Daniel Webster was considered one of the greatest orators in American history. He was a famous attorney, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and then the U.S. Senate. He served as Secretary of State for three Presidents.
Webster was also a fervent Christian.
He made this statement regarding the importance of the Christian faith in preserving and prospering America.
~If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is going to become of us as a nation.
If truth be not diffused, error will be; If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; If the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will;If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will will reign without mitigation or end.
I had this conversation at my dining room table with friends in 1999, discussing the threat of removing certain religious books from public places. I read and quoted the message above…how utterly frightening it is to look back and see so clearly how accurate the message is…look around…what do you see ?