America’s Founding Fathers Had Strong Faith

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It is often stated by the radical, Marxist left, and those who attack religion in America, that the Founding Fathers did not possess a strong faith in God or that God had a place in the new republic. These statements are false and driven by ideological objectives, not truth nor in the best interests of the country.

from The Christian Seniors Association,

[The Founding Fathers] believed that freedom would not survive long in America if the people turned away from God.

Here are four examples:

George Washington

I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in His holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field, and finally that he would be most graciously please to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with the charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion and with an humble imitation of whose example in these things can never hope to be a happy union.” – June, 8, 1783, in a letter to the governors of the states on disbanding the army.

Thomas Jefferson

God who gave us life gave us 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 of the 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.” – 1781, Query XVIII of his Notes on the State of Virginia.

James Madison

We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity … to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” – 1778, to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia.

Benjamin Franklin

God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” – Constitutional Convention of 1787, original manuscript of his speech.

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