Quotes on Providence

“’History, when rightly written, is but a record of providence; and he who would read history rightly, must read it with his eyes constantly fixed on the hand of God.’ This statement of a nineteenth-century historian sums up the responsibility of the Christian teacher of history, for “he who would teach history (or any subject matter) rightly, must teach it with his eyes constantly fixed on the hand of God.”

Such a task must start from a Biblical viewpoint. The French Protestant preacher Massillion wrote, ‘God, who hides himself in other events reported in our own histories, appears as revealed in [the Bible]; and it is in this Book alone that we must learn to read the histories which men have left us.’ The Bible is the only reliable and trustworthy record for interpreting the events of history. It is God’s record, revealing the purpose, character, and actions of God in history. Scripture is the touchstone by which we should analyze and interpret historical data and events. ‘Scripture never offers an interpretation of facts apart from faith.’

From the Scriptures we find basic truths that may serve as the foundation of our teaching of history. The first basic truth is that God is in control of history. … God’s control may take the form of caring, governing, protecting, sustaining, and preserving. He exercises His will through divine superintendence or by divine intervention …

Another foundational truth is that God has a plan for history. History is providential, not accidental. …”

— David A. Fisher, Ph.D – Professor at Bob Jones University, Author

“The falsification of history has done more to impede human development than any one thing known to mankind.”

— Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), French Political Philosopher and Educationalist

“God knows the meaning of history better than historians do because history is ‘his story.’ He is its Author and we are its characters. It is true that human free choice moves history, but so does God … moves the plot.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virutue, pg. 47)

“Certain developments (events) are willed by the Lord of History, and they shall take place.”

— Stefan Wyszyński (1901-1981) Polish prelate of the Roman Catholic Church

“I believe the fact to be, that except the Bible, there is not a true history in the world.”

— John Jay (1745-1829), Founding Father, Patriot, Statesman and First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

“History should live by that live by that life which belongs to it, and that life is God. In history, God should be acknowledged and proclaimed. The history of the world should be set forth as the annals of the government of the Sovereign King.”

— Jean-Henri Merle d’Aubigné (1794– 1872) Protestant Minister and Historian

“History as a spacious book of Providence recording how the deeds of men and nations have helped or hindered the purposes of God.”

— George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) German Philosopher

“History is God’s providence in human affairs.”

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

“The Supreme Governor of the World rewards or punishes nations and civil communities only in this life…. Political bodies are but the creatures of time. They have no existence as such but in the present State; consequently, are incapable of punishments or rewards in a future. We can conceive no way in which the Divine Being shall therefore manifest the purity of His nature. … toward such societies but by rewarding or punishing them here, according to their public conduct.”

— Chandler Robbins Sermon before John Hancock and the Massachusetts Legislature in 1791

A Lesson from History

No nation in recorded history has fallen from the truth and its favored position with God more quickly than America – except possibly Israel during ancient times. Within a short time of their miraculous exodus from Egypt – complete with God’s supernatural parting of the Red Sea and destruction of Pharaoh’s army – the Israelites built an idol representing a foreign god of demonic origin and began to worship it. When Moses came down from Mt. Sinai and saw his people worshipping and offering sacrifices to a golden calf, he was in disbelief. That day three thousand people were put to death because of their grave sin; and the Lord struck the remaining Israelites with a plague because of what they had done (Exodus 32, Deuteronomy 9:7-21). He referred to them as a rebellious and stiff-necked people. Yet, in response to Moses’ humble plea for mercy on their behalf and because of the Lord’s covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He relented and spared a majority of the people.

On another occasion, during the time of the prophet Hosea, the Israelites had once again turned away from God. In spite of Hosea’s repeated warnings and calls to repentance, Jeroboam – the king ruling over the northern kingdom of Israel – led his people in an all-out rebellion against the Lord. His actions are recorded throughout the book of Hosea and in I Kings 12:25-33, also chapters 13 and 14. According to these passages, Jeroboam erected idols to other gods for his people to worship. Being led by pagan-turned priests, their worship included temple prostitution along with occult ceremonies and festivals. Hosea lamented,

 “Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed. Because of this, the land mourns, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field and the birds of the air and the fish of the sea are dying….my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge….The more the priests increased, the more they sinned against me; they exchanged their Glory for something disgraceful. They feed on the sins of my people and relish their wickedness. And it will be: Like people, like priests. I will punish both of them for their ways and repay them for their deeds.” (Hosea 4:1-3, 6a, 7-9)

Another prophet of the Lord by the name of Ahijah pronounced the following judgment against Jeroboam and his people:

  “Go, tell Jeroboam that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: “I raised you up from among the people and made you a leader over my people Israel. I tore the kingdom away from the house of David and gave it to you, but you have not been like my servant David, who kept my commands and followed me with all his heart, doing only what was right in my eyes. You have done more evil than all who lived before you. You have made for yourself other gods, idols made of metal; you have provoked me to anger and thrust me behind your back.

