Were the Majority of the Founding Fathers Christians?

Posted: October 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Wayne Grudem states in his new book Politics According to the Bible that the majority of this nation’s founding fathers were Christians.  Most of the people I encounter think otherwise.  So, is Grudem right?

Wallbuilders is a ministry out of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that makes the argument and does so solely with original sources.  Wallbuilders founder David Barton travels extensively making his case that the overwhelming majority of founders were orthodox Christians and intended the U.S. to be a “Christian nation.” 

Barton is not a professionally trained historian, and has been routinely attacked by the left as an amateur hack, but all Barton does is quote the founders themselves, so that his audience can decide for themselves.   I would encourage you to go to the Wallbuilders site and check out some of the documents yourself. 

Personally, I think Barton is correct.  I’ve been to the Wallbuilders home office and looked through the extensive library as well as attended more than a dozen of David’s presentation and have always been impressed. 

I leave the subject with my admonition to visit the site at www.wallbuilders.com  and a quote from John Adams, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”

Grace and peace.

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