The Faith of Washington, from the Desk of Washington

No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible Hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established …”

George Washington, April 30, 1789

First Inaugural Address

for his Fellow Citizens of the Senate and the House of Representatives

(Second paragraph)


  1. Ginger Dawn Harman February 5, 2010 at 6:07 am #

    I really feel the Lord is wanting me to understand this since it was also the topic on Joyce Myers. Could you please explain this topic a bit further. Our family has always believed but just recently have learned to apply and follow the word. Our 7 year old son is using BJU Bible Truths for study and would like to understand a bit more on your post.

    Harman Family
    Inwood wv.

  2. Donald February 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    The single most helpful source of information I can recommend is the Wallbuilders. Coral Ridge Ministries has also published a concise book “What They Believed” addressing the beliefs of Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. The book on one of my previous posts: George Washington the Christian was also excellent. God be with you as you follow Christ and the sterling examples He found worthy to bless our nation with.

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