Look to the Bible as our guide in the future. That’s a partial quote from one of our previous presidents. Any guesses as to who it was? Do you think he was Christian? Here are a couple clues. For decades after his death … <he> … suffered a reputation as one of the nation’s worst presidents, consistently ranking in the bottom 10 in polls of historians.
<His> farewell message to Congress … shows he sensed that history might judge him harshly. “Mistakes have been made, as all can see and I admit,” he wrote. “But I leave comparisons to history, claiming only that I have acted in every instance from a conscientious desire to do what was right, constitutional, within the law, and for the very best interests of the whole people. Failures have been errors of judgment, not of intent.
Without Googling the quotes, do you know who said:
“My advice to Sunday Schools, no matter their denomination, is:
Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your heart and practice them in your lives.
To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”
It sounds good, doesn’t it?
I know, some of you disagree. Some think it’s horrible. Others are delighted.
But, let’s look at what those words probably meant to the person who said them.
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