American Christianity

American Christianity

Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, American jurisprudence began to destroy the Christian heritage bequeathed to America from the earliest European settlements. American law, education, and many other elements of culture arose out of biblical principles advocated the earliest settlers. Against this Christian heritage, communism, led by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and secularism has mounted serious and sustained attacks. Unlike the ecclesiastical leaders of early America, most contemporary church leaders have remained aloof and detached from the discussion concerning the church and state. They have forgotten that the Minute Men of Revolutionary-War America were pastors and church deacons. The articles below are designed to elevate an appreciation for the godly Christian heritage that America enjoys and to encourage the aggressive recovery of that heritage.

Elbridge Gerry

Elbridge Gerry

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814) was an American statesman and diplomat. He is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington, DC. Read more...

Congress Celebrates Our Christian Heritage

Congress Celebrates Our Christian Heritage

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category

In August of 1992, Democratic Representative from West Virginia, Mr. Nick Joe Rahall, placed a request before his colleagues in the House to set aside Thanksgiving week as a time to celebrate the Christian heritage of America. Tragically, Christians throughout America have failed to capitalize on what Congress did in 1992. Denominational leaders have failed to move the interests of Christ forward even on those very rare occasions when Congress haRead more...

William Williams

William Williams

American Christianity | August Articles | Calendar Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Williams (April 23, 1731 – August 2, 1811) was a merchant, and a delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress in 1776, and a signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Williams was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, the son of a minister, Tim Solomon Williams, and Mary Porter. He studied theology and graduated from Harvard in 1751. Read more...

D-Day – Deliverance

D-Day – Deliverance

970 General history of North America | American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | June Articles | Social Theology

The Normandy, France landings, code-named Operation Neptune (more commonly known as D-Day), were the landing operations of the Allied forces in the Battle Normandy (the overall campaign known as Operation Overlord) during World War II. The landings began a little after midnight on Tuesday, June 6, 1944. The landings were conducted in two phases. The first phase involved 12,000-plane airborne assault which landed 24,000 British, American, and CanRead more...

Matthew Thornton

Matthew Thornton

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Matthew Thornton (1714 – June 24, 1803), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire.Read more...

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Signing the Declaration of Independence required remarkable personal courage. The Founding Fathers who signed it understood that King George III and the British Parliament would regard this act as treason. After years of attempted dialog with the King and Parliament, the Signers personally calculated what it might cost them to take the bold step. Following the teaching of the American pulpit, they had come to believe that no law was above God's lRead more...

October 26, 1781: Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

October 26, 1781: Congress Thanks God for British Surrender

American Christianity | October Articles

America's Christian heritage is interwoven with the birth and development of the nation. But, since the early part of the twentieth century, groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have done everything within their power to deny Christianity's influence upon the nation. These groups have covered-up the historical facts that clearly relate the influence America's Founding Fathers accorded Christianity in the birth and development Read more...

John Penn

John Penn

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | September Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

John Penn (May 17, 1741 – September 14, 1788) was a signer of both the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation as a representative of North Carolina.Read more...

The Christian Origin of the Declaration of Independence

The Christian Origin of the Declaration of Independence

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category

After nearly a century of editing American history to exclude the Christian influences upon the birth of the United States, secularists appear upon the brink of successfully eclipsing the truth concerning America’s Christian origin. The truth, however, is that America would not exist as a separate nation, as it is known today, without the influence of Christians. The truth concerning the development of the Declaration of Independence and the origRead more...

November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation

November 16, 1778: Congressional Chaplains Provide Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Christianity | November Articles

Throughout the American War of Independence, Congress issued sixteen spiritual proclamations to the states. Generally, these proclamations requested each state to set aside a specific day for fasting, praying, giving thanks to God, or a combination of these spiritual disciplines. Though the practice of issuing such proclamations was begun the same year the Second Continental Congress convened (1775), it was not until November 1, 1777 that the firRead more...

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November | Social Theology

In the United States, Veterans’ Day is usually observed on November 11. If this date occurs on a Sunday, usually the following Monday is employed as the day of observance. If the eleventh should fall on a Saturday, it may be observed that day or the beginning of the following week. Related Reading Welcome to Christian Heritage Fellowship. Our site exists for the purpose of supporting the spiritual and practical life and thought Read more...

House Speaker Robert Winthrop Defends the Bible

House Speaker Robert Winthrop Defends the Bible

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | The Bible

Robert Charles Winthrop was an American lawyer, politician, and philanthropist who at one point in his political career rose to the office of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Like most who lived during the Founding Era of the United States, Winthrop was concerned about the moral character of America's development. As was characteristic of many Founding Fathers, Winthrop involved himself in the advancement of Christianity in Read more...

Arthur Middleton

Arthur Middleton

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Arthur Middleton (June 26, 1742 – January 1, 1787), of Charleston, South Carolina, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.Read more...

Christianity in America's First Presidential Inauguration

Christianity in America's First Presidential Inauguration

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles

There is no evidence to suggest that America was founded as a secular nation. This single event—the first inauguration of President Washington—clearly reveals America's Founding Fathers' commitment to Christianity. Any attempt to suggest that America was founded as a secular nation is a personal or collective confession of historical ignorance. Rather, attempts to suppress the public expressions of Christianity is a betrayal of the heritage that Read more...

The Godless Constitution?

The Godless Constitution?

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | Social Theology

Since the 1940s, Christians in America have been waging polemical warfare against usurpationists and their claims of a godless Constitution. In 1996, Cornell University professors Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore published a joint work titled, The Godless Constitution: The Case Against Religious Correctness (W. W. Horton). The title of the work was an apt description of their thesis—the Constitutional Fathers were completely irreligious in thRead more...

