Pop quiz! Take out a clean sheet of paper and a Number 2 pencil.

True or False: The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4, 1776. All signatures were not inked until August 2.

True or False: George Washington was the first president of the United States. Actually John Hanson of Maryland was the first president under the Articles of Confederation. His official title was “President of the United States in Congress Assembled.” Washington was actually the ninth president.

True or False: Benjamin Franklin invented the Franklin stove. Although it bears Franklin’s name, David Rittenhouse was the creator of the famous stove.

True or False: The Founding Fathers of The United States were Christians who formed a government based on godly principles. That’s a more complex answer. The “revisionist left” would like to make them secular and the “religious right” would like to make them saintly.

So, here’s a look at some of the more prominent Founding Father’s beliefs . . . in their own words.


P.S. Christianity Today asks the question, “Was the Revolutionary War justified?