  “Because of this, I am going to bring disaster on the house of Jeroboam. I will cut off from Jeroboam every last male in Israel – slave or free. I will burn up the house of Jeroboam as one burns dung, until it is all gone. Dogs will eat those belonging to Jeroboam who die in the city, and the birds of the air will feed on those who die in the country. The LORD has spoken!”…And the LORD will strike Israel, so that it will be like a reed swaying in the water. He will uproot Israel from this good land that he gave to their forefathers and scatter them beyond the River, because they provoked the LORD to anger by making Asherah poles. And he will give Israel up because of the sins Jeroboam has committed and has caused Israel to commit. (I Kings 14:7-11, 15-16)

These are strong and sobering words for a people who only a generation earlier had enjoyed God’s favor – being led by King David, the man after God’s own heart! Why was the Lord’s punishment of His own people so extreme? One reason may be because of the severe nature and depravity of their sins. However, I believe another reason for God’s seemingly harsh judgment was because of how quickly and easily they were led astray and were willing to turn their backs on Him.

America finds itself in a similar position today. Only a generation ago our nation, although not perfect, operated under the strong influence of a Judeo-Christian ethic which caused us to prosper. This moral, Christ-centered foundation was put in place by the early Pilgrims who made their way to our shores. In spite of Satan’s best efforts to erode this godly foundation through secret societies and their encroaching occult-based beliefs, it remained largely intact until the 1960s. This is when the on-going hidden rebellion became public. Since then, in less than fifty years time, our nation has literally been turned upside down. What was once good is now considered evil; and what was once evil is being celebrated as good.

God has continued to bless us, undeserving though we are, while patiently calling us to repentance. However, His merciful pleas have gone largely ignored by a proud and defiant people who believe, “It can’t happen here; this is America.” Rather than learning the lessons of history, we have chosen not to heed God’s warnings – bringing us to the current state of affairs. … –  Link to Website

— Gary Kah – Former Europe & Middle East Trade Specialist, Author

“America is another name for opportunity. Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine Providence in behalf of the human race.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882) Author, Poet, and Philosopher

“There are too many prophetic signs admonishing us, that Almighty Providence is pre-engaged to make this a truly great nation, not to be cheered by them, and set ourselves to a search after the true principles of national welfare, with a confidence that here, at last, they are to find their opportunity. This western world had not been preserved unknown through so many ages, for any purpose less sublime, than to be opened, at a certain stage of history, and become the theater wherein better principles might have room and free development.”

— Horace Bushnell (1802–1876) Mininister and Theologian

“My experience of men has neither disposed me to think worse of them, or indisposed me to serve them; nor in spite of failures, which I lament, of errors which I now see and acknowledge; or of the present aspect of affairs; do I despair of the future. The truth is this. The march of Providence [God’s work] is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope.”

— Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) General of the Confederate Army during the Civil War

“You will notice that while the oppressors have carried out their plans and had things their own way, there were other forces silently at work which in time undermined their plans – as if a Divine hand were directing the counter-plan. Whoever peruses the story of liberty without recognizing this feature will fail of fully comprehending the meaning of history. There must be a meaning to history or else existence is an incomprehensible enigma.”

— Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896) Journalist, Army Correspondent, Historian & Author

God judges nations, states, cities, local areas based on the policies they have.”

— David Barton, Author and Public Speaker on America’s Biblical Heritage (Wallbuilders Daily Radio – 9-10-2014)

“Those public policy decisions do result in consequences … even the good guys had to go thought the nation judgment brought on by bad policies from national leaders. Even if you disagree with those polices, even if you disagree with  non-discrimination ordinances if your city has one God not going to be able to bless that … Even for those who don’t get involved in politics you will pay a price for what your political leaders do. You are not isolated from that …”

— David Barton, Author and Public Speaker on America’s Biblical Heritage (Wallbuilders Daily Radio – 9-9-2014)

“The prosperous smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.”

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

“Those who are vested with civil authority ought also with much care to promote religion and good

 morals among all under their government. If we give credit to the Holy Scriptures, he that ruleth must be just, ruling in the fear of God. Those who wish well to the State ought to choose to places of trust men of inward principle, justified by exemplary conversation. Those who pay no regard to religion and sobriety, in the persons whom they send to the legislature of any state, will soon pay dearly for their folly. … the people in general ought to have regard to the moral character of those whom they invest with authority, either in the legislative, executive, or judicial branches.”

— John Witherspoon (1722-1794) Educator, Economist, Minister, Writer & Founding Father

“Many historians of our day spend long hours discussing the South’s ‘States’ Rights issue and their Constitutional reasons for seceding from the Union. …I have considered it first of all from God’s perspective, not a political perspective. I must address the subject by asking how the Lord looks at wars in general and, in this case, the Civil War. … one has to consider the question: Does God intervene in the affairs of men, and wars? If so, all war? Does God choose sides in war? Does He determine the outcome? Obviously the answer to those questions is a resounding ‘Yes!’ God is sovereign, omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. Wars and their outcome are directly decided according to His will; God determines who will lose or win.”

— Richard “Little Bear” Wheeler – Author, Public Speaker and Storyteller, and Pastor (book God’s Mighty Hand, pg. 191-192)

“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

“History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.”

— Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) Army General, involved in war in the Philippines, World War I, World War II, & Korean War

“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 [a country] according to certain laws and he always observes those laws and that means the innocent are punished with the evil.”

