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It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! - Patrick Henry The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. - John Quincy Adams Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. - John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of Supreme Court. One of the three men most responsible for the Constitution The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion in the world that deals with the heart. - Thomas Jefferson We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. - John Adams Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. - Thomas Jefferson, inside the Jefferson Memorial Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God's side. - Abraham Lincoln, when asked if he though God was on our side. He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world. - Benjamin Franklin, 1774, Ambassador to France The church must take right ground in regard to politics. Politics are a part of a religion in a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God...He will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.- Charles Finney