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Happy Independence Day Christian Works of the Founders for the 4th of July- part 4

Christian works of the founding fathers – part 4, 4th of July – Independence Day list.

Happy Fourth of July – American Independence Day!

The following is a special collection for the Fourth of July of works of the founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence, more properly called Independence Day.

These documents are not only Christian, but a vital part of understanding the War for Independence. You might want to read the earlier lists, all written by founding fathers, before the following if you haven’t already. Namely, a book of Christian sermons, books of Christian hymns, a translation of the Christian Holy Bible, a Christian gospel tract, a call to teach the Bible in schools, instruction to go to church, a congregation’s creed, a tract on self examination before taking the Lord’s supper, and a print on being Baptized in Jesus Christ’s death (Romans 6) was listed.

Roger Sherman’s gospel tract – The Greatest Concern in the World – What must I do to be saved? Is particularly important – it is the first concern.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/98295560/The-Greatest-Concern-in-t...

10) John Hancock

John Hancock - Day of Fasting and Prayer Proclamation
April 15 1775
http://www.scribd.com/doc/98863140/Day-of-Fasting-and-Prayer...

John Hancock is one of the best known figures of the American Revolution. His name and Charles Thompson (previously listed for translating the Christian Holy Bible), were the only names that originally appeared on the Declaration of Independence’s broadside published on July 4th, 1776 (The signers didn’t sign it until August 2nd), and are here as well.

One of the firebrands of the Revolution, he was frequently threatened by the British. He and Samuel Adams (mention in 12), were the only ones specifically excluded by name from pardon by General Gage. The British tried to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams on April 18th/19th, 1775, the day at the start of the American war for Independence. They were staying at Reverend Jonas Clark’s house that day – see below.

This proclamation calling for fasting and prayer was given on April 15th, 1775, just before that. The first paragraph of it is sometimes cut off, which clearly states the injustice of the British, and the last line, where the proclamation is ordered to be given to all the religious assemblies in the colony. It’s rather pivotal to understanding that day. Gage’s order – linked below, should be considered too.

11) Jonas Clark

Jonas Clark – The Fate of Bloodthirsty Oppressors and GODs Tender Care of His Distressed People
Sermon and Account given of April 19, 1775 – given April 19, 1776.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/98862625/The-Fate-of-Bloodthirsty-...
http://www.mercyseat.net/jclarksonsermon.html

Jonas Clark was a pastor of the church at Lexington where John Hancock’s father was previously the pastor. Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence like John Hancock and Samual Adams, he is unavoidable in talking about those two or the start of the American War for Independence, as he was right there.

John Hancock and Samuel Adams, the firebrands of the American Revolution, were staying at his house the day the war broke out. The British were being sent to arrest them.

The first battle of the American Revolution occurred at Lexington in front of Jonas Clark’s (previously John Hancock’s (grand)father's) church. The men killed were from Jonas Clark’s congregation. Also, it should be noted that Lexington was founded as a religious colony, and all the land used to be owned by the church and given out by covenant, so in fact, the whole battle of Lexington was a church’s battle. (Jonas Clark’s notes, as leader of the town in the town minutes, I’ve also heard are good reading). (Note meeting house is their word for church building).

Here is a sermon on that day, and a firsthand account of the first battle of the American Revolution from Jonas Clark.

12) Samuel Adams

American Independence speech (10 pages)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/98863520/American-Independence-Sam...

http://www.revolutionary-war-and-beyond.com/american-indepen...

Samuel Adams is also one of the best known figures of the American Revolution, and part of the above accounts.

Here is Samuel Adams famous speech on American Independence given on the steps of Freedom Hall before the Declaration of Independence was to be signed. It gives his view of what they were doing from a Christian standpoint.

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So here you have the two firebrands of the American Revolution,John Hancock and Samuel Adams, with documents starting from the very beginning of the war to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, given proclamations, and speeches, and being chased by the British together. These documents go very well together for celebrating the 4th of July , also properly called American Independence Day!

To these you might also want to read General Gage’s Proclamation of June 12, 1775 and Paul Revere’s account from 1798.
a) http://www.scribd.com/doc/98863726/Proclamation-by-Governour...
b) http://www.scribd.com/doc/98863923/A-Letter-From-Col-Paul-Re...

General Gage’s proclamation offered pardons to everyone except specifically by name John Hancock and Samuel Adams. Gage also mentions the problem of men calling for American Independence from the pulpit, which might be seen in these documents as well (depending on whose side you were on).

Paul Revere has church sexton Robert Newman hang lanterns in the North Church steeple for signaling. He then borrows a horse from Deacon Larkin, and commences his famous ride to Reverend Jonas Clark’s house, from which John Hancock and Samuel Adams take their leave before the British come, and Jonas Clark’s congregation commences to fight the British in the first battle of the American Revolution in Lexington.

It’s harder to get Christianity so integral to the beginning of the American Revolution. They’re leaving from a church to go to a church where the two men the British are trying to arrest is staying at the pastor’s house, and his congregation is then engaged in the first battle of the American Revolution. Samuel Adams then sums it up in his view in a speech a little over a year later for the signing of the Declaration of Independence.




