Biblical Allusions

A Just God

As he approaches the dramatic conclusion to his speech, Patrick Henry proclaims, “There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations…” Both the Old and New Testaments are chock-full of word pictures that consistently describe God as just (fair). Some of the most vivid and direct can be found in Paul’s letter […]

The Majesty of Heaven

Patrick Henry concludes the opening to his most famous speech by asking, “Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offence, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly […]