- Aug 12, 2019
We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.
But Israel knew God's law. They weren't born-again though.
I wouldn't use John Adam's phrase "moral and religious" but perhaps he had regeneration in mind..just didn't use the exact word.