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GOD. From the Saxon god, good. The source of all good; the supreme being. 1. Every man is presumed to believe in God, and he who opposes a witness on the ground of his unbelief is bound to prove it. 3 Bouv. Inst. u. 3180.
     2. Blasphemy against the Almighty, by denying his being or providence, was an offence punishable at common law by fine and imprisonment, or other infamous corporal punishment. 4 Bl. Corn. 60; 1 East, P. C. 3; 1 Russ. on Crimes, 217. This offence his been enlarged in Pennsylvania, and perhaps most of the states, by statutory provision. Vide Christianity; Blasphemy; 11 Serg. & Rawle, 394.
     3. By article 1, of amendments to the Constitution of the United States, it is provided that "Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." In the United States, therefore, every one is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience.

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So, let us at this juncture separate the Christian name from godliness. The dress does not make the monk.
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1 Timothy 2 gave her a plan and purpose for prayer: ' I urge, then, first of all that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
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They unanimously declared that the choice of Bowen University for their children among other private universities in the country was the fact that it is a faith-based private Ivory Tower that accommodates all eligible students, irrespective of their religion, but emphasized godliness and quality university education.
Noting the tendency for 'mischievous' assessment of his administration's strides by the opposition, Ajimobi avowed that he was satisfied that he had delivered good governance which was driven by Godliness.
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We should continue to embrace the virtues of godliness, perseverance, steadfastness and honesty and always do the right deeds in the society.