Monday, December 27, 2010
John Calvin; Virtual Founder of America
These revolutionary principles of republican liberty and self-government, taught and embodied in the system of Calvin, were brought to America, and in this new land where they have borne so mighty a harvest were planted, by whose hands?—the hands of the Calvinists. The vital relation of Calvin and Calvinism to the founding of the free institutions of America, however strange in some ears the statement of Ranke may have sounded, is recognized and affirmed by historians of all lands and creeds."
Dr. E.W. Smith as quoted in Christianity and the Constitution The Faith of our Founding Fathers By John Eidsmoe / Baker