Letters to the editor – Saturday (7-18-15)
Most Constitution signers were Christian
Twenty-nine out of 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence had seminary degrees.
Sam Adams wrote, “I rely on the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.”
Benjamin Rush is the father of public schools, started five universities, the Sunday school movement and Bible society and said, “If we can get people to read it and obey it, we can solve a lot of our social problems.”
Roger Sherman, a master builder of our Constitution, a judge and theologian, wrote, “God commands all men everywhere to repent. He also commands them to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and has assured us that all that do repent and believe shall be saved.” Sounds like Christianity to me! He read a Bible every year, then gave it to one of his 15 children.
Finally, George Washington’s final farewell speech after 45 years of service to his country was studied until 50 years ago in our schools and was read to Union troops by Abraham Lincoln.
All this sounds Christian to me, and, except for Franklin and Jefferson, most signers of our Constitution were Christian and practiced their faith diligently. Next time you want to call our founders a bunch of heathens, go to Washington and look at all the public buildings and read what our forefathers put on those buildings, and then come back and make your comments based on some facts.
Two professors from Cornell wrote a book denying that we were a Christian nation, but in the footnotes they wrote, “We have dispensed with the usual scholarly apparatus of footnotes.” In other words they made it up based on absolutely what? Nothing. I was not saved. Read scripture, changed and studied the Word. Found it to be true and flawless
— Ken Crouch
Honor military all year
As the Fourth of July season has come and gone a few weeks ago, we should consider the sacrifice of the soldiers in the United States military. They sacrificed everything for this country, and a lot of these fine soldiers lost their lives for this country. That being said, I pause to commend and honor these fine men and women. In that regard, I also love this country. I hope that both Democrats and Republicans will come together for the country and do what’s best for the United States. Even though the Fourth of July is over, we should honor the these fine soldiers all year round!
— Phillip Pless