Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Providence and American independence

Upon the whole nothing appears to me more manifest than that the separation of this country from Britain, has been of God; for every steep the British took to prevent, served to accelerate it, which has generally been the case when men have undertaken to go in opposition to the course of Providence, and  to make war with the nature of things. 
- John Witherspoon, Sermon delivered at a Public Thanksgiving after Peace,  Nov. 28, 1782, taken from The Founders on Religion: A Book of Quotations, edited by James H. Hutson (Princeton: 2005), pg. 19.

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