Over 230 years ago this quote was uttered by our nation’s founding father George Washington. Imagine that. A president who unabashedly proclaimed his dependence, and our country’s dependence, on God. Unfortunately our leaders and country have fallen far away from the early principles that made the American dream possible.
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible”. – George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)
Today we are seeing the truth of this statement unfold before our very eyes. Our country has fallen prey to those who seek power for their own benefit, those who worship themselves over God. Those who only mention God and the Bible to score political points in order to move their own agendas forward.
Today is the 4th of July and so we at Bible or Not wish all Americans a happy and blessed Independence Day. We are thankful that God has seen fit for us to live in a land of liberty, which has these words at the beginning of our constitution: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.
Our founding fathers knew, and acknowledged, that there is a God and that our great nation had been established by His divine providence. They further grasped the understanding that it was through liberty, the kind of liberty they had learned through the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ, that mankind would be happy and prosperous.
To celebrate our Independence day today, we would like to share with you famous quotes from the man who is known as the father of our nation, George Washington. Following are some of George Washington’s own words in regards to his views of God, liberty, patriotism and government.
Our country has had many great leaders but only one who is called the father of our nation. We could write about the many character traits that made Geroge Washington a great leader, but today I’ve picked an unlikely one, that is leadership by empathy. This is arguably the most Christ-like character trait of leadership.
“Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.” – George Washington
So mourn with those who are mourning, rejoice with those who are rejoicing, and empathize with those around you.