At a time when our society seems to be increasingly casting aside the guiding influence of God’s inspired Word, as well as God Himself, and when far too many of our leaders are morally bankrupt and devoid of God’s Holy Spirit, perhaps we the people would be well advised to carefully and prayerfully consider the following statements of past leaders of this great nation of ours as they each reflected upon the sacred, inspired Scriptures.
Thomas Jefferson – This very early American President referred to the words and teachings of Jesus Christ as being “…the most sublime and benevolent code of morals which has ever been offered to man.”
John Quincy Adams – “I have made it a practice for several years to read the Bible through in the course of every year. I usually devote to this reading the first hour after I rise in the morning.
Abraham Lincoln – “The Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.”
Andrew Jackson – “The Bible is the rock on which our Republic rests.”
Calvin Coolidge—” In this Book will be found the solution to all the problems of the world.”
Woodrow Wilson – “The Bible is the Word of Life. I beg that you will read it and find this out for yourself. When you have read the Bible, you will know that it is the Word of God.
Herbert Hoover – “To read the Bible is a necessity of American life.”
Ronald Reagan – “No book has so molded the life of a nation as the Bible has shaped America. It has been America’s hope, its foundation, its molder of character. The Bible has sustained American throughout its 200 year history and is our only hope of security for the years ahead.”
If ever a nation needed to behold evidence of godly character, both in its leaders and its people, it is now. We have some great leaders, but we also have some godless ones. It is up to God’s people to lead the way in this reform. The time to be silent is past. Let us each visibly and vocally stand up for what is right, live godly lives, and insist on nothing less from our leaders.
Cuba Ave. Church of Christ