Founding Fathers’ Quotes on Religion

First U.S. President: George Washington
It cannot be denied that many of the founding fathers of the United States of America were of deep religious conviction based on Bible truth and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, 24 held degrees in seminary or Bible School; contrary to the modern news media that reports that the founding fathers were less than good citizens. The quotes from them will give an overview of their strong moral and spiritual convictions which helped form the foundations of our nation and government.

Second U.S. President: John Adams
While we are zealously performing the duties of the good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.

Third U.S. President: Thomas Jefferson
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! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity toward his fellow men; and piety, love and reverence toward Almighty God…What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.

Now I will avow, that I then believe, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are as unalterable as human nature and our terrestrial, mundane system.

I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.