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 Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.

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"If there's anything that is conductive to evil, its radical individualism, were you are above everyting else."

— Father Bernie Campbell O.F.M Pastoral Care of the Imprisoned, Concord, NH

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"… pride (& evil) has come to rule (in America)"

— A Friend of Medjugorje Book They Fired the First Shot 2012


“Evil itself is not dangerous without the help of those who tolerate.”

— Ted Sampley (1946-2009) Served in the Vietnam in Green Berets & POW Activist


“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.”

— Proverbs 28:5


“For we must consider that we shall be as a City upon a Hill, the eyes of all people are upon us;… Beloved there is now set before us life, and good, death and evil in that we are commanded this day to love the Lord our God, and to love one another to walk in his ways and to keep his commandments and his ordinance, and his laws, and the Articles of our Covenant with him that we may live and be multiplied, and that the Lord our God may bless us in the land whether we go to possess it: But if our hearts shall turn away so that we will not obey, but shall be seduced and worship other gods, our pleasures, and profits, and serve them, it is propounded unto us this day, we shall surely perish out of the good Land whether we pass over this vast Sea to possess it.”

— John Winthrop (1588-1649) Puritan & First Governor of Massachusetts


"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers; for there is no power but of God: the powers that be, are ordained of God. Here he urges the duty of obedience from this topic of argument, that civil rulers, as they are supposed to fulfil the pleasure of God, are the ordinance of God. But how is this an argument for obedience to such rulers as do not perform the pleasure of God, by doing good; but the pleasure of the devil, by doing evil; and such as are not, therefore, God’s ministers, but the devil’s! Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God; and they that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation. … But how is this an argument, that we must honor, and submit to, such magistrates as are not enemies to the evil actions of men, but to the good; and such as are not a common blessing, but a common curse, to society! But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid: For he is the minister of God, a revenger, to execute wrath upon him that doth evil."

— Jonathan Mayhew (1720–1766) Minister from the time of the First Great Awakening who heavily influenced many of the Founding Fathers


“A large portion of our citizens, who will not believe, even on the evidence of facts, that any public evils exist, or are impending. They deride the apprehensions of those who foresee, that licentiousness will prove, as it ever has proved, fatal to liberty.”

— Fisher Ames (1758-1808) Founding Father and framer of the First Amendment to the Constitution


“If men are so wicked with religion,what would they be if without it?

— Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) Statesman, Scientist, Inventor, Printer and Philosopher


"Moral evils constitute or produce most of the miseries of mankind and these may be prevented or avoided. Be it remembered then that disobedience to God's law, or sin is the procuring cause of almost all the sufferings of mankind. God has so formed the moral system of this world, that a conformity to His will by men produces peace, prosperity and happiness; and disobedience to His will or laws inevitably produces misery. If men are wretched, it is because they reject the government of God, and seek temporary good in that which certainly produces evil."

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot


“If religious books are not widely circulated among the masses in this country, and the people do not become religious, I do not know what is to become of us as a nation. And the thought is one to cause solemn reflection on the part of every patriot and Christian. If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and his word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; if the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; if the power of the Gospel is not felt through the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness, will reign without mitigation or end.”

— Daniel Webster (1782-1852) Author, Lawyer and Patriot


"In Hebrew and in the Bible right and left are not directional, they are moral. And think about this for a second, according to ancient Jewish wisdom, right and left do not exist. It’s a meaningless human convention…

In chapter 13 of Genesis when Lot and Abraham separate and Abraham caries the moral structure of civilization, Abraham is the soul of monotheism, Abraham walks not with God, but ladies and gentlemen, before God. …Leadership means walking in front of God and knowing that He is behind you. Lot separates from Abraham and chooses to go and live in the city of Sodom. … Lot goes to live there, Isn’t it odd that he is described in the conversation with Abraham; he is described as going to the left. It should say he is going to the east. … Abraham says I’ll go right; you are going to go left.* In the Hebrew, text going left means departing from the moral foundations of civilization. Now you will understand ancient Jewish wisdom on the closing verse of the book of Jonah. Jonah was all very upset that God did not destroy the city of Nineveh. .. God said how I can destroy them; they are people who don’t know their right from their left. …Right and left always means good and evil, right and wrong, light and darkness, the moral structure of civilization Vs the structure barbarism and emptiness. So God says how can I destroy the city of Nineveh when they don’t know right from left or in other words, right from wrong.** People who don’t know their right from wrong how can you punish them. That is what it means. Up and down in scripture means exactly the same thing, up is always toward God, down is away.”

