James Garfield – a Preacher and President

The author of this article watched an episode of “American Experience” on Public Television. It concerned the life of President James Garfield, one of our martyred Presidents. The program reported not a word on the fact that Garfield was not only a dedicated Christian but, for several years a teacher/preacher in our churches of Christ. We here append some paragraphs concerning Bro. Garfield that might correct your image of him. They are lifted from “Christians…

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Benjamin Franklin’s Call for Prayer

A convention was called in 1787 in America to revise the “Articles of Confederation.” For weeks delegates reviewed ancient history and analyzed governments of modern Europe in search of insights. But nothing suited the circumstances of this infant nation. Finally, one of the distinguished gentlemen, Benjamin Franklin, addressed the group. Referring to their meager progress, he said, “In this situation of this assembly, groping as it was in the dark to find political truth and…

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Christian Principles of the Founders

 “I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me.” Dying words of Alexander Hamilton July 12, 1804  “This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.” Patrick Henry “Last Will and Testament” November 20,…

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Religious Faith Necessary for Strong Government

“The public expression through a prayer of our faith in God is a fundamental part of our American heritage and a privilege which should not be excluded by law from any American school, public or private. One hundred fifty years ago, Alexis de Tocqueville found that all Americans believed that religious faith was indispensable to the maintenance of their republican institutions. Today, I join with the people of this nation in acknowledging this basic truth…

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  • 2 Corinthians 13:14 September 21, 2019
    “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
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