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Harry S. Truman

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), the 33rd President of the United States of America, made many references to God and the Scriptures in his Inaugural Address, January 20, 1949:

“With God’s help the future of mankind will be assured in a world of justice, harmony and peace.” - January 20, 1949, Inaugural Address. Benjamin Weiss, God in American History: A Documentation of America’s Religious Heritage (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1966), p. 141. Willard Cantelon, Money Master of the World (Plainfield, NJ: Logos International, 1976), p. 121.

In his first address to Congress, President Harry S. Truman declared:

“At this moment I have in my heart a prayer. As I have assumed my heavy duties, I humbly pray to Almighty God in the words of King Solomon, ‘Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?’ I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.” - In his first address to Congress as President. Merle Miller, Plain Speaking – An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman (Berkley, 1982). Charles E. Jones, The Books You Read (Harrisburg, PA: Executive Books, 1985), p. 197.

To Pope Pius XII, in 1947, President Truman wrote of America:

“This is a Christian nation.” - Larry Witham, ‘Christian Nation’ Now Fighting Words (The Washington Times, November 23, 1992), p. A1. Gary DeMar, The Biblical Worldview (Atlanta, GA: An American Vision Publication, 1993), Vol. 9, No. 2, p. 12.

On January 20, 1949, in his Second Inaugural Address, President Harry S. Truman declared:

“We believe that all men are created equal because they are created in the image of God.” - January 20, 1949, in his Second Inaugural Address. Proclaim Liberty (Dallas, TX: Word of Faith), p. 2.

President Harry S. Truman, in 1950, stated:

“But all of us – at home, at war, wherever we may be – are within the reach of God’s love and power. We all can pray. We all should pray. We should ask the fulfillment of God’s will. We should ask for courage, wisdom, for the quietness of soul which comes alone to them who place their lives in His hands.” - 1950. Mrs. James Dobson (Shirley), chairman, The National Day of Prayer Information Packet (Colorado Springs, CO: National Day of Prayer Tack Force, May 6, 1993).

President Harry S. Truman gave this admonition:

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don’t have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State!” - Steve C. Dawson, God’s Providence in America’s History (Rancho Cordova, CA: Steve Dawson, 1988), p. 13:1. David Barton, The Myth of Separation (Aledo, TX: WallBuilder Press, 1991), p. 260. Gary DeMar, The Untold Story (Atlanta, GA: American Vision, Inc., 1993), p. 60