— Father Malachi Martin (Author, Priest and Theologian)

“God has always done judgements. … Ninety-nine percent of the time [He has] done judgements that you will find in the Old Testament. That is He has used nations with their weapons of destruction that have had at that point in time to do His judgements. … He will use existing nations with their arsenal of weapons to do His judgements.”

— Larry Massa (Biblical Teacher, Researcher and Author)

“God never separates our economy and our morality – they are inextricably linked forever.”

— Michael Bresciani – Writer, Preacher & Publisher of American Prophet.org

“Jesus is the purest among the mighty, and the mightiest among the pure, who, with his pierced hand has raised empires from their foundations, turned the stream of history from its old channel, and still continues to rule and guide the ages”

— Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825) German writer

“History (is) as a spacious book of Providence recording how the deeds of men and nations have helped or hindered the purposes of God.”

— George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) German Philosopher

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.”

— Cristof (Ed Harris) (1950) Actor, Producer, Director, and Screenwriter – Movie The Truman Show

“The reason many of us find history boaring is that we fail to see the sovereign hand of God at work as history unfolds. The way you look at history depends in a large part upon your world view.”

—  John Eidsmoe,  Retired (Book Columbus & Cortez, Conquerors for Christ, pg 13)

“God is behind everything, but everything hides God.”

— Victor Hugo (1802–1885) French Poet and Novelist

“God hides in history. – Some of you are fond of history. When you come to know more and yet more about it, and can go back over long periods, you will see how one nation goes up and another goes down, and how the laws of right and wrong are simply thundered out of all through it. No nation can go on acting tyrannically, unjustly and sinfully, and not be punished for it. God is behind everything. He hides, but He is there, and the reward or punishment will surely come.”

James Hastings – The Book Of Isaiah (Children’s Great Bible Texts)

“If there is a God, there is a map. If God has a map, his map is the true map.

The civilization you sit in … is now obvious in crisis, perhaps death pangs, twisting grotesquely like a dying animal, swirling down the garbage drain—this civilization was founded on God’s road map.

The most striking feature if this map is the stark fat of the Two Roads. There is the road that leads to Life, and there is the road that leads to Death. There is Good, and there is Evil. There is Right and there is Wrong.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virtue, pg 11.)

“If the God of life does not respond to this culture of death with judgment, God is not God. If God does not honor the blood of the hundreds of millions of innocent victims then the God of the Bible, the God of Israel, the God of orphans and widows, the Defender of the defenseless, is a man-made myth, a fairy tale.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author (book Back to Virtue, pg 11.)

“It is said that the one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history! The last 4,000 years of world history are full of the rise and fall of kingdoms. Many had their turns at the helm of history. But immorality, how they treated the Jewish people, or both were always the cause of their demise. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel will bring all the kingdoms of this world in subjection to His leadership. He will put an end not only to America’s dominance but an end to every kingdom as He sets up His rule.”

— Mark Biltz – Pastor of El Shaddai Ministries and Author

“History may be said to be the summation of the actions of man in time. Miracles are God’s sovereign interventions into our three dimensional world, in which this historical process has been, ever since the creation of man, realizing itself. History has a destination, even if we cannot discern it at once, and God is working in history even if his ways are difficult or impossible to recognize. But since history consists of the acts of man and miracles are the acts of God, it may be asked how the two can be brought together, and, how it is possible to probe the influence that miracles have had on the historical process of mankind. …”  (Book Understanding Miracles, How to Know if They Are from God, the Devil, or the Imagination by Zsolt Aradi, pg 285)

— Zsolt Aradi (1908-1968) Hungarian Author and Historian

“That there is one God, who made all things. That he governs the world by his providence. That he ought to be worshiped by adoration, prayer, and thanksgiving. But that the most acceptable service of God is doing good to man. That the soul is immortal. And that God will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter.”

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

“It has been written that there are different versions of history. There are different views yes, but there is only one version of history. History is God’s providence. In every age people make choices between good and evil. It is in our collective choice that will determine our history. The choices of others from the past has been made and dutifully recorded by God in his book of life.”

— Michael A. Shea

“It is difficult for men to look into the destiny of future ages, the designs of Providence are too vast and complicated, and our own powers are too narrow to admit of much satisfaction to our curiosity. But when we see many great and powerful causes constantly at work, we cannot doubt of their producing proportionable effects.”

— Bishop Jonathan Shipley, the Bishop of St. Asaph (1714-1788) Clergyman in the Church in Wales

“You will notice that while the oppressors have carried out their plans, and had things their own way, there were other forces silently at work, which in time undermined their plans, as if a Divine hand were directing the counter-plan. Whoever peruses the “Story of Liberty” without recognizing this feature will fail of fully comprehending the meaning of history. There must be a meaning to history of else existence is an incomprehensible enigma.

