Schools teach, "Our founders were not Christian, but deists, and the republic was not founded as a Christian nation".
This is untrue. Records exist which list the names of the founders and their church membership. Those who claim this country was not founded by Christians are guilty of wishful thinking, hoping upon hope, it was not. Their personal agendas do not support ours being a Christian nation.
We should quote some of our founders. Also from the same source, Research shows that 54 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Christians, and 27 had a theological education.Anti-Christian historical revisionists have cherry picked quotations from writings of our founders and the times they lived in.
It is not just the founders who supported Christian principles. Each branch of our government held to them. Consider the Trinity decision of the Supreme Court in 1892. After 10 years of examining hundreds of documents on the foundation of the country, they came to a unanimous decision, saying the documents "add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a religious people, a Christian nation."
President John Adams, another founder, said: "Our Constitution is for a moral and religious people." President John Quincy Adams said: "The highest glory of the American Revolution was that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
President Thomas Jefferson held another job at the time he was president. He was the superintendent of schools in Washington, D.C. He required only two books to be taught in the schools: The Holy Bible and Watts' Hymnal (any Christian principles in those books?). Source: free republic.
Here is the truth:
“Among the Delegates (we have the records) to the Constitutional Convention were 28 Episcopalians, 8 Presbyterians, 7 Congregationalists, 2 Lutherans, 2 Dutch Reformed, 2 Methodists, 2 Roman Catholics, 1 unknown, and only 3 deists–Williamson, Wilson, and Franklin (this was during a time when church membership entailed a sworn public confession of biblical faith) Of the 55 Founding Fathers Episcopalians, the Presbyterians, the Congregationalists, and the Dutch Reformed (which make up 45 of the 55) were Calvinists”Many other scholarly sources that have been carefully researched that quote much the same things as do the above sources.
Of course there were deists at the time, of course there were enlightenment influences – nevertheless most were confessing Christians and Calvinists at that. Even today many of us (including Calvinists) are influenced by the presuppositions of our culture – does that make us less Christian? Source.
The U.S. was intended by the founders that he republic be a Christian nation, but not to have an official religion. How much clearer can we be?