=== "There is no such thing as coincidence. God wills the world according to his design."

[SOURCE: George Washington, From The Diaries of George Washington (1773)].

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"... The Hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this

that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations,

but it will be time enough for me to 'turn preacher' when my present appointment ceases;

and therefore I shall add no more on the Doctrine of Providence..."

[SOURCE: George Washington in a letter to Thomas Nelson Jr. on 20 August 1778].

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"As the Cause of our common Country, calls us both to an active and dangerous Duty, I trust that Divine Providence, which wisely orders the Affairs of Men, will enable us to discharge it with Fidelity and Success."

[SOURCE: George Washington

[SOURCE: George Washington, Letter - Letter to Jonathan Trumbull, July 18, 1775].

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"I go fully trusting in that Providence, which has been more bountiful to me than I deserve and in full confidence of a happy meeting with you sometime in the Fall."

[SOURCE: George Washington, Letter - Letter to Martha Washington, June 22, 1775].

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[1] Washington deeply believe in "Providence" - and used the term about 300 times.

Consider this quote below:

"There is no such thing as coincidence. God wills the world according to his design."

[SOURCE: George Washington, Letter (1773)[26]

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"... The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations,

but it will be time enough for me to turn preacher when my present appointment ceases;

and therefore I shall add no more on the Doctrine of Providence..."

[SOURCE: George Washington in a letter to Thomas Nelson Jr. on 20 August 1778].


[1] George Washington's "SIGNAL" Quotes:

By "signal" instances and signal favors, George Washington is expressing his deepest and life-long belief in the direction and determination of God upon his life.

Washington believed that these "signal instances and favors," were actual "signals" - that is "signs" of God's Providence: - which Providence is nothing more or less than God's predestination - that "signal instances and signal favors," were "Divine signals" that God indeed was with them, approving and blessing their efforts to obey His will.

Thus to Washington, the "signal favors", were evidence of Heaven's Propitious Smiles Washington mentioned and prayed for so often, and were the evidence that his heart, his motives and his efforts were pleasing in the sight of the Almighty Being who Rules in the Affairs of all men.

Non-theologians miss the great meaning of "signal" and thus completely misunderstand what Washington is expressing.


George Washington Declares:

To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest Glory to laud the more distinguished Character of Christian.

The 'signal instances' of Providential Goodness which we have experienced,

and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete success,

demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of All Good.”

[SOURCE: George Washington, General Orders, May 2, 1778, issued to his troops at Valley Forge.(Mount Vernon, VA: Archives of Mount Vernon)].


"To the People of the United, States a day of public Thanks-giving and Prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many 'Signal Favors' of Almighty God, especially - by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness."

[SOURCE: George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (issued 3 October 1789)].

"I do ... assign Thursday the 26th. day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that Great and Glorious Being,

who is 'The Beneficent Author of All the Good that Was, that Is, or that Will Be'.

That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks, for His kind care and protection of the People of this country,

previous to their becoming a Nation,

for the 'Signal' and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of His Providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war,..."

[SOURCE: George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation (issued 3 October 1789)].


[2] George Washington's "TOKEN" Quote:

All that is said of the word "signal" above is applicable to the word "token" below. The word for "sign" and "token" is the same Greek word, even in Scripture.

The 'token' of Providential Agency" Washington speaks of below, is exactly the same as "signal instances mentioned above. They were signs that God was with them and Heaven was smiling upon their cause and effort.


George Washington Declares:

"No people can be bound to acknowledge 'The Invisible Hand', 'which conducts the affairs of men' more than the people of the United States.

'Every step' by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some 'token' of Providential Agency."

[SOURCE: George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789].


A Challenge to Historian-Theologians

Here again is Washington's strong Belief in Reformed Doctrine, that is of God's Providence, God's Council, Divine Predestination, Heaven's Determination; of God Sovereignty in absolutely Conducting the the affairs of men, etc.

This extremely great belief of George Washington in Reformed Doctrine - which he devoutly

> > practiced,

> > depended upon and trusted in,

> > spoke of and taught to all - one on one, to his soldiers, to government leaders and to the American people at large;,

> > and lived out in every day of his life;

FACT: Washington never made a speech of any kind over 40 years without referring to his believe in Divine Providence.

FACT: Washington made over 1,000 references to this belief;

FACT: Washington used the very word "Providence" almost 300 times (the list with references is being compiled as you read!)

The belief of reformed Christian Doctrine in the great Sovereignty of God over "men and nations" is so pervasive in Washington's life, that this theologian challenges any other historian-theologian to find anyone in Christendom who is "more Reformed" than Washington;

. . . to find any of the great leaders of the Protestant Reformation who is more complete in the four aspects of believing, trusting, teaching and practicing Divine Providence mentioned above:

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than John Calvin;

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than John Knox;

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than John Wesley;

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than Martin Luther;

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than Jonathan Edwards;

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than Charles Spurgeon;

* George Washington believed and trusted Divine Providence more than D. James Kennedy;


Thus with Washington's overwhelming in the involvement of the supernatural Almighty Being in every aspect of our daily lives precludes 100% his being a deist. In fact, we at NewtonStein boldly make this assertion:

George Washington is the furthest from Deism of any person in History except for Christ and His Apostles! George Washington is the epitome, of "anti-Deism".

George Washington is the "ultimate non-Deist theological and Christian!"


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