Independence Day has been one of the most celebrated events among nations. It is the birth and beginning of our beloved freedom. This July 4, let's reflect on the hard earned freedom and grace that we all share and enjoy.
No one can deny that many of the founding fathers of the United States of America were men of deep religious convictions based in the Bible and their Christian faith in Jesus Christ. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees.
These Christian quotes of the founding fathers will give you an overview of their strong moral and spiritual convictions which helped form the foundations of our nation and our government.
Here are the top quotes and bible verses that will inspire and motivate the family as they celebrate America's Independence Day:
George Washington: 1st U.S. President
"While we are zealously performing the duties of 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."
--The Writings of Washington, pp. 342-343.
Benjamin Franklin: Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Unites States Constitution
"Here is my Creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshiped."
It's a day to recall great leaders of our country. Here are a few leadership quotes:
“We must dare to be great; and we must realize that greatness is the fruit of toil and sacrifice and high courage.” —Theodore Roosevelt
“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” —Harry S. Truman
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —Ronald Reagan
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” —Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Example, whether it be good or bad, has a powerful influence.” —George Washington
"I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts."
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."