From U.S. Presidents
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
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
William Linn, "The Life of Thomas Jefferson" p. 265
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.
April 14, 1865. The Last Words of President Lincoln As
Recalled By His Wife. Minor. Lincoln. p. 52
Page 383, 391
William Federer, "America's God and Country"
Encyclopedia of Quotations. Coppell, Texas. Fame