What does George Washington say about the Bible?
He expressed a commonplace notion of the era when he famously stated in the Farewell Address (1796): “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports.” Washington treated the Bible with respect and reverence in his writings.
What famous quote did George Washington say?
“Three things prompt men to a regular discharge of their duty in time of action: natural bravery, hope of reward, and fear of punishment.”
Did George Washington mention Jesus?
There is no known record of Washington ever using “Jesus” or “Christ” in private or public writings or speeches. One document he signed but did not write did say to the Delaware Indian chiefs that learning the “religion of Jesus Christ” is the most important thing they can do.
What was George Washington’s favorite Bible verse?
Micah 4:4 was, according to Lillback, Washington’s favorite verse, and it’s hard to argue with him. Here’s just a small sample of Washingtonian references to this passage.
What did the founding fathers believe about God?
Many of the founding fathers—Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison and Monroe—practiced a faith called Deism.
Which president did not swear on the Bible?
Theodore Roosevelt did not use the Bible when taking the oath in 1901, nor did John Quincy Adams, who swore on a book of law, with the intention that he was swearing on the constitution. Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in on a Roman Catholic missal on Air Force One.
What is a famous quote from the Revolutionary War?
“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” “What a glorious morning for America!” “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” “Issue the orders, sir, and I will storm hell!”