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Faith of our Fathers (John Adams)

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Lord willing this will become a regular Sunday post. The purpose of which is to share the faith of our fore fathers. America in working diligently to ensure diversity has stumbled on many occasions when it comes to this subject. Regardless of your race, creed, color or personal belief history records the proof that the Lord God intended America as a Christian nation. That is not to say that other beliefs would not be welcome here as they most assuredly are. Quite the contrary, many beliefs are welcome in America this is a gift of freedom. You can travel the world over and find particular beliefs, as the foundation for that country’s system of government. As we examine the foundation of America’s government there is no question that the cornerstone is Christianity according to the Holy Bible the inherent and infallible word of the Lord God.

It was clear to our fore fathers and it should be clear to us. There is no mistake; it is a matter of personal relationship, so let us look at those who formed our nation at the very beginning.

Today we start with John Adams surely; you have heard this name before. He was the second President of the United States of America, a judge, a diplomat. Additionally he was a signer of our Declaration of Independence from England and a signer of the bill of rights that are the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Here are a few of his quotes many of which you can find at www.wallbuilders.com .

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.1

The Holy Ghost carries on the whole Christian system in this earth. Not a baptism, not a marriage, not a sacrament can be administered but by the Holy Ghost. . . . There is no authority, civil or religious – there can be no legitimate government but what is administered by this Holy Ghost. There can be no salvation without it. All without it is rebellion and perdition, or in more orthodox words damnation.2

The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.3

Decide for yourself and ask the questions. What is my belief, where do I stand as an American? Can the type of relationship that my fore fathers had with the Lord God be developed in my life? What must I do to have this kind relationship with the Lord God? Go through this week evaluate where you stand. Not all who live in America are Christians; God did not intend things to be like that HE provided us the free will to choose. God’s intention is for America’s foundational cornerstone is a personal relationship with HIM. As always, the Choice is yours to make. United we stand And Divided we fall


1 Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Washington D. C.: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), Vol. XIII, p. 292-294. In a letter from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson on June 28, 1813

2 Letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush, from Quincy, Massachusetts, dated December 21, 1809, from the original in our possession.

3 John Adams, Works, Vol. III, p. 421, diary entry for July 26, 1796.”

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Written by americanvoice1

June 22, 2008 at 11:44 PM

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  1. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

    AlexM

    August 12, 2008 at 12:32 PM

  2. The following website sheds some light on what John Adams believed: http://www.adherents.com/people/pa/John_Adams.html

    Rashad Tatum

    July 1, 2008 at 7:34 PM

  3. Having read some of John Adams’s letters to Thomas Jefferson in a book entitled “Ye will call me no Christian”, I can verify that John Adams denied the trinity and the deity of Christ.

    Rashad Tatum

    July 1, 2008 at 7:33 PM

  4. Thanks.

    However, I’d caution you about relying on Wikipedia as a final authority. I’ve read the Dulles piece in First Things when it came out; I think it’s a good article.

    Here is a link (I can provide many) where Adams describes himself as a lifelong Unitarian.

    http://www.positiveliberty.com/2006/04/john-adams-quotation-of-the-week-2.html

    And in this one, Adams describes the Bible as containing “error[s]” and “amendment[s]”.

    http://americancreation.blogspot.com/2008/06/jeffersons-syncretism-adams-belief-in.html

    Cheers,

    Jon Rowe

    Jon Rowe

    June 28, 2008 at 10:33 PM

  5. John Adams, if you understood what he really meant by those quotations, was not a Christian, but believed in what you would term the “unitarian” heresy.

    Jon Rowe

    June 28, 2008 at 3:14 AM


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