The facts are that the church leaders understood the Liberty message. That Liberty is established by God from the Foundations of creation. These leaders knew the oppression of tyrannical governments, church hierarchy and religious orders. They can definitively speak to the Old and New Testament truths that identify that individuals set free through the grace of God and for Christians in particular, through the salvation in Jesus, have a responsibility to ensure righteous government persist through direct participation in their government.
This page will list the early writings of those that were prominent in the establishment of American from colonization through the early 1800’s. Men like Jonathan Mayhew, Jonathan Edwards, Whitefield, John Wise, John Wesley, Moses Mather, John Witherspoon, Richard Price, Jonathan Edwards, and Noah Webster.
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I was impressed with the Preface and Introduction of this next Reference. “The Pulpit of the American Revolution“ is evidence that the Founders, especially those in the Northern Colonies, clearly viewed the establishment of government as a derivative of Reformation Biblical principles and teaching. Here is a teaser with the first two paragraphs of the INTRODUCTION:
“THIS collection of Sermons presents examples of the politico-theological phase of the conflict for American Independence, — a phase not peculiar to that period. Its origin was coeval (def: of the same duration) with the colonization of New England; and a brief review of some leading points in our history will afford the best explanation of its rise and development.
There is a natural and just union of religious and civil counsels, not that external alliance of the crosier and sword called “Church and the and State,” — but the philosophical and deeper union which recognizes GOD as Supreme Ruler, and which is illustrated in this volume of occasional Discourses and “Election Sermons,” — a title equivalent, in the right intent of the term, to “political preaching.””