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Elisha Williams: The Great End of Civil Government

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I shall first, briefly consider the Origin and End of Civil Government. First, as to the origin—–Reason...

Abraham Williams: An Election Sermon

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS, ABRAHAM WILLIAMS Boston 1762 Independent and audacious enough while a student at Harvard to be known in some ministerial...

Isaac Backus: Five Reasons Religious Taxes Are Wrong

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, ISAAC BACKUS 1773 In civil states the power of the whole collective body is vested in a few hands, that they may with...

Elisha Williams: The Great End of Civil Government

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I shall first, briefly consider the Origin and End of Civil Government. First, as to the origin—–Reason...

Men That Are Pillars: Benjamin Colman

Called Unto Liberty, Benjamin Coleman, Founding Era Sermons Integrity, uprightness, faithfulness added to knowledge and wisdom, makes men strong and beautiful pillars, whether in church...

Samuel Cooke: The True Principles of Civil Government

Called Unto Liberty, Samuel Cooke, 1770 Introduction: The Reverend Samuel Cooke was a graduate of Harvard College in the class of 1735, then in the...

The Heinous Sin of Profane Cursing – George Whitefield

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, FOUNDING ERA SERMONS Matthew 5:34, "But I say unto you, Swear not at all." Among the many heinous sins for which this nation...

Due Cause to Stand Fast in Liberty

Called Unto Liberty, John Allen, 1783 When I view the original right, power and charter, confirm’d, sealed, and ratified to the province, or inhabitants of...

The Unalienable Right to Religious Liberty

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 18TH CENTURY SERMONS Elisha Williams, 1744 I. The members of a civil state or society do retain their natural liberty in all such...

Elisha Williams: The Essential Rights and Liberties of Protestants

Called Unto Liberty, Elisha Williams: 1744, Founding Era Sermons Elisha Williams (1694–1755). As the son of Reverend William Williams (1665–1741), a great-grandson of John Cotton...

Learning from Jonah and Ninevah: Joseph Sewell

Called Unto Liberty, Founding Era Sermons, 1740, Joseph Sewell Boston, 1740 And God saw their Works, that they turned from their evil Way, and God repented...

The Constitution—A Glorious Standard

Called Unto Liberty, John Jay: 1777, 18th Century Sermons The Americans are the first people whom Heaven has favoured with an opportunity of deliberating upon,...