Last week I quoted what several of the Founding Fathers said about God, the Bible, Jesus, and Christianity. This week I would like to quote what several U.S. President’s said about the Holy Bible, which is the Word of God.
Psalm 119:140 (NKJV)
Your word is very pure; therefore Your servant loves it.
In this week’s Success Scripture, “Your word” refers to the Holy Bible. As you will see, several U.S. President’s loved it!
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” – George Washington, First President
“I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.” – John Adams, Second President
“The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. I speak as a man of the world…and I say to you, “Search the Scriptures.”” – John Quincy Adams, Sixth President
“That Book, sir, is the Rock on which our Republic rests.” – Andrew Jackson, Seventh President
“In regard for this Great Book, I have this to say, it is the best gift God has given to man. All the good Savior gave to the world was communicated through this Book.” – Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President
“Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties, write its precepts in your hearts, and practice them in your lives. To the influence of this book are we indebted for all the progress made in true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future. Righteousness exalteth a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” – Ulysses S. Grant, Eighteenth President
“If you take out of your statutes, your constitution, your family life all that is taken from the Sacred Book, what would there be left to bind society together?” – Benjamin Harrison, Twenty third President
“The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God, and spiritual nature and needs of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation. America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture.” – Woodrow Wilson, Twenty eighth President
“The strength of our country is the strength of its religious convictions. The foundations of our society and our government rest 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, Thirtieth President
“We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic. Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity.” – Franklin Roosevelt, Thirty second President
“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and Saint Matthew, from Isaiah and Saint Paul…. If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State!” – Harry Truman, Thirty third President
“Inside the Bible’s pages lie all the answers to all of the problems man has ever known… It is my firm belief that the enduring values presented in its pages have a great meaning for each of us and for our nation. The Bible can touch our hearts, order our minds, and refresh our souls.” – Ronald Reagan, Fortieth President
Based on these quotations, we could conclude that not only did the Founding Fathers think from a biblical perspective, many other U.S. Presidents thought that way too. The Holy Bible, which is the Word of God, is what was used to shape America, and we as citizens, should uphold that fact!
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