America’s Christian Heritage

  • In the Mayflower Compact the Pilgrims declared their intention of planting a new colony and advancing the Christian faith.
  • Most of America’s Founding Fathers were active Christians, representing a variety of denominations.
  • The Founding Fathers were committed to religious liberty; they approved of sharing Christian convictions in civic discourse and they would have rejected today’s strict separation of church and state.
  • John Quincy Adams once said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity” (Ortberg, John. Who Is This Man?, p. 113).
  • The December 27, 1982 edition of Newsweek magazine stated, “Historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the constitution, is our founding document.”
  • After an intensive study of our nation’s religious history, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in an 1892 case, “this is a Christian nation.”

For more information on America’s Christian Heritage please check out Dr. Carlson’s lecture, Red vs. Blue: The Real Cultural Divide, available in CD or MP3 in our online store.