Chapter 34: Moses Allen.
The quick overview of Moses Allen: — His Early Life. — A Friend of Madison. — Settles in Midway, Georgia. — His Patriotic Efforts. — Chaplain in the Army. — His House and Church Burned. — In the Battle before Savannah. — Is taken Prisoner. — Confined On Board a Prison Ship. — His Sufferings.— Brutality of his Captors. — Attempts to Escape. — Is Drowned. — Denied Decent Burial.
This amazing sketch of Moses Allen brings home that standing for God’s Truth and Liberty require courage stamina and even sacrificing ones life. This action packed chapter has the pastor standing against the politically correct in his congregation. His not only talks the talk of Patriot, he leads from the front at home and in battle.
Rev. Allen suffer great loss. His church and home are burned. During the Battle of Savannah, he is captured and imprisoned when in fact he should have been released under the customs of war at that time. The Tories ensure he is kept in the worse prison and treated severely. He attempts to escape and dies in the effort. The enemy have no respect and dispose of his remains in a horrific manner.
The Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution is the Historical Fact that Christianity (see the link at the end) is the root of our American Heritage and a key factor in the inspiration of the Revolution. God governance is God’s governance and the Citizenry understood this. Those that were Chaplains and Clergy were not just religious mouth pieces. NO, They were warrior Patriots that spoke first the Word of God and then the musket or sword.
I am reading this book as if to my Grandchildren. My great hope is that parents and Grandparents would do the same. I hope and pray more that Pastors would be in these tumultuous times as the same that these Founding Clergy and Chaplains were.
Let us all learn and act according to the Blessing and examples they set for US in our Foundation.
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