Reflecting On the 1820s

[I]n the frame of society in the United States [during the 1820s, will be] found something clearly distinguishing a Christian from a heathen or Atheistic state, something worthy to be imitated by less enlightened communities and less favored natio…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 279

The rulers of a state ought doubtless to understand God’s will, and to encourage the inculcation of just principles, and to restrain blasphemy against God and trespass against men.?????????Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 279

Henry Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278-279

[T]he state, though in fact a religious institution, incapable of securing its proper ends without recognizing religious obligation, is not a church. Christ’s church, of which he claims to be the Head, is not of this world, but has its own existen…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 279

[T]he ministers both of the church and of the state should, if they would be loyal to the Divine Sovereign, concur in publishing his statures, and in inculcating the principles of truth, equity, temperance, and righteousness.?????????Hiram Bingham, A Re…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

The state, deriving all its powers from God, both rulers and subjects being bound to do God’s will, and its chief magistrate being emphatically God’s minister, ought to be, and in an impotant sense is, a religious institution.?????????Hiram Bingham, A R…

Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

The ministry of religion and the ministry of the state each has its duties; but each in its own order and place, and both for the glory of the same Master, in accordance with the Divine will.?????????Hiram Bingham, A Residence of Twenty-One Years, pg. 278

“The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.”
—Revelation 11:15