J.C. Ryle writing in 1890:
"My wish is, that men may write on their hearts that the well-being of England depends not on commerce, or clever politicians, or steam, or armies, or navies, or gold, or iron, or coal, or corn, but on the maintenance of the principles of the English Reformation."Light from Old Times
Perhaps in our country we might well say that the well-bring of America depends on the maintenance - or the return to - the principles of the First Great Awakening. There is no hope apart from the bold proclamation of the gospel!