Yesterday at church, we had an interesting speaker. His name was Michael Franzese and he was a former member of the mob. I bought his book and as usual when I get interested in a book, I have a hard time putting it down until I'm done. At the end of his, he has a few chapters devoted to the reliability of the Bible and the indisputable evidence of God (these things were very important to him due to his background).
Some of the quotes he had in his book I had never heard. They are from former president's of this great country and they are about the Bible. I don't know how after reading these anyone can say, regardless of their own personal beliefs, that this is not a country founded on Christian principles or that the founding fathers meant to keep God out of government. (Their true intention was to keep the government out of the church but that is a post for another day!!).
All this to say, I'm glad I finished the book so I could read these quotes today on President's Day and share them with you. Hope you find them as encouraging, inspiring, and interesting as I did.
"It is not possible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
"I say to you, search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and in all conditions of human life; not to be read once, twice or thrice through, and then laid aside, but to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermittent, unless by some overruling necessity." -John Quincy Adams
"The Bible is the rock on which our republic rests." -Andrew Jackson
"I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible. Take all of this book upon reason that you can and the balance by faith, and you will live and die a better man. I believe that the Bible is the best gift God has given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through the Book." -Abraham Lincoln
"The best religion the world has ever known is the religion of the Bible. It builds up all that is good." -Rutherford B. Hayes
"The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book, and the more closely we observe it's divine precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation." -William McKinley
"I plead for a closer and wider and deeper study of the Bible, so that our people may be in fact as well as theory 'doers of the Word and not hearers only.'" -Theodore Roosevelt
"The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life."
"Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face. The Bible can touch hearts, order minds, and refresh souls."