The Spirit of the American Revolution
Founding Father and U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall said this:
“[W]ith us, Christianity and religion are identified. It would be strange, indeed, if with such a people our institutions did not presuppose Christianity and did not often refer to it and exhibit relations with it.”
In fact it was Chritianity that began to shape American govenrment and continued to make America a Christian nation. The Historical record shows that it was the Bible and the Laws of God in the Bible that caused the United States to become a nation in the first place.
David Barton of Wallbuilders sites the following contriibutions made by Chritianity in forming American Government:
“A republican rather than a theocratic form of government”
The institutional separation of church and state (as opposed to today’s enforced institutional secularization of church and state);
“Protection for religious toleration and the rights of conscience”
A distinction between theology and behavior, thus allowing the incorporation into public policy of religious principles that promote good behavior but which do not enforce theological tenets (examples of this would include religious teachings such as the Good Samaritan, The Golden Rule, the Ten Commandments, the Sermon on the Mount, etc., all of which promote positive civil behavior but do not impose ecclesiastical rites); and
“A free-market approach to religion, thus ensuring religious diversity”
Consequently, a Christian nation as demonstrated by the American experience is a nation founded upon Christian and Biblical principles, whose values, society, and institutions have largely been shaped by those principles.
This definition was reaffirmed by American legal scholars and historians for generations but is widely ignored by today’s revisionists.
[box]In this 21 part series on the history of the American Revolution and the amazing role that the war between the colonies and Great Britian played in shaping America, David Barton takes us on a Historical journey of our countries Spiritual Roots.[/box]
19 Studies in Mp3 Audio
Play: 56 Men Dare to do the Impossible by David Barton
56 Men Dare to do the Impossible
Play: The Reason for the Revolution-The Bible by David Barton
The Reason for the Revolution
Play: Founding Fathers Frustration with England by David Barton
Founding Fathers Frustration with England
Play: Letters Between John Adams and His Wife by David Barton
Letters Between John Adams and His Wife
Play: A Prayer Session in Congress by David Barton
A Prayer Session in Congress
Play: Samuel Adams Explains the Rights of Colonists by David Barton
Samuel Adams Explains the Rights of Colonists
Play: An Attrocity Free War by David Barton
An Attrocity Free War
Play: The Minutemen-Members of the Church by David Barton
The Minutemen-Members of the Church
Play: Issac Watts Hymnbook by David Barton
Issac Watts Hymnbook
Play: No King But King Jesus by David Barton
No King But King Jesus
Play: July 2, 1776 Final Seperation-The Liberty Bell by David Barton
July 2, 1776 Final Seperation-The Liberty Bell
Play: Early Tesxtbooks-The Life of the Signer by David Barton
Early Tesxtbooks-The Life of the Signer
Play: Abigail Adams Letters-A Patriot Who Loves Jesus by David Barton
Abigail Adams Letters-A Patriot Who Loves Jesus
Play: Congress Says “We Need More Bibles” by David Barton
Congress Says “We Need More Bibles”
Play: 1780 Treason Exposed-The Lord Intervenes by David Barton
1780 Treason Exposed-The Lord Intervenes
Play: 1781 Congress Prints Bibles for the Revolution by David Barton
1781 Congress Prints Bibles for the Revolution
Play: John Quincy Adams-First Christian Government by David Barton
John Quincy Adams-First Christian Government
Play: Democracy in America-Christianity United by David Barton
Democracy in America-Christianity United
Play: Looking Back-Knowing Where we Came From By David Barton
Looking Back-Knowing Where we Came From
David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.
WallBuilders is a name taken from the Old Testament writings of Nehemiah, who led a grassroots movement to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem and restore its strength and honor. In the same way, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to become involved in strengthening their communities, states, and nation.
David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands of original writings from the Founding Era. He also addresses well over 400 groups each year.
His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.
A national news organization has described him as “America’s historian,” and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions – including some powerful politicians. In fact, Time Magazine named him as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals.
David has received numerous national and international awards, including Who’s Who in Education, DAR’s Medal of Honor, and the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. His work in media has merited several Angel Awards, Telly Awards, and the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval.
David and his wife Cheryl reside in Aledo, Texas, they have three grown, married children (Damaris, Timothy, and Stephen), and three grandchildren.
See David’s Website HERE;