Samuel Chase

Samuel Chase

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Samuel Chase (April 17, 1741 – June 19, 1811) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court and earlier was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. Early in life, Chase was a "firebrand" states-righter and revolutionary.Read more...

House Speaker Robert Winthrop Stands for Christ

House Speaker Robert Winthrop Stands for Christ

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Biography | Default Category

Robert Charles Winthrop (May 12, 1809 to November 16, 1894) was an American lawyer, politician, and philanthropist who at one point in his political career rose to the office of Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Like most who lived during the Founding Era of the United States, Winthrop was concerned about the moral character of America's development. As was characteristic of many Founding Fathers, Winthrop involved himself Read more...

Benjamin Rush

Benjamin Rush

American Christianity | April Articles | Calendar Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Rush (January 4, 1746 – April 19, 1813) was a Founding Father of the United States. Rush lived in the state of Pennsylvania and was a physician, writer, educator, humanitarian, as well as the founder of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Rush signed the Declaration of Independence and attended the Continental Congress. Read more...

Francis Scott Key--The Christian Patriot

Francis Scott Key--The Christian Patriot

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | History of Hymns | July Articles

Where we live is not determined by what is around us, but by what is within us. The Psalmist re­flected upon God's goodness to his life and offered the Lord the praise that was due him. In verse seven, the Psalmist begins to recount the Lord's goodness to the Israelites through their deliverance from Egypt. In verse thirteen, he notes the fact that the Israelites "soon forgot what he had done." Their hearts of divine praise were soon displaced byRead more...

Why Is America So Divided?

Why Is America So Divided?

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | The Bible

In so many areas of American life, we witness strife, conflict, and division. The real reason for this unprecedented upheaval is the violation of the Owner's Manual. Every manufacturer produces an owner's manual to ensure that the purchaser understands how to properly operate his purchase––and the owner's manual for a Chevy will not work for a Toyota. Many fail to realize that God also has an Owner's Manual known as the Bible. Frequently, few Read more...

James Wilson

James Wilson

American Christianity | August Articles | Calendar Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

James Wilson (September 14, 1742 – August 28, 1798) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. Wilson was elected twice to the Continental Congress, and was a major force in drafting the United States Constitution. A leading legal theorist, he was one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the Supreme Court of the United States.Read more...

Washington Believed God Provided for America

Washington Believed God Provided for America

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category

One of the surest means of refuting claims that America's Founding Fathers were not Christian is the realization and proclamation of the fact that they believed God birthed America through His providence. They believe God orchestrated the independence of America, and the Father of our nation, George Washington, was among those who affirmed this Christian teaching.Since the 1920s and following, secularists have been attempting to reshape AmericanRead more...

The Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook

The Use of the Bible as a Schoolbook

American Christianity | Calendar Articles

On April 19, 1813, Dr. Benjamin Rush — one of America's Founding Fathers — passed into eternity at the age of sixty-seven. Along with George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin Rush was regarded as one of the three most important Founding Fathers of America.[1] Though secularists incorrectly take advantage of Benjamin Franklin's and Thomas Jefferson's alleged rejection of Christianity, there is no opportunity for misinterpretation concerniRead more...

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | May Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Josiah Bartlett (November 21, 1729 – May 19, 1795) was an American physician and statesman, delegate to the Continental Congress for New Hampshire and signatory of the Declaration of Independence. He was later Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature and Governor of the state.Read more...

Joseph Hewes

Joseph Hewes

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Joseph Hewes (January 23, 1730 – November 10, 1779) was a native of Princeton, New Jersey, where he was born in 1730. Hewes’s parents were members of the Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers. He became an apprentice of a merchant and in fact became a very successful merchant. After finishing his apprenticeship he earned himself a good name and a strong reputation, which would serve him well in becoming one of the most famous signers of tRead more...

Atheist Responsible for Shootings

Atheist Responsible for Shootings

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Christian Worldview | Concepts of God | Default Category

One's beliefs necessarily determine one's behavior. Benjamin Franklin clearly understood this fact when he told Thomas Paine that atheism and agnosticism leads only to social anarchy: "If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it."[1] Paine, who consulted Franklin concerning political matters, had requested Franklin to review his Age of Reason before it was published. Franklin understood that left to determine his own moraRead more...

Thomas McKean

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American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734 – June 24, 1817) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the American Revolution he was a delegate to the Continental Congress where he signed the United States Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. McKean served as a President of Congress.Read more...

National Bible Week: Bible Reading Interrupted

National Bible Week: Bible Reading Interrupted

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | December Articles | Default Category | November Articles | The Bible

The reading of the Bible was abruptly interrupted over the NBC radio network in 1941 when world-changing events began to transpire. Seldom in the history of America was Scripture needed to comfort and bring hope as it was needed that day. Yet, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the significance of the beginning of National Bible Week is almost, for many Americans, a matter of historical amnesia. Like so many, many other moments in AmerRead more...

How Judicial Activism Silences "The People"

How Judicial Activism Silences

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | Social Theology

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, American government appears to have become little more than a judicial oligarchy, with liberal judges and other members of jurisprudence demanding to have the final say on matters of local, state, and national government. On Friday, May 9, 2014, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Arkansas' voter-approved ban on gay marriage to be "unconstitutional." Though legal rankling ensued the followRead more...

Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an early American lawyer and politician, as well as a founding father. He served as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut, and served on the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, and was also a representative and senator in the new republic.Read more...

Thomas Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter

Thomas Jefferson's Wall of Separation Letter

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category

On January 1, 1802, Thomas Jefferson penned a letter that has been employed by secularists against America's historic legal foundation. Repeatedly members of the Supreme Court have relied upon secular interpretations of both the writings and personal example of Thomas Jefferson. Employing Jefferson against the previous historic rulings of the Supreme Courts and the Christian foundation of American law, the Supreme Court, since 1947, has relied upRead more...

