U.S. Presidential Convictions About the Bible
Marty Kessler | July 3, 2022

It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.”

-George Washington, 1st President of the United States

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization not on the power of

government, far from it. We have staked the whole of our political institutions upon the

capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to

govern ourselves according to the commandments of God. The future and success of

America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is

founded.”

- James Madison, 4th President of the United States

“My advice to Sunday Schools, no matter their denomination, is: Hold fast to the Bible

as the sheet-anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your heart and practice them

in your lives. To the influence of this book we are indebted for all the progress made in

true civilization, and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”

- Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The

fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus

and Saint Matthew, from Isaiah and Saint Paul…. If we don’t have a proper fundamental

moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not

believe in rights for anybody except the State!”

- Harry Truman, 33rd President of the United States