Learn how God’s presence was evident at our nation’s founding in the men who fought for independence and shaped the Constitution. Beginning with ancient history, the book presents a providential view of significant events leading to the establishment of America. Examines the Reformation, the Pilgrims, the role of the clergy and church, the Christian foundations of education and economics, and the development of liberty. Cites primary source documents that show our nation grew from Christian principles and reveals how to bring them back into the nation today. Numerous illustrations, portraits, and visual aids make this book a valuable resource.
Many people today claim that America is not now nor ever has been a Christian nation. Yet, the Founders of America spoke of her as a Christian nation many times. They recognized America, not as an ecclesiastical state where the church ruled nor one without sin, but as a nation founded on Biblical principles, where Biblical truth and law were the standard for public life, law, and societal institutions. This book exams the broad evidence of the Christian foundation of America; and also addresses the claim that America is now pluralistic and thus Christianity must be treated like all other beliefs, concluding, as did America’s Founders, that Christianity is the source of liberty, and if its principles are ignored, no freedom and permanent happiness are possible.