by Dave Lay
There was a specific historic evolution that led to the founding of the American colonies, and their transformation into a nation. For the Founding Fathers; Christ was the bedrock, the Declaration of Independence the foundation, the Constitution the framework and the Bill of Rights the walls of a Constitutional Republic. It was a fortress of law rather than stone, unlike anything seen before. It was also a nation founded from the people up, with the intent of keeping government under restraint.
This course is divided into four lessons to examine each of these pillars of the nation's construction. It is hoped that you will see that it takes all four of these pillars for our Republic to work. At the end of the fourth lesson you will hear a list of suggested reading that was a part of the work used in the course development. My greatest hope is that you will learn far more than I know about this subject, so that we may hand to our progeny the freedom our Founders intended.
You may view the talks on YouTube below, or you can play the audio only or download them at the end of this page.
(Yes I know I got the part # label wrong on the page but it is part 4 of 4.)
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Part 1 - “Christianity is the Bedrock”
(40.968 MB) (44 minutes) Download
Part 2 - “The Declaration of Independence is the Foundation”
(45.786 MB) (49 Minutes) Download
Part 3 “The Constitution is the Framework”
(49.273 MB) (53 minutes) Download
Part 4 - “The Bill of Rights are the Walls”
(37.669 MB) (40 minutes) Download