Contents of Chapter12:
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.
Fact Not Fiction:
This book 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. I hope 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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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution