Note: We do not seek to deify in any way the founders of our nation. They were mortal men just like any of us, born sinful and subject to the same weaknesses, desires, and faults. We do however seek to highlight their accomplishments, actions and statements in the light of history and God’s truth.
The closing sentence of the Declaration of Independence states “…And for the support of this Declaration with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.” The Founding Fathers believed that if their “rebellion was of God, it could not be stopped and they trusted in Him enough to pledge everything because in doing so they made themselves enemies of King George III, their supreme civil authority. Their rebellion, or more accurately civil disobedience, was not undertaken lightly. Not until what Thomas Jefferson called a “long train of abuses and usurpations” had been endured.
57 patriots sign the Declaration of Independence
We’ve all heard of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams. But there were many more men who participated in the founding of America.