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 it’s founding, this freedom was centered around a few men’s faith in Christ.

Contrary to 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

3. They shaped their lives around the Word.

“Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. . . . What a Eutopia – what a Paradise would this region be!”
John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

“In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”
John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States

“A watchful eye must be kept on ourselves lest, while we are building ideal monuments of renown and bliss here, we neglect to have our names enrolled in the Annals of Heaven.”
James Madison, 4th President of the Unites States

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.”
George Washington, 1st President of the United States

 

Written by the First Dallas Staff

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