Sunday, October 28, 2007

Continental Congress Members' Religious Background

  • Elias Boudinot (President of CC) - Founder and first President of the American Bible Society; President of N.J. Bible Society; board member of American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; member of the Massachusetts Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. To his daughter: "You have been instructed from your childhood in the knowledge of your lost state by nature - the absolute necessity of a change of heart, and an entire renovation of soul to the image of Jesus Christ ­p; of salvation thro' His meritorious righteousness only - and the indispensable necessity of personal holiness without which no man shall see the Lord."

  • Francis Dana - Member of the Society for Propagating the Gospel Among the Indians and Others

  • John Lowell - Member of the Society for the Propagating of the Gospel among the Indians and Others.

  • John Treadwell - Member of the Missionary Society of Connecticut

  • William Samuel Johnson - Speaking as President of Columbia University to the first graduating class after the Revolutionary War: "Remember, too, that you are the redeemed of the Lord, that you are bought with a price, even the inestimable price of the precious blood of the Son of God."

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