Which sayings from the Bible inspired our presidents and other great figures? Read on …
by Rick Hamlin — Posted in Bible Resources on Feb 16, 2012
Here’s a way to mark the upcoming Presidents weekend. The source for all of these? Guideposts magazine, 1969.
John F. Kennedy
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6)
“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:9-10)
“He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone.” (John 8:7)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
Abigail Van Buren
The entire 23rd Psalm.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
The Sermon on the Mount. (Matthew 5:1 through 7:29)