Why Faith Matters: The American Revolution

Why Faith Matters: The American Revolution

Faith: Let’s look at how important faith was to the Patriots.


We have studied the faith of the founding fathers throughout the Declaration of Independence. Their faith was incredible then but even more throughout the battles we will study in this course. The faith of the early colonists allowed them to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve victory, but see how their faith in God was rewarded as in 2 Chronicles 20:17, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.”

Throughout this course, we will focus on the faith the American people had in God and each other even when things were bad! Remember, it is easy to have faith when times are easy. Focus on the faith of the people we have studied throughout this course, even when things were looking dark.

Communities from Europe and Africa moved to the original 13 colonies and created new communities there. Some of these people were there for religious reasons, others for financial and business reasons, and sadly, some were even there against their will.


Let’s Discuss

When was a time you didn’t have faith things would work out and tried to do it yourself and failed?