Presidents’ Day

president_geopgeFebruary features the birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. So it is fitting that Congress has designated a Monday holiday in February to honor all past Presidents of the United States of America.

George Washington believed that for the Constitution to work, the people needed to be virtuous and not suppose that “morality can be maintained without religion” or that “national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

Two centuries later, Ronald Reagan was carried through his years of service by a set of Christian convictions, which did not take God’s blessings or our religious freedoms for granted. He said, “Without God, there is no virtue, because there is not prompting of the conscience…Without God, there is a coarsening of the society.”

Perhaps that president was also prophetic when he said, “If we ever forget that we’re ‘one nation under God’ then we will be a nation gone under.”

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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