PROVING AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE FROM THE WORDS OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND PAST PATRIOTS


WORDS and THOUGHTS of FOUNDING FATHERS and PAST AMERICAN PATRIOTS

COMPILED BY: JACK WOODARD

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“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor be destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”

~Abraham Lincoln

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“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our CHRISTIAN NATION, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”

~JOHN JAY, First Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court

[John Jay, The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay, Henry P. Johnston, ed. (New York: G.P. Putnams Sons, 1890), Vol. 1, p. 161.]

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“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate – look to his character…When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor, he betrays the interest of his country.”

~Noah Webster, Founding Educator

[Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education to which is subjoined a Brief History of the United States (New Haven: S. Converse, 1823), pp. 18, 19.]

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“The time has come that Christians must vote for honest man and take consistent ground in politics or the Lord will curse them… Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently… Christians seen to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it – and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course the [Christians] take [ in politics ]

.~Charles Finney

[Charles G. Finney, Lectures on Revivals of Religion (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1868), Lecture XV, pp. 281-282]

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“Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good and the government cannot be bad… But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and soil it to their turn… [T]hough good laws do well, good men do better; for good laws may want [lack] good men and be abolished or invaded by ill men; but good men will never want good laws nor suffer [allow] ill ones.”

~William Penn

[William Penn quoted from: Thomas Clarkson, memoirs of the Private and Public Life of William Penn (London: Richard Taylor and Co., 1813) Vol. 1, p.303.]

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“THE POLICY OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IS TO LEAVE THEIR CITIZENS FREE: NEITHER RESTRAINING NOR AIDING IN THEIR PURSUITS.”

~Thomas Jefferson

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“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? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

~Thomas Jefferson (1781)

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“When The People Fear Their Government There Is Tyranny. When The Government Fears The People, There Is Liberty.”

~Thomas Jefferson

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“Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

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“Those who trade liberty for security have neither.”

~ John Adams

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“Do Not Let Anyone Claim The Tribute of American Patriotism If They Ever Attempt To Remove Religion From Politics.”

~GEORGE WASHINGTON

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“To the kindly influence of CHRISTIANITY we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys… Whenever the pillars of CHRISTIANITY shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which flow from them, must fall with them”

~JEDEDIAH MORSE.

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“The birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior (Jesus). It forms a leading event in the progress of the GOSPEL dispensation. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”

~John Quincy Adams

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[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

(Source: John Adams, The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States, Charles Francis Adams, editor (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co. 1854), Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798.)

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“The most perfect maxims and examples for regulating your social conduct and domestic economy, as well as the best rules of morality and religion, are to be found in the Bible…All the vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

~Noah Webster

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“If we and our posterity reject religious instruction and authority, violate the rules of eternal justice, trifle with the injunctions of morality, and recklessly destroy the political constitution which holds us together, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us that shall bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

~Daniel Webster–[Early American Jurist and Senator]

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~ Pennsylvania Supreme Court, [1824, Updegraph v. Commonwealth]:

“No free government now exists in the world, unless where CHRISTIANITY is acknowledged, and is the religion of the country”

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George Washington:

“While just government protects all in their religious rights, TRUE RELIGION (Christianity) affords to government its surest support.”

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~SAMUEL ADAMS-[Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence]:

“I…recommend my SOUL to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits of JESUS CHRIST for a Pardon of All My Sins”

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~PATRICK HENRY-[Gov. of VA, Patriot]:

“This is all the inheritance I can… give to my dear family. The religion of CHRIST can give them ONE (Jesus) which will make them rich indeed.”

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~Benjamin Rush-[Signer of the Declaration of Independence]:

“My only hope of salvation is in the infinite, transcendent love of God manifested to the world by the death of His Son upon the CROSS. Nothing but His BLOOD will wash away my sins. I rely exclusively upon it. Come, Lord Jesus! Come Quickly!”

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About Jack Woodard

I am a Baptist Pastor. [Calling the Church to Revival and Sinners to Salvation for 37 Years]
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