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I moved this over here to

I moved this over here to celebrate Patriots Day on April 19th (on May 19th), because it has a lot of good works cited that are to do with the original Patriots Day, even though it was posted last year for Independence Day.

I didn't change the title to Patriots day so it can still be found. I'm posting it a month later because something seems not to like our holidays.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

April 19th / (May 19th) Day

In particular, Jonas Clark's account, John Hancock's proclamation for fasting on April 15th, and General Gage's account of why he was trying to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams that day all have more to do with April 19th than July 4th.

It is a particularly religious reading, and we ought to thank God for our country's founding! :)

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

The thread to part three is

The thread to part three is here btw with numbers 1 through 9.

http://www.dailypaul.com/242656/christian-works-of-the-found...

I've been editing some of the works for posting elsewhere. However, I'm up to about 16 VOLUMES of explicitly Christian works of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

So far, we have pretty much everything you need for a church here. Whole books of Sermons, Hymns, Holy Bibles, witness gospel tracts, creeds - all works written by and from the signers of the Declaration.

That is pretty interesting, because as Christians, you might expect them to publish nothing at all like this, as many people are Christians, but don't author things, but the sheer VOLUME of it is amazing. You'd have to lie hugely to try to hide it.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Also, as John Adams said, and

Also, as John Adams said, and which will be made more prominent in the thread later, the 4th of July ought to be celebrated as deliverance day, when God delivered America from their oppressors.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

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Thank you Max!

I appreciate the time you spent putting all of this together and it is a very appropriate 4th of July post. :) It is indeed a fact that many of our Founding Fathers were Christian...and to me that fact in and of itself disproves the silly assertion that Christians want to oppress and silence all other people. Our founders, many of whom were Christian, risked life, liberty and property to establish a nation that protected the rights and freedoms of ALL people! Happy 4th of July!

Thank you. (fyi - just found

Thank you.

(fyi - just found out my m* firecrackers aren't m-80s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-80_(explosive)

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Or as I was just listening

Or as I was just listening to, the school house rock version of the same day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ikO6LMxF4&feature=endscreen...

Pretty good listening still.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

This is my Boom thread fyi -

This is my Boom thread fyi - for the Fourth of July, for posting all my celebrating.

Now, it may be true that many Americans don't have a lot to celebrate, because they haven't been doing right, and don't have a clean conscience or heart, but for Patriots who have been doing right, they have something to celebrate.

BOOM. Time to light off some.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Thank you MaxK

for this effort.
I was reading this recently

http://books.google.com.au/books?id=SCNj23losukC&printsec=fr...

You may even know of it!

I think it rather sad that Stray seems to want to keep the Liberty Movement a closed tent, but stray is a GJ follower and I think that explains it all. He and his ilk would like to rewrite history and omit the fact that the pulpit was preaching r3volution.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Thanks stm. Wasn't sure if

Thanks stm.

Wasn't sure if I had it, so I downloaded it for my archives and browsed it quickly.

This is what I like about the internet, that it is so easy to trade books you might not have seen before.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Added extra links for Jonas Clark and Samuel Adams

Added extra links for Jonas Clark and Samuel Adams.

Someone tried to get them marked as "mature adult only" for being too Christian.

It's not like they aren't all over the web if you know where to look for them. I only put them on scribd for convenience.

Just pure malice and spite against American history.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Man, this thread was on it's

Man, this thread was on it's way to disappearing. Way to revitalize another one of your own threads bud.

Maybe you and your friends

Maybe you and your friends shouldn't try to commit genocide against Christians, and then I wouldn't mention it. It's pretty bad when you can't post historical source documents at the center of the American Revolution.

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It's more then censorship. It's a persistent attempt to remove and mock anything Christian from our founders writings.

Genocide is defined as:

Genocide is defined as "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, religious, or national group.

"Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups"

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Who said I wanted to commit

Who said I wanted to commit genocide? Well, you just did, but I didn't.

You come on here and post a

You come on here and post a post that you support censorship of historical source documents just because they are Christian in nature.

What else could be your intent?

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Okay, again, you're making

Okay, again, you're making false accusations to make yourself feel better. When did I say to censor anything?

I'm ashamed that anyone would

I'm ashamed of anyone would mark down source documents on the American War of Independence and the Spirit of 1776 and for the Fourth of July at that.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

I'm also ashamed

Thanks for going to the trouble to list these great references for anyone who is searching for the truth of the founding of the United States.

The Constitution was written to protect U.S. citizens from their Government, so it's understandable that the more it is ignored, the more the Government controls the people and the less freedom everyone has.

What does it matter if they were "christian"?

They wrote and signed a non christian document that specifically excludes God. So what they thought or believed personally has on significance with what we do now. You need to stop worshiping those people. They created a flawed document that basically has no relevance with our government or judicial system at this time.

Or more importantly, were the individuals that fought the war

all Christians, or were their atheists in there fighting for their freedom side by side? Were their any Asians? Blacks that had no religion? The documents would be meaningless if it were not for the blood of Christians and atheists alike, savages and pagans, wouldn't you agree?

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

Wikiquotes claims that quote

Wikiquotes claims that quote from Samuel Adams doesn't have a source.
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Samuel_Adams

Actually, it doesn't sound much like him if you read something he wrote - like the above.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.