Some men assert that the marvelous events of history are only a series of coincidences; but was it by chance that the great uprising in Germany once lay enfolded, as it were, in the beckoning hand of Ursula Cotta? How happened it that behind the passion of Henry VIII. for Anne Boleyn should be the separation of England from the Church of Rome, and all the mighty results to civilization and Christianity that came from that event? How came it to pass that, when the world was ready for it, and not before … Men act freely in laying and executing their plans; but behind the turmoil and conflict of human wills there is an unseen power that shapes destiny-nations rise and fall, generations come and go; yet through the ages there has been an advancement of Justice, Truth, Right, and Liberty. To what end? Is it not the march of the human race toward an Eden of rest and peace?

If while reading this ” Story” you are roused to indignation, or pained at the recital of wrong and outrage, remember that out of endurance and sacrifice has come all that you hold most dear; so will you comprehend what Liberty has cost, and what it is worth.”

— Charles Carleton Coffin (1823-1896) Civil War Correspondent, and Author (book The Story of Liberty)

“We cannot break the Commandments, we can only break ourselves against Them. Written another way we cannot break God’s Laws, we can only break ourselves against them.”

— Unknown

“From the Scriptures we find basic truths that may serve as the foundation of our teaching of history. … God’s control may take the form of caring, governing, protecting, sustaining, and preserving. He exercises His will through divine superintendence or by divine intervention; it may involve God’s “general” care as evidenced through His creation or by His “special” care, as demonstrated by His supernatural power.

God’s rule is over all-nature, animal life, people, and nations. We must be careful not to assign the providence of God solely to His dealings with the people of God. There is a danger in overemphasizing “sacred” history to the neglect of “secular” history. In doing so, we might give our students the wrong impression that God is only in control of those things related to the church. All history is under God’s control, both secular and sacred.

Another foundational truth is that God has a plan for history. History is providential, not accidental. … This carries the connotation of forethought or foresight to attain a particular end or goal. What a beautiful picture this is of God’s role in history. His omniscient foresight orders, sustains, and cares for His creation, accomplishing His divine purpose. “Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world” (Acts 15:18).

Many today, however, would have us believe that an indescribable fate determines the course of history. Man’s destiny is left to mere chance. History is viewed as a series of unrelated circumstances. But to the one who seeks to discern the hand of God, history will have purpose, meaning, and direction.”

— David A. Fisher, Ph.D – Professor at Bob Jones University, Author

“The destiny of America was divinely decreed. The events which established our great nation were foreknown to God and revealed to prophets of old. As in an enacted drama, the players who came on the scene were rehearsed and selected for their parts. Their talents, abilities, capacities, and weaknesses were known before they were born.

As one looks back upon what we call our history, there is a telling theme which recurs again and again in this drama. It is that God governs in the affairs of this nation. As the late J. Reuben Clark, Jr., has said, ‘This is the great motive which runs through our whole history.'”

— Ezra Taft Benson (1899-1994) Secretary of Agriculture under Dwight D. Eisenhower & President of the LDS Church

“A blind man’s world is bounded by the limits of his touch; an ignorant man’s world by the limits of his knowledge: a great man’s world by the limits of his vision.”

— E. Paul Hovey  (1908-1996) Presbyterian Minister, Author, and Music Teache

 “Men [& women] do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them.”

— E. Paul Hovey  (1908-1996) Presbyterian Minister, Author, and Music Teacher

Do not quench the Spirit, do not despise prophesying, but test everything; hold fast what is good,

— Thessalonians 5:19-21 RSV (Saint Paul)

“God sends prophets to every generation, not to give us new doctrine, but to remind us what we must do to save our souls.”

— Nicholas Nightingale Gruner (1942-2015) Roman Catholic Priest & Promoter of the Message of Our Lady of Fatima (Quoting Saint Thomas Aquinas)

John “was sent by God . . . for a witness” (Jn. 1:6,7) as a prophet; according to Lk. 1:76: “Thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest.” But the prophets who lived before Christ did not introduce any new rite, but persuaded men to observe the rites of the Law. as is clearly stated Malachi 4:4: “Remember the law of Moses My servant.” Therefore neither should John have introduced a new rite of baptism.

— Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Catholic Priest, Philosopher, and Theologian, Doctor of the Church great saints known for their defense and explanation of the truths of the Catholic Faith

“If God does not exist, then everything is permitted (allowed).”

— Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (1821-1881) Russian Novelist & Journalist

“All that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

— C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) Irish Writer, Scholar, and Christian Apologists

“The denial of God springs from a man’s desire not to have a God — from his wish that there were no Justice behind the universe, so that his injustices would fear not retribution; from his desire that there be no Law, so that he may not be judged by it; from his wish that there were no Absolute Goodness, that he might go on sinning with impunity.

That is why the modern atheist is always angered when he hears anything said about God and religion — he would be incapable of such a resentment if God were only a myth. His feeling toward God is the same as that which a wicked man has for one whom he has wronged: he wishes he were dead so that he could do nothing to avenge the wrong.

The betrayer of friendship knows his friend exists, but he wished he did not. The post-Christian atheist knows God exists, but he desires He should not.?”

— Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979) Catholic Archbishop, Professor, Radio & Television Show Host (book Peace of Soul)

“I will say that he must indeed have a blind soul who cannot see that some great purpose and design is being worked out here below of which we have the honor to be the faithful servants. It is not given to us to peer into the mysteries of the future.”

