George Washington the Christian

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Abingdon Press, 1919 - Presidents - 299 pages
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In this secular day and age, it's refreshing to find a book that actually documents the Christianity, and more specifically the faith of our first president. After reading this great book, I came away knowing that George Washington was indeed a man of prayer who loved the Lord God with all his heart and soul. So many times he was found on his knees in prayer. And he demanded that his soldiers attend church services. He condemned profanity as well as gambling, wanting his soldiers to be Christians.
This secular world likes to say that George Washington was a deist. After reading Johnstone's book, there is no way you can come away with thinking for one second that he ever was anything but a God-fearing Christian.
For those who want to know the real George Washington, I recommend this book highly.
 

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Page 223 - 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.
Page 162 - Having thus imparted to you my sentiments as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave, but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the human race, in humble supplication that, since he has been pleased to...
Page 161 - Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station, it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official act my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe; who presides in the councils of nations; and whose Providential aid can supply every human defect...
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Page 144 - And being now to conclude these his last public orders, to take his ultimate leave in a short time of the military character, and to bid a final adieu to the armies he has so long had the honor to command, he can only offer in their behalf his recommendations to their grateful country, and his prayers to the God of armies.
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