I Timothy 4:8 “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.”
In what is known as his ‘Farewell Address’ President Washington wrote the following:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
President Washington recognized the important principle that neither the pious man nor the mere politician should neglect the tie between religion, morality, prosperity, and felicity. Anyone who would subvert religious practice and moral principle or disrespect the foundational roles they play in national well-being would claim patriotism in vain. We must remember this important admonition as we cast our votes.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD VOTE WITH CHRISTIAN MORALITY AS THEIR PRIMARY BASIS. Godliness is profitable unto all things, and our nation must immediately reaffix itself to the indispensible supports of Christian morality and religion. Public and private felicity hang in the balance.