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Benjamin Franklin: His Faith

Reflections on Old Age, Self-Mastery, and the Resurrection – Ben Franklin, 23 May 1785

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Franklin letter to George Whatley, 23 May 1785, from Passy, France I AM not acquainted with the saying of Alphonsus, which...

Ben Franklin: Have We Now Forgotten That Powerful Friend?

Liberty Letters, Benjamin Franklin In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this...

Benjamin Franklin On Titles of Honor

THEY WERE BELIEVERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In the writing and later ratification of the Constitution of the United States, the American Founding generation demonstrated their...

Indispensable Public Need: Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 23 August 1750 I think with you, that nothing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and...

Benjamin Franklin On Self-Denial, Love of Neighbor, Happiness & Reason

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ... for self denial is never a duty or a reasonable action but as it is a natural means of...

Nothing More Important than Educating Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN In an August 23, 1750 letter to Samuel Johnson (the first President of King's—now Columbia—College), American Founding Father Benjamin Franklin...

Fundamental Points In All Sound Religion—Benjamin Franklin

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 9 March 1790 YOU desire to know something of my religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon...

Divine Providence and Our Divine Charge

BY STEVE FARRELL Was the establishment of the United States, this ‘light on the hill’ republic, an event of mere chance or was it a...

Benjamin Franklin: Comparing the Ancient Jews to the Antifederalists

THEY WERE BELIEVERS, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1788 A ZEALOUS advocate for the proposed Federal Constitution, in a certain public assembly, said, that "the repugnance of a...

Benjamin Franklin: Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion

They Were Believers, Benjamin Franklin, 1728 I believe that there is one supreme most perfect Being, author and father of the Gods themselves. For I...