November 23, 2008

The Founding Fathers on Jesus, Christianity and the Bible

by David Barton

John Adams: The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God...................................................John Hancock: Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for their support and encouragement..................................................... Patrick Henry: Being a Christian… is a character which I prize far above all this world has or can boast.49 The Bible… is a book worth more than all the other books that were ever printed............................................... Thomas Jefferson: The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man.64 The practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He [God] has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain....................................George Washington: You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.-----------------------------> More from our founding fathers about God and Government!

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