— Winston Churchill (December 26, 1941) Address to the Congress of the United State

“America was conceived for the purpose of God, and dedicated to His glory. Formed after the pattern of ancient Israel it was called to be a city on the hill. America has been blessed as no other nation has ever been blessed. But through much is given much is required. 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. And to much of the church as lost its salt and cease to do anything about it. And now the same Biblical signs of national judgment that appeared in the last days of ancient Israel are appearing on American soil. … America was blessed because of God alone. If America ever turned away from God, then the blessings of heaven would be removed from the land.”

— Jonathan Cahn – Rabbi, Author, and Public Speaker

“God can do anything to remind how small we are.”

— Isaiah Gomez (1991) Supermarket Attendant and Watchman

“Providence of God to men; that it is like the torch in the darkness, and the guide which conducts to life; that it is, in fine, absolutely necessary for salvation, for, ‘without faith it is impossible to please God, and he who will not believe will be condemned.’”

— Pope Pius IX (1792-1878) Singulari Quadam (1854)

“God’s interventions are miracles: events that cannot happen by merely natural agents but only by a supernatural agent. They no more interfere with our free will than natural events like earthquakes. We choose how to respond to them.”

— Peter Kreeft (1937) Professor, and Christian Author

“In the designs of Providence there are no mere coincidences.”

— Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) Pope of the Roman Catholic Church (1978-2005)

“Holiness is not for wimps and the cross is not negotiable, sweetheart, it’s a requirement.”

— Mother Mary Angelica – (1923-2016) Franciscan Nun and Founder of the EWTN Television Network

“In the end, dear friend, it is always between us and God, not us and them.”

— Mother Terresa (1910–1997) Catholic Nun who stared the Missionaries of Charity

“Providence of God to men; that it is like the torch in the darkness, and the guide which conducts to life; that it is, in fine, absolutely necessary for salvation, for, ‘without faith it is impossible to please God, and he who will not believe will be condemned.’”

— Pope Pius IX (1792-1878) Singulari Quadam (1854)

“There is but one faith and one God.”

— Vicka Ivankovic (1964) Visionary Medjugorje (book My Heart will Triumph by Marjana Soldo pg 63)

“Since Man has been given freedom by God, Man is free to refuse to co-operate with God when God calls him. The course of human history consists of a series of encounters between individual human beings and God in which each man or woman or child, in turn, is challenged by God to make his free choice between doing God’s will and refusing to do it. When Man refuses, he is free to make his refusal and to take the consequences.”

— Arnold J. Toynbee (1889-1975) British Historian, Author of History, and Philosopher

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

— C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) Irish Writer, Scholar, and Christian Apologists

“For you will certainly carry out God’s purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.” (The Problem of Pain)

C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) Irish Writer, Scholar, and Christian Apologists

“One of the most cowardly things ordinary people do is to shut their eyes to facts.” (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) Irish Writer, Scholar, and Christian Apologists

“A miracle is an event brought about by the power of God that is a temporary exception to the ordinary course of nature, for the purpose of showing that God is active in history.”

— Richard Purtill (1931-2016) Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Western Washington University

“Providence —The will of God acting together with human will. But he respects our will absolutely. He does not force. Love never forces. It only invites. … There is a war between good and—”

— Michael D. O’Brien (1948– ), Roman Catholic author from the book The Father’s Tale, p738.

“We are players in our present, we are the current builders of our history. God wants to write, through our hearts, through our lives and Fiats, the history of salvation: a story of love, grace, life, communion and holiness.”

— Mother Adela Galindo – Founder of Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Is America Doomed? [Part I] – by Dave Miller, Ph.D. –The dark, sinister clouds of political correctness have been steadily gathering over America for some 50 years now. The result? A drastic recasting of American culture …

However, keep in mind that a sufficient number of Americans may have so rejected God that He intends to punish America. The Founders were poignantly aware of this very possibility, as expressed by them in a proclamation they released to the American public on March 20, 1779: “Whereas, in just punishment of our manifold transgressions, it hath pleased the Supreme Disposer of all events to visit these United States with a destructive calamitous war” (Journals of…, 1909, 13:343-344).

The time has come to face the fact that America may have plummeted too far in its departure from God’s will to be recalled. …

Who could have imagined (the Founders most certainly could not have done so) that America would ever give legal sanction to a woman to kill her unborn baby? Yet, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court did just that by ruling that “the word ‘person’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn” (Roe v. Wade). Who could have imagined one day that more than 48 million babies would be butchered in the United States of America?  Link to Website

— Dave Miller – Television Host, Executive Director of Apologetics Press, and Author

Is America Doomed? [Part II] – by Dave Miller, Ph.D. – The butchery of babies and sexual perversion undoubtedly will go down in history as primary contributors to the moral and spiritual deterioration, decline, and collapse of American society (see Miller, 2006). Abortion and homosexuality are glaring proofs of the expanding rejection of God in American civilization. They show the extent to which Americans are severing themselves from the laws of God in exchange for wanton indulgence of human passion. Forget where a candidate stands on health care, the environment, and social security! We simply must lay aside all the other political issues that vie for our attention and affect our finances, and vote based on where a candidate stands on these two premiere moral issues that will spell the doom of our nation. If the nation is punished for its moral degradation, our finances will be the least of our worries. …

