Atheist activists have tried everything to prevent the Bible from being used in the inaugural speeches of American presidents… a tradition that began with President Washington in 1789!
UAn American pastor recently confided that if America has such a special destiny in the eyes of the world, it is because it places itself under the protection of God… Even before Donald Trump's inaugural speech as the 45th President of the United States At the Capitol this Friday, January 20, 2017, atheist activists tried everything to prevent the Bible from being used - a tradition that began with President Washington in 1798.
The United States has a historic relationship with the God of the early settlers, here is a review of everything DJ Trump's predecessors said during their inauguration.
Each president mentioned God in his inaugural address, even though he speaks of the Lord in his own way, adjusting to the times. (With thanks to Bill Federer in The God and Country of America, consider this sample):
- George Washington said in 1789: “It would be completely inappropriate to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to this all-powerful being who reigns over the universe…”
- John Adams spoke of “a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for the public service. ”
- Thomas Jefferson prayed to “this infinite power which directs the destinies of the universe”.
- James Madison invoked the “leadership of this almighty being”.
- James Monroe noted, “We cannot fail under the grace of a gracious providence. "
- John quincy Adams quoted scripture: “Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman awakens in vain. "
- Andrew Jackson alluded to “the goodness of that power whose providence mercifully protected our national childhood”.
- Martin van buren looked at “the gracious protection of this divine being”.
- William Henry Harrison warned against “false Christs whose coming has been foretold by the Savior”.
- John Tyler invoked “the protective care of an eternal and revolting providence”.
- James K. Polk prayed, "I fervently invoke the help of this all-powerful ruler of the Universe."
- Zachary Taylor gave thanks for “the goodness of Divine Providence”.
- Millard Fillmore mentioned "Almighty God" when he announced the death of his predecessor.
- Franklin Pierce mentioned “the humble and acknowledged dependence of the nation on God”.
- James Buchanan said: “I must humbly call on the God of our fathers.”
- Abraham Lincoln said: "Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm confidence in one who has never forsaken this favored land, are always competent to best resolve all our present difficulties."
- Andrew Johnson noted, “The duties have been mine, the consequences are of God”.
- Ulysses S. Grant said, “I ask the nation's prayers to Almighty God.”
- Rutherford B. Hayes said he was seeking "the direction of this divine hand."
- James garfield said: “I respectfully invoke the support and blessings of Almighty God. "
- Chester Arthur spoke of “relying on help from the Divine Orient”.
- Grover Cleveland noted: “Let us not only entrust to human effort, but humbly recognize the power and goodness of Almighty God who presides over the destiny of the nations.”
- Benjamin Harrison said, “We can reverently and confidently invoke the favor and help of Almighty God. "
- William McKinley said: “Our faith teaches that there is no more sure confidence than in the God of our fathers”.
- Theodore Roosevelt thanks “the giver of good who has blessed us”.
- William Howard Taft mentioned our need for “the help of Almighty God”.
- Woodrow Wilson said “God help me”.
- Warren G. Harding quoted “God's intention in creating this new world republic”.
- John calvin Coolidge said that “America seeks no empire built on blood and might… The legions it sends are armed, not by the sword, but by the Cross.”
- Herbert Hoover asked for "the help of Almighty God".
- Franklin D. Roosevelt “Humbly” asked for “God's blessing” and his guidance.
- Harry S. Truman referred to the fact that “all men are created equal because they were created in the image of God”.
- Dwight Eisenhower opened in prayer: "Almighty God, as we are here at this moment ..."
- John F. Kennedy said: “here on earth the work of God must truly be ours.”
- Lyndon B. Johnson referred to the “oath I took before you and God”.
- Richard Nixon spoke of being “supported by our trust in the will of God”.
- Gerald Ford said: “Let us put the golden rule back into our political process, and let brotherly love purge our hearts of suspicion and hatred. It was Jesus who gave us the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12). ”
- Jimmy Carter said: “Here in front of me is the Bible used at the inauguration of our first president in 1789”.
- Ronald Reagan noted: “We are a nation under God, and I believe God wanted us to be free”.
- George HW Bush said: "My first act as president is a prayer."
- Bill Clinton quotes Scripture: “Let us not tire of doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not tire”.
- George W. Bush said, “God bless you and God bless America”.
- Barack Obama said: "It is the source of our confidence - the knowledge that God calls us to shape an uncertain destiny".
source: The Christian Post
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