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Benjamin Franklin Calls for Prayer at Constitutional Convention

American History

June 28, 1787 Benjamin Franklin calls for the Constitutional Convention to begin its deliberations with prayer In the most important moments of American history, the Founding Fathers expressed their faith and reliance upon the providence of God in the affairs of the nation. But, tragically since the middle of the twentieth century, the true Christian origin of America has been denied and Her heroes and heroines have been vilified. The fact is, America’s Founding Fathers were not deists, atheists, nor agnostics. Overwhelmingly, they were men and women of deep Christian faith, and the...Read more... Read more... -->

Hallmark: Benjamin Franklin Calls for Prayer

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$35 @ Our Store On June 28, 1787, Dr. Benjamin Franklin rose on the floor of the Constitutional Convention and addressed himself to “Mr. President”—the chairman of the Convention, George Washington. For nearly a month, delegates from the thirteen American states had made little progress in developing a form of national government. Mr. Franklin had been a member of the Continental Congress and called to mind the fact that Congress had started each session by seeking the guidance of the Lord in their deliberations during the War of Independence. Mr. Franklin attributed the rancor...Read more... Read more... -->

Benjamin Franklin: Advocate of America’s Christian Heritage

American History, April Articles, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, Signers of Declaration of Independence

April 17, 1790 Death of Signer, Benjamin Franklin 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 highest degree.[1] Article Contents * Click headings to navigate; click headings to return. Early...Read more... Read more... -->

The Spiritual Journey of Benjamin Franklin

American History, Christian History

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 a rewriting of American history that began in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The real evidence demonstrates that...Read more... Read more... -->

Benjamin Franklin Was Not a Secularist

American History, Christian Beliefs, Christian History, January 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 claim to Franklin as one of their patron saints. This brief primary writing of Benjamin Franklin—though challenging—completely destroys present...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Almost all the civil liberty now enjoyed in the world owes its origin to the principles of the Christian religion. Men began to understand their natural rights, as soon as the reformation from popery began to dawn in the sixteenth century; and civil liberty has been gradually advancing and improving, as genuine Christianity has prevailed. By the principles of the Christian religion we are not to understand the decisions of ecclesiastical councils...No; the religion which has introduced civil liberty, is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free constitutions of government. "
– Noah Webster, "Schoolmaster of America"
History of the United States, 299f
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