Thursday, April 18, 2013

Timothy Dwight on the Godless Constitution

Speaking of Timothy Dwight, his slam on the godlessness of America's Constitution can be viewed in its full context here.

As he put it in 1812:
The second of these reasons is, the sinful character of our nation. Notwithstanding the prevalence of Religion, which I have described, the irreligion, and the wickedness, of our land are such, as to furnish a most painful and melancholy prospect to a serious mind. We formed our Constitution without any acknowledgment of God ; without any recognition of his mercies to us, as a people, of his government, or even of his existence. The Convention, by which it was formed, never asked, even once, his direction, or his blessing upon their labours. Thus we commenced our national existence under the present system, without God. I wish I could say, that a disposition to render him the reverence, due to his great Name, and the gratitude, demanded by his innumerable mercies, had been more public, visible, uniform, and fervent.

3 comments:

wsforten said...

Mr. Dwight is being inconsistent by rejecting the Constitution when he accepts the book of Esther as part of the canon of Scripture.

Wykończenia Wnętrz Kraków said...

Every nation is sinful. If this way wasn't world showed in order to oneself totally boring.

Tom Van Dyke said...

If this way wasn't world showed in order to oneself totally boring.

Angie, is that you?