Jefferson Drew from Christian Sources

PHOTO OF Bill Federer, quoted in here, talking on the radio with Jerry Newcombe, co-author of “Doubting Thomas.” Jefferson drew from sources deeply rooted in centuries of political writings from mostly Christian sources. Even if many of these sources are sometimes are categorized as “Englightenment thinkers,” the fact of the …

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On the Phrase “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”

Sometimes, some modern writers argue that Jefferson was speaking in a Deistic way when he used the phrase “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.” Is that true? Gary Amos provides a compelling critique to that canard. He points out that it was in common usage by Christian sources, …

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Some of the Christian Inputs to the Declaration of Independence

Gary Amos says of the Declaration of Independence, “The ideas were not Jefferson’s, but the writing was. And it was magnificent.”[1] The important point, too, is that these were Christian ideas. In 1775, an assembly of Presbyterian elders from Mecklenburg, North Carolina, led by Elder Ephraim Brevard (a man who …

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“Endowed by their Creator”

America is predicated on one thing: Our rights come from God. Again, that’s what the Declaration of Independence says. The Constitution is predicated on the Declaration. Our 1776 birth certificate explains why we exist. The Constitution then explains how our government is to work. The Constitution is signed in the …

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Jefferson and Religious Freedom

Regardless of how heterodox Thomas Jefferson’s personal religious beliefs may have become at the end of his life, regardless of where he ultimately chose to spend eternity, regardless of whether or not he was a true Christian, Jefferson helped make a great contribution to humanity in paving the way for greater …

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Update of Some Publicity for the Book

An update on some recent exposure for DOUBTING THOMAS (as of 3/4/15): ——a radio show: Great show everyone. Thank you Jerry and Mark. Here is the podcast. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanstatesman/2015/03/04/american-freedom-watch-radio–thomas-jefferson-on-religion Karen Schoen ——another radio show: Thursday, February 19th. Bible Breakfast Club with Pastor Ron Miller on WBFI in Kentucky. The podcast can be …

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