The Truth about Separation of Church and State

The Truth about Separation of Church and State

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | December Articles

Since 1947, liberal judges have reinterpreted the historical context of the First Amendment that ensured that congress (or the federal government) would not establish a state church or elevate any single denomination over any of the other Christian denominations. America's Founding Fathers regarded the First Amendment as a guarantee that the federal government would not attempt to make any one Christian denomination the dominant and preferred denRead more...

William Whipple

William Whipple

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Whipple, Jr. (January 14, 1730 – November 28, 1785) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Hampshire.Read more...

John Morton

John Morton

American Christianity | April Articles | Calendar Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

John Morton (1725 – April 1, 1777) was a farmer, surveyor, and jurist from the Province of Pennsylvania. As a delegate to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, he provided the swing vote that allowed Pennsylvania to vote in favor of the United States Declaration of Independence.Read more...

Supreme Court Declares America a Christian Nation

Supreme Court Declares America a Christian Nation

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category | Social Theology

All branches of the federal government have declared that America is a Christian nation. Contrary to the deceptive claims of atheists, agnostics, and the irreligious, America was not founded as a secular nation. For more than half a century, the false claims of secularists have robbed Americans of their Christian heritage. Here is clear evidence from the Supreme Court concerning America's Christian origin. Click to read the entire article…SupremeRead more...

Benjamin Franklin Was Not a Secularist

Benjamin Franklin Was Not a Secularist

American Christianity | Calendar Articles

Leaving the deism of his youth and the immorality it produced, Benjamin Franklin came to realize that the Calvinism of his youth was closer to reality than he had previously imagined.[1] Though never fully returning to this theological tradition in which he was raised, he realized that human government must reflect God's government of the world, and for this reason, secularists, atheists, agnostics, and the irreligious falsely attempt to lay clRead more...

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

John Knox Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence[1] as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New Jersey (1768–94; now Princeton University), he trained many leaders of the early nation and was the only active clergyman and the only college president to sign the Declaration.Read more...

Alvin York, Christian Hero

Alvin York, Christian Hero

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | Social Theology

Every individual is buried in the shadow of his decisions. This fact was never more glaring to me than when I stood with some of my family members a number of years ago at the graveside of Alvin York, noted World War I veteran. I had learned that he had come to the difficult decision to leave his pacifistic scruples behind him while struggling with the issue on a mountainside that cradled his small community of Pall Mall, Tennessee. The locals knRead more...

George Taylor

George Taylor

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Taylor (c. 1716 – February 23, 1781) was a Colonial ironmaster and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania.Read more...

President's Day

President's Day

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February | Social Theology

The Father of America, George Washington, was born on February 22. But in honor of our first President, the third Monday of February has been designated as the day to remember his stature in America's life. In 1880, a federal holiday honoring George Washington was implemented by and Act of Congress for government offices in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. Originally, Washington's actual birthday, FebrRead more...

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October | Social Theology

Christian explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492, is annually remembered on the second Monday of October. After a long voyage at sea, Columbus set foot on land in the Bahamas and subsequently established Spanish rule in Hispaniola. Columbus' Journal of the First Voyage to America clearly demonstrates that the explorer saw his mission as one that was to win souls for Christ. Under Spanish control, however, HiRead more...

George Ross

George Ross

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Ross (May 10, 1730 – July 14, 1779) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania. George Ross was the uncle to Betsy Ross by marriage (her first husband). Col. George Ross accompanied Robert Morris and General Washington into Betsy shop in 1776 to request assistance in creating a flag for the troops and the nation.Read more...

George Wythe

George Wythe

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Wythe (1726 – June 8, 1806) was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar and Virginia judge, as well as a prominent opponent of slavery. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia's representatives to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. Wythe taught and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and Read more...

Lincoln's Birthday

Lincoln's Birthday

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February | Social Theology

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He is remembered most for having successfully led his country through one of the greatest crises in American history--the American Civil War. His efforts led to the preservation of the Union, the abolition of slavery, and promotion of economic and financial modernization of America. Read more...

When the United States Capitol Was a Church

When the United States Capitol Was a Church

American Christianity | Calendar Articles

Thousands of pieces of evidence exist that deny that America was founded as a secular nation. One reason the denial of America's Christian history has been so successful is because it has waged war against America's true Christian heritage for nearly a century. During this time, secularism has denied, denounced, and defamed America's Christian heroes and heroines and their heroic acts. By denying the truth, they have advocated error and half-trutRead more...

Abraham Clark

Abraham Clark

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | September Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Abraham Clark (February 15, 1726 – September 15, 1794) was an American politician and Revolutionary War figure. He was delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress where he signed the Declaration of Independence and later served in the United States House of Representatives in both the Second and Third United States Congress, from March 4, 1791, until his death in 1794.Read more...

Benjamin Franklin: Advocate of America's Christian Heritage

Benjamin Franklin: Advocate of America's Christian Heritage

American Christianity | April Articles | Calendar Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Without consideration being given to the person of Jesus Christ, it is fair to say that probably a greater man than Benjamin Franklin has never lived who has possessed greater analytical ability; often this trait has distinguished itself in true greatness by means of internal qualities rather than by means of brilliant external displays. In almost every particular characteristic of a man, Benjamin Franklin presented a model of excellence of the hRead more...

Benjamin Franklin and the Bible

Benjamin Franklin and the Bible

American Christianity | Christian History

Of all of America's Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson possessed the most unorthodox Christian theology. However, their understanding of Christianity was far more orthodox than many contemporary "Christians." Neither Franklin nor Jefferson were deists, atheists, agnostics, or irreligious in any sense. Secularists who seek to deny Americans their Christian heritage have no patrons to whom they may turn for support among AmeriRead more...

