What Exactly Was the Faith of Our Founders?
Posted by David Wheaton | Saturday, May 26, 2012 | 8:00 am CT
Guest: Gregg Frazer, author, The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).
It has become a never-ending debate: What kind of faith, if any, did the Founders and Framers of America have and what was their vision for our country?
One side says that they (e.g. George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, etc.) were committed believers in God and the Bible and were intent on permeating our nation with a Christian worldview. The other side says that the founders were either deists or atheists and sought to construct a wall “separating church and state”.
So which is it and how does it matter today? Professor Gregg Frazer, author of a very interesting new book, The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution, makes the case that our Founders were neither biblical Christians nor atheists but rather what he calls “theistic rationalists”.
Join us this Memorial Day Weekend on The Christian Worldview as we talk with Gregg Frazer about the faith of our founders.