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Sunday, July 14, 2024 - 02:45 AM


First Published in 1994


Samuel Adams was known as the “Father of the American Revolution.”  Adams was an early American leader and patriot for the cause of liberty in this country.  He was the instigator of the Boston Tea Party.  Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and served as a member of congress until 1781.  He formed the Committee of Correspondence that was responsible to keep the colonists united, and to keep them informed concerning the violated rights they were suffering under the British.  Adams served as Lieutenant Governor and Governor of Massachusetts. (Ted Kennedy and company would have been run out of town on a rail in those days.)

Adams wrote a work called, “The Rights of the Colonists.”  In it he said, “The right to freedom being a gift of the Almighty… The rights of the colonists as Christians… may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutions of the Great Law Giver of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.”  This work of Adams was widely circulated in the colonies at that time and was a rallying cry for the colonists leading up to the Revolutionary War.  Adams’ last will and testament said, “Principally, and first of all, I resign my soul to the Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying on the merits of Jesus Christ for the pardon of my sins.”  If Samuel Adams were alive today and faced with the government we are faced with, he certainly would be calling for another Boston Tea Party.  He also would be considered a right-wing extremist by the socialists in Washington, D.C.

Roger Sherman is recognized as a great American Revolutionary patriot.  He was the only one of the Founding Fathers to sign all four of the major founding documents for our country.  Sherman signed the Articles of Associations in 1774, the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Articles of Confederation in 1777, and the Constitution of the United States in 1787.  He was considered a traitor (radical right-wing extremist) by the British.  Sherman also served this country as a U.S. House and Senate representative.  On June 28, 1787, during the Constitutional Convention, Sherman seconded the motion to allow Benjamin Franklin’s request to have Congress open in daily prayer.  This practice of opening Congress in prayer continues to this day.  Roger Sherman, in one speech he gave, said, “Admiring and thankfully acknowledging the riches of redeeming love, and earnestly imploring that Divine assistance which may enable us to live no more to ourselves, but to Him who loved us and gave Himself to die for us.”  President John Adams said about Sherman, “…an old Puritan, as honest as an angel, and as firm in the cause of American Independence as Mount Atlas.”

Our country needs men who will stand against the socialist political machine of President Barack Hussein Obama.  Anyone who is against killing unborn babies, illegal immigration, or Big Brother government is considered a right-wing extremist by Obama and company. We cannot allow ourselves to be deterred from speaking and standing against the ever increasing encroachment by the federal government to quash our Constitutional (God given) rights through intimidation.  Samuel Adams and Roger Sherman were men who were on the most wanted list by the British.  They probably would have been hung by the neck until dead for inciting the American Revolution if they had been captured by the British.  Adams and Sherman faced great odds and, by the grace of God, they survived the Revolutionary War to become two of our country’s greatest leaders.  Samuel Adams and Roger Sherman are true American heroes.

Fundamental, Bible-believing Christians in America have long ago been labeled as right-wing extremists by the radical leftists because we stand for Bible truth without apology.  The book (Bible), the blood, and the blessed hope are the only things that will produce real change in America.  Our country was established on “thus saith the Lord.”  Harvard and Yale Universities were founded on the principles of the Bible.  Benjamin Sillman was a faculty member at Yale between 1795 and 1817, and he said, “It would delight your heart to see how the trophies of the cross are multiplied in this institution.  Yale College is a little temple: prayer and praise seem to be the delight of the greater part of the students.”  Preacher John Harvard donated the land for what became known as Harvard University.  Harvard was the first established College in America.  The purpose of the college was “to train a literate clergy.”  The founders of Harvard believed, “All knowledge without Christ is vain.”  Both Harvard and Yale when those institutions were founded would be considered by today’s politically correct attitudes as radical right-wing universities.  Today these two institutions are left-wing (extremist) universities seeking to destroy the very principles that they were founded upon.  At one time, Harvard and Yale produced preachers of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Today these educational institutions produce the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, President Barack Hussein Obama, and other socialist-minded individuals who want to destroy America.  The great minds of Harvard and Yale have turned their backs on the Lord Jesus Christ, and “God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.” (King James Bible)

The Bible says in I Corinthians 1:18-21, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.  20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?  21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.” (King James Bible)

The Bible also says in I Corinthians 1:26-29, “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:  27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;  28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.” (King James Bible)


Pastor Franklin D. Raddish is the Founder and Director of Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries.  He holds weekly Bible studies at the U.S. Capitol, Justice Department, and the Pentagon.  He attended Bob Jones University, and graduated from Tabernacle Baptist College in Greenville, SC, with a degree in Bible.