The Founders were adamant in their insistence that the survival of the Republic depends on its citizens maintaining unchanging Christian moral virtue. They would be deeply saddened to see the extent to which our civilization has slumped from its original high moral ground. …

What lies ahead for America when a sizable percentage of the citizenry no longer acknowledges or submits to the God of the Bible? What is going to happen to this country when many of our people no longer believe that a nation is blessed only if its God is the Lord? What does the future hold, given the direction we are going? When one examines the sweeping scope of human history …  Link to Website

— Dave Miller – Television Host, Executive Director of Apologetics Press, and Author

Is America Doomed? [Part III] – by Dave Miller, Ph.D. – … According to the Framers and Founders, the American republic cannot last any length of time when Christian morals do not characterize the people; no civil government of a republic can exist and last without the controlling influence of Christian principles; the government and civility in society will dissolve if the citizens become enemies of Christianity; ignorance of one’s duty to God and depravity will lead to slavery and ruin; without religion, foreign violence, domestic convulsion and ruin result; abandoning Christian virtue will result in submission to invaders; there can be no genuine freedom where religion and morality are lost; and we will then be ripe for destruction. …

If this pattern of eventual divine retribution has repeated itself many times over throughout world history, and if God is immutable, i.e., He does not change … We ought to expect God to react to America’s degradation in two ways: (1) unleash upon, or at least refrain from protecting, the country (or specific localities within the country) natural disasters (read the Old Testament book of Joel); or (2) allow hostile enemies to inflict casualties and suffering upon us (read Habakkuk). … Indeed, it is just a matter of time. Since America is committing national suicide by its morally insane behavior, turning its back on God, disaster is the inevitable result.

As the population of America continues its progressive entrenchment against God, the outcome is inevitable: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17, emp. added). Indeed, as Americans turn their back on the God of their fathers, so God will cease to bestow His protection and blessings. … The only hope for America is to experience a nationwide spiritual awakening by returning to God and begging His forgiveness. … God help us. If it be His will, may God save the United States of America. –  Link to Website

— Dave Miller – Television Host, Executive Director of Apologetics Press, and Author

“Today, the challenge facing America is to find freedom’s fulfillment in the truth: the truth that is intrinsic to human life created in God’s image and likeness, the truth that is written on the human heart, the truth that can be known by reason and can therefore form the basis of a profound and universal dialogue among people about the direction they must give to their lives and their activities.

One hundred thirty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln asked whether a nation “conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” could “long endure.” President Lincoln’s question is no less a question for the present generation of Americans. Democracy cannot be sustained without a shared commitment to certain moral truths about the human person and human community.

The basic question before a democratic society is “how ought we to live together?” In seeking an answer to this question, can society exclude moral truth and moral reasoning? Can the Biblical wisdom which played such a formative part in the very founding of your country be excluded from that debate? Would not doing so mean that tens of millions of Americans could no longer offer the contribution of their deepest convictions to the formation of public policy? Surely, it is important for America that the moral truths which make freedom possible should be passed on to each new generation. Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. …

Christ asks us to guard the truth because, as he promised us: “You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Depositum custodi! We must guard the truth that is the condition of authentic freedom, the truth that allows freedoms to be fulfilled in goodness. We must guard the deposit of divine truth handed down to us.”

Pope John Paul II (1920-2005) 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church

“I think what happening is the adversary (satin) in his arrogance and pride has becomes so bold that he has tipped his hand. He usually is the great masquerader who hides his reals goals. But in this case he made the mistake of revealing his true agenda.

What is happening in America today isn’t a political debate. It is the confrontation, the conflict between two mutual exclusive religions. They can’t coexist. One is going to prevail over the other. And the godless humanism of the religion that has come to predominate throughout our culture thinks it’s now so powerful that it can intrude into every dimension of people’s lives. And Government has become more and more intrusive in that way controlling what we think and what we say.

And Christians my finally begin recognize how much is at stake here and what stand to lose. This isn’t about Republicans and Democrats or liberals and conservatives. This is about the integrity of our faith as Christians, and our commitment to the word of God. Can we preach what God says, can we live by what the Bible teaches, or is the coercive power of the government going to destroy freedoms that we as Americas we have always pretty much taken for granted because they have always been there.

Well now they are under attack in a blatant and obvious way that is unprecedented in American history.  And hopefully that will wake up a lot of folks.”

— Dr. Laurence L. White – Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church Huston, TX (Wallbuilders Radio 11-4-2014)

Thy kingdom come – From America’s Providential History, by Mark A. Beliles and Stephen K. McDowell, published by the Providence Foundation.

You cannot understand history without understanding Divine Providence. The whole of history can be looked at from a Biblical philosophy, because there is an overall purpose that unifies all the specific events of history. From a humanistic standpoint, there is no purpose in history and hence no unifying theme that ties the events of history together. Many modern educators deny the Providential view of history and would have us believe that their promotion of one of several “secular” views of history is simply the recounting of brute facts.

