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.
George Washington Quotes on God and Jesus Christ
“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”
“You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ. These will make you a greater and happier people than you are.”
“We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained.”
George Washington Quotes on Liberty
“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
George Washington Quotes on Patriotism
“The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.”
“Guard against the postures of pretended patriotism.”
George Washington Quotes on Government
“Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force. And, like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”
“No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.”
We hope you enjoy your 4th of July Independence Day holiday, and hope that all Americans would recognize that is it by the grace of God that we live in so great a nation. May God continue to bless America!