Caesar Rodney

Caesar Rodney

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784) was an American lawyer and politician from St. Jones Neck in Dover Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, east of Dover. He was an officer of the Delaware militia during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and President of Delaware during most of the American Revolution.Read more...

Christianity and the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

Christianity and the First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category | October Articles

The first presidential thanksgiving proclamation under the United States Constitution was the result of a long list of Christian influences upon the founding of America. Contrary to those who rob America of its true history, Thanksgiving, like the vast majority of American holidays, is the result of many Christian influences. First Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation In an attempt to diminish and deny Christians their due credit for having Read more...

November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle

November 1, 1777: Congress Begins Thanksgiving Cycle

American Christianity | November Articles

The degree to which Christianity influenced the birth and development of the nation is seldom understood by contemporary Americans. According to many current historians, Founding Fathers rejected the influence and observance of Christianity in American political life. But, nothing could be further from the truth. While eight of America's first thirteen states had established state churches, all of the states from the colonial charters to their fiRead more...

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

American Christianity | Annual Schedule | Calendar Articles | May | Social Theology

The National Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday of May. For more information on this important national event, navigate to the National Day of Prayer website by clicking this message box. Related Reading Welcome to Christian Heritage Fellowship. Our site exists for the purpose of supporting the spiritual and practical life and thought of Christians and their leaders in reclaiming, advocating, and celebrating America's ChristiRead more...

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

Thomas Lynch, Jr.

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | December Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Thomas Lynch, Jr. (August 5, 1749–? 1779) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Virginia; his father was unable to sign the Declaration of Independence because of illness.Read more...

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Samuel Adams (September 27 1722 – October 2, 1803), signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an American statesman, political philosopher, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Read more...

William Hooper

William Hooper

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Hooper (June 28, 1742 – October 14, 1790) was an American lawyer, physician, politician, and a member of the Continental Congress representing North Carolina from 1774 through 1777. Hooper was also a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, along with fellow North Carolinians Joseph Hewes and John Penn.Read more...

George Washington and the Bible

George Washington and the Bible

American Christianity | Default Category | The Bible

As a son of Virginia, George Washington was raised as an Anglican when Anglicanism was the state church of Virginia. Washington was raised in a Christian home,[1] received a Christian education,[2] was faithful in church attendance and worship of God,[3] respected the Sabbath principle by not working on Sunday,[4] was faithful in the habit of prayer,[5] financially supported his pastor,[6] signed the first Presidential Thanksgiving proclamation sRead more...

March 16, 1776: First Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 16, 1776: First Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity | March Articles

In all, the Continental and Confederation Congresses of the American Revolution approved sixteen proclamations, asking the Thirteen States to invite their citizens to fast, pray, and give thanks to God. America's history is replete with hundreds of similar examples that clearly demonstrate America's Founding Fathers were not Deists or secular in any way. Though a fraction of the Founders were less orthodox in their theology, the sixteen fasting, Read more...

October 20, 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

October 20, 1779: Congress Proclaims Thanksgiving Day

American Christianity | Post Series Category

Most Americans are unaware of the rich Christian origin of their nation that is contained in original documents. One of the ways America's Founding Fathers expressed their Christian faith was through a series of sixteen spiritual proclamations issued by Congress over a period of nearly a decade. Congress developed a pattern of issuing humiliation, fasting, and prayer proclamations in the spring, and in the fall, it issued thanksgiving proclamatioRead more...

1784 Congressional Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

1784 Congressional Day of Prayer and Thanksgiving

American Christianity | Post Series Category

On August 3, 1784, the Continental Congress issued a proclamation for a "day of solemn prayer and thanksgiving." It was the sixteenth such proclamation issued by Congress throughout the years of the American Revolution. From June of 1775 to August of 1784, Congress generally issued at least one proclamation calling the states to prayer, fasting, and thanksgiving. Usually, two such proclamations were issued each year with one in the spring callingRead more...

William Paca

William Paca

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Paca (October 31, 1740 – October 23, 1799) was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland, and later Governor of Maryland and a United States federal judge.Read more...

Samuel Huntington

Samuel Huntington

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Samuel Huntington (July 16, 1731 – January 5, 1796) was a jurist, statesman, and Patriot in the American Revolution from Connecticut. As a delegate to the Continental Congress, he signed the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation.Read more...

John Adams

John Adams

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

John Adams (October 30 1735 – July 4, 1826), signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the second president of the United States (1797–1801), having earlier served as the first vice president of the United States.Read more...

October 11, 1782: Congress Recognizes Duty to God

October 11, 1782: Congress Recognizes Duty to God

American Christianity | October Articles

In 1776, America's Continental Congress began to issue two spiritual proclamations a year until near the end of the War of Independence. Since November 1777 when Henry Laurens was President, Congress had issued a fall thanksgiving proclamation calling the states to remember their spiritual "duty" to offer praise for the divine grace shown to the nation. The type of personal sacrifice that many of America's Founding Fathers endured at the hands ofRead more...

Christian Quotes from the Founding Fathers

Christian Quotes from the Founding Fathers

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category

Contrary to the claims of "free-thinkers," atheists, agnostics and other irreligionists, America was not founded by deists, but overwhelmingly by men and women of the Christian faith and those who recognized the necessity of Christian morality in public life. Throughout the twentieth century, a steady onslaught against this truth has been mounted by those Deconstructionists who have sought to rewrite the history of America in a manner that is comRead more...

Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | May Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Button Gwinnett (1735 – May 19 or 27, 1777) was an British-born American political leader who, as a representative of Georgia to the Continental Congress, was the second of the signatories (first signature on the left) on the United States Declaration of Independence. He was also, briefly, the provisional president of Georgia in 1777, and Gwinnett County (now a major suburb of metropolitan Atlanta) was named for him. Gwinnett was killed in a duelRead more...

