Quotes From Historical Figures About the Bible

            With all the effort to remove God and the Bible from our country lately, I thought it would make sense to share these quotes from a publication I recently was given.
             The following are quotes of Historical figures as found in Scientific Facts in the Bible by Ray Comfort, and published  by BRIDGE–LOGOS in Alachua, Florida 32615


Sir Isaac Newton:

     The father of modern science,
                                   “We account the Scriptures of God to be the most subline philosophy. I find more sure marks of
                                    authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history whatsoever.”

Samuel Morse:

   The inventor of the telegraph,
                                 “The nearer I approach the end of my pilgrimage, the clearer is the evidence of the divine origin
                                   of the Bible. The grandeur and sublimity of God’s remedy for fallen man are more appreciated
                                   and the future is illuminated with hope and joy.”


                                 “The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature, with a power that conquers all that oppose it…
                                   I never omit to read it, and every day with new pleasure.”
             Napoleon also wrote about Jesus:
                                 “I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person
                                  in the world there is no possible term of comparison.    Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I
                                  have founded empires, But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force.   Jesus
                                  Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.”

Theodore Roosevelt:

                                “No educated man can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.”
                                “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

Patrick Henry:

                               “Here is a Book worth more than all other books which were ever printed; yet  it is my misfor-
                                tune never to have, till lately, found time to read it with proper intention of feeling.”

Andrew Jackson:

                               “That book, Sir, is the Rock upon which our republic rests.”

William McKinley:

                             “The more profoundly we study this wonderful Book, and the more closely we observe its divine
                               precepts, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.”

Woodrow Wilson:

                            “There are a good many problems before the American people today, and before me as President,
                              but I expect to find the solution of those problems just in the proportion that I am faithful in the
                             study of the Word of God.”

Thomas Jefferson:

                            “I have always said, and always will say, that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make
                             us better citizens, better fathers and better husbands.”

Herbert Hoover:

                            “The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of
                             the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”

John Quincy Adams

                            ” I say to you, Search the Scriptures! The Bible is the book of all others, to be read at all ages, and
                              in all conditions of human life; not to be read once or twice or thrice through, and than laid aside,
                              but to be read in small portions of one or two chapters every day, and never to be intermitted,
                              unless by some overruling necessity.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt:

                           “We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning the place
                             the Bible has occupied in shaping and advances of the Republic.”
                           “It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the
                            human soul.”

Robert E. Lee:

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

Ulysses S. Grant:

                           “Hold fast to the Bible as the sheet anchor of your liberties; write its precepts in your hearts,
                            and practice them in your lives.”

Sir Winston Churchill:

                           “Let men of science and learning expound their knowledge and prize and probe with their
                            researches every detail of the records which have been preserved to us from those dim
                            ages. All they will do is fortify the grand simplicity and essential accuracy of the recorded
                            truths which have lighted so far the pilgrimage of men.”

Charles Dickens:

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

John Adams:

                          “The Bible is the best book in the world. It contains more than all the libraries I have seen.”
                         “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 exhibited! Every member
                           would be obligated in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kind-
                           ness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love and reverence toward Almighty
                           God….. What a Utopia, what a paradise would this region be.”

 Ronald Reagan:

                           “Within the covers of the Bible are all the answers for all the problems men face. The Bible
                              can touch hearts, order minds and refresh souls.”

George Washington:

                           “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God or the Bible.”
                           “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will,
                            to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”
                           “Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate Blood of the Lamb,
                            and purge my heart by Thy Holy Spirit…..Daily frame me more and more into the likeness of
                             Thy Son Jesus Christ.”

Daniel Webster:

                          “I have read the Bible through many times, and now make it a practice to read it through once
                           a year. It is a book of all others for lawyers, as well as divines; and I pity the man who cannot
                           find in it a rich supply of thought and of rules for conduct. It fits a man for life—– it prepares
                            him for death.”
                          “If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering.”

Noah Webster:

                          “The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of
                           our civil constitutions and laws. 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.”

Dwight Eisenhower:

                       “The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words. In no other Book
                         is there such a collection of inspired wisdom, reality and hope.”
                      “It takes no brains to be an atheist. Any stupid person can deny the existence of a super-
                       natural power because man’s physical senses cannot detect it. But there cannot be ig-
                       nored the influence of conscience, the respect we feel for Moral Law, the mystery of first
                       life….. or the marvelous order in which the universe moves about us on this earth. All these
                       evidence the handiwork of the beneficent Deity…… That Deity is the God of the Bible and
                       Jesus Christ. His Son.”

Albert Schweitzer:

                       “We must all mutually share in the knowledge that our existence only attains its true
                         value when we have experienced in ourselves the truth of the declaration: ‘He who
                         loses his life shall find it.'”

Calvin Coolidge:

                       “The foundations of our society and our government  rest so much on the teachings of
                         the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would
                        cease to be practically universal in our country.”

Christopher Columbus:

           From his diary,  in reference to his discovery of “the New World”
                       “It was the Lord who put it into my mind. . . I could feel His hand upon me. . . There is
                        no question the inspiration was from the Holy Spirit because He comforted me with
                        rays of marvelous illumination from the Holy Scriptures…”

General Robert E. Lee:

                      “There are things in the old Book which I may not be able to explain, but I fully accept
                       it as the infallible Word of God, and receive its teachings as inspired by the  Holy

Abraham Lincoln

         1863, in declaring a day of national fasting, prayer and humiliation;
                    “I believe the Bible is the best gift God has given to man.”
                    He also said, “Whereas, it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their depend-
                    -ence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in
                    humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and
                    pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and
                    proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord…..”
                   “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been pre-
                   served these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth
                   and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have
                   forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and  enriched
                  and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts,
                   that all theses blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.”
                 “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.”
                     “It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our
                     national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”


              The Bible is the word of God according to the United States Congress. In a joint resolution
              requesting the President proclaim 1983 as the “Year of the Bible,” it declared:
                           “…..the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the
                            United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people……
                            Deeply held religious convictions springing from the Holy Scriptures led to the
                            early settlement of our nation. . . Biblical teachings inspired concepts of
                            civil government that are contained in our  Declaration of Independence and
                            the  Constitution of the United States.” (Public Law 97-280)

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