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William Blackstone: Conforming to the Law of God

Sir William Blackstone was born into privilege in 1723 to a wealthy apothecary. But after the death of his father and mother, at the age of 12 years old things began to change drastically for the young William. The once privileged child of well to do parents had now became an orphan and in these times being an orphan meant living with little and wanting for much.

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John Witherspoon: Christ is my only King

John Witherspoon was born in Gifford, Scotland on February 15, 1723 to the Reverend James Alexander Witherspoon and Miss Anne Walker.  As John grew into a young man, he followed in his father’s footsteps attending the University of Edinburgh where he earned a Master of Arts degree and studied to master the field of divinity.
While Witherspoon wasn’t away at school he wrote three prominent works on theology entitled the “Ecclesiastical Characteristics” and also practiced as an evangelical minister for the Church of Scotland.This is also where he married the love …

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Josiah Wedgwood: The Potter and the Clay

Josiah Wedgwood was a potter by profession. His beautiful art has made him one of the most famous potters, and the name Wedgwood is still well-recognized in pottery today. The Slave Medallion, created by Wedgwood, was one of the most popular images in art during Wedgwood’s time. It made the public more aware of abolition and increased Josiah Wedgwood’s fame as a potter.
Yet the Bible calls him clay. Wedgwood formed pottery with the work of his hands. But it was the Lord who molded Wedgwood into the person he was. …

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Benjamin Rush: Founding Father

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, Dr. Benjamin Rush is also known as the Father of Public Schools, the Father of American Medicine, and the Father of American Psychiatry. With such influence stretching to so many areas, Rush points back to the Bible, the Word of God, the gospel of Jesus Christ, as the foundation for life as it should be. He wrote, “The Bible contains more knowledge necessary to man in his present state than any other book in the world.”

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Abraham Lincoln: President of “This Nation, Under God”

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for that day.” These are not words coming from some helpless beggar or an uneducated man with no one to counsel him. These are the words of the sixteenth President of the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln is considered by some to be the greatest President of the greatest nation in the world, yet he reveals that all his security, intelligence, and strength rest on his Almighty God.

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Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 and died on January 6, 1919. He was elected president on September 14, 1809. He served as governor of New York from 1898 to 1900.
He made Bible reading and Bible study a big part of his everyday life. He encouraged others to take partake of its great wisdom. “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is better than a college education,” He argued.
He quoted the Bible often, putting verses in his letters and speeches. One biographical archivist examined just his published works and …