Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 15 – Abner Benedict

Chapter 15: Abner Benedict   Rev. Abner Benedict

This chapter is about Abner Benedict: —His Birth and Education. —Settled at Middletown. —Becomes Chaplain in the Army at New York. —Description of a Terrific Thunder-storm. —the Battle of Long Island. —His Feelings. —The Last to Leave the Shore in the Retreat. —Inventions in Submarine Navigation. —Manufactures Saltpeter for Powder. —Elected Professor in Yale College. —His Character and Death.

Abner Benedict could be called ‘the last man standing’ by the water edge — since he in fact was last the last man to leave Brooklyn Heights. He tells about an amazing thunderstorm and the miraculous escape in the fog. Not only was Abner Benedict an amazing Pastor and Chaplain but an inventor He invented Submarine navigation and a new form of saltpeter for gun powder.

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 14 – JOHN ROSSBURGH

Chapter 14: JOHN ROSSBURGH.  Hessians at Trenton

This chapter on JOHN ROSSBURGH contains: —An Irishman By Birth. —His Education. —Is Settled At. “Forks of the Delaware.” — His Patriotism. — Joins A Company formed in his own Parish as a Soldier. —His painful Parting with His Wife. —Makes His Will. —Chaplain of a Regiment. —Marches Against the Enemy. —Is Taken Prisoner, and Murdered While Praying for His Enemies. —the Mutilated Corpse Stealthily Buried. —His Letters to His Wife Just Before A Skirmish. —His Character.

Three incredible points about JOHN ROSSBURGH are: He was aware that he may die for the sake and future of his Country. He fully committed his family faithfully into the trust of Jesus. He was forgiving at the moment of his death – praying for his murderers.

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Planned Pulpit Corruption – Melancton Smith Senate Predictions

Planned Pulpit CorruptionCorrupt the Pulpits

I have been castigated by many pastors for my position regarding Planned Pulpit Corruption. I have heard many sermons over my life as a follower of Jesus. Doing the math it would equates to about 2250 messages from the pulpit if I was able to be in church every Sunday. Yet, I have always wondered why, if the millions of Jesus Followers were living the Gospel in its intended ‘extensible’ manner; society, business, schools and government would not be Christ like? Or why hasn’t the Church been the teachers and keepers of good governance even more like what the Founders of America intended for our Constitutional Republic? In this program, I trace just the very tip of the iceberg here, as a followup from last week, bringing out that the majority of pastors, churches and even individual Christians are co-conspirators in the situation that our Republic has faced and is presently facing as an immoral nation lead by immoral people.

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 13 – Thomas Allen

Contents of Chapter13:  Battle of Benninhton

Chapter 13 is about the amazing Patriotic Pastor THOMAS ALLEN.

Thomas Allen was nicknamed the “Fighting Parson”.

—His Birth and Education. —Settles in Pittsfield. —Takes decided Part with the Colonies. —Is made Chairman of the Committee of Safety and Correspondence. —His Labors. —His Interest in the Conquest of Ticonderoga. —New and interesting Letter to Gen. Seth Pomeroy. —Helps to furnish Knox with an Ox-train to carry Cannon to Boston. —Joins the Army as Chaplain. —His Diary at the Battle of White Plains. —Goes To Ticonderoga. —His Address To The Soldiers, When Momentarily Expecting an Attack from Burgoyne. —Leaves the Army in Disgust at the Retreat. —Rallies the Militia to the Aid of Stark, at Bennington. — His Interview with him. —Summons the Enemy to surrender, and is fired at. —Fights in the Ranks. —First over the Breast-work. —His Care Of the Wounded. —Returns to his Parish. —Dialogue with a Parishioner. —” Puts out the Flash.” —Goes to Georgia after his Brother’s Widow. —Voyage to England after an Infant Grandchild. —Prays with and addresses the crew in expectation of an attack. —His conduct in the Shay’s Rebellion. —His Statesmanship. —His Death.

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Melancton Smith: the Senate and Moral Pulpit Governance

Mr. Smith: The Senate

We continue with Melancton Smith since there is so much that is happening in the Senate in our present day. Based on the 2018 elections, it is obvious that the Citizenry is lacking understanding as to what the Senate is and who should be electing them. I know, the 17th Amendment really messed things up but… Mr. Smith, who never went to Washington, was 100% in favor of term limits for the Senate. Find out why?

