American Leaders Today and Yesterday

 

 

I am not sure as to the quotes that will be taken by this current generation of American leaders, but here are some taken from those who helped form this nation.  Look at what permeated their character, when making their decisions for America.

“O blessed Father let thy Son’s blood wash me from all impurities and cleanse me from the stains of sin that are upon me. Give me the grace to lay hold of Your merits; that they may be my conciliation and atonement. May I know my sins are forgiven, by Your Son’s death and resurrection?”  President George Washington

“The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity, for I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.” President John Adams

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended powers, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” President Abraham Lincoln 

“Let the children who are sent to those schools be taught to read, write, and above all let both sexes be carefully instructed in the principles and obligations of the Christian religion. This is the most essential part of education.” Benjamin Rush (Signer of Declaration of Independence)

“Education is useless without the Bible.” Daniel Webster

“Cursed be all learning that is contrary to the cross of Christ.” President James Madison

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here. Patrick Henry

The Bible … is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed.”  Patrick Henry 

“In forming and settling my belief relative to the doctrines of Christianity, I adopted no articles from creeds but such only as, on careful examination, I found to be confirmed by the Bible.” John Jay (1st Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court)

And even Ben Franklin who battled greatly with his faith said this:

“I’ve lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more I am convinced that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without the Lord’s notice, how is it possible that a nation can rise without His aid?  For without the Lord building the house, all who labor, do so in vain.” Ben Franklin