History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual awakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.
General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
To a man of liberal education, the study of history is not only useful, and important, but altogether indispensable, and with regard to the history contained in the Bible . . . It is not so much praiseworthy to be acquainted with as it is shameful to be ignorant of it.
John Quincy Adams (1767 – 1848)
The process of history is not haphazard. There is a purpose in it all. And the purpose is the purpose of God.
Leon Morris (1914 – 2006)
The cross of Christ stands in Scripture as the pivot on which all history turns.
Frederick S. Leahy, Is It Nothing to You?, p. x