• “The grateful feeling of their hearts … join the penitent confession of their manifold sins . . . that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance . . . and . . . under the providence of Almighty God . . . secure for these United States the greatest of all human blessings, independence and peace.” ~Declaration of the first National Day of Thanksgiving, Continental Congress following the victory of the Battle of Saratoga, November 1, 1777


  • When we read and study the scriptures we obtain truth and knowledge, but we also obtain the essence of God. Things which are not seen with the naked eye are etched upon our hearts and our souls. There is so much more to the word of God then I believe we actually know ~Gordon King

  • “The corruption of our nature … is the foundation-stone of the doctrine of redemption. Nothing can be more absolutely necessary to true religion, than a clear conviction of the sinfulness of our nature and state . . . Nothing is more plain from scripture … than that man by nature is in fact incapable of recovery without the power of God specially interposed.” ~John Witherspoon

  • Habakkuk doesn’t get his M. D., but he gets God, and his heart melts. He says he will be fine if his fruit trees are barren, his barns empty, and if he is sick, gets laid off, or loses his retirement savings. While I have not arrived at this place of beauty, I sense God inviting me into such a knowledge of him that “the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.” ~Sam Williamson

  • “Religion is the grand concern of us all … the salvation of our souls in the one thing needful.” ~Rev. John Witherspoon, Lectures on Divinity

  • The heart of Christianity is salvation. But modern Christianity has skinnied-down that “salvation” to a bread and water diet of life after death. Of course, it does mean that, but it means much more. It’s an abundant life today as well. Jesus said, “This is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3) ~Sam Williamson