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Elias Boudinot: Christian American Founding Father

Many American Founding Fathers have been villainized and ridiculed by secularists and the irreligious who have been attempting to erase the facts concerning America’s Christian origin. Because nearly all of America’s Founding Fathers were Christian—at least in a nominal sense—it is difficult for secularists to provide evidence to sustain their un-American and non-historical assumptions and beliefs. One of the means employed by secularist in attempting to cover-up America’s Christian origin is to completely neglect those whom necessity does not obligated them to misconstrue and malign.

Elias Boudinot is perhaps one of the many Founding Fathers that secularist have been compelled to neglect. A careful study of his life reveals his deep patriotism for the American cause of independence and his deep passion for the cause of Jesus Christ. Distinguished as one of the Presidents of the Continental Congress, Boudinot later called upon the First Congress under the Constitution to request President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for God’s grace to America for establishing the new nation under the Constitution. Among his many notable efforts, his refutation of Thomas Paine’s infidelity or deism and his labor to initiate the American Bible Society speak most deeply of his orthodox evangelical Christian convictions. When the real facts are known about the Christian character of America’s Founding Fathers, it is easy to see why secularists and the irreligious are eager to suppress the truth concerning their lives and influence. To discover the Christian influence of Elias Boudinot, please see the articles associated with this series.

Written by Dr. Stephen FlickNumber of posts: 195
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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