Winston Churchill and John 14:1-4

Winston Churchill rose to prominence as Britain’s Prime Minister, a man who greatly influenced the outcome of World War II and led England’s strategy for the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

A man who read the Bible and quoted it in his speeches during the darkest moments of the war. John 14:1–4 seemed to have particular inspiration, with Churchill citing it in several important moments of his career.

One was in an exchange with President Franklin Roosevelt in 1943. Roosevelt had expressed concern that their conference with Joseph Stalin might be vulnerable to German air attacks.

Churchill responded in nine words: “See St. John, Chapter 14, verses 1 to 4." The passage begins with Jesus’s words: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions . . .”

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