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What Did the Founding Fathers Believe?

I would encourage you to listen to this lecture on what the founding fathers of the United States believed about God, about the Lord Jesus Christ, about Christianity, about salvation?  Dr. Gregg Frazer is a teacher of history at The Master’s College and has written a book (that I plan on reading but have not at this point), The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution.  

I have seen some have already begun to reply to Dr. Frazer.  However, I believe his case is strong that the founding fathers were not in fact biblical Christians but were, as Dr. Frazer says, theistic rationalists.  They often made statements full of Bible verses, about God, about Christianity but in their private writings, they were not disciples of Jesus at all.  They believed Christianity to be full of good morals and good for society (how different from liberals today) but they were not believers themselves.  In fact, Dr. Frazer points out that they always referred to Jesus as “Jesus of Nazareth” and never to “Jesus Christ” or any acknowledgement of His deity or His Lordship.

You can find Dr. Frazer’s lecture here.

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Written by The Seeking Disciple

02/23/2014 at 10:50 AM

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