Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Colonial America; Trained in the School of Calvin

"It is estimated that of the 3,000,000 Americans at the time of the American Revolution, 900,000 were of Scotch or Scotch-Irish origin, 600,000 were Puritan English, and 400,000 were German or Dutch Reformed. In addition to this the Episcopalians had a Calvinistic confession in their Thirty-nine Articles; and many French Huguenots also had come to this western world. Thus we see that about two-thirds of the colonial population had been trained in the school of Calvin..."

Loraine Boettner as quoted in Christianity and the Constitution The Faith of our Founding Fathers By John Eidsmoe / Baker

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