Issue 576 – Faith and Prayer History

Our dangers are of two kinds, those which affect our religion, and those which affect our government. They are, however, so closely allied that they cannot, with propriety, be separated… The foundations which support Christianity, are also necessary to support a free and equal government like our own. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all the blessings which flow from them, must fall with them.

– Jedidiah Morse, pastor and geographer, from a 1799 sermon  

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