“It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains”


“Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles”

Patrick Henry

[This quote has so many good points to it. The entire thrust of it is an antithesis to the current movement towards secular humanism, the rejection of the very standards we were founded on. There is absolute truth. Denying it does not make it any less so. Basing our future on a faulty foundation is of course a recipe for disaster, the collapse of civilization in Europe, America and the Middle East is evidence of that. 240 years or so have gone by since Patrick Henry said it, but it’s ring of truth is as fresh on this day as it was on that day. Humanism is a proven lie every time it’s tried. Despite its perfect record of failure, for some reason people find its lies attractive. Noel Coward talked about it from that aspect, its alluring nature. He was surprised by “… how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” The king of lies, the devil, does indeed make what he offers attractive. As the real King Jesus said, “The road to hell is wide, the path to Heaven is narrow.” – Jim Roach]

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1 Response to “It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains”

  1. ropheka says:

    A sure sing of the end times is when people have itchy ears- tell them what they want to hear so con men -who are tyrants- deceive the people and gain power over them. That is very pervelent today.

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