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.
Thomas Allen is another amazing Pastor that clearly understands the Full Extensibility of the Gospel. From his youth he was a man of action and had a clear sense of manliness as established according to God’s intent for human kind in relationship to Liberty. He exemplified the meaning of follow-through. He was a strong and faithful minister of the Gospel, caring for people and in that care extended it to the realities of good governance. He was not on inspirational from the pulpit but also on the battle-field.
The last sentence of this paragraph says it all: Noble by nature, an earnest Christian, a faithful minister of the Gospel, a brave patriot—his name should be inscribed high on the monument that commemorates his country’s independence.
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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