Christian Sayings of America’s Founding Fathers

“The time has come to turn to God and reassert our trust in Him for the healing of America…our country is in need of and ready for a spiritual renewal….”

Ronald Reagan, 1980

“…It becomes them to humble themselves under the dispensation of Divine Providence, to recognize His righteous government over the children of men, to acknowledge His goodness in time past, as well as their own unworthiness, and to supplicate His mericful protection for the future…”

John Tyler, 1841

“There is not a truth to be gathered from history more certain, or more momentous, than this: that civil liberty cannot long be separated from religious liberty without danger, and ultimately without destruction of both.”

“Wherever religious liberty exists, it will, first or last, bring in and establish political liberty.”

Joseph Story, Supreme Court Justice, 1811

“We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

James Madison, 1778

“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the World and to the happiness of man, that arguments that enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities to be impressed with it.”

James Madison, 1825

“As I have assumed my heavy duties, I humbly pray to Almighty God in the words of King Solomon, ‘Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?’ I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.”

Harry Truman, 1945

“I fervently invoke the aid of that Almighty Ruler of the Universe in whose hands are the destinies of the nations.”

James Knox Polk, 1845

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each otherour Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

Thomas Jefferson, 1776

“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 the gift of God?”

Thomas Jefferson, 1781

“No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness of our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us.”

Theodore Roosevelt, 1905