— Rabbi Daniel Lapin  (1950-   ) Orthodox rabbi, talk show host and author (WallBuilders Radio Dec 29&30-2009)


“A wise man's heart inclines him toward the right, but a fool's heart toward the left. Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to every one that he is a fool.”

— Ecclesiastes 10:2-3  RSV


"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference—they deserve a place of honor with all that is good."

— George Washington (1732-1799) Father of the Country, 1st President of the United States


“Let vice and immorality of every kind be discouraged as much as possible in your brigade; and, as a chaplain is allowed to each regiment, see that the men regularly attend during worship. Gaming of every kind is expressly forbidden, as being the foundation of evil, and the cause of many a brave and gallant officer's and soldier's ruin.”

— George Washington (1732-1799) In May, 1777, sent to the Brigadier-Generals of the Army


"It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune. This necessity however exists; and the problem to be solved is, not what form of Government is perfect, but which of the forms is least imperfect."

— James Madison (1751-1836) Father of the Constitution, 4th President of the United States


“The Diety has also invested us with moral powers and faculties, by which we are enabled to discern the difference between right and wrong, truth and falsehood, good and evil: hence the approbation of mind that arises upon doing a good action, and the remorse of conscience which we experience when we counteract the moral sense and do that which is evil. This proves that, in what is commonly called a state of nature, we are the subjects of the divine law and government; that the Diety is our supreme magistrate, who has written his law in our hearts, and will reward or punish us according as we obey or disobey his commands. Had the human race uniformly persevered in a state of moral rectitude, there would have been little or no need of any other law besides that which is written in the heart,- for every one in such a state would be a law unto himself.”

— Samuel West (1730-1807) Minister in The First Great Spiritual Awakening


“It is from the knowledge of right and wrong, good and evil that we are capable of moral government.”

— Ethan Allen (1738-1789)  Patriot, farmer, businessman, writer, leader of the Green Mountain Boys


"The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scripture ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws. All the miseriesand evil men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression,slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the preceptscontained in the Bible."

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot


"All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot


"The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is 'good', and the best corrector of all that is 'evil', in human society; the 'best' book for regulating the temporal concerns of men, and the 'only book' that can serve as an infallible guide to future felicity."

— Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot


"Moral evils constitute or produce most of the miseries of mankind and these may be prevented or avoided. Be it remembered then that disobedience to God's law, or sin is the procuring cause of almost all the sufferings of mankind. God has so formed the moral system of this world, that a conformity to His will by men produces peace, prosperity and happiness; and disobedience to His will or laws inevitably produces misery. If men are wretched, it is because they reject the government of God, and seek temporary good in that which certainly produces evil."

Noah Webster (1758-1843)  Father of the Dictionary & American Patriot


"I look upon it [the institution of slavery] as a great evil … It is the eternal struggle between these two principles—right and wrong—throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time.”

— Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) Sixteenth President of the United States (Lincoln-Douglas debates-Alton October 15, 1858)


“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty from evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to Liberty lurk in the insidious encroachments by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”

— Louis D. Brandeis (1856-1941) Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court


“Not long ago I heard a Navy chaplain refer to the sage advice of the Apostle to put first things first…If we are to heed the admonition to put first things first…one of the main essentials which lies at the very beginning of civilization is that of security.


It is only when people can feel that their lives and the property which their industry has produced today will continue to be safe…that there can be…stability of value and…economic progress…


Unless we lay our course in accordance with this principle, the great power for good in the world with which we have been intrusted by a Divine Providence will be turned to a power for evil.”

— Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States


"Divine Providence has played a great part in our history. I have the feeling that God has created us and brought us to our present position of power and strength for some great purpose. It is not given to us to know fully what that purpose is, but I think we may be sure of one thing, and that is that our country is intended to do all it can, in cooperating with other nations to help created peace and preserve peace in the world. It is given to defend the spiritual values—the moral code—against the vast forces of evil that seek to destroy them.”— — Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd President of the United States


“It is not in violence and crime that our greatest danger lies. These evils are so perfectly apparent that they very quickly arouse the moral power of the people for their suppression. A far more serious danger lurks in the shirking of those responsibilities of citizenship, where the evil may not be so noticeable but is more insidious and likely to be more devastating.”

— Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States


“When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils, but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil”

— Barron Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) French political thinker & writer on separation of powers of government


“We should not forget that in the world over the general attitude and one of the strongest attributes of all peoples is a desire to do right. Unless we lay our course in accordance with this principle, the great power for good in the world with which we have been intrusted by a Divine Providence will be turned to a power for evil. We shall make no progress and be of no benefit to ourselves or to anyone else.”

— Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States


“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we are not contending against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,”

— Ephesians 6:10-14 (RSV)


"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight! Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink, who acquit the guilty for a bribe, and deprive the innocent of his right!"

— Isaiah 5:20-23 (RSV)


"If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination."

— Proverbs 28:9–9 RSV


"The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is his delight."

— Proverbs 15:8 RSV


"The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves his life. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud."

— Proverbs 16:17-19 RSV


He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.

— Matthew 13:37-42 RSV


"That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles, right and wrong, throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time, and will ever continue to struggle."

— Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Sixteenth President of the United States


"so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."

— Matthew 5:45 RSV


“For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'"

— Mark 7:21-31 RSV


"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen. For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them."

— Romans1:18-32 RSV


"If you will, you can keep the commandments, and to act faithfully is a matter of your own choice. He has placed before you fire and water: stretch out your hand for whichever you wish. Before a man are life and death, and whichever he chooses will be given to him. For great is the wisdom of the Lord; he is mighty in power and sees everything; his eyes are on those who fear him, and he knows every deed of man. He has not commanded any one to be ungodly, and he has not given any one permission to sin."

— Sirach 15:15-20  RSV


“Do thou, O LORD, protect us, guard us ever from this generation. On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the sons of men.”

— Psalm 12:7-8 RSV


Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then has it weeds?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Then do you want us to go and gather them?' But he said, 'No; lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.'" Another parable he put before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven which a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened." All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed he said nothing to them without a parable. This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world." Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field." He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

— Matthew 13:24-43 RSV


"Human freedom and human responsibility in bringing about either good or evil."

— Rev. S. W. Foljambe - Malden, MA - Sermon before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts House of Representatives, March 2, 1876


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Other Quotes on Evil

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“The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none that does good. The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any that act wisely, that seek after God. They have all gone astray, they are all alike corrupt; there is none that does good, no, not one. Have they no knowledge, all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread, and do not call upon the LORD? There they shall be in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous.”

— Psalms 14:1-5 RSV


“Modern times are dominated by Satan and will be more so in the future. The conflict with hell cannot be engaged by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. However, assumed into Heaven, the Mother of God now requires our cooperation. She seeks souls who will consecrate themselves entirely to her, who will become in her hands effective instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spreading of God’s kingdom upon earth.”

— Maximilian Maria Kolbe (1894–1941) Polish Franciscan friar and Saint who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi German death camp in World War II.


“Practically every social institution is in chaos; moral relativism and situational ethics pervade every arena of public life. Any attempts to invoke the authority of Scripture or lessons of history elicits a cry of, ‘Don’t try to push your view of right and wrong on me; I have my own morality!’ We have reached a point of moral deterioration about which the prophets of Israel proclaimed, ‘Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and clever in their own sight! Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, and valiant men in mixing strong drink; who justify the wicked for a bribe, and take away the rights of the ones who are in the right!” (Isaiah 5:20-23)

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer


"The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil."

— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) Roman Philosopher, Lawyer, Statesman and constitutionalist


"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."

— Thomas B. Reed (1839-1902) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, from Maine


"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world?' You are."

— Ayn Rand (1905-1982) Russian born American Novelist and Philosopher (Alice Rosenbaum)


"There is at least one more atheism left; it is by its very nature a belligerent form that wants to spread far and wide by propagating itself though books, TV, and other media. It is becoming a real “cult” – a cult of people who vehemently refuse to believe in God and want you to believe that believing in God is “evil” (if I may say so) and needs to be attacked ore even eradicated. These people consider spreading their message of God-hatred to be their “holy war,” their “sacred mission.”


There is something very peculiar about this form of atheism: It tries to constantly remind us of God while maintaining He does not exist! How can you hate something that is not there? Why would you persistently prove to people the non-existence of a being really not there? ...


There must be much more going on behind the scenes. The pivotal question is this: What is behind the deep-seated hatred that these atheists nurse against religion and against God? Let’s face it, there is only one force that hates God’s creation more than anything else – and that is Satan. Satan knows that God exists but wants no part of Him. It is Satan’s ultimate goal to demolish all Christian elements in society and to damage the human image that was made in God’s image. Could Satan be the real instigator of this aggressive form of atheism?


My answer would be definite yes! Destructive atheism, in my view and the view of the Church, is part of a much larger picture – cosmic warfare, that is, between God and Evil, between God and Satan."

— Gerald M. Verschuuren (1946-    ) Scientist, author & speaker on the philosophy of Science & Biology  - from his book (Of All That Is Seen and Unseen: Life-saving Answers to Life-size Questions)


“Outlawing religion form the political arena is not what the Founding Fathers intended when they drafted the First Amendment. We do a grave disservice to our country by removing the influence of religion. If you separate God from the public arena, inevitably you separate good from our government.”

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer


“I stand before you today heart broken, I know history and I love this country …God blessed this country and it took sacrifice because even though they were endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that’s an inheritance. And if you are not willing to fight for you inheritance, even when you leave your children, if they won’t fight for it, they don’t keep it. Mean greedy evil people will take it away.

So many of the things we are doing right now as a country are things that lead to loss of a country. I leave you with this thought and challenge any historian, no mater who you are where you are. You show me a country that ever met its demise while as a nation it was honoring the one true God. You won’t find it. Let’s keep this country alive.”

— Louie Gohmert (1953-  ) Representative from Texas on Bill H.R. 397, 2009


"[Liberal left] Political language...is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."

— George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair] (1903-1950) The British novelist & essayist


“All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing as they must if they believe they can do nothing. There is nothing worse because the council of despair is declaration of irresponsibility; it is Pilate washing his hands.”

— Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British Statesman, Lawyer, Writer, and Philosopher


"Ethics is nothing other than Reverence for Life. Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting and enhancing life, and to destroy, to harm or to hinder life is evil."

— Dr. Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) German Theologian, Physician, and Medical Missionary


“God…my self in the Bronx always says that God has a funny sense of humor. ..He has a way of treating things, he deals with each individual soul delicately, tenderly, compassionately but he deals with groups of people [country] according to certain laws and he always observes those laws and that means the innocent are punished with the evil.”

— Father Malachi Martin (1921-1999) Exorcist Priest, Theologian &  Author, Radio Interview

( Father Malachi Martin Coast to Coast interview 11-15-1996 ---  700 % increase of exorcisms in the North East) --- Usually the attempt to possess is through deception. We have in the North East corner of America since 1975 (and likely other parts of the United States) we’ve had a huge increase in the following type of possession. A young man, say thirty something, forty something, a young woman would come and say look when I was in college when I was in study when I took up residence as a doctor or lawyer where ever it I made a pact with the devil I needed money, I need a position and I asked him to help me and he did. But he took over my will and my mind now I want to get rid if it. How do I get rid of it? We have an increase in that phenomenon which I never thought I would see. Some don’t even believe in God, some are Jewish, are Buddhist, some are Protestant, some are Catholic. There is no profile of the possessable person. If it has been taken up [intervention] has been taken up, then your only recourse is exorcism that we know of.

