Former President Ronald Reagan

Former President Ronald Reagan

The inspiring speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. are not new. Neither are the words of the Declaration of Independence, the Psalms of the Bible, the Magna Carta or the Gettysburg Address.

But they are worth recalling, now and then, anyway.

Such appear to be the words of President Ronald Reagan, in a viral video in which he states his faith in the Bible, and his belief that America should be following its instructions.

The video, posted online at YouTube, too, is embedded here. It’s been viewed millions of times, and counting.

It’s a tribute to the president who attended Bel Air Presbyterian church in California after he left the Oval Office, created by the church.

Those who uploaded commented, “Unfortunately the war against the evil of liberalism is still alive and well, and we fight it even at Bel Air Presbyterian.”

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Reagan said, “The morality and values such faith implies are deeply embedded in our national character. Our country embraces those principles by design and we abandon them at our peril.”

He continued, “My experience in this office I hold has only deepened the belief I’ve held for many years: within the covers of that single book are all the answers to all the problems that face us today if we’d only read and believe.”

He joked about people praying for him, confirming that he has felt the power of intercessionary prayer.

He noted that when a questioner “got a busy signal” while praying, it was “just me in there ahead of him.”

As president, he said, “I think I understand how Abraham Lincoln felt when he said, ‘I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I have nowhere else to go.'”

He clarified the idea that the government must throw out and disaffiliate from any Christian act or statement:

“I realize it’s fashionable in some circles to believe that no one in government should encourage others to read the Bible. We’re told we’ll violate the constitutional separation of church and state established by the Founding Fathers in the First Amendment,” he said.

“The First Amendment was not written to protect people and their laws from religious values; it was written to protect those values from government tyranny.”

The real question Americans should ask, he said, is not whether “God is on our side,” but “Are we on His side?”

He often quoted Scripture, and said it is the hunger for “God’s good news” that gives Americans a way to triumph over hate.

This nation, he said, “was set apart in a very special way. Our forebears came not for gold, but mainly in search of God, and the freedom to worship in their own way.”

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