19 Jan 2017 by DR. JERRY NEWCOMBE
With the inauguration of Donald Trump as our 45th president upon us, all the usual suspects from the militant atheist crowd have been trying to block the Bible from being used—a tradition that began with President Washington. Every president mentioned God in their inaugural address, even if speaking of the Lord in their own way, fitting with the times.
With thanks to Bill Federer in America’s God and Country, consider this sample:
• George Washington said, “It would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the universe….”
• John Adams spoke of: “a decent respect for Christianity among the best recommendations for the public service.”
• Thomas Jefferson prayed to “that Infinite Power which rules the destinies of the universe.”
• James Madison invoked the “guidance of that Almighty Being.”
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