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The USA: A Country Birthed By Calvinists

On Today in Church His-Story (Episode 33) we take a trip down the St. John’s River in Florida via the Atlantic Ocean. Our port of departure was in France where we’ve been commissioned by the French government to establish a colony for religious freedom. But on September 20, 1565 Pedro Menendez, the Spanish Commander, was sent by Phillip II to destroy the men, women, and children in this permanent settlement in the United States. The settlement was not Jamestown or Plymouth Rock, but Fort Caroline. The settlers were Calvinists. Learn about this rarely spoken about event in church history and why it matters for today.