The Drama of the Ages by Ella R ShaefferThe Drama of the Ages by Ella R Shaeffer

The Drama of the Ages

byElla R Shaeffer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... 166 CHAPTER XV. THE GLORY OF AMERICA Benjamin Franklin said that "He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world." "Jefferson, Madison, Washington and the people of the United States did introduce into public affairs in this nation the principles of primitive Christianity that are especially for the guidance of States and nations as such--the principle of the exclusive jurisdiction of God alone in all affairs of religion, the principle of the exclusion of the government from all things pertaining to religion, the principle of perfect Religious Liberty. "And this has changed the face of the world. "No one thought of vindicating religion for the conscience of the individual, till a voice in Judea, breaking day for the greatest epoch in the life of humanity by establishng a pure, spiritual and universal religion for all mankind, enjoined to render to Caesar only that which is Caesar's. The rule was upheld during the infancy of the Gospel for all men. "No sooner was this religion adopted by the chief of the Roman Empire than it was shorn of its character of universality and enthralled by an unholy connection with the unholy State. And so it continued, till the New Nation--the least defiled with the barren scoffings of the eighteenth century, the most general believer in Christianity of any people of that age, the chief heir of the Reformation in its purest form--when it came to establish a government for the United States, refused to treat faith as a matter to be regulated by a corporate body, or as having a headship in a monarch or a State." "The Constitution establishes nothing that interferes with equality and individuality. It knows nothing of differences by descent,...
Title:The Drama of the AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217075118

ISBN - 13:9780217075114