Contents of Chapter 7:
JACOB DUCHE Opens the first Continental Congress with Prayer.—John Adams’ Description’ of the Scene.—His Patriotic Sermons.—Gives his Pay as Chaplain to the Families of those slain in Battle.—Becomes alarmed, and turns against his Country.—His insulting Letter to Washington.— Flees the Country.—His Return to Philadelphia, his Death.—His Character.
Jacob Duche went from Patriot to traitor because of fear. I wonder, base on his ecclesiastical background and his upbringing if he was a true ‘Patriot of the Day’ when invited to open the first Continental Congress with Prayer. Yet, we have all seen circumstances and mostly fear cause a person to change their perspective. It all comes down to: are your principles rock solid and do you stand on the truth of God’s Word or on emotions that sway the hearts of mankind?
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.
Table of Contents
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Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution