That Being, Who Gave Me Existence, Can I Doubt That He Loves Me?

Benjamin Franklin

“That Being, who gave me existence, and through almost threescore years has been continually showering his favors upon me, whose very chastisements have been blessings to me; can I doubt that he loves me? And, if he loves me, can I doubt that he will go on to take care of me, not only here but hereafter? This to some may seem presumption; to me it appears the best grounded hope; hope of the future built on experience of the past.” – Benjamin Franklin, Letter to George Whitefield (19 June 1764)

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