Christian Quotes on America

It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s humble acknowledged dependence upon God and his overruling providence. – John Adams

“Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand.  The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure, than they have it now, they may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.” – John Adams  2nd President of the United States, a member of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  (quote from America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer)

“This form of Government…is productive of every Thing which is great and excellent among Men.  But its Principles are as easily destroyed, as human nature is corrupted…A Government is only to be supported by pure Religion or Austere Morals.  Private, and public Virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.” – John Adams  2nd President of the United States, a member of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  (quote from America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer)

“A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God.  Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men?  Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society?… The Scriptures tell us “righteousness exalteth a Nation.” – Abigail Adams  (quote from America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer)

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams

“I am of the opinion that the chief danger which confronts us will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, politics without God, and heaven without hell.” – General Booth, Founder of the Salvation Army

“The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but the God of Israel is He that giveth strength and power unto His people.  Trust in Him at all times, ye people, pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us.” – Abigail Adams  (quote from America’s God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations by William J. Federer)

The strength of a country is the strength of its religious convictions.” – Calvin Coolidge

It takes no brains to be an atheist. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“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 1787)

“Bad men cannot make good citizens.  It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen.  It is when people forget God that tyrants forge their chains.” – Patrick Henry

The American republic will endure as long as the ideas of the men who founded it continue dominant.” – James Russell Lowell

“The future success of America is not in the Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which the Constitution is founded.” – President James Madison 1778

“The belief in a God all-powerful, wise and good is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.” – James Madison

We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being, whose power regulates the destiny of nations.  James Madison in his Inaugural address.

It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage…Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. – James Madison during a 1785 session of the General Assembly

If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.   – Ronald Reagan

“If you want to save America, get America saved.” – Lester Roloff

“The things that will destroy America are PROSPERITY-AT-ANY-PRICE, PEACE-AT-ANY-PRICE, SAFETY-FIRST INSTEAD OF DUTY-FIRST, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt

You will stand up for the Stars and Stripes, but were it not for the principles of Jesus Christ, there would be no country worth living in.  – Billy Sunday

America was not built on fear.  America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman


On July 20, 1775 General Washington issued the order:

The General orders this day to be religiously observed by the forces under his Command, exactly in manner directed by the Continental Congress.  It is therefore strictly enjoined on all officers and soldiers to attend Divine service.  And it is expected that all those who go to worship do take their arms, ammunitions and accoutrements, and are prepared for immediate action, if called upon.


“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protections and favor.” – George Washington

“There exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage… we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.” – George Washington

“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

“Our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament, or the Christian religion.” – Noah Webster

A man has deprived himself of the best there is in the world, who has deprived himself of a knowledge of the Bible. – Woodrow Wilson

“The Ten Commandments are the sum of the moral law.” – John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration

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