— Father Malachi Martin (1921-1999) Exorcist Priest, Theologian, and Author


"I have come to ask you to petition the Merciful Heart of Jesus to reveal to all sinners and every nation the truth of the presence of good and evil in their lives. For today, Satan makes good to appear evil and evil to appear good. For this reason self-love has been made into a god. Mankind has been blinded as to Satan’s instruments in his everyday life."

— Marian Apparition, Midnight Prayer Service at the United Hearts Shrine, Ohio June 18, 2004 - Our Lady of America


“Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God.”

— 1 Peter 2:16 RSV


“The Fate of good men who refuse to become involved in politics is to be ruled by evil men.”

— Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British Statesman, Lawyer, Writer, and Philosopher


“Communism denies God, enslaves men, and destroys justice.”

— Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) 37th President of the United States

“Power and the law are not synonymous. In truth they are frequently in opposition and irreconcilable. There is God's Law from which all equitable laws of man emerge and by which men must live if they are not to die in oppression, chaos and despair. Divorces from God's eternal and immutable Law, established before the founding of the suns, man's power is evil no matter the noble words with which it is employed or the motives urged when enforcing it. Men of good will, mindful therefore of the Law laid down by God, will oppose government whose rule is by men and, if they wish to survive as a nation, they will destroy that government which attempts to adjudicate by the whim or power of venal judges."

— Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43BC) Roman Philosopher, Lawyer, Statesman and constitutionalist


"But Peter said to him, 'Explain the parable to us.' And he said, 'Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and so passes on? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a man; but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.'"

— Matthew 15:15-20 RSV “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”


“He asks how the evil is to be remedied. I tell him that there seems to be little chance for avoiding the extremes of despotism or anarchy; that the only ground of hope must be the morals of the people, but that these are, I fear, too corrupt.”

— Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) Statesman, Diplomat, writer of the final draft of the Constitution


"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."

— C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) Irish writer, scholar & Christian apologetic


"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?."

― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) Anti-Christian German Philologist, Philosopher, and Author


"(some atheist scientists) have declared a jihad against religion by abusing science for the own ideological agenda. The list of names goes on. What do they have in common? They are “devout atheists.” I consider them the “missionaries” if atheism, who want to believe that believing in God is just impossible because science has shown us so! The declaration, “I know there is no God” has become their new creed. The Atheists sit on God’s throne that they had declared vacant and then publicize the own absolute decrees. …


These atheists have actually taken on the ideology of scientism – which is a dogmatic “creed” stating that science provides the only valid way of finding the truth, thus eliminating everything that can not be counted and measured. They claim that “the real world” is a world of quantified entities. Their trust is entirely in science, without any trust in God. Curiously enough, they maintain that science is the only way of achieving valid knowledge, but they seem to be unaware of the fact that scientism itself does not follow its own rule. How could science ever prove on its own that science is the only way of finding truth? … Scientism is therefore a baseless, unscientific claim that can only be made from outside the scientific realm, thus grossly overstepping the boundaries of science. It steps outside of science to claim there is nothing outside of science. Scientism declares everything outside of science as a despicable form of metaphysics, without realizing that anyone who rejects metaphysics can only do so on metaphysical grounds. So what is this claim based on then? Quicksand – or some form of “faith” at the best – I would say?


Noneless, these atheists keep promoting their dogma of scientism, which includes the dogma that there is no dogmas."

— Gerald M. Verschuuren (1946-    ) Scientist, author & speaker on the philosophy of Science & Biology  - from his book (Of All That Is Seen and Unseen: Life-saving Answers to Life-size Questions)


"'And if you obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments which I command you this day, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. 'But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. 'The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and frustration, in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly, on account of the evil of your doings, because you have forsaken me.'"

— Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 15-16, 20  RSV


"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act."

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German Lutheran Pastor and Theologian


"Exorcists always need to distinguish demonic possessions from mental or psychiatric disorders, and they use three symptoms to identify people as possessed. First, those people have the ability to see hidden sacred objects, which they always want removed. Second, they have an extraordinary physical strength. And third, they show an aversion to the sacred (e.g. they begin to curse, remove holy pictures from their houses, stop going to church, etc.)


I am not saying that all atheists are possessed, but they seem to be at least “under the influence” of evil forces – and this definitely truth of those who follow the aggressive kind of atheism. There is a cosmic warfare going on between God and Satan – and in the Catholic view, there is - atheists are definitely on the wrong side in this battle. They show a clear aversion to anything sacred and try to remove it with all the strength they have. Unfortunately, they get tremendous help from the satanic realm of evil, which gives them the power to do even more than they could ever do on their own. This explains how such people can follow “orders” stemming from sources far beyond their own resources."

— Gerald M. Verschuuren (1946-    ) Scientist, author & speaker on the philosophy of Science & Biology  - from his book (Of All That Is Seen and Unseen: Life-saving Answers to Life-size Questions)


"The tyranny of relativism is the spiritual poverty of our time"

— Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (1936-  ) 266th Pope of the Catholic Church


“The atheists are for the most part impudent and misguided scholars who reason badly, and who not being able to understand the creation, the origin of evil, and other difficulties, have recourse to the hypothesis of the eternity of things and of inevitability.”

— Voltaire (1694-1778) French Writer and Philosopher (Francois Marie Arouet)


“Progressivism leads inevitably to utter irrationality and eventually political, as well as moral chaos."

— Robert V. Young, Jr. (1947- -) Professor, Author, and Editor of the quarterly Modern Age


"The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' … But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice.

— C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) Irish writer, scholar & Christian apologetic


"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root."

— Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)  Poet, abolitionist, naturalist, transcendentalist and philosopher


“The concepts of good and evil have been ridiculed for several centuries; banished from common use, they have been replaced by political or class considerations of short lived value. It has become embarrassing to state that evil makes its home in the individual human heart before it enters a political system. Yet it is not considered shameful to make dally concessions to an integral evil. Judging by the continuing landslide of concessions made before the eyes of our very own generation, the West is ineluctably slipping toward the abyss. Western societies are losing more and more of their religious essence as they thoughtlessly yield up their younger generation to atheism.”

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian novelist & historian, spent years in a Soviet Labor Camp for criticizing Joseph Stalin


"Communism starts with the proposition that there are no universal truths or general truths of human nature.”

— Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) 37th President of the United States


“The primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual human heart, in the heart’s preference for specific good or evil. Yet this remains true even today, and it is, in fact, the most reliable key we have. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to realize that they are beset · by numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today's world are fruitless unless we redirect our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all: without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain.”

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian novelist & historian, spent years in a Soviet Labor Camp for criticizing Joseph Stalin


“If there’s anything that is conductive to evil, its radical individualism, where you are above everything else.”

― Father Bernie Campbell O.F.M. Pastoral Care of the ImprisonedConcord, NH


"We have created an educational system, funded throughout the country by taxpayer dollars, that systematically turns our children away from the truth that makes them free."

— Alan Keyes (1950) Political Activists, Author, and Presidential Candidate


"We stand on no high moral plateau in our time. We are, in fact, plumbing depths of depravity unknown to our ancestors--and whatever may have been the evil in which they engaged, at least they were willing to acknowledge the principle by which their evil was condemned. We have even turned our back on the principle."

— Alan Keyes (1950) Political Activists, Author, and Presidential Candidate


"I feel like we're between two great possibilities: we're either going to turn things around, and in this generation see the rising sun of a new moral dedication in America, or we're going to lose the struggle for that moral renewal, throw away the basic principles on which our life and civilization is based, and head toward a new century that will make the 20th century look like a dress rehearsal for evil."

