Our Christian Heritage

The more I study history and read the original quotes and documents from our founding father’s, the more I am confident that our country was founded upon Christian ideals.  I thought I’d start a collection of some of my favorite quotes which support this fact.  I realize that our founders were not perfect….some were Deists and unbelievers.  All were sinners.  Many though were devout Christians who were trusting in Christ and used the Bible as their measuring rod and guide.  I’m learning that our founding documents like the Constitution were inspired by the principles taught in scripture.  We do not have a “godless constitution” as some claim today.

I’m going to put some of these quotes to memory; perhaps you will join me. ~Anne

“The foundations of our society and our government rests so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”  Calvin Coolidge

“Go to the Scriptures.  The joyful promises it contains will be a balm to all your troubles.”   Andrew Jackson

“The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God, and spiritual nature and need of men.  It is the only guide of life that really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation.”        Woodrow Wilson

(This one from President Lincoln is so relevant for us now)

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven.  We’ve 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.  We have forgotten the gracious hand, which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us.  And we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.  Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to fell the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us.  It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” Abraham Lincoln

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians.  Not on religion but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”  Patrick Henry

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