The Cause of George Washingon’s miraculous servival in his military career

Dear Mr. Weinstein
There were 17 Rules of Life that George Washington, THE FIRST COMMANDER AND CHIEF OF BOTH THE COLONIAL ARMY AND OUR NATION wrote as a school boy that he lived by. Here are the last 5:

13.Look habitually to Jesus Christ. Let your whole soul be imbued with His Spirit and manifest it in all your actions.

14.Look to the Holy Ghost as the Author of all good in man. Seek habitually His Teaching, His Illumination and Purifying Influences that He may dwell in you as His Temple and take full possession of all your powers and talents for Him.

15.Earnestly desire that He would take of the things of Christ more and more show them unto you and carefully avoid everything which tends to hinder you from becoming perfectly like Him.

16.Make it as your meat and drink to do the will of God and perseveringly have respect to all His commandments.

17. Feel and acknowledge that all the good that you now receive, or ever will receive is of Grace Through Jesus Christ. Trust in Him for all which you need, both for this Life and the Life to come. Rely on His merits, imitate His example and in view of every blessing give Him, and the Father and the Holy Ghost all the Glory.

DO NOT EMBARK ON THIS ATTEMPT TO ELIMINATE CHRIST FROM OUR MILITARY FOR YOU ARE GOING AGAINST THE VERY THING THAT CARRIED THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY THROUGH HIS MILITARY CAREER!

(name withheld)


THEY’RE NOT EVEN FREAKIN’ WASHINGTON QUOTES!!!

These weren’t Washington’s “Rules of Life.” They were Rev. Justin Edwards’s “Rules of Life.” Rev. Justin Edwards was a minister who was big in the temperance movement in the mid-1800s, and his “Rules of Life” were discovered in his notebook after he died. It was some history revisionist who attributed them to Washington!

Chris Rodda, MRFF Senior Research Director

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