Category — George Washington Quotes
The following quote has been attributed to founding father George Washington by many sources, however, I have been unable to find a direct source in any of his writings or speeches. This Washington quote did not show up in writing until after his death, being quoted in biographies from several sources. Given that it cannot be found from original sources, we cannot be sure that it was actually said by Washington himself.
Although we do not know for sure if George Washington was the source of this quote or not, we do know from other original sources that he was 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) – Maybe Not
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.
The United States has entered a new period as a country in decline, and that decline is now accelerating. Those who are now governing this nation are doing so without God and without the principles of the Bible, and they are proving everyday how impossible it is to rightly govern without them.
This is NOT a political blog, but it is a forum where the principles and wisdom of the Bible are shared and discussed. Our hope is that our readers would embrace such principles and live Godly lives. Our hope is that our nation would return to God by putting men and women of faith and principle in office. And like the prophet said:
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land”. – 2 Chronicles 7:14 (New King James Version)
It is our hope at Bible or Not that new leaders would rise up to rightly govern this great nation, with God and the Bible. And we know the promises of God, and we know He is faithful and true.
July 30, 2010 15 Comments
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!
July 4, 2010 1 Comment
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 George 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
What many Americans don’t realize is that Washington, like many of our founding fathers, was a devout Christian who believed in the God of the Bible and was well read in the scriptures. We can see that influence in the words of our founders, in their writings and in the very Declaration of Independence and Constitution which they wrote.
In the New Testament we see a couple of verses from Paul exhorting the Church to be empathetic, that is to feel what others feel, and to share in what others may be experiencing.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” – Romans 12:15 NKJV
In the book of 2 Corinthians Paul explains the purpose of tribulation and affliction: it is so we can then feel for, and comfort others in their tribulations.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV
The ultimate though, as usual, is Jesus Christ.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” - Hebrews 4:15 King James Version
So mourn with those who are mourning, rejoice with th0se who are rejoicing, and empathize with those around you. It will make you a better friend, brother, sister, husband, wife, father, son, mother, daughter and on and on. And if you find that duty calls to place you in a position of leadership, then let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone you have leadership over. This is what it means to be a saint of God, and George Washington knew this well.
May 23, 2010 4 Comments