“Ben was a champion of personal discipline, good citizenship, and charitable deeds. That was exactly what he saw in the behavior of Philadelphians, as more and more of them experienced the ‘new birth’ that Whitefield was promoting.”
Randy Petersen; The Printer and the Preacher p. 4; Nelson Books 2015
Evangelist George Whitefield and philosopher Benjamin Franklin were good friends for decades; and yet they didn’t agree on faith issues. YET, (and I love this!) Benjamin saw the fruits of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; the fruits of the Spirit. It’s unknown whether Frankin ever came to a saving faith, but he certainly didn’t lack opportunity.
I love seeing God in the pages of history!