Carter Braxton

Carter Braxton

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Carter Braxton (September 10, 1736 – October 10, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, a planter, and a representative of Virginia.Read more...

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). At the beginning of the American Revolution, he served in the Continental Congress, representing Virginia and then served as a wartime Governor of Virginia (1779–1781). Contrary to liberal arguments, Thomas Jefferson was not a secularist. IndiviRead more...

James Smith

James Smith

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

James Smith (September 17, 1719 – July 11, 1806), was a signer to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Pennsylvania.Read more...

The Christian Origin of William and Mary

The Christian Origin of William and Mary

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Witness

Despite secular takeovers, the most prestigious academic institutions in America and around the world owe their origin to Christianity—including all of America's Ivy League schools! Click to read the entire article… Like ungrateful children, millions of Americans enjoy the blessings which a Christian culture has bestowed upon them without displaying the least awareness or appreciation of this fact. One of the many areas taken for granted iRead more...

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

Thomas Nelson, Jr.

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Thomas Nelson, Jr. (December 26, 1738 – January 4, 1789) was an American planter, soldier, and statesman from Yorktown, Virginia. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781. He is regarded as one of the U.S. Founding Fathers since he signed the Declaration of Independence as a member of the Virginia delegation.Read more...

How Thomas Paine Betrayed America

How Thomas Paine Betrayed America

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Concepts of God | January Articles

Thomas Paine is often employed by the political left as justification for their false claim that America was established as a secular nation. The facts, however, completely expose their uninformed argument. Click to read the entire article… While Thomas Paine is remembered positively for his contribution to American independence through his book, Common Sense, his contemporary defenders overstate his influence when they credit him as being theRead more...

Applying the Constitution to the Judiciary

Applying the Constitution to the Judiciary

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | Social Theology

* Applying the Constitution to the Judiciary* Many Americans point to the 1960s as the turning point in American culture, when liberal judges, eager to do the bidding of small minority groups, decided that the Constitution was what they declared it to be. The liberalization of law schools––like many theological seminaries––began at the end of the nineteenth century. Among the legal scholars calling for an interpretation of the Constitution thRead more...

The First Prayer in Congress

The First Prayer in Congress

American Christianity | Social Theology

All four of America's organic laws were composed by the Continental[1] and Confederation[2] Congresses, which preceded the United States Congress under the Constitution. An organic law is a law that cannot be subverted or overruled by any other law. America's four organic laws are the Declaration of Independence (July 4, 1776), the Articles of Confederation (November 15, 1777), the Northwest Ordinance (July 13, 1787), and the Constitution (SeptemRead more...

Philip Livingston

Philip Livingston

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778) was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. He was a delegate for New York to the Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence.Read more...

Oliver Wolcott

Oliver Wolcott

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | December Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Oliver Wolcott (November 20, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut and the fourth Governor of Connecticut.Read more...

Robert Morris

Robert Morris

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | May Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Robert Morris, Jr. (January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806) was a Liverpool-born American merchant, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.Read more...

Dr. Benjamin Rush and the Bible

Dr. Benjamin Rush and the Bible

American Christianity

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George Walton

George Walton

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Walton (1749 – February 2, 1804) signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia and also served as the second Chief Executive of that state.Read more...

March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 1778: Second Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity | March Articles

Secularism is not a denial of the existence of God, but rather a denial that God should exercise any role in government or public policies. Given the fact secularists make no attempt to deny God, Christians may ask whether secularists also believe whether God should have a role in the micro world protons, neutrons, and electrons or the microscopic world of the human genome. And, Christians would also like to know if secularists also seek to push Read more...

Sunday School Preserves American Republic

Sunday School Preserves American Republic

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Religious Training and Instruction

Following the American Revolution, spiritual and moral life in the new nation plummeted. Pastors or lay leaders of local churches often led the Minute Men and were on the frontline of the American Revolution. Given the fact that American Christian leaders were compelled by their biblical convictions to oppose King George III in the Revolution, the Church in America experienced a vacuum in leadership following the war. Because so many Christian leRead more...

Pocahontas' Pastor

Pocahontas' Pastor

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | Social Theology

President John Adams indicated that four colonial pastors were responsible for the ideas that birthed the American Republic. The influence of pastors upon the life and development of America, and nations around the globe, is routinely neglected by the irreligious who seek to advance their agenda of secular intolerance against America's Christian heritage. Companies, organizations, and institutions routinely erase pivotal information explaining thRead more...

Kim Davis Upholds American Law

Kim Davis Upholds American Law

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category

On June 26, 2015, five members of the United States Supreme Court rendered a majority decision, in the case of Obergefell vs. Hodges, that same-sex couples were guaranteed a right to marry under the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Until recent decades when militant same-sex advocates violently coerced the compliance of many, Western civilization had denied social approval and recognition to same-sex relationships. With thiRead more...

Lewis Morris

Lewis Morris

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Lewis Morris (April 8, 1726 – January 22, 1798) was an American landowner and developer from Morrisania, New York. He signed the Declaration of Independence as a delegate to the Continental Congress from New York. The brief biographical sketch of his life presented below is taken from the nineteenth-century work, Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Charles Goodrich. Article Contents A Thumbnail Sketch Read more...

The Wright Brothers--Minister's Sons Give the World Flight

The Wright Brothers--Minister's Sons Give the World Flight

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Worldview | December Articles

If Christians truly realized how the Gospel of Jesus Christ has changed the world for good, they would be emboldened to defend their faith against a skeptical, unbelieving world. Most Christians are unaware that their faith was on the vanguard of developments in science and many other fields of study. As may be demonstrated from the irreligious influence of Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Philosophes, and many othersRead more...

Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707 – July 13, 1785) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.Read more...

The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles | November Articles

The Mayflower Compact was the first document of what would evolve into the republic of the United States. It should never be assumed, however, that the Pilgrim Fathers intended to break with the Old World. Rather, the Mayflower Compact demonstrates commitment to what the Pilgrims had known and believed. This fact has been aptly captured by C. P. Breckinridge in his 1889 oration at Plymouth. He noted that the Mayflower Compact was ". . . not a conRead more...

Silencing the Declaration of Independence

Silencing the Declaration of Independence

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category

For nearly three-quarters of a century, the voices of the citizens of the United States have been increasingly muted and silenced by a raucous liberal judicial oligarchy. Neither the constitutions of individual states, nor the federal Constitution have granted unilateral government to the judiciary, yet building upon nearly a century of liberalizing influences in America’s law schools, judges regularly dismiss duly enacted legislation, overturn jRead more...

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Francis Lightfoot Lee

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Francis Lightfoot Lee (October 14, 1734 – January 11, 1797) was a member of the House of Burgesses in the Colony of Virginia. As an active protester of issues such as the Stamp Act, Lee helped move the colony in the direction of independence from Britain. Lee was a delegate to the Virginia Conventions and the Continental Congress. He was a signer of the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Virginia.Read more...

First Government Assembly Held in Choir Loft

First Government Assembly Held in Choir Loft

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July Articles

A knowledge of the true history of America will smother the deception of the Left that suggests that America was founded as a secular nation. In fact, there is not a fragment of evidence to support this uneducated opinion, yet this myth that America was founded as a secular nation has persisted in American life since the mid-twentieth century. Educators and textbook publishers have conspired to remove statements from the historical record that Read more...

Christian Heritage Week

Christian Heritage Week

American Christianity | Annual Schedule | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | November | Social Theology

Throughout the latter portion of the twentieth century, liberal assaults against the America’s true Christian history has been denied and rejected. Pastors and church leaders should encourage their congregations to reclaim their American Christian heritage. Click to read the history behind the establishment of Christian Heritage Week. Related Reading Welcome to Christian Heritage Fellowship. Our site exists for the purpose ofRead more...

Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

Watch-night Service: From Ale-house to Revolution

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | December Articles

For generations of Americans, the memory of candles flickering at the close of watch-night services--as one year waned and another began to wax--is one that evokes reverent appreciation for the spiritual fervor of by-gone days. Though the observance of the watch-night service began to wane at the end of the twentieth century, its origin in both the British Isles and America are significant chapters in the spiritual life of these nations. In AmeRead more...

The Christian Founding of Harvard

The Christian Founding of Harvard

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Christian Witness | Default Category

Only eighteen years after the Pilgrims landed in the New World, Harvard College, the first of the Ivy League schools, was established for the sake of educating the clergy and raising up a Christian academic institution to meet the needs of perpetuating the Christian faith. All of the Ivy League schools were established by Christians for the sake of advancing Christianity and meeting the academic needs of the New World. No better summary of this eRead more...

Thomas Stone

Thomas Stone

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Thomas Stone (1743 – October 5, 1787) was an American planter who signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a delegate for Maryland. He later worked on the committee that formed the Articles of Confederation in 1777. He acted as President of Congress for a short time in 1784.Read more...

Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | May Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Francis Hopkinson (September 21, 1737 – May 9, 1791), an American author, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He later served as a federal judge in Pennsylvania.Read more...

Why Must God Be Acknowledged Publicly?

Why Must God Be Acknowledged Publicly?

American Christianity | Other Than Christianity

Since the late 1940s, many American liberal judges have stripped away the nation's Christian heritage and right to acknowledge God in public settings. Courtrooms and classrooms of public schools have been stripped and sanitized of Christian symbols, though many educators now attempt to indoctrinate our public school children with Islam––which is not only permitted, but often endorsed. This is only one of liberalism's many manifestations of hypocrRead more...

Lyman Hall

Lyman Hall

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Lyman Hall (April 12, 1724 – October 19, 1790), physician, clergyman, and statesman, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Georgia. Hall County is named after him.Read more...

Francis Lewis

Francis Lewis

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | December Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Francis Lewis (March 21, 1713 – December 31, 1802) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New York.Read more...

Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed.Read more...

Labor Day

Labor Day

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Calendar | September | Social Theology

Unlike most holidays celebrated in America, Labor Day arose out of secular interests--though not directly related to Communism's May Day celebrations. Generally, this day does not receive the attention and adulation given to May Day celebrations earlier in the year, but is commonly observed with picnics, barbeques, and similar activities with family and friends. Above all organizations and institutions, God's Word identifies and establishes thRead more...

Letter to the Supreme Court by Sgt. Alvin York's Son

Letter to the Supreme Court by Sgt. Alvin York's Son

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Beliefs

Srgt. Alvin C. York On Thanksgiving week, 2014, I paid a visit to a friend in Pall Mall, Tennessee––the Reverend George Edward York, son of the late World War I hero, Sergeant Alvin York. Though I had ventured a visit to his hometown a year or so earlier, he was away visiting family in the Washington D.C. area. Hoping to catch him at home this time, I called him a couple of days prior to our trip to ensure the timing of our visit would be compRead more...

Flag Day: A Christian Contribution to America

Flag Day: A Christian Contribution to America

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | June | Social Theology

In the United States, Flag Day is observed on June 14, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress on Saturday, June 14, 1777. Observance of this annual event, however, did not receive prominence for many years after the approval of the resolution of the Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that established June 14 as America's officiaRead more...

