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 teaches us that all men are naturally equal in respect of jurisdiction or dominion one over another. Altho’ true it is that children are not...
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 groups as “the Grand Heretick Williams,” Abraham chose to pursue a course of caution and reasonableness after his selection for a Congregationalist pulpit in Sandwich,...
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 better advantage defend themselves against injuries from abroad, and correct abuses at home, for which end a few have a right to judge for the...
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 teaches us that all men are naturally equal in respect of jurisdiction or dominion one over another. Altho’ true it is that children are not...
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 or state. Every man is ready to pretend to a competency of wisdom, and as ready to proclaim his own Goodness; but a faithful Man...
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 sixty-second year of his age, was "a man of science, of a social disposition, distinguished by his good sense and prudence, and a faithful servant...
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 is grown infamous, perhaps there is no one more crying, but withal more common, than the abominable custom of profane swearing and cursing. Our streets...
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 Rhode-Island, and its standing in full force, and unrepealed for more than an hundred years, which is as follows: “Be it enacted, that no freeman,...
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 cases as have no relation to the ends of such a society. In a state of nature men had a right to read Milton or...
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 and of Governor Simon Bradstreet, and the younger brother of William Williams, Jr., Elisha Williams was a member of an outstanding and devout New England...
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 of the Evil that he had said that he would do unto them, and he did it not. Jonah III. 10. In this book we have a...
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, and choosing the forms of government under which they should live. All other constitutions have derived their existence from violence or accidental circumstances, and are...