Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Does Canada Have a Christian Heritage?

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  We just celebrated Canada Day/Dominion Day which ever you want to call it. Festivities were held in almost every community across the country celebrating our past,present and future.

Take our past for example.   How much of Canada's history do we really know?  It's important that we know our history, all of it.  The good and the bad.

Some believe Canada started with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in the Trudeau era.   That is not true.  Canada started in 1867 and even earlier than that.

We have rich military history, not just as peacekeepers either. 

What about our spiritual history? Do we even have one?   Well I bet you didn't know that Canada has a Christian heritage did you?   I bet you weren't taught that in school, were you?  I certainly wasn't.

Look at the preamble of the Charter for instance, "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:"

That's not all.  Watch Brian Lilley's interview with Pastor Bill Prankard for some further detail about our Christian heritage.  You need to know this stuff even if you are not a Christian because it's a part of our history whether you like it or not.