Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Words of Charles Thomson, Founding Father

Charles Thomson is not a name that is well known today. He was the Secretary of the Continental Congress and designer of the Great Seal of the United States. On the draft of the Declaraton of Independence, you will find the names of only two signers, John Hancock and Charles Thomson (click image to enlarge). Wikipedia describes this document: "The first published version was a typeset broadside printed by John Dunlap, which only listed the names of John Hancock and Charles Thomson as signers."

One would assume from what we hear argued today that most if not all of our Founding Fathers were not religious men. They were atheists, or at best deists. This blog has disproved that notion many times over. But here is another tidbit. Charles Thomson said the following:

"I am a Christian. I believe only in the Scriptures, and in Jesus Christ my Savior."

(See the Google Books reference)

No comments: