Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 21 – James Caldwell

James Caldwell

James Caldwell:Give 'em Watts — His Birth and Ancestry. — Personal Appearance. — Power of his Voice. — His Character. — His Congregation at Elizabethtown.— Made Chaplain. — His Toast on the Reception of the Declaration of Independence. — His Activity. — Rewards offered For His Capture. — Removes To Connecticut Farms. — Goes Armed. — His Services — Letter To Lee. — Assistant Commissary General. — Last Interview With His Wife. — Her Murder. — Fight At Springfield. — “Give ’em Watts”. — Murder of Caldwell. — His Funeral. — His Children. — Monument To Him.

James Caldwell exhibits the character of one who understand the persecution of Christianity. Although he was born in America, his “ancestors were Huegenots, who were driven from France to England by religious persecution, from thence to Scotland, and at last to Ireland, from which his father emigrated to this country. Because of this heritage, James Caldwell had a great heart and passion for the resistance of tyranny and the passion for independence. Continue reading

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1-12-19 Declaration of Independence – Charges Against the Demoncrats

Declaration Of Independence:

The Declaration Of Independence was written to specifically charge the King with those acts that were against the Liberties of the Citizenry. The King was in violation of sacred oaths, relationships, the English Constitution, forced labor, subversion, domestic unrest and more.

In the same way the democrat party has become the combined violators of the same charges that were brought against the King in The Declaration Of Independence. Ok, there are a couple that are not related yet, the majority fit the complete list of charges.

Therefore it is Time to Declare Our Liberty once again from the destruction that has been brought on by the demoncrats – as Sam Adams wrote to Noah Webster: “I hope it will not be in the Power of any designing Men, by imposing upon credulous tho’ well meaning Persons long to keep this Country, who may be happy if they will, long in a State of Discord & Animosity.”

Protestants Set the Stage:

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Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 20 – Joel Barlow

Joel Barlow  Joel Barlow

In all that he was called to, Joel Barlow fulfilled that which he was created for: — His Birth and Early Education. —A Friend of Dwight. —His Poem, “The Prospect of Peace.” —Joins the Army in Vacations. —Becomes Chaplain. — Writes Patriotic Ballads. —”Hymns for Yankee Rebels.” —The Burning of Charlestown.” —Occupation in the Army. —Friend of Washington. — Sermon on Arnold’s Treason. —Becomes Lawyer and Editor at Hartford, Connecticut. —Revises Watt’s Psalms and Hymns. —Agent of Scioto Land Company. —Visits England, France. —Becomes enlisted in the French Revolution. —His Occupations in Europe. —Consul at Algiers. —Makes a Fortune in France. —Returns to America. —Remarkable Prophecies in his Columbiad. —Minister to France. —His Death. —Charge of Religious Apostacy..

Joel Barlow is extremely distinguished in many regards as a soldier, poet, Chaplain, patriotic song writer, a diplomat and a prophet regarding the softening of Biblical teaching. To that end Joel Barlow excelled and was taken wrongly by the New England ‘Federalists’ so to be castigated as an ‘Apostate’. Where as the facts of his writings clearly show otherwise. Furthermore, he was a very close associate to Timothy Dwight. Continue reading

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Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 19 – Ezra Stiles

Ezra Stiles  Ezra Stiles

Ezra Stiles continues the depth of living the Extensibility of the Gospel: — His Prophecy respecting the Colonies, in 1760. — President of Yale College. — Chancellor Kent’s Eulogy of him. — His Patriotism. — Keeps a Diary of Revolutionary Events.—His Death..

Ezra Stiles succeeded Dr. Dagget as President of Yale and continued the patriotism regarding what is lost in modern times – Christianity (religion) and fighting tyranny go hand in hand. Hence it can be noted that Ezra Stiles completes ‘the illustrious trio of patriotic Presidents’ that Yale should boast of instead of cowering in socialism and neo-marxism of our present. As a reminder, the trio mentioned are the last two chapters: Dwight and Dagget, and this on Stiles.

Therefore we can easily understand why Ezra Stiles had a capacity to see a coalescence of the colonies into These United States. For that reason his eulogy explained his patriotism as: “resident Stiles’ zeal for civil and religious liberty was kindled at the altar of the English and New England Puritans, and it was animating and vivid.”

Without a doubt we need Pastors, professors as well as institutional leadership as exemplified by Ezra Stiles and his predecessors.

The Book

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.

https://ia902704.us.archive.org/25/items/clergyo00head/clergyo00head.pdf

Archived Writing: The Literary Diary of Ezra Stiles, D.D., LL.D. “Volume I”

Table of Contents:

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Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 18 – Naphtali Dagget

Naphtali Dagget  Naphtali Dagget

Naphtali Dagget is the amazing Patriot President of Yale: — Professor of Divinity in Yale College. —The College broken up. —Invasion of Tryon. —Terror of the Inhabitants. —A Company of a Hundred Young Men raised to resist Him. —Dr. Dagget and his Black Mare. —Advances alone to Reconnoiter. —The Fight. —The Retreat. —Dr. Dagget refuses to run. —Interview with the British Officer. —Forced to guide the Column. —Brutal Treatment. —Rescued by a Tory. —His Sickness. —Death

Naphtali Dagget is one on the most remarkable of the clergy to fully engage in the revolution not just from the pulpit and classroom but as a person of action. Considering the odds against him with the army of Tryon advancing, he stands alone on a hill top fighting over 2,500 British troops.

In the end of all things, Dr. Dagget lives that which he has taught regarding the extensibility of the Gospel regarding resisting tyranny. Furthermore, he is stabbed and castigated for his willingness to hold true to his principles.

The Book

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.

https://ia902704.us.archive.org/25/items/clergyo00head/clergyo00head.pdf

Table of Contents:

You can find the other chapters of the book by following the highlighted link to the Table of Contents here.

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1-5-19 Conceding To Consolidation

Consolidation:

Conceding To Consolidation is what the Anti-federalists predicted would occur when the people would be bribed by the elected with the peoples own money. The fundamental arguments by many of the Anti-federalists were in regard to the potentials of corruption within the legislative bodies and the soon to be created bureaucracies and the greater potential of a national consolidated government. With that in mind, in this program I will touch on the very beginning of what the Federal Farmer had to say about this. I will also touch on the idea that paper money establishes a mechanism where by even the most astute person is willing to change the form of governance for the manipulation of paper money.

Local Politics:

Sam Adams always discussed that ‘All politics is Local’. I set the challenge before everyone to look hard at what is happening locally and how the reality is ‘Levies’ are on the way. Many are more immediately affected by local government than anything. The Unaffordability of property taxes are driving people out of their homes as well as making it less possible for others to really qualify to purchase something they would really like. Property is one of our fundamental rights yet most are willing to give it away for the emotionalism of ‘Levies’. Continue reading

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Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 17 – Timothy Dwight

Chapter 17: Timothy Dwight   Timothy Dwight

—Patriotism of our Colleges. —Dwight’s Birth. —His early Life. —Tutor of Yale College. —Is licensed to preach. —His Patriotism. —Becomes Chaplain. —Advocates complete Independence. —His Description of the desolate Appearance of Westchester County. —His Sermons to the Soldiers. —Eloquent Sermon after the Victory at Saratoga. —Anecdote of Putnam. —Composes the Ode to Columbia. —Dedicates a Poem to Washington. —Shares the Sufferings of the Soldiers at West Point in the Winter of 177S. —His Faith. —His Description of Scene from Sugar Loaf Mountain. —Also of the Dead Unburied at Fort Montgomery. —Death of ins Father. —Leaves the Army. —Settles at Northampton. —Goes to the Legislature. —Publishes several Poems. —Elected President of Yale College. —A Federalist in 1812. —His Eminence as a Theologian. —His Death.

This chapter detailing Timothy Dwight is another of the amazing chapters in this book! Timothy Dwight was reading the Bible at four and teaching himself Latin at Six. His preaching became impassioned by his ability to see God in all things in creation. Continue reading

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Chaplains and Clergy of the Revolution: Chapter 16 – William White, DD

Chapter 16: William White, DDWilliam White, DD

William White —His Birth and early Studies.—Goes to England.—Friend or Goldsmith and Johnson.—Settled in Philadelphia.—Takes the Oath of Allegiance. —Noble Determination.—Elected Chaplain of Congress.—His Conduct After The Revolution.—Is Made Bishop.—His Character And Death.

During the course of the new nations development, Congress was certain that God must be a part of it. William White, DD was elected Chaplain of Congress in 1777. He was one of the very few Episcopal clergymen, who took part with the Colonists in their struggle for liberty. Bishop White stands preeminent. When the Declaration of Independence came forth Dr. White then came forward and took the oath of allegiance. At length, Dr. White was faithful in every way to his Country and his God.

