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Nov 14, 2016 by Will Maule

Mike Pence: 21 Quotes On God, Life And Politics

Mike Pence is our new Vice President. Pence is a devout Christian and has spoken about his personal faith journey numerous times both throughout the campaign and since Trump's election victory. It is a real encouragement for a lot of American Christians that Pence is their Vice-President.

We have put together 21 of his best quotes on some of the most contentious issues of our day.

1. On his need for God
"All I know today is that I need Him more than ever. He is the center of my life."

2. On treating people with respect
"My Christianity, first and foremost, governs the way that I try to deal with people."

3. On abortion
"The sanctity proceeds out of the belief... that ancient principle where God says "before you were formed in the womb I knew you," and so for the first time in my public life I sought to stand with great compassion for the sanctity of life."

"It all, for me, begins with cherishing the dignity, the worth, the value, of every human life."

4. On freedom of religion
"The United States cannot and should not discriminate on the basis of religion. The free exercise of religion is at the very heart of our constitutional guarantee for all persons of this country."

5. On his conversion to Christianity
"My faith became my own when I made a personal decision to trust Jesus Christ in my freshman year in college. That night, my heart was literally broken wide with gratitude and joy. When I came to realize that what happened on the cross, in some small measure, happened for me."

"Standing at a Christian music festival in Asbury, Ky., in the spring of 1978, I gave my life to Jesus Christ, and that's changed everything."

6. On the Church
"The truth is that the strength of our nation has come out of our communities of faith. Throughout our history, it has been the voices of faith that have driven our nation to a more perfect union."

7. On leadership
"I believe in servant leadership, and the servant always asks, 'Where am I needed most?'"

8. On foreign policy
"We cannot have four more years apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends."

9. On life 
"I was raised to believe in hard work, in faith and family."

10. On the honor of serving as Vice President
“America has elected a new president and it’s almost hard for me to express the honor that I and my family feel, that we will have the privilege to serve as your vice president of the United States of America." 

11. On God's grace
“I’ve come to this moment deeply humbled, grateful to God for His amazing grace.” 

12. On putting God first
“I'm a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.”

13. On planned parenthood
"If Planned Parenthood wants to be involved in providing counseling services and HIV testing, they ought not be in the business of providing abortions."

14. On marriage
"Several millennia ago, the words were written that a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. It was not our idea; it was God's idea."

15. On his life philosophy of faith
"For me, it all begins with faith; it begins with what matters most, and I try and put what I believe to be moral truth first. My philosophy of government second. And my politics third."

16. On the future of the nation
"It's time for conservative Americans to right the ship again. Together, we will make America great again."

17. On being a public servant
"I'm a small-town kid who grew up with a cornfield in the back yard and dreaming of serving my country in public office."

18. On the military
"Donald Trump will never turn his back on those who serve and protect us at home and abroad."

19. On healing a divided nation
"I truly do believe in my heart of hearts, that what's been true for millennia is still true today. That if his people, who are called by his name, will humble themselves and pray, he will again do as he's always done, he'll hear from heaven, and he'll heal our land. This one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

20. On President Donald J Trump
"Donald Trump gets it: he's the genuine article. He's a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers. And when Donald Trump does his talking, he doesn't tiptoe around the thousand new rules of political correctness."

"All you need to know about Donald Trump is he loves his family and he loves this country. And he's going to be a great president of the United States."

21. On prayer
"Pray for our country. Pray, not that God would be on our side, but that we would be on His side. Pray that America will once again stand tall, stand strong."



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