Thursday, October 9, 2008

Principles of Christianity Embedded in Our Founding

On June 28, 1813, John Adams wrote this to Thomas Jefferson:

The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were. . . . the general principles of Christianity. . . . I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are asunalterable as human nature.

From: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Washington D. C.: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904), Vol. XIII, p. 292-294.

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