Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Should We Keep God out of Public View? The Grinder | 11 September 2009


From America is Too Young to Die, by Leonard Ravenhill.
Max Jukes, an atheist, lived a godless life. He married an ungodly woman, and from this union there were 310 who died as paupers, 150 were criminals, 7 were murderers, 100 were drunkards, and more than half of the women were prostitutes. His 540 descendands cost the State one and a quarter million dollars (before inflation).
Then there is a record of a great man of God, Jonathan Edwards. He lived at the same time as Max Jukes, but he married a godly woman. An investigation was made of the 1,394 known descendants of Jonathan Edwards, of which 13 became college presidents, 65 college professors, 3 US Senators, 30 judges, 100 lawyers, 60 physicians, 75 army and navy officers, 100 preachers and missionaries, 60 authors of prominence, one Vice President of the United States, 80 public officials in other capacities, 295 college graduates, among whom were governors of states and ministers to foreign countries. Jonathan Edwards’ descendants did not cost the state a penny.
Just had to steal this from Mike Johnson's yesterday blog The Siberian Grinder.  Such a privilege to have known Mike since before he married his lovely Maya and had three children.  I hope you visit his blog often - an amazing brother in Christ! 

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