God’s plan for the nations has been unfolding in a specific geographic direction. This geographical march of history is called the Chain of Christianity or the Chain of Liberty. It seems as if God’s direction is westward. “Christian” geography (which is true geography) is the view that the earth’s origin, end, purposes, and physiography are for Christ and His glory. Like individuals, nations have a unique purpose. We will see throughout this book how God has raised up and put down nations of the world for His purposes. … During the Revolutionary War, God performed many miracles on behalf of the American army, for God desired to see America win its struggle for freedom, become a nation, and fulfill its divine purposes. – Link to Website

“The founders of the United States of America … founded it on the principles ancient convent between the Hebrews and God. The only reason that we fear that right now we stare down into the abyss of doom. The only reason that deep in our hearts we question whether the United States of American will indeed continue, and will it indeed continue as the nation we know and love. The only reason that deep in our hearts we worry for its future is because deep in our hearts we know that this country had abandoned the faith of Abraham, Isaiah, and Jacob. This county has stepped out from beneath that convent, that guaranteed durability. Not just ancient Israel but all those who followed in those paths.”

― Rabbi Daniel Lapin  (1950) Orthodox rabbi, talk show host and author

“America, the noble experiment, is under siege. The nation that once aspired to being a shining light on a hill is now one of the world’s leading exporters of pornography. The nation that was once a haven for religious refugees now seeks to exclude religious speech from education and the public square. The nation that once paid the blood price to free its slaves now freely spills the blood of its young on the altar of “choice.” Religious belief, once revered, is now publicly reviled. The foundation of all that most of us once held dear as a nation has so eroded that it can no longer stay the culture.

Many have worked diligently in the public square for almost three decades in order to hold back the tide of evil in America. … How ever, every year that goes by we continue to lose more ground. For every step we take forward, we seem to take two steps back. So then a natural question arises, “Why?”

— Brad Bright – Author and Public Speaker on God and the Bible (book God is the Issue, pg 19)

“There are laws in the spirit realm. There are laws in the universe that God sets in place that cannot be changed. Not even by even by God himself. He could because he is sovereign and he is powerful but he will not. Because God will abide by the laws that he himself set in motion. He will submit to those laws. There are all sorts or laws. There are physical laws. There are cosmic laws that rule the celestial bodies. There are physical laws such like the laws of gravity that govern our physical world. And there are spiritual laws that God set in place and everybody has to abide by those laws, including God himself. The angels have to abide by those laws and devils and demons have to abide by those laws. So there certain things that governs everything that happens. …

The thing that people need to understand is that both God and the devil, or demons, cannot do anything unless people cooperate with them. This is a concept that a lot of people do not comprehend. They don’t comprehend it. God cannot do anything …on this earth unless man prays, and unless man cooperates. And this is something that is alien to most people. They cannot grasp that concept. They think that because God is so powerful, and he is so sovereign, he can do whatever he wants, at any time he wants, and doesn’t need anybody. …

In 2 Cornicles 7:14 if my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways then I will heal from heaven; and I will heal their land. But when that does not happen, God will not intervene. God can intervene. God can intervene right now in America. God can intervene, but is not going to happen unless there is a lot of God’s people praying and interceding and people start repenting on their sin like Nineveh. Now of course Nineveh was Old Testament but principle is the same. The principles are the same.

When a nation becomes wicked, when a nation becomes corrupted, God has no choice but to step back and let the powers of darkness do whatever they want to do. … When you hear the term ‘allows,’ is that he has no choice he cannot do anything because we have shut him out. We have shut him out of schools. We have kicked him out of schools. We have kicked him out of the government. We have kicked him out of our lives, kicked him out of everything and so he is unable. He cannot intervene. God cannot relieve his angels to minister for you because you kicked him out of your life. … It is a legal issue.

It is a legal issue. See the Lord ‘WILL NEVER’, I repeat, ‘WILL NEVER’ come into a place he is not invited. It works both ways. The devil and the demons cannot come into a house, a life, or a nation or whatever unless they are invited. And the angles of God and the Lord himself cannot come into a life, into a city, into a nation unless they are invited. It works both ways. … But the only way (back under God’s protection) it will happen is if God’s people in America will intercede and pray, that is the only way it will happen. …Most people have no idea the power of prayer.

Right now God is looking throughout America for people to stand in the gap. So he does not allow the powers of darkness that are about to ravage, ravage, and destroy this nation. God is looking for intercessors that will stand in the gap so he can send his angels from heaven and protect. Protect, a life, a protect a home, a family, protect a city, protect a nation. That is why this nation has not been destroyed so far. Because there have been people here, there have been Christians here who have been standing in the gap and they have been paying for very many years.”

— Augusto Perez (1951) Cuban Born Pastor, Author, Radio Talk Show Host, Radio (Interview on George Ann Hughes Byte Radio Show, The Sovereignty of God, November 15, 2008)

America’s behavior has spiritual consequences – We cannot forsake commandments without being forsaken – The only way to prosper is to return to the commandments of our creator. Commandments which for the most part have been forsaken Removed by our schools and public buildings and glossed over by the majority of our churches. Just as in the Garden of Eden people are been persuaded that they can do right in their own eyes. They can be as God and decide what is good and what is evil.… Are we in arrogance to believe that we as a nation can continue to forsake the commandmens of our creator with out the eventuallyality of being forsaken ourselves. The commandments he wrote in stone pure they stand fast forever. It is in our best interst to keep them.

