NOTABLE SAYINGS ABOUT THE BIBLE BY GREAT LEADERS. WHAT HAS HAPPENED?

As you read some of these profound statements, please consider the many tragedies going on around the world, and here in America.  The only difference now is that America has greatly changed just in the last 20+ years, and more than ever before since 9-11.  Could it indeed be as these great leaders warned? 

Also, please take note of the importance of the family; both father and mother.  Today, with the working family and daycare overflowing with so many children, they cannot fulfill many requests, and increased stress, have we as parents forgotten our first calling assigned to us by God Himself—to instill the Word of God and its values within our children?  And not just in word alone, but in our daily lives?  Many of these great men give credit to their parents for their peace of mind, greatness, and success.

My friend, what has happened to the family?  What has  happened to the teachings of godly, Biblebased principles that were once taught to the children, and present in the family?  If you are an American citizen or national, what has happened to this country?

Abraham Lincoln: “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.  All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.” 

W.E. Gladstone:  “I have known ninety-five of the world’s great men in my time, and  of these eighty-seven were followers of the Bible.  The Bible is stamped with a Specialty of Origin, and an immeasurable distance separates it from all competitors.”

George Washington:  “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

Napoleon:  “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it.”

Queen Victoria:  “That book accounts for the supremacy of England.”

Daniel Webster:  “If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love for the Scriptures.  If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper, but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.”

Thomas Carlyle:  “The Bible is the truest utterance that ever came by alphabetic letters from the soul of man, through which, as through a window divinely opened, all men can look into the stillness of eternity, and discern in glimpses their far-distant, long-forgotten home.”

John Ruskin:  “Whatever merit there is in anything that I have written is simply due to the fact that when I was a child my mother daily read me a part of the Bible and daily made me learn a part of it by heart.”

Thomas Huxley:  “The Bible has been the Magna Charta of the poor and oppressed.  The human race is not in a position to dispense with it.”

Charles A. Dana:  “The grand old Book still stands; and this old earth, the more its leaves are turned and pondered, the  more it will sustain and illustrate the pages of the Sacred Word.”

W. H. Seward:  “The whole hope of  human progress is suspended on the ever-growing influence of the Bible.”

Patrick Henry:  “The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.”

U. S. Grant:  “The Bible is the sheet-anchor of our liberties.”

Horace Greeley:  “It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people.  The principles of the Bible are the ground-work of human freedom.”

Andrew Jackson:  “That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests.”

Robert E. Lee:  “In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.”

Lord Tennyson:  “Bible reading is an education in itself.”

John Quincy Adams:  “So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society.  I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.”

Immanuel Kant:  “The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced.  Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity.”

Charles Dickens:  “The New Testament is the very best book that ever was or ever will be known in the world.”

Sir William Herschel:  “All human discoveries seem to be made only for the purpose of confirming more and more strongly the truths contained in the Sacred Scriptures.”

Sir Isaac Newton:  “There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.”

Goethe:  “Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires; beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the gospels, it will not go.”

Henry Van Dyke:  “Born in the East and clothed in Oriental form and imagery, the Bible walks the ways of all the world with familiar feet and enters land after land to find its own everywhere.  It has learned to speak in hundreds of languages to the heart of man.  Children listen to its stories with wonder and delight, and wise men ponder them as parables of life.  The wicked and the proud tremble at its warnings, but to the wounded and penitent it has a mother’s voice.  It has woven itself into our dearest dreams; so that Love, Friendship, Sympathy, Devotion, Memory, Hope, put on the beautiful garments of its treasured speech.  No man is poor or desolate who has this treasure for his own.  When the landscape darkens, and the trembling pilgrim comes to the Valley of the Shadow, he is not afraid to enter; he takes the rod and staff of Scripture in his hand; he says to friend and comrade, ‘Goodbye; We Shall Meet Again’; one who walks through darkness into light.”  (From Comapanionable Books, by Henry Van Dyke, through courtesy of its publishers, Charles Scribner’s Sons.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Did you know…

NOAH WEBSTER 

“The Bible is the Chief moral cause of all that is good, and the best corrector of all that is evil, in human society; the best book for regulating the temporal concerns of men, and the only book that can serve as an infallible guide.”

“All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”

“No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.”

“America was founded by people who believe that God was their rock of safety. I recognize we must be cautious in claiming that God is on our side, but I think it’s all right to keep asking if we’re on His side.”

“I think it better to do right, even if we suffer in so doing, than to incur the reproach of our consciences and posterity.”

“The Bible is one of the greatest blessings bestowed by God on the children of men.  It has God for its author; salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture for its matter.  It is all pure.”

“I have fought against the people of the North because I believed they were seeking to wrest from the South its dearest rights. But I have never cherished toward them bitter or vindictive feelings, and have never seen the day when I did not pray for them.”

Thank you for reading my post.  God bless you, God bless the world, and also…God bless America!  Respectfully and Sincerely Yours, -Lyn Leahz

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16 replies

  1. Reblogged this on PUMABydesign001's Blog and commented:
    Awesome post. Notable and a worthy read. Please share.

  2. Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
    When in a comment provided a link to the post above, I decided to reblog it.

    If you like Lyn’s post, you may also enjoy WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE BIBLE. That post references something Dr. J. Vernon McGee put together for his Daily 5-Year Bible Study many years ago.

  3. Reblogged this on Grandma Donnie On Line and commented:
    Great reading for all American’s who haven’t the slightest Idea of our American Heritage or History.

  4. Very interesting and important posting… my how far our nation has fallen over the generations. It is sad to see our nation in such straits. Lord bless you!

  5. Great quotes Lyn.
    Maybe someone should send framed copies of Andrew Jackson’s “That book, sir, is the rock on which our republic rests” to the President and all politicians.
    On the other hand, there is none so blind as those who will not see.
    We will continue to pray for them, before it is too late.

  6. There are some great quotes here! Thanks for sharing them.

  7. Reblogged this on ChristianBlessings and commented:

    Something Different For Us Today. God bless you and I hope this blesses you!

  8. This is awesome my friend. How did you ever compile such a list?

    • Halley’s Bible Handbook. My mom had the book when I was a little girl and i used to read this all of the time. We had gone to Washington D.C. and saw where Abe Lincoln was shot, and everything..so, growing up in a Christian home accompanied by an understanding and appreciation for our Government’s history, I re-read it often, and today, have the same Halley’s Bible Handbook! ;-) Thanks for the kind words, they are a blessing, and God bless you!

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