Robert Winthrop (1809-1894) was an American orator, author, and legislator.
". . . the Word of God is the only authoritative rule and the only adequate sanction."
"Men, in a word, must necessarily be controlled either by a power within them, or a power without them; either by the word of God, or by the strong arm of man; either by the Bible or by the bayonet."
"It may do for other countries, and other governments to talk about the State supporting religion. Here, under our own free institutions, it is Religion which must support the State." - "The Christian History of the American Revolution," by Verna M. Hall, 1849.
"The Bible is its own best witness. No evolution produced that Volume, and no revolution of thought, or action, or human will can prevail against it. Revisions and new versions may improve or may impair the letter, but they can never change its essential character. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, through which He brought life and immortality to light, like its Divine Author, is the same 'yesterday, today, and forever.'" - "A Cloud of Witnesses," by Steven Northrop.