— Richard Rives – President of Wyatt Archaeological Research and Author

“Like the Pharisees and Sadducees, many people today do not recognize God reaching out to them, nor do they discover the truth of God’s Word and the simple solutions needed to turn out situation around. Most tragically, they do not foresee their own inevitable destruction because they have rejected God’s personal warning. … Today, America has only two choices: continue its ungodly path to destruction, or respond to God’s call for repentance. … He will restore our nation even at this late hour.

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

“The tyranny of relativism is the spiritual poverty of our time”

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

“There is an unfortunate tendency for modern commentators to emphasize the spiritual and personal aspects of the prophetic message to the people as individuals, and to ignore the stated transgressions of a nation as a whole. … Transgression, in short, requires punishment; if rebellion is national and collective, then punishment will be national and collective. This has great importance today: similar sins should produce similar punishment.”

— Gary North (1942) Economist and Author (Book An Introduction to Christian Economics, pg. 3-4)

“Once the morals of a country goes so does the nation.”

— Michael Savage (Michael Alan Weiner) (1942) Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator

“There’s an individual, an individual and his own wickedness or individual work is going to be judged in the Eternity so to speak after life. But a nation the sins or the iniquities of a nation have to be judged in mortality rather than immorality. And in when it’s charged in mortality, then it’s the nation that has to be punished. We’re told in the New Testament that there’s no forgiveness of sin without the shedding of blood. Now individual sin can be forgiven because of the blood of Christ, but the sin of a nation, the blood that has to be shed, in their turn from the absence of God is the blood of the citizens themselves. The nation suffers because of it not the individual. Individual sin is judged in the hereafter. The sins of a nation have to be judged because there are no nations in the hereafter.”

— Bruce Douglas Porter (1952) Author and Speaker on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  (Interview)

A Nation Abandoned by God – …“People and nations, even the covenant nation Israel can come to a point where they are abandoned by God.  … Now I’m going to say something, you’re going to have to hold on to your seat a little bit.  I’m convinced beyond doubt that in this same sense, God has abandoned America.  …  This is the most graphic and the most detailed and the most comprehensive discussion of what it means for a people, a society to be abandoned by God.  And it perfectly describes the moral chaos in our own nation today. …

Throughout history these calamities continue to even happen and they all fit in the category of God’s judgment of sin.   But there’s this other category of the wrath of abandonment, it is a form of God’s wrath in which He lets go of a society and let’s it catapult full speed without restraint in the direction of its own sinful desires and devices and choices.  …

We’d like to talk about the fact that America was founded on Christian principles and God was at the center of it, and all of that, whatever it might have been in our founding, it’s no longer the way it is and I want to show you how you know that has happened.

Go down to verse 24.  You see in verse 24 the first word “therefore,” this means we’re now going to see a description that connects to what has been said.  If you go back to verse 18, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men,” and we could stop at that point.  The wrath of God is revealed.  And then it goes on to talk about the wrath of God and the reasons for the wrath of God.  And then in verse 24 it then describes the wrath of God and here’s the description.  “Therefore God gave them over, or God gave them up, in the lust of their hearts to impurity that their bodies might be dishonored among them, for they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator who is blessed forever, amen.  For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions, for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural.  In the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman, burned in their desire toward one another, men with men, committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.  And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind to do the things that are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, envy, full of…or evil full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice, gossip, slander, haters of God, insolent arrogant boastful inventors of evil, disobedient to parents without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful.  And although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, and not only do them, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” …

The first thing you look for in a society you’re trying to discern whether God has abandoned that society is whether or not that society has gone through a sexual revolution so that illicit sex, adultery, every form of immorality is accepted as normal in that society.  And we’re there.”

— John MacArthur (1939) Pastor of  Grace Community Church and host of Radio Show Grace to You

“There’s a divide component to this [2021 society turmoil and uncertainty] to save God’s people. … I believe there is an inevitable Revival coming spiritually to America. And then we go out and be salt and light to the world and help the rest of the world.”

— Jaun O’Savin (man of mystery) (video on BitChute 8-12-2021 “It’s Crunch Time Juan O’Savin & Sean Stone)

“God is reminding us that he is Lord Jesus is Lord over history and the leaders of the past.” 

Troy Black – Christian YouTube Ministry, Author, and Prophetic Voice, 12-14-2021

“The Lord also said this about activating angels. He said when I reveal a message to you and you speak forth My words, those words of Mine activate the angels to perform My word. But you must speak and release My words in order for my angels to be sent. I have given you authority over this realm so it is you who changed the course of history by coming into an agreement with My words. …”

— Dr Patricia Greene – YouTube – GOD is About to do Unusual Things – Ministry, Author, and Prophetic Voice, 1-25-2022

“Every saint is a little looking-glass of God: a facet of the jewel which constitutes the Catholic Church.”

John Ayscough – Msgr. Francis BickerstaffeDrew (1432-1491)