04 August 2009

Teaching US History As God's Plan


For my open-minded readers:

God in the Temples of Government

Circa History

The Foundation for American Christian Education


Wallbuilders

Peter Marshall Ministries

Christian Founding of America - Library of Congress


The Great Revival in the Southern Armies

Also, see this previous post and read the preamble to State constitutions.

So why in the world would anyone teach U.S. history as God's plan?

10 comments:

Bill Vallante said...

I know that in previous posts some folks have taken issue with "teaching US history as "God's Plan," as if such a thing was new or unheard of. Parochial schools have been teaching history like this for generations - or at least they used to teach it like this when I was going to school. I don't think that it has damaged or impaired the thinking processes of parochial school students.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I would agree Bill.

Pam Walter said...

On Huckabee's program this weekend he had a gentleman (sorry I can't remember his name) who provided information about the theological backgrounds and perspectives of most of those who signed the Declaration of Independence. It was fascinating and totally belies the assertion that the founding fathers did not have God in mind when they designed this country. www.satisfiedsole.com

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Thanks Pam. One of the best sources for this discussion is John Eidsmoe's Christianity & The Constitution. Eidsmoe and I worked on a video series back in the early '90's and the series one an award from The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (http://www.freedomsfoundation.org/)

Eidsmoe's book takes an in-depth look into several of the Founders' faith and the Biblical principles that were behind the writing of the Constitution. I highly recommend his book.

Anonymous said...

I found the Great Revival link very interesting as one of my ancestors mentions it in the diary of his war service.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Anon:

It is a fascinating account and explains, at least in part, why the South is still the Bible belt of America.

jacksonianlawyer said...

RW - great stuff as usual. If I may, I would like to suggest others check out Judge Roy Moore and his Foundation for Moral Law.

http://www.morallaw.org/

Judge Moore became known to most (both in Alabama and elsewhere) as the Ten Commandments Judge. I reviewed his book on my blog as well and can say he is one squared-away, locked-on individual, with a grasp and understanding of our Nation and its founding that is beyond admirable.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, love the Judge.

jacksonianlawyer said...

RW -

If you receive this a second time, I apologize. However, I do not think my first attempt went through.

I neglected to include in my post above a reference to the Family Research Council. The FRC are an outstanding group and my good friend Kenneth Connor used to head them up. Not only is their website a great source of information, but their blog and radio shows are phenomenal as well.

http://www.frc.org

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, I'm very familiar with them.