Patrick Henry on Deism

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM


"The view which the rising greatness of our country presents to my eye is greatly tarnished by the general prevalence of deism which with me, is but another name for vice and depravity. I am, however, much consoled by reflecting, that the religion of Christ has, from its first appearance in the world, been attacked in vain by all the wits, philosophers, and wise ones aided by every power of man, and its triumph has been complete. What is there in the wit or wisdom of the present deistical writers or professors, that can compare them with Hume, Shaftsbury, Bolingbroke, and others? And yet these have been confuted, and their fame decaying: insomuch that the puny efforts of Paine are thrown in to prop their tottering fabric, whose foundations cannot stand the test of time. Amongst other strange things said of me, I hear it is said by the deists that I am one of their number: and indeed, that some good people think I am no Christian. This thought gives me much more pain than the appellation of Tory: because I think religion of infinitely higher importance than politics; and I find much cause to reproach myself that I have lived so long and have given no decided proofs of my being a Christian. But indeed, my dear child, this is a character I prize far above all this world has or can boast."
Patrick Henry
(In a Letter to his daughter)


Patrick Henry on God and a Nations Destiny

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of Liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
Patrick Henry


Patrick Henry on God and LIberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, August 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM


"Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles."
Patrick Henry

John Witherspoon on Providence

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM


"There is no greater evidence either of the reality or the power of religion, than a firm belief of God’s universal presence, and a constant attention to the influence and operation of his providence."
John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon on Virtue and Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 9:00 AM


"A monarchy may subsist for ages, and be better or worse under a good or bad prince; but a republic once equally poised, must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty, and by some tumultuous revolution, either return to its first principles, or assume a more unhappy form."
John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon on Religion and Liberty

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 9:00 AM


“It is the man of piety and inward principle, that we may expect to find the uncorrupted patriot, the useful citizen, and the invincible soldier. – God grant that in America true religion and civil liberty may be inseparable and that the unjust attempts to destroy the one, may in the issue tend to the support and establishment of both.”
John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon on Electing Officials

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 9:00 AM


“Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to places of trust men of inward principle, justified by exemplary conversation.”
John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon on Parenting

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 22, 2011 at 9:00 AM


“A parent should rejoice in his children, as they are the gift of a gracious God; should put his trust in the care of an indulgent Providence for the preservation of his offspring, as well as himself; should be supremely desirous that they may be, in due time, the heirs of eternal life; and, as he knows the absolute dependence of every creature upon the will of God, should be ready to resign them at what time his Creator shall see proper to demand them. This happy qualification of parental tenderness will have a powerful influence in preventing mistakes in the conduct of education. It will be the most powerful of all incitements to duty, and at the same time a restraint upon that natural fondness and indulgence, which, by a sort of fascination or fatality, makes parents often do or permit what their judgment condemns, and then excuse themselves by saying, that no doubt it is wrong, but truly they cannot help it”
John Witherspoon

John Calvin on the Kingdom of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"We must make the invisible kingdom visible in our midst."
John Calvin


John Calvin on Upholding God's Truth

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.”
John Calvin


John Calvin on Idolatry

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.”
John Calvin



John Calvin on Misery

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.”
John Calvin


John Calvin on Eternity

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Monday, August 15, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation.”
John Calvin


George Gillespie on Governing

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Friday, August 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"For to that end also is the Holy Scripture profitable, to show which is the best manner of governing a commonwealth, and that the magistrate, as being God's minister, may by this guiding star be so directed, as that he may execute the parts of his office according to the will of God, and may perfectly be instructed in every good work…"
George Gillespie

George Gillespie on The Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Though we have clear and full scriptures in the New Testament for abolishing the ceremonial law, yet we no where read in all the New Testament of the abolishing of the judicial law, so far as it did concern the punishing of sins against the moral law."
George Gillespie

George Gillespie on Worship

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"There is nothing which any way pertaineth to the worship of God left to the determination of human laws, besides the mere circumstances, which neither have any holiness in them, for as much as they have no other use and praise in sacred than they have in civil things, nor yet were particularly determinable in Scripture, because they are infinite."
George Gillespie

George Gillespie on Reformation

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Reformation ends not in condemnation, but in action"
George Gillespie

George Gillespie on Civil Magistrates and Civil Justice

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 8, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"..the will of God concerning civil justice and punishments is no where so fully and clearly revealed as in the judicial law of Moses. This therefore must be the surest prop and stay to the conscience of the Christian Magistrate."
George Gillespie

R.J. Rushdoony on Humanism

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Friday, August 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"One of our problems today is that humanism enthrones man's word above God's Word, and man's law above God's law."
R.J. Rushdoony

R.J. Rushdoony on Man's Changing of God's Boundaries

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"Today, politicians and preachers are continually moving God's landmarks and steadily destroying all moral boundaries and moral order."
R.J. Rushdoony

R.J Rushdoony on Redemption and the Law of God

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , , | Posted On Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 9:00 AM


"History is the battle of Christ versus anti-christ, and man’s basic need is redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ and then life in Christ and under God’s law, now no longer a bill of indictment against man, but a charter for life."
R.J Rushdoony




R.J Rushdoony on the Future

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"I must at all times recognize that, while I do not know what the future will bring, I do know who is bringing it.  It is the Lord."
R.J Rushdoony

R.J Rushdoony on Law

Posted by Tony Konvalin | Labels: , | Posted On Monday, August 1, 2011 at 9:00 AM

"It must be recognized that in any culture the source of law is the god of that society"
R.J Rushdoony