Patrick Henry

A famous Revolutionary leader and orator, Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty, or give me death" which became the battle cry of the American Revolution. He was a five-time Governor of Virginia. He once declared:

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.

On another occasion he said, pointing to his Bible:

The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.

On November 20, 1798, in his Last Will and Testament, Patrick Henry wrote:

This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.

On his death bed, Patrick Henry said:

Doctor, I wish you to observe how real and beneficial the religion of Christ is to a man about to die....I am, however, much consoled by reflecting that the religion of Christ has, from its first appearance in the world, been attacked in vain by all the wits, philosophers, and wise ones, aided by every power of man, and its triumphs have been complete.

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