Sunday, July 01, 2007

Founding Fathers Quotes

When you study history there is no doubt that our Founding Fathers believed that our freedom came from God Himself. These men were devoutly Christian. They based their lives, their decisions, their principles on what God said in His Word. Examine these quotes:

God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the God of God?

Thomas Jefferson

Whether this will prove a blessing or a curse, will depend upon the use our people make of the blessings, which a gracious God hath bestowed on us. If they are wise, they will be great and happy. If they are of a contrary character, they will be miserable. Righteousness alone can exalt them as a nation. Reader! Whoever thou art, remember this, and in thy sphere practice virtue thyself, and encourage it in others.
Patrick Henry

The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government and the principles of Christianity.
John Quincy Adams

That book (the Bible), Sir, is the Rock upon which our Republic rests.
Andrew Jackson

We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being, whose power regulates the destiny of nations.
James Madison

Let me conclude with a prayer from George Washington…

And now, Almighty Father, if it is Thy holy will that we shall obtain a place and name among the nations of the earth, grant that we may be enabled to show our gratitude for Thy goodness by our endeavors to fear and obey Thee.