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 12

Contents of Chapter12: The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution

 PETER GABRIEL MUHLENBURG is the famous  Fighting Clergymen. —Muhlenburg’s Birth and Education. —Goes to England. —Settles in Virginia. —Takes a prominent Part in Political Movements. —Becomes Member of the House of Burgesses. —Raises a Regiment, Of which he is Chosen Colonel. —Preaches his Farewell Sermon. —Orders the Drum to BEAT for Recruits at the Church Door. —Marches to Charleston. — Camps at Valley Forge. —Fights bravely at Brandywine. —At Monmouth. — Commands The Reserve at Stony Point. — Makes a Desperate Assault At Yorktown. —Is made Major General. —Political Career After the War. —Defence of Course in Abandoning Profession.

Clearly understanding his ministry and the value of fighting for Liberty, Muhlenburg leaves the pulpit to be a leader in the Army. He is berated by one of his brothers, another pastor, yet after explaining his position asks the question of his brother in reference to if he would have stayed as a pastor: “Do you think, if America should he conquered, I should be safe? Far from it. And would you not sooner fight like a man than die like a dog?” Later, This same brother clearly understood what Peter said and did to the fact that he becomes a member of Congress in the newly formed Constitutional Republic. Continue reading

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 11

Chapter 11: The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution

William Tennent regarding His Birth and Education. —Settled at Norwalk, Conn. —Removes to Charleston, S. C. —His Eloquence. —His Boldness and Zeal in the Cause of the Colonies. —Makes Patriotic Appeals on the Sabbath. —Is Elected Member of the Provincial Congress of South Carolinia. —Sent with Henry Drayton to Back Settlements to Baffle Tories. —Letters to Henry Laurens and Congress. —Again sent to Congress. —His Character.

An amazing young man who graduated College at 18 and began his ministry. A phenomenal Patriot Pastor who Preach in the pulpit and then spoke at the Court House. Died as a young man but was said to have the potential to become as John Witherspoon. Continue reading

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The Present Civil War; Melancton Smith: Anti-federalists Predicted

The Present Civil War; Melancton Smith: Anti-federalists Predicted

Melancton Smith was a key Anti-federalist during the whole period of debates on the Constitution of 1787. Interestingly, The Anti-federalists had amazing foresight to the extent that their arguments were predictive to what we are experiencing in The Present Civil War.

The October Imprimis has a very good article called “America’s Cold Civil War” that fitfully describes what I and others have been talking about for years. Yet, the predictive perspective of this actually began with the Anti-federalists.  This Present Civil War is a culmination of ideologies that were not countered by the expectations of John Adams and Madison: This Constitution is ‘Only’ for a Moral and Virtuous people and none others. Continue reading

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapters 9 & 10

Contents of Chapter 9 and 10: The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution

Rev’s Prime and Eaton are amazing Biblical teachers, patriots and leaders of their communities.

Chapter 9:

Ebenezer Prime. His Patriotism. —Driven from his Church. —His Library destroyed. —His Death. —Insult to his Grave.

Being old and feeble did not damper his spirit as a Pastor nor his being a solid Patriot. Even in death he tormented the ones that thought they would insult him in the grave.

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Chapter 10:

Samuel Eaton. He Settled In Harpsburg, Maine. —Practices Three Professions. —Attends A Political Meeting. —His stirring Address. —Narrow Escape of an Officer of the King. —Recruiting Officer seeks his Aid. —Eaton addresses the People on Sabbath Evening. —Thrilling Scene. —Soldiers obtained. —His Death.

An amazing Pastor that was the local doctor and legal mind. He knew when to make Patriotism stand with the Gospel as well as Holding the Sacred day in solemn fortitude without mincing words. He knew how to shock his congregation to action!

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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution: Chapter 8 – Samuel Spring

Contents of Chapter 8:  The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution

Samuel Spring, D.D. beginning at His Early Life. —Becomes Chaplain in the Army. —The only Chaplain in Arnold’s Expedition across the Northern Wilderness. —His Description of its Formation. —Preaches at Newbueyport to the Army. —Visits the Tomb of Whitfield. —Description of the March through the Wilderness. —His Sufferings and Labors. —Famine. —His Description of shooting a Moose. —His Labors at Point aux Tremble. —Storming of Quebec. — He leads Arnold out of the Fight. —Leaves the Army. —Settled at Newburyport. —His Interview with Aaron Burr. —His Death.

This is an amazing testimony of how the Glory of God exhibits His Sovereignty to an individual, Samuel Spring. As a young man Dr. Spring then lives the extensibility of the Gospel through a  faithfulness of belief put into action. One has to not just watch this video but read this Chapter several times over and ask who else you know that is as Rev. Spring was?

In our day and age I would say few to none.

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