Founding Fathers’ Quotes on Religion

First signer of the Declaration of Independence: John Hancock
Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual…Continue steadfast and with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution: Benjamin Franklin
Here is my creed, I believe in one God, the creator God of the universe. That He governs it by His providence. That He ought to be worshipped. That the most acceptable service we render to Him is in doing good to His children. That the soul of man is immortal, and will be treated with justice in another life respecting its conduct in this. These I take to be the fundamental points in all sound religion and I regard them as you do in whatever sect I meet with them. As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion, as He left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see.

Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Father of the American Revolution: Samuel Adams
And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves that by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that confusions that are and have been among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to the scepter of Him who is Prince of Peace.