“When the British evacuated Philadelphia, every clergyman of the Episcopal denomination left the state but himself. Solitary and alone, he remained at his post, and, like Abdiel, faithful to the last, cast his lot in with his suffering country.”

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2018 Summary and Theological Governance

2018 SummaryJehu takes out Ahab's relations

Another year has passed with many Blessings and travails. Today’s program is a quick 2018 Summary. I have been teasing you over the last year regarding my perspective of Theological Governance. Obviously I don’t have sufficient time to cover the depth of Theological Governance in any academic manner. There in lies the problem, in the last 100 years: Academics have babbled and blundered the Foundational Theology of Governance.

I make a very heartfelt attempt at the KISS principle regarding this topic. There are others that I prefer to reference regarding Theological Governance / Theonomy – who can be found in a number of the other programs. So you can either go search the archives or just take today for what it is.

God is Sovereign:

The fullest perspective of God’s Sovereignty is lost in ninety-five percent of the preaching and lives lived – predominantly in the United States but also in the whole world.

From a supposition – Then the key question: If God is 100% Sovereign and Jesus is the Risen-Ascended King who rules over all creation and Jesus taught that “the Father’s will be done on on earth as in heaven” :: Then why do those who call themselves followers of Jesus compromise the Kingdom to the enemy in family, social, cultural, education, sadly-theology and the political area – when the Reformers and the Clergy of 1700’s in America had the Theology of Sovereignty implementing practical extensibilty?

Considering the lack of living out the Sovereignty of God it is no wonder that Theological Governance is an academic volley ball instead of reality.

Final Thought:

My thoughts for 2018 are simple:

  1. The Constitution, as originally developed, is a Covenant between both the States as entities and the Citizens with the national government for very limited purposes. It is Not for running lives in any level of detail.

  2. As the Anti-federalists predicted that the implementation of the Constitution would be and is now perverted to the depth and degree that they foresaw.

  3. The Clergy of the last 100 years has limited to no understanding of Biblical Reformation truth as applied by the Founding Clergy of the 1700’s. This is what the Anti-federalists feared would happen and therefore demanded that there be a ‘Bill of Rights’ Amended to the US Constitution. With that, Christianity in the US has subjugated itself to immoral authority by systematically conceding Biblical God Sovereign Governance to Darwinian Humanists and immoral governance. The fact and reality established by the Framers of the States and National Constitution agreed that ‘morality’ can and should be legislated. The question then becomes: Which and whose morality?

  4. The Educational system has been corrupted and devolved over the last 80 years culminating in socialism, communism, anti-God and the development of minions via SEL. Even the rise of ‘home schooling’ will be subjected to SEL when it is fully implemented and the believers in Jesus don’t do anything – well except for a few.

  5. Lastly for now, President Trump is a God send. In general terms: The Jesus believers, educators, Clergy and intelligentsia have not done a thing to prepare the next generation of bureaucratic and political leaders that will fight in the Army of righteousness for true justice and leadership – even in our time until Jesus Returns.

With that said, We MUST understand our Foundational Truths to keep the Republic and Constitutionalism working according to Original Intent.

And because you keep asking!

References:

The video of the program is at the SamuelAdamsReturns YouTube channel

1. The Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution Compiled by J. T. Headley, 1864 My reading of the Book on YouTube: The Chaplains and Clergy of The Revolution

2. “Do We Need our Country Anymore?” by Larry P. Arnn, Imprimis, Dec 2018 – Volume 47, Number 12

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SEL: Stealing Individualism and Making Minions

The SEL StrategyMaking Minions

Today I am joined by Adam Retych who is a researcher in educational policy. He has been focused on SEL: Social and Emotional Learning. First of all, SEL is a critical topic that, once again, is leading the way for the ‘state’ or ‘statism’ to determine the uniformity of social and emotional norms for all. Adam and I discuss what this insidiousness called SEL is. While the definition and standards sound good, the discerning ear can cut to the chase of the destructive influence this system will have in the long run. Adam’s research is extensive in particular to Ohio yet this is certainly impacting over twenty of the States in the nation who have it fully implemented.

Contact me if you would to get more information via Adam. The key references regarding SEL are in the References section below.

Bribed With Your Own Money – Melancton Smith Continued:

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