— Alan Keyes (1950) Political Activists, Author, and Presidential Candidate


“The news is not about news anymore. It's about protecting some people, destroying others and shoving a socialist agenda down the collective throats of America.”

— Charlie Daniels (1936 -  ) American country singer, guitarist, and fiddler


"America as did with Israel with its blessing has been turning away from God driving Him out of its public squares. Bring in idols in its place and calling what is evil good and what is good evil. … The glory of the city on the hill is fading and America now stands in danger of impending judgment, and we all know it."

—Jonathan Cahn – Rabbi, Author, and Public Speaker


“There are two world views at odds with each other. One stands for God and the principles of His Word, and the other seeks to destroy them.”

— Janet L. Folger - President of Faith2Feeedom and Author


“It is not simply that modern men hate life, but that they hate the Creator. Every person and every infant in the womb is in the image of God and possesses the resulting dignity given by the Creator. When the abortionist kills an unborn baby he is in reality killing the image of God.”

— John W. Whitehead - Attorney, Author, and Founder of the Rutherford Institute


“Never compromise with evil.”

— Janet L. Folger - President of Faith2Feeedom and Author


“By rejecting faith in Jesus Christ, America has also rejected God’s protective hand, which until recently, sheltered this nation from harm. We have invited the devil which all his diabolical and destructive power in our daily lives.”

— William (Bill) R. Bright (1921-2003) Minister, Author, and Film Producer


"The Growing Threat of Socialism - By Stephen McDowell - Socialism has been growing in the United States during the past century… During the past five years we have witnessed a giant leap forward for socialism, with a corresponding decline of liberty.


Socialism is a great threat to liberty and prosperity. It is unbiblical and demonic.


Socialism is a form of statism. Statism is the belief that the civil government (or man via civil government) is the ultimate authority in the earth and as such is the source of law and morality. The state defines what is right and wrong, what is lawful and unlawful, what is moral and immoral. …'the state takes the place of Jehovah.'”

— Stephen McDowell - President at Providence Foundation, Historian, Public Speaker


“The concepts of good and evil have been ridiculed for several centuries; banished from common use, they have been replaced by political or class considerations of short lived value. It has become embarrassing to state that evil makes its home in the individual human heart before it enters a political system. Yet it is not considered shameful to make daily concessions to an integral evil. Judging by the continuing landslide of concessions made before the eyes of our very own generation, the West is ineluctably slipping toward the abyss. Western societies are losing more and more of their religious essence as they thoughtlessly yield up their younger generation to atheism. If a blasphemous film about Jesus is shown throughout the United States, reputedly one of the most religious countries in the world, or a major newspaper publishes a shameless caricature of the Virgin Mary, what further evidence of godlessness does one need? When external rights are completely unrestricted, why should one make an inner effort to restrain oneself from ignoble acts?


Or why should one refrain from burning hatred, whatever its basis–race, class, or ideology? Such hatred is in fact corroding many hearts today. Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society. Amid all the vituperation we forget that the defects of capitalism represent the basic flaws of human nature, allowed unlimited freedom together with the various human rights; we forget that under Communism (and Communism is breathing down the neck of all moderate forms of socialism, which are unstable) the identical flaws run riot in any person with the least degree of authority; while everyone else under that system does indeed attain “equality”–the equality of destitute slaves. This eager fanning of the flames of hatred is becoming the mark of today’s free world. Indeed, the broader the personal freedoms are, the higher the level of prosperity or even of abundance–the more vehement, paradoxically, does this blind hatred become. The contemporary developed West thus demonstrates by its own example that human salvation can be found neither in the profusion of material goods nor in merely making money.


This deliberately nurtured hatred then spreads to all that is alive, to life itself, to the world with its colors, sounds, and shapes, to the human body. The embittered art of the twentieth century is perishing as a result of this ugly hate, for art is fruitless without love. In the East art has collapsed because it has been knocked down and trampled upon, but in the West the fall has been voluntary, a decline into a contrived and pretentious quest where the artist, instead of attempting to reveal the divine plan, tries to put himself in the place of God.


