The debate over whether America was founded on Biblical principles rages in our day. A further debate is whether Christians ought to be involved in politics. Many who engage in these debates—on both sides—sometimes do not take the time or make the effort to fully investigate the history of this great nation. Some Christians take it for granted that nearly everyone in the Founding Era was a Christian, but that is too simplistic. On the other side of the divide, those arguing against Biblical roots and Christian involvement try to classify all the Founders as devotees of the Enlightenment, skeptical of anything connected to orthodox Christian faith. But they vastly overstate their case.