Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s May 17, 1776. I’m at Princeton University Chapel listening to Reverend John Witherspoon’s sermon. Reverend Witherspoon was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and taught thirty founding fathers, including James Madison. Let’s listen in.
JW: “God, grant that in America true religion and civil liberty may be inseparable and that the unjust attempts to destroy one may support the unity of both.”
Read the full text of John Witherspoon’s sermon, The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men, which he preached at Princeton on May 17, 1776.
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.