Quotes About the Bible and History

 

William Federer

Quotes From U.S. Presidents

Andrew Johnson (Abraham Lincoln's choice for Vice-President) said "I do believe in Almighty God! And I believe also in the Bible...Let us look forward to the time when we can take the flag of our country and nail it below the Cross, and there let it wave as it waved in the olden times, and let us gather around it and inscribed for our motto: "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever," and exclaim, Christ first, our country next!"

John Savage, "The Life and Public Services of Andrew Johnson" pp. 247, 274

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Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence) has his own words on his tombstone: "Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it temporal punishments or burdens...are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion. 

No men shall...suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively.

Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the Book of Life that that these people are to be free.

The precepts of philosophy and of the Hebrew code, laid hold of actions only. Jesus pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man, erected his tribunal in the regions of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head."

William Linn, "The Life of Thomas Jefferson" p. 265

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President Abraham Lincoln issued a historic day of fasting and prayer on March 30, 1863 and he began by saying, "Whereas, the Senate of the United States devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation: And whereas, it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord..."

5 days after the Civil War had ended, Abraham Lincoln went to Ford's theatre with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. She recalled his last words as they sat there: " He said he wanted to visit the Holy Land and see those places hallowed by the footprints of the Saviour. He was saying there was no city he so much desired to see as Jerusalem. And with the words half spoken on his tongue, the bullet of the assassin entered the brain, and the soul of the great and good President was carried by the angels to the New Jerusalem above"

March 30, 1863. James D. Richardson "A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" Vol. 6, p. 164.

April 14, 1865. The Last Words of President Lincoln As Recalled By His Wife. Minor. Lincoln. p. 52

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William Federer, "America's God and Country" Encyclopedia of Quotations. Coppell, Texas. Fame Publishing 1994

 


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