Consider the following quotation and look especially at the date it was said:
We must consider that we will be a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are on us; so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world. --John Winthrop (1588-1649): Christian Charity, A Model Hereof (Sermon,
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My source: The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase, Saying and Quotation (1997).
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Matt. 5:14--You are the light of the world. A CITY that is SET ON A HILL CANNOT BE HIDDEN. (15) Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to ALL who are in the house. Blessings, Sharon