Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A President With Guts

Did you know that all the old preachers {Luther, Spurgeon, etc.} preached against the use of birth control and that mothers should be keepers at home?  Some of our presidents did also.  Here are a few quotes from Teddy Roosevelt, a much loved president from 1901-1909.  He had six children and a strong marriage.

Our great great-grandparents viewed marriage as sacred and inviolable until death.  They viewed children as blessings from God.  They believed it was a man's duty before God to provide for and protect his family and a woman's duty before God to nurture her children within the home - come what may.  They were raised on the Bible and they knew the Bible teaches all these things.

No piled up wealth, no splendor of material growth, no brilliance of artistic development, will permanently avail any people unless its home life is healthy - unless the average man possesses honesty, courage, common sense and decency, unless he works hard and is willing at need to fight hard; and unless the average woman is a good wife, able and willing to perform the first and greatest duty of womanhood: able and willing to bear, and to bring up as they should be brought up, healthy children, sound in body, mind, and character, and numerous enough so that the rate shall increase and not decrease.

Where are men that are willing to stand up and say these things now?  Even in the church we don't hear this often.  In the political arena, all we here about is income redistribution, higher taxes, more entitlement programs, etc.   What about hard work, integrity, honesty, the blessings of children, and the importance of home life?   These are the things that build a great nation.

When the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding, and knowledge,
its stability will long continue.
Proverbs 28:2

Wifey Wednesday, A Wise Woman