Sermon Illustrations

April 6, 2010

In his Farewell Address, Washington said: "Religion and morality are the indispensable supports of political prosperity. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. Morality is a necessary spring of popular government. Who, that is a sincere friend to it, can look with indifference upon attempts to shake the foundation of the fabric?"

There are not a few today who evidently believe that we can have national morality without religion. You might as well expect to have a stream without a fountain, or a tree without a root. Mere philanthropy, altruism, or expediency, will never suffice to uphold society or the state. All moral sanctions go back to belief in God and the higher law.

Subjects: Church, Religion

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