Gary discusses the historical conditions and motivations behind an important book written in the 19th century.

Our forefathers in the faith did not retreat from involvement in society and politics. They did not turn civil government—the making, enforcement, and adjudication of laws—over to Satan and those who serve him. They did not surrender the ministry of civil government to those who are in rebellion against God. Instead, they sought to base civil government and law upon the truth.

The founders understood that God is the Lord of history who rules the lives of nations by His divine providence, and that He is in authority over our nation as well over all others. They knew that our nation’s civil government and law must be based upon God’s laws and principles of justice if we are to enjoy His blessings upon our land and people. They comprehended that all men are sinners, and that man’s sinful nature has particularly destructive consequences when it is allowed to vent itself through the power of civil government. They understood that true Christianity, virtue, and liberty are inseparably united, and that liberty cannot long be preserved in the absence of virtue among the people and their representatives.

As the record compiled and presented by Benjamin Franklin Morris in The Christian Life and Character makes clear, our American forefathers designed and conducted our civil governments accordingly.

Christian Life and Character

Christian Life and Character

Be afraid, ACLU. Be very afraid. Morris packs The Christian Life and Character with page after page of original source material making the case that America was founded as a Christian nation. The evidence is unanswerable and irrefutable. This 1000-page book will astound you and send enemies of Christianity into shock. Keep in mind that it was published in 1864 and has been out of print for more than a century. It has been newly typeset using a very readable font and added subheads. A new Foreword written by Dr. Archie Jones describes the background of the book and provides a brief biography of the author.

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Gary discusses the historical conditions and motivations behind an important book written in the 19th century, The Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States. The political climate in 1864 was not much different from our own in 2022. The country was deeply divided and truth and history were both being questioned. This book provides a reminder of the providential nature of the establishment of the United States, as well as the response of the individuals bringing it to pass.

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