lawful but necessary, and I willingly embrace the opportunity of declaring my opinion without any hesitation, that the cause in which America is now in arms, is the cause of justice, of liberty, and of human nature.

John Witherspoon: The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - May 1776
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Quote 920 details Share on Google+ - Quote 920 Linked In Share Button - Quote 920 There are times when the mind may be expected to be more awake to divine truth, and the conscience more open to the arrows of conviction than at others. A season of public judgment is of this kind.

John Witherspoon: The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men - May 1776
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Quote 1059 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1059 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1059 Whatsoever State among us shall continue to make piety and virtue the standard of public honor will enjoy the greatest inward peace, the greatest national happiness, and in every outward conflict will discover the greatest constitutional strength.

John Witherspoon: Sermon Delivered at Public Thanksgiving After Peace


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