Robert Treat Paine

Robert Treat Paine

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | May Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Robert Treat Paine (March 11, 1731 – May 11, 1814) was a Massachusetts lawyer and politician, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence as a representative of Massachusetts. He served as the state's first attorney general, and served as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the state's highest court.Read more...

John Hart

John Hart

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | May Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

John Hart (c. 1711 – May 11, 1779) was a Delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.Read more...

George Read

George Read

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | September Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Read (September 18, 1733 – September 21, 1798) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Continental Congressman from Delaware, a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, President of Delaware, and a member of the Federalist Party, who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and Chief Justice of Delaware.Read more...

Edward Rutledge

Edward Rutledge

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Edward Rutledge (November 23, 1749 – January 23, 1800) was an American politician and youngest signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. He later served as the 39th Governor of South Carolina. The brief biographical sketch of his life presented below is taken from the nineteenth-century work, Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence by Rev. Charles Goodrich. Article Contents A Thumbnail Sketch FRead more...

Christianity and America's First Constitution

Christianity and America's First Constitution

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category | January Articles

Have you ever seen a car license plate from the state of Connecticut? If you have, do you remember the slogan emblazoned on it? Connecticut is called the "Constitution State," but very few of us know why it has been given this title. The reason Connecticut is called the Constitution State is because of a Christian minister and his belief that the Bible contains all of the principles necessary for happy contented living including the Christian's Read more...

Thirteenth Amendment Sermon in United States Capitol

Thirteenth Amendment Sermon in United States Capitol

American Christianity | Calendar Articles

The Republican Party arose to champion the cause of the abolition of slavery, and to punctuate the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment by the Congress, a former slave was invited to deliver a sermon at the church in the Capitol. The details surrounding this event and the sermon he delivered are presented below. Click to read the entire article… When the minority are permitted to rule, the majority will suffer. This fact is never so cleRead more...

March 20, 1779: Third Congressional Fasting Proclamation

March 20, 1779: Third Congressional Fasting Proclamation

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | March Articles

Because America has forgotten the truth concerning her Christian heritage, secularists and the irreligious have successfully deceived the nation, resulting in cultural and moral decline. However, Christian Heritage Fellowship provides the historical evidence to demonstrate that America's Christian founding has been the source of her rise to global prominence. In our series, "When Congress Asked America to Fast, Pray, and Give Thanks to God," we pRead more...

William Floyd

William Floyd

American Christianity | August Articles | Calendar Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Floyd (December 17, 1734 – August 4, 1821) was an American politician from New York, and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.Read more...

Richard Stockton

Richard Stockton

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Richard Stockton (October 1, 1730 – February 28, 1781) was an American lawyer, jurist, legislator, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.Read more...

Election Day

Election Day

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November | Social Theology

Usually, the first Tuesday of November is election day for federal offices and often is used by states and local governments also. Related Reading Welcome to Christian Heritage Fellowship. Our site exists for the purpose of supporting the spiritual and practical life and thought of Christians and their leaders in reclaiming, advocating, and celebrating America's Christian Heritage. Suggestions for Christian observances may be acRead more...

Independence Day

Independence Day

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | July | Social Theology

In September 1774, the first Congress of the American colonies was convened to address the refusal of King George III and the British Parliament to grant to the American colonists their rights as British citizens. At this Congress and the one that followed, no talk of separation from Britain was entertained. The question was one of how to secure the rights that were theirs under English law. A Second Continental Congress assembled in May 177Read more...

Preacher Begins Prelude to American Revolution

Preacher Begins Prelude to American Revolution

American Christianity | January Articles

Nearly one hundred years prior to the American Revolution, the causes for the break between Great Britain and America were already at work. While most Americans are unaware of the pivotal role American pastors exercised in the break with Britain, even fewer are aware that pastors were exercising similar roles of influence in American colonial life well before the Revolution. In fact, from the first settlement at Jamestown, Christian pastors exercRead more...

Robert R. Livingston

Robert R. Livingston

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Robert R(obert) Livingston (November 27, 1746 – February 26, 1813) was an American lawyer, politician, diplomat from New York, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was known as "The Chancellor", after the office he held for 25 years. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, although he was recalled by his state before he could sign the final version of the document.Read more...

President of Congress Starts Bible Society

President of Congress Starts Bible Society

American Christianity | Calendar Articles

Thanksgiving week is National Bible Week in America. This annual observance was initiated by the American Bible Society, an organization formed by American Founding Fathers with Elias Boudinot, a former President of the Continental Congress, as its first president. Boudinot penned a letter to the Board of Managers of the American Bible Society on May 5, 1817. That letter is presented in this article with the hope that the reader will obtain a deeRead more...

Elias Boudinot: Building America on Christ

Elias Boudinot: Building America on Christ

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category

While it is not true that Elias Boudinot, of New Jersey, started the Thanksgiving tradition in America, it is true that he did initiate the practice of presidential proclamations that traditionally accompany the American Thanksgiving season and which provides "an opportunity to all the citizens of the United States of joining, with one voice, in returning to Almighty God their sincere thanks for the many blessings he … [has] poured down upon themRead more...

America's Founding Fathers and Camp Meeting

America's Founding Fathers and Camp Meeting

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category

Early in the twenty-first-century, Islam has distinguished itself as the fastest growing religion in America.[1] As it has done throughout its history, Islam has wedded religion with permission to gratify the basest human passions of the human heart. Armed with the erroneous belief that death in battle is the surest means of securing eternal sensual pleasure, Muslims race into battle and eagerly perform the most life-threatening acts. Such heroicRead more...

