"Having undertaken for the glory of God and for the advancement of the Christian faith,
do solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God covenant and combine ourselves together"
Mayflower Compact of 1620
"Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main
end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life."
Founding of Harvard University in 1642
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General
Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of
our intentions . . And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the
protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our
Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
"It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not
by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a
present or a compliment to please an individual - - or at least that he ought not so to do;
but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is
accountable to God and his country."
Samuel Adams (1722-1803) "Father of the American Revolution"
"You have been instructed form your childhood in the knowledge of your lost state by
nature; the absolute necessity of a change of heart, and an entire renovation of soul to
the image of Jesus Christ; of salvation thro' His meritorious righteousness only; and the
indispensable necessity of personal holiness without which no man shall see the Lord."
Elias Boudinot (1740-1821)
President of the Continental Congress
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions
unbridled by morality and religion..."
John Adams (1735-1826) 2nd President
"...so great is my veneration for the Bible, and so strong my belief,...that the earlier my
children begin to read it, the more steadily they pursue the practice of reading it
throughout their lives, the more lively and confident will be my hopes that they will prove
useful citizens to their country, respectable members of society, and a real blessing to
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) 6th President
“Almost all nations have peace or war at the will and pleasure of rulers whom they do not elect,
and who are not always wise or virtuous.
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, 1st Chief Justice
of the United States Supreme Court
“We have no government armed with power
capable of contending with human passions
unbridled by morality and religion.
Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes
through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is
wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Other nations have copied our Constitution almost verbatim but have not enjoyed our success.
Our Constitution only works if “We the People”
are moral and virtuous,
which only results from religious principle and practice.
2nd President of the United States of America
"Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress.
If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt,
it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.
If it be intelligent, brave, and pure,
it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.
If the next centennial does not find us a great nation
it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation
do not aid in controlling the political forces."
President James Garfield
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama
but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency.
It will be far easier to limit and undo
the follies of an Obama presidency
than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.
The problem is much deeper and far more serious
than Mr. Obama,
who is a mere symptom of what ails America.
Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools
that made him their prince.
The Republic can survive a Barack Obama,
who is, after all, merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools
such as those who made him their president."
"Do not let anyone claim tribute of American patriotism if they even attempt to remove religion from politics." George Washington
In consideration of the need to remain faithful,
I am leaving this website up as a reminder of our need to humble ourselves before God,
so we may enjoy His bountifulness!
"This is all the inheritance I can give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give
them one which will make them rich indeed."
Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
American Revolutionary Leader
"I think the Christian religion is a Divine institution; and I pray to God that I may never
forget the precepts of His religion or suffer the appearance of an inconsistency in my
principle and practice."
James Iredell (1751-1799) Supreme Court Justice
"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 a 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 (1743-1826) 3rd President
"We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of
government, far from it. We have staked the future ...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 (1751-1836) 4th President
"The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without
this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the
object and life of all republican governments...
Without religion, I believe that learning does much mischief to the morals and principles of mankind."
Benjamin Rush (1745-1831)
Signer of Declaration & Father of Public Schools
"I believe that there is one only living and true God, existing in three persons, the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, the same in substance, equal in power and glory. That the
Scriptures of the old and new testaments are a revelation from God and a complete rule
to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him."
Roger Sherman (1721-1793)
Signer of all four major founding documents
"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 to both. Wherever religious liberty exists, it will, first or last,
bring in and establish political liberty."
Joseph Story (1779-1845)
US Congressman & Supreme Court Justice
"And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without
religion…Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can
prevail in exclusion of religious principles.."
George Washington (1732-1799) First President
"No truth is more evident to any mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of
any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people."
Noah Webster (1758-1843)
Author of Webster's Dictionary
"Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority for that law which is divine...
Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants.
Indeed, these two sciences run into each other."
James Wilson (1742-1798)
Signer of the Constitution
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), French philosopher and author of Democracy in America:
"Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness
did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good,
and if America ever ceases to be good,
America will cease to be great."
"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity
. . From the time of the Declaration of Independence, the American People were bound
by the laws of the gospel of Jesus Christ, which they all acknowledge as the root of their conduct.
We all came together to obey the word of God."
John Quincy Adams
"Had the people, during the Revolution, had any suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, the Revolution would have been strangled in the cradle. At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the Amendments, the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, not any one sect.
In this age there can be no substitute for Christianity. That was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants. The great vital and conservative element in our system is the doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ."
In response to a request that all reference to religion be removed from government,
the House Judiciary Committee Report March 3, 1854
It is not difficult to understand why "the spiritual forces of evil" would like to win against the leaders of a country founded as Christian and blessed by God.
From the very beginning,
the struggle to forge our nation has been one of overcoming these challenges.
At the first Constitutional Convention, the delegates were frustrated due to the tremendous crisis.
They were so fragmented and divided that they were just about to give up on the whole concept of a constitution completely. Then Benjamin Franklin
rose and said: "Gentlemen, if it is true that not one single petal from any flower falls to the ground without escaping God's attention, will the distress of this nation go unheeded?
Let us therefore determine to seek His face."
It would seem to me, from these quotes of our founders and other esteemed gentlemen, that our Founding Fathers actually believed that the principles of civil government should be joined in connection with the principles of Christianity to run this government.
Website by Pastor Don - Descending Dove Ministries