30 September 2012

Forty Days to November
Day 3: The Bible and American Presidents

The Bible and American Presidents
A nation is made great by its people and its values, particularly by its leaders and the values they embrace.  It has been said that a nation rises and falls on its leadership. Throughout the Bible, when ancient Israel had a king who reverenced God and held the Word of God in high esteem, the nation prospered.  When they had a bad king, life within the nation was full of misery.
American history is vividly clear that a faith in God and a reverence for the Bible provided the basis for the founding of our nation.  That same reverence for God by many of our presidents had had a profound impact on the greatness of our nation.  One fact is undeniable: the Bible has been one of the greatest influences on America's presidents.

It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. - Attributed to George Washington.

The first and almost the only book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. I speak as a man of the world...and I say to you, "Search the Scriptures." - John Quincy Adams

Patriot's Prayer: I praise You, Righteous Father, for giving me the liberties that I enjoy each day. May I never take for granted that You grant us our freedoms only by Your grace.

Patriot's Promise: The influence of a godly life will last for generations to come: "The LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God,who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments." ~Deuteronomy 7:9

*All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).

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