With the airwaves, web and print media full of the questions about whether our season, trees and greetings are about “Christmas” or “the holidays,” I figure it’s a good time for a little quiz on it. Who has said some of the following? Try it honestly before checking out the answers below.

1. “Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”

2. “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle.”

3. “Bless O Lord the whole race of mankind, and let the world be filled with the knowledge of Thee and Thy Son, Jesus.”

4. “I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent and sublime which have ever been preached to man …”

5. “Whoever shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.”.”

6. “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature by the hand of the Divinity itself.”

7. “Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there contained! … What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be.”

8. “Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe. And to the same Divine Author of every good and perfect gift we are indebted for all those privileges and advantages, religious as well as civil, which are so richly enjoyed in this favored land.”

9. “The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”

10. “It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God.”

Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson.
Benjamin Franklin.
Alexander Hamilton
John Adams
James Madison
James Madison
Abraham Lincoln

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