Here again we witness the single outcome of a worldwide process, with East and West yielding the same results, and once again for the same reason: Men have forgotten God.


With such global events looming over us like mountains, nay, like entire mountain ranges, it may seem incongruous and inappropriate to recall that the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual human heart, in the heart’s preference for specific good or evil. Yet this remains true even today, and it is, in fact, the most reliable key we have. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end.”

— Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian Novelist & Historian. He spent years in a Soviet Labor Camp for criticizing Joseph Stalin. From his lecture “Godlessness:the First Step to the Gulag” receiving the Templeton Prize in London, May 10, 1983 (London).


“Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil.”

— Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (1936) 266th Pope of the Catholic Church


“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.”

— Proverbs 28:5


“There are six things which the LORD hates, seven which are an abomination to him:  haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and a man who sows discord among brothers."

— Proverbs 6:16-18


“Whoever does not pray to God, prays to the devil. When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldliness of the devil.”

— Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) (1936) 266th Pope of the Catholic Church


“Our judgements of good and evil … presuppose God as the standard. If there’s no God, there’s neither good nor evil. There’s just nature doing what it does,”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) - Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, Author


“When the devil cannot prevent the appearance of a noble and pure soul, he revenges himself by distorting the picture of this soul in the minds of others.”

Sven Stolpe (1905–1996) Swedish Writer, Historian, Translator and Journalist


“Then there were, of course, white doves over Joan’s head, strange divine phenomena at her birth, etc.


When the devil cannot prevent the appearance of a noble and pure soul, he revenges himself by distorting the picture of this soul in the minds of others. That which was simple obedience becomes sentimentality and unctuousness. That which was bitter sacrifice and pain becomes magic and mystery. Around that which was health and strength, simple-hearted willingness to listen and obey, is spread a miasma of lies and false mysticism. In the end, the real picture vanishes so completely that it cannot be discovered except by an experienced historian.


The truth about Joan of Arc is sufficiently brilliant and astounding.” (book The Maid of Orleans: The Life and Mysticism of Joan of Arc, pg. 127-128)

— Sven Stolpe (1905–1996) Swedish Writer, Historian, Translator and Journalist


“There are only two states of being: submission to God and goodness or the refusal to submit to anything beyond one’s own will—which refusal automatically enslaves one to the forces of evil. We must ultimately belong to God or the devil. This paradox was of course, expressed by Christ when he said, ‘Whoever will save his life shall lose it. And whoever shall lose his life, for my sake, shall find it.’ … As C.S. Lewis put it, ‘There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second is claimed by God or satan.’”

— Morgan Scott Peck (1936–2005) Psychiatrist and Author (book People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck, pg. 83)


“It is natural to inquire what were the sources of the good that we enjoy or the evil that we suffer. If we act only for ourselves, to neglect the study of history is not prudent; if we are intrusted with the care of others, it is not just. Ignorance, when it is voluntary, is criminal ; and he may be properly charged with evil who refused to learn how he might prevent it.”

— Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author and Journalist


“Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil---the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.”

William George Jordan (1864-1928) Editor, Lecturer and Essayist


“Evil preaches tolerance, and then it tries to silence all that is good.”

— Bradley Dean - Public Speaker & Host of The Sons of Liberty


“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German Lutheran Pastor and Theologian


"There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good."

— Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States


“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

— Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Russian novelist & historian who documented the horrors of the Gulags, 1970 Nobel Prize winner for Literature


“As the culture war is about irreconcilable beliefs about God and man, right and wrong, good and evil, and is at root a religious war, it will be with us so long as men are free to act on their beliefs.


Yet, given the divisions among us, deeper and wider than ever, it is an open question as to how, and how long, we will endure as one people.”

— Pat Buchanan (1938) Author, Columnist, Political Commentator, Politian



“Human freedom and human responsibility in bringing about either good or evil.”

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