The Greatest Leaders Of Recorded History Believed In God

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, N. Eldon Tanner

Also, we should appreciate and help our young people to understand that the greatest leaders of recorded history, and of today, in industry and government, have always believed in God.

George Washington, in his first inaugural address, said: “It would be peculiarly improper to omit in this official act, my fervent supplications to the Almighty Being who rules over the universe.” And in his famous farewell address he said: “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.”

Abraham Lincoln, in that oft repeated statement, said “Without the assistance of that Divine Being,…I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail.”


Source: N. Eldon Tanner, The Gospel Our Bulwark, Conference Report, October 1966, pp. 45-50. N. Eldon Tanner was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and later served as a member of the First Presidency of the Church.


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