13 October 2012

Forty Days to November: Day 16: Our Principles of Liberty

A painted portrait of a man with greying hair, looking left.
John Adams

A letter from John Adams, written June 28, 1813, to Thomas Jefferson said:
Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale.
Thomas Jefferson
"The great principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were the only principles in which that beautiful assembly of young gentlemen could unite. And what were those principles? I answer, the general principles of Christianity, in which all these sects were united: And the general principles of English and American Liberty, in whcih all those young men united, and which had united all parties in America, in majorities sufficient to assert and maintain her Independence.
Now I will avow, that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immunable, as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human nature and our terrestrial, mundane system." 
Patriot's Prayer: Gracious God, I acknowledge the value of the principles of Christianity: they are the cornerstone of this nation.  That being the case, ground us once again in those truths. Make us a nation that truly shines Your light in this darkened world.

Patriot's Promise: The entirety of Your Word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever." ~Psalm 119:160

NOTE: All source material(unless otherwise noted)from God's Promises for the American Patriot by Dr. Richard D Lee & Jack Countryman; In God We Still Trust by Dr. Richard D Lee; and The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America(NKJV) by Richard G Lee (general editor).

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