The Spiritual Journey of Benjamin Franklin

The Spiritual Journey of Benjamin Franklin

American Christianity | Calendar Articles

For nearly a century, secularists and the irreligious have been seeking to rewrite America's Christian history to conform it to their worldview. They would have the world believe that America's Founding Fathers were atheists, agnostics, and deists, but the fact is, none of the Founding Fathers fit any of these classifications—including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. The History Channel and other popular media outlets have long advocated Read more...

Charles Carroll

Charles Carroll

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | November Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly-named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and Read more...

William Ellery

William Ellery

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | February Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

William Ellery (December 2, 1727 – February 15, 1820) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island. In 1764, the Baptists consulted with Ellery and the Congregationalist Reverend Ezra Stiles on writing a charter for the college that became Brown University.Read more...

Can a True American be a True Darwinist?

Can a True American be a True Darwinist?

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Concepts of God | Default Category

At first glance, it may appear that a discussion concerning the foundation or origin of American government has nothing to do with the philosophy of Darwinian evolution. But, anyone who has study the impact of Darwinism on governments around the world does not so naively dismiss the influence and implications of Darwinism upon America's historic foundation of government. On February 11, 2015, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, while speaking at Read more...

America's First Run-in With the Media

America's First Run-in With the Media

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Living | Default Category

America's first run-in with the media did not occur at the beginning of the twenty-first century, but in its struggle against the tyranny of King George III, at the beginning of her national life. In recent years, the mainstream media (CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, etc.) has been bent on defending liberal causes and defaming conservatives and the historical Christian moorings of America. They now routinely avoid those stories that embarrass and cause publiRead more...

Congress "Purchases" and Endorses the Bible

Congress

A Faithful Confederate Chaplain

A Faithful Confederate Chaplain

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Biography | Christian Living

Edward McKendree Bounds (August 15, 1835 – August 24, 1913) was born to Hester A. (Purnell) and Thomas Jefferson Bounds in a village that latter became part of Shelby County, Missouri. It is not known for whom Edward McKendree is named, but it is likely his middle name was given to him in honor of William McKendree, Methodist bishop of the Western Conference. In the latter part of his life, after struggling with the rising tensions created by liRead more...

George Washington's Prayer at Valley Forge

George Washington's Prayer at Valley Forge

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | December Articles | Default Category

Valley Forge National Historical Park is the site of the third winter encampment of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. This encampment extended from December 19, 1777 to June 19, 1778. During this period of time, an inconspicuous, yet important, event occurred that is part of the many strands that compose the Christian tapestry of America's origin as a nation. Contrary to contemporary claims that America's Founding FRead more...

John Hancock

John Hancock

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | October Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

John Hancock (January 23, 1737 – October 8, 1793) was a merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution and was the son and grandson of Christian ministers. Read more...

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

Thomas Heyward, Jr.

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | March Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

Thomas Heyward, Jr. (July 28, 1746 – March 6, 1809) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and of the Articles of Confederation as a representative of South Carolina.Read more...

Christians Initiate American Public Schools

Christians Initiate American Public Schools

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Christian Witness | Default Category

American public education was initiated only a few years after the arrival of the Pilgrims and Puritans in the New World. Christians began to establish the private Ivy League schools as early as 1636 (Harvard), only sixteen years after the Pilgrims first arrived in New England. The foundation for public education, however, was first laid in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the years 1642, 1647, and 1648. The three legislative acts of these three yRead more...

Harry Hosier: Preacher Gives Indiana Its Nickname

Harry Hosier: Preacher Gives Indiana Its Nickname

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | Default Category

In America, both the white and black communities have lost a sense of the influence that the Christian faith has exercised upon each respective community. Unable to recount pivotal historical details concerning the formative influence of Christianity upon America, the fraudulent claims of secularism and irreligion appear most plausible to the un- or ill-informed. Concerning the origin of the state nickname, "Hoosier," this fact is reflected by InRead more...

October 18, 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

October 18, 1780: Congress Offers Thanksgiving for Divine Providence

American Christianity | October Articles

At the end of 1780, the endurance of American revolutionary forces had been severely tested by British military might. So dire was the situation that General George Washington pled for assistance from the Continental Congress. Undaunted by the looming prospect of defeat, Congress—following a pattern of fasting, prayer, and thanksgiving—once again called upon the states to establish a day of thanksgiving to be observed by their citizens. That yearRead more...

George Clymer

George Clymer

American Christianity | Calendar Articles | January Articles | Signers of Declaration of Independence

George Clymer (March 16, 1739 – January 24, 1813) was an American politician and founding father. He was one of the last Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain. As a Pennsylvania representative, Clymer was, along with five others, a signatory of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Points of significance include the following: Orphaned at seven, was raised by an uncle, and followed his uncle into meRead more...

Thomas Paine Argues, "No King But God"

Thomas Paine Argues,

American Christianity | January Articles

A growing number in America have suggested that religion or Christianity should have no place in the political life of the nation. The Founding Fathers, however, never believed nor advocated irreligion. In fact, secularists cannot demonstrate a single occasion in any of the original Thirteen Colonies and subsequent Thirteen United States that irreligion or deism had any impact upon the political life of those individual states or the nation as a Read more...

Written by Dr. Stephen FlickNumber of posts: 217
Stephen Flick heads Christian Heritage Fellowship, a national organization dedicated to reclaiming America’s Christian Heritage and celebrating the life-changing influence of the Gospel around the world. Concerned with the cultural decay of America, Dr. Flick has sought to provide answers to fellow Christians (and unbelievers) concerning the questions and objections to Christianity often posed by secularists and the irreligious. Dr. Flick is a writer and speaker and has authored numerous articles and books on America’s Christian heritage. He earned his Ph.D. from Drew University in history and Christian theology and has taught at the graduate level as full professor. He has been a licensed minster for nearly forty years and resides in East Tennessee with his wife, Beth. They have two grown, married children and five grandchildren.

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