Skip to comments.The American Right to Revolt Against Tyranny: Part B—Colonial Pulpits
Posted on 08/11/2013 6:17:08 PM PDT by Southern by Grace
Does it seem plausible that the true spark of the American Revolution was the religion of peaceChristianity? In fact, how could it be any other way in a country expressly founded to establish Christian religious liberty?
Colonial America was one of the most intensely evangelized and churched societies in history. For example, according to Harry Stout in The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England, the typical colonists probably listened to 7,000 hours of sermons in their lifetime. For many colonists, their instruction in religion, science, history, politics and most other subjects were delivered only by the pulpit. And the first wave of American ministers were Harvard trained.
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The American Right to Revolt Against Tyranny: Part AAncient Roots
The less we listen to the Word, the further we drift from freedom.
The further we drift from freedom, the more we demand security.
“They gave us chains.....and we were secure. “
I guess rights are provided in law. I'm not sure Americans have a "right" to revolt against tyranny these days.
They have that responsibility. Responsibilities come with becoming an adult.
Many are returning to the Word...and they are preparing for war to defend our freedom.
As an additional note, there is no freedom or existential security--or even life--apart from God.
Get ready...the big show is coming soon to a town near you.;-)
Revolt is coming.
As Jefferson said, "rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."
Websters 1828 Dictionary
1. Conformity to the will of God, or to his law, the perfect standard of truth and justice. In the literal sense, right is a straight line of conduct, and wrong a crooked one. Right therefore is rectitude or straightness, and perfect rectitude is found only in an infinite Being and his will.
LIB’ERTY, n. [L. libertas, from liber, free.]
1. Freedom from restraint, in a general sense, and applicable to the body, or to the will or mind. The body is at liberty, when not confined; the will or mind is at liberty, when not checked or controlled. A man enjoys liberty, when no physical force operates to restrain his actions or volition.
5. Religious liberty, is the free right of adopting and enjoying opinions on religious subjects, and of worshiping the Supreme Being according to the dictates of conscience, without external control.
God’s will is for us to obey His laws equals our freedom to worship and serve Him not government!
In spite of what demon-crats think.
I believe that is a picture of the Rev. Peter Muhlenberg.
He is a distant Cousin of mine.
THE BLACK ROBE REGIMENT***A PORTRAIT IN MINIATURE***REVEREND PETER MUHLENBERG
“It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776. In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself. Muhlenberg’s text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, ‘To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted...’”
“Coming to the end of his sermon, Peter Muhlenberg turned to his congregation and said, ‘In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.’ As those assembled looked on, Pastor Muhlenberg declared, ‘There is a time to fight, and that time is now coming!’ Muhlenberg then proceeded to remove his robes revealing, to the shock of his congregation, a military uniform.”
“Marching to the back of the church he declared, ‘Who among you is with me?’ On that day 300 men from his church stood up and joined Peter Muhlenberg. They eventually became the 8th Virginia Brigade fighting for liberty.”
“Frederick Muhlenberg, Peter’s brother, was against Peter’s level of involvement in the war. Peter responded to Frederick writing, ‘I am a Clergyman it is true, but I am a member of the Society as well as the poorest Layman, and my Liberty is as dear to me as any man, shall I then sit still and enjoy myself at Home when the best Blood of the Covenant is spilling? ...So far am I from thinking that I act wrong, I am convinced it is my duty to do so and duly I owe to God and my country.”
Exactly and a good example of why our government desperately fears churches.
Agreed and am trying to guess what incident will trigger the 72 hr "cleansing"?
Case in point, the Reverend Jonas Clarke, as in Clarke-Hancock parsonage, talking away the night of April 18-19, 1775 with John Hancock and Samuel Adams.
Pastor Fisher spoke at the recent Oklahoma Second Amendment Policy Conference, and he is an articulate, knowledgeable speaker. He is a real asset to the state and to the cause of liberty.
Try Dr. Edwin Vieria. The Purse and the Sword.
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