Provamerchrnat
America, a Christian Nation?
Examining the Evidence of the Christian Foundation of America
Author: Stephen K. McDowell

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Many people today claim America is not now nor ever has been a Christian nation. Yet, the Founder of America spoke of her as a Christian nation many times. The first Supreme Court Chief Justice, John Jay, proclaimed: “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation, to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” The Supreme Court ruled in 1892 that “this is a Christian nation.”

They recognized America, not as an ecclesiastical state where the church ruled nor one without sin, but as a nation founded upon Biblical principles, where Biblical truth and law were the standard for public life, law, and societal institutions.

America, a Christian Nation? examines the broad evidence of the Christian foundation of America: the motive and Christian influence in colonization, the Christian foundation and source of law, the nature and content of specific laws, the Christian nature of societal institutions, the Christian thought and life of the Founders, the Christian power and form of government, the testimony of public actions and words, the fruit of liberty and prosperity, and the central role of the Bible.

This book also addresses the claim that America is now pluralistic and thus Christianity must be treated like all the other beliefs, concluding, as did America's Founders, that Christianity is the source of liberty, and if its principles are ignored no freedom and permanent happiness are possible.

About the Author

Stephen K. McDowell is President of the Providence Foundation and has taught inspiring seminars throughout the United States as well as in Asia, South America, Australia, and Africa. He has trained thousands of people from 70 countries, consulted with numerous government officials, assisted in writing political documents and starting political parties, and helped establish classes on godly reformation in numerous churches. He has authored and co-authored several books and videos. After obtaining a B.S. in Physics and a M.S. in Geology, Stephen went on to work in the ministry. He pastored churches for six years before moving to Charlottesville to work with Mark Beliles in starting the Providence Foundation. He and his wife, Beth, have four children.