Benjamin Rush

“Where there is no religion, there will be no morals.“—Benjamin Rush.

Who was Benjamin Rush, the man who made this wise  statement?  He was a Founding Father of our country, born on December 24, 1745 and died on April 19, 1813.  He was from Pennsylvania.  He was a Christian, a physician, writer, educator and humanitarian.  He was a founder of Dickson College in Carlisle, PA.  He was an early opponent of slavery and capital punishment.

“The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.  They are corrupt; they have done abominable deeds; there is none that does good or right.”–Psalm 14:1.  Psalm 53:1 pretty much repeats this thought.  So where do “morals” come from?  I believe morals come from a holy God and the knowledge of morals comes from instruction in righteousness, which comes from “religion”, or the Bible.  Due to our current situation, I think we have some “fools” in our federal government (as well as elsewhere), because they refuse instruction in righteousness, OR, they go to church and hear the words, but fail to LIVE by them.

Benjamin Rush was no fool.

I will add an addendum to Mr. Rush’s statement….

…And where there are no morals, society deteriorates into chaos.

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