On this 4th of July celebration, I pass on a few quotes from some of our most famous founding fathers. As evidenced by their words and actions below, what they believed, helped make America one of the world’s greatest nations. Can such belief and resolve not help us again, should our current leaders turn to God in their decisions, as these leaders once did. Pray on this 4th of July that they will wake up and do so.
Here is what George Washington, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Rush, Daniel Webster, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin said at different times.
“O blessed Father, let thy Son’s blood wash me from all impurities, and cleanse me from the stains of sin upon me. Give me the grace to lay hold of Your merits; that they may be my reconciliation and atonement. May I know my sins are forgiven, by Your Son’s death and resurrection?” 2 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 to humble ourselves before the offended powers, confess our national sins, and pray for clemency and forgiveness.” President Abraham Lincoln
“Let the children 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
Even Benjamin Franklin, who struggled mightily with his personal faith and Christian character, chimed in to make a worthy contribution.
“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