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Billy HallowellJun 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM4 min read

7 Founding Fathers' Quotes on Religion, God & the Bible

The faiths of our Founding Fathers is a popular topic of conversation here in the United States. While the conversation is a difficult and complex one, we decided to put together a fascinating list of Founding Fathers' quotes on religion, God and the Bible.


These insights and ideals offer a lens into what some of the men who founded America believed about the importance of belief in a Higher Power. Let's explore the Founding Fathers' quotes on religion:

John Adams: Morals & Religion

"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people." - John Adams

Movie to Watch: A Nation Adrift

Founding Fathers Quotes on Religion

Interested in knowing more about the faiths of the Founding Fathers? This is the true story of how God's sovereign hand guided the founders of America. The result of this journey will give us a better understanding of where America is today, how she arrived here, and where she must turn at this critical hour. Watch the movie right now on Pure Flix!


George Washington: Politics & Religion

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them." - George Washington

Movie to Watch: People of Faith

Faiths of the Founding Fathers

Gain valuable perspective on the ideas that shaped America; see how it became the first nation in history based upon the ideal of religious liberty. Watch the movie right now on Pure Flix!

Samuel Adams: God & Humility

"And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive
that we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the
world that the rod of tyrants may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that
wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among nations
may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people
everywhere willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is Prince of Peace." - Samuel Adams

Series to Watch: The American Heritage Series

American Heritage Series Were the founding fathers Christian?

In classrooms across America, teachers are dismissing fundamental truths about the role of God in our nation's founding. Watch this series to see the real and fascinating history!

George Washington: Prayer

"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large." - George Washington

Movie to Watch: Saints and Strangers

Founding Fathers Quotes on Religion

The hotly debated issue regarding the Christian roots of the American colonies. Was the Gospel the basis of the formation? Watch the movie right now on Pure Flix!

Benjamin Rush: Christianity & Truth

"...Christianity is the only true and perfect religion, and that in proportion as mankind adopt its principles, and obey its precepts, they will be wise, and happy." - Benjamin Rush

Series to Watch: Drive-Thru History: America

Drive-Thru History Were the founding fathers Christian?

Get a first-hand look at some of the places where our founding fathers risked their lives to shape our burgeoning nation. As we explore the Founding Fathers' quotes about religion, pause to see more about their incredible contributions to the beginnings of the U.S. Watch the series right now on Pure Flix!

John Jay: The Bible's Importance

"The Bible is the best of all Books, for it is the Word of God, and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it, and to regulate your life by its precepts. - John Jay

Movie to Watch: Separation of Church and State

Founding Fathers Quotes on Religion

How the version of "American history" in today's culture confuses religious tolerance with pluralism and the leveling of all religions. Watch the movie right now on Pure Flix.


John Marshall: America & Christianity

"The American population is entirely Christian, and with us Christianity and Religion are identified. It would be strange indeed, if with such a people, our institutions did not presuppose Christianity and did not often refer to it and exhibit relations with it." - John Marshall

Movie to Watch: First Freedom

Founding Fathers Were the founding fathers Christian?

An in-depth look at the history of religious freedom in the United States. Watch this movie right now on Pure Flix.

This wraps up our piece about the Founding Fathers' quotes on religion — statements that shed light on the perspectives and the faiths of our Founding Fathers. There are plenty of additional resources online that can help you understand what these fascinating men believed about the world around them.

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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.