The Protection of God
1 Peter 3:13
And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?

So long ago as the time of William Penn the efficacy of arbitration was demon strafed. He proposed to come to America without any weapons, and treat with the worst savages. Charles

II. scoffed at him and said, "What: venture yourselves among the savages of North America! Why, man, what security have you that you will not be in their war kettle within two hours after setting your foot on their shores?" "The best security in the world," said William Penn. "I doubt that, friend William," said the king. "I have no idea of any security against these American cannibals but a regiment of good soldiers with their bayonets and muskets: and I tell you beforehand, with all my goodwill for you and your family, to whom I am under obligations, I will not send a single soldier with you." "I want none of your soldiers," said William Penn. "I depend upon something better." "On what?" asked the king. William Penn answered, "On the Indians themselves, and their moral sense, and the protection of the Almighty God." And it is a fact in American history that for seventy years the red men kept that treaty, and it was not broken until the white men broke it.

Parallel Verses
KJV: And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

WEB: Now who is he who will harm you, if you become imitators of that which is good?

The Practice of Virtue the Greatest Security Against Our Enemies
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