Regardless of what some people in our country think our nation is with respect to our belief in God or what some may feel about “separation of church and state” and the original intent of our founding framework, many of the founding fathers of our nation were quite clear on this issue. Most of what I have read points to our founding fathers as being decidedly Christian, and their vision of what our country was and should be clearly aligns with those Christian principles.
Consider these testimonials:
|The Mayflower Compact
November 11, 1620
|In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, having undertaken, for the glorie of God, and advancemente of the Christian faith a voyage to plant the first colony.
|The Constitution of the
New England Confederation
May 19, 1643
|Whereas we all came to these parts of America with the same end and aim, namely, to advance the kingdome of our Lord Jesus Christ.
|Signers Oath to the
Constitution of Delaware
September 20, 1776
|I, (the undersigned), do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ his only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore; And I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.
|33rd United States Congress
|In this age there can be no substitute for Christianity. That was the religion of the founders of the republic, and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.
|The United States Supreme Court
|There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning; they affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. This is a Christian nation.
Consider the words of these Statesman who each had an active hand and a profound influence on the founding and direction of our country:
Consider the words of these later Statesman who also each had a profound influence on our country as well: