Daniel Webster's
Sobering Prediction
about America
Daniel Webster (1782-1852), outspoken statesman
and renowned orator, was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and was Secretary of State for three U.S. presidents: William Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore.


“If religious books are not now widely circulated among the masses in this country, I do not know what is to become of us as a nation. . . If truth is not diffused, error will be; if God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy. If the evangelical volume [Bible] does not reach every hamlet, the pages of corrupt and licentious literature will.”


From the life of Daniel Webster: 

Daniel Webster was born on Jan.18, 1782, near Franklin, N.H. . .

His mother, an uncommonly intelligent woman, early discovered the boy’s remarkable mental powers. She taught him all she knew and insisted that he enter the local academy.

“When he was fifteen it was decided at a family conference that he must go to college, no matter at what cost of self-denial for the others.

The sensitive boy burst into tears at this proof of devotion and confidence in his ability.” (Compton’s Encyclopedia [a Division of Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.] 1987, vol. 25, p.90) 


What other significant persons have said:

King David:  “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You” Psalm 119:11.

Jesus:  “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God’ ” Matthew 4:4.

The Apostle Paul: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” Hebrews 4:12.

The Prophet Jeremiah: “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O LORD God of hosts” Jeremiah 15:16.

Jehoshaphat, King of Judah: " 'Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper' "  2 Chronicles 20:20. 

All texts are quoted from the New King James Version of the Bible.