Faith was in Our Founding Fathers3 minute read

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History taught in today’s schools tend to withhold the fact that most of America’s founding fathers were, in fact, Christians. Not all of course. For example, Ben Franklin was more Agnostic if my memory serves me. But Ben also saw the importance of the Bible as a good book that straightened the moral compass of a nation.

A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district — all studied and appreciated as they merit — are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty.”

And the Divine Being seems to have manifested his approbation of the mutual forbearance and kindness with which the different sects treat each other; by the remarkable prosperity with which he has been pleased to favor the whole country.”

-Ben Franklin

It is hard to argue that America was not founded on Christian principles. There is overwhelming evidence of that fact. I found a great blog post from First Baptist of Dallas that put together some great quotes from a few of our founding fathers and I would like to pass it along to you. Below you will find the start of the article.

In 1776, thirteen colonies became a brave new nation and created the foundation that has become 50 states. Perfection was never the goal. Growing pains and poor decisions have been made along the way. But our Founding Fathers and early presidents held freedom near and dear to their hearts, and to that end, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That freedom has been challenged physically and ideologically over the years, but at the core of its founding, this freedom was centered around a few men’s faith in Christ.

Contrary to the modern rewriting of history, we the people were created as one nation under God. Scripture and the faith of these early fathers are plastered on nearly every monument and governmental building in Washington, D.C. These men provide an excellent example for us to emulate as we honor our past presidents and the men who had the courage to create the office.

1. They knew the Word.

“I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others.”
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
George Washington, 1st President of the Unites States

“The Bible is the first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention.”
John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

“My custom is to read four or five chapters of the Bible every morning immediately after rising. It seems to me the most suitable manner of beginning the day. It is an invaluable and inexhaustible mine of knowledge and virtue.” 
John Quincy Adam, 6th President of the United States

2. They stood firm on the Word.

“I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.”
John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

“The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion that changes the heart.”
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States

“[The Bible] is the rock on which our Republic rests.”
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States

Read more and find the original article here