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Declaration of Independence and Quotes from the Founders

QUESTION: Declaration of Independence – Quotes from the Founders


Contrary to what today’s “historians” will tell you, the founders of the United States of America didn’t mince words when they were drafting, signing, and defending the Declaration of Independence:
    "We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come." (Samuel Adams, during his signing of the Declaration)

    "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity." (John Quincy Adams)

    "The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all of our civil constitutions and laws...All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible." (Noah Webster)

    "If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him... Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." (William Penn)

    "The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, some say, is the king of America? I'll tell you, friend, He reigns above." (Thomas Paine)

    "It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being." (George Washington)

    "If truth be not diffused, error will be; If God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy, If the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; If the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness will reign without mitigation or end." (Daniel Webster)
Declaration of Independence – Remember and Return
Take some time to read the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the documents that followed the great Declaration of Independence. It’s hard not to be filled with deep thoughts about God’s original plan for mankind and the incredible grace He’s delivered through the United States of America. Take a moment to remember that nations such as the United States of America survive (let alone prosper) because of God’s grace.
    "From the day of the Declaration...they (the American people) were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of The Gospel, which they nearly all, acknowledge as the rules of their conduct." (John Quincy Adams)

    "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 instruction and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity." (Daniel Webster)

    "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." (Thomas Jefferson)

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