The Foundation of Our Great Country: belief in God, the Almighty

America's Founding Fathers and Patriots, throughout our country's history, believed that a widespread faith in God was the true Source of America's greatness. There are many who disagree with this statement and will argue that just the opposite is true, that God has played no part in the formation and foundation of our country.

Today, the war against Christianity by our government, our educational institutions, the media, special interest groups, and throughout our popular culture is a grave threat to America's survival as a free nation.

Listed below are examples what our Founding Fathers and others believed about the Almighty God and their country.

"I have tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner. I look to Him for mercy; pray for me."

  Alexander Hamilton Last dying words, 12 July 1804

"This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed."

Patrick Henry Last will and testament, November 20, 1798

"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 paradise would this region be!"

John Adams 1756 America's Second President

"It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge to Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor."

George Washington October 3, 1789 Proclaiming a National Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."

Daniel Webster 1821

"We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that 'except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.' I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel."

Benjamin Franklin Statement he made at the Constitutional Convention June 28, 1787

"It is fit and becoming in all people, at all times, to acknowledge and revere the Supreme Government of God; to bow in humble submission to His chastisement; to confess and deplore their sins and transgressions in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and to pray, with all fervency and contrition, for the pardon of their past offenses, and for a blessing upon their present and prospective action."

Abraham Lincoln Declaring a National Day of Prayer and Fasting following the Battle of Bull Run

"God who gave us life and liberty. 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 1781

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Declaration of Independence 1776

"Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon the teachings of the Redeemer of Mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent, our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian."
U. S. Supreme Court 1892

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