There are good reasons for supposing that most, perhaps all, of the Founders believed in God, but this isn't one of them. There is no evidence whatsoever that either John Adams or John Hancock ever said "We recognize no sovereign but God and no king but Jesus." This is a modern urban legend recorded in no sober history book, and was in fact adapted from a slogan of the Fifth Monarchy Men in England a century before the American Revolution.
The urban legend has it that Adams and Hancock said this in reply to a British officer just before the battle of Lexington on April 19, 1775--but neither Adams nor Hancock was even there at the time. The same reply is also sometimes attributed to the Reverend Jonas Clark, who actually was there, but his own account, which is quite detailed, makes no mention of it, nor do any of the other witnesses who left a record of events.A few commentsA few points:
Well, for one thing, John Adams and John Hancock never said it. It's a modern urban myth. You might well ask yourself why do people so readily believe stuff like this that is so easily disproved?
I believe that he hates to be called an A**hole.
The South believed that, thanks to the strategy carried out during the conflict, they could win the war or, at least, get to a compromise peace, that would recognize the Confederacy as an independent and sovereign state.
John Hancock I believe.
John Hancock was a Christian and belonged to the Congregationalist Church, which is a Protestant type religion and they believe that the Bible is sufficient in ruling their society "in matters of faith and practice". His father was a Congregationalist preacher.
The rights of Life, Liberty and Property
I believe John Hancock was one
God is all-powerful, and he controls the universe, and everything in it; or so I believe.
That people should be free of stupid laws that King G. the 3.
It depends which country you are referring to.