Americans ‘prefer Christians for their rulers’

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John Jay

The initial arch probity of a U.S. Supreme Court, allocated by George Washington, was also boss of a American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died May 17, 1829. John Jay was one of a presidents of a Continental Congress.

“In governments lifted on a inexhaustible beliefs of equal autocracy … rulers of a state are a servants of a people, and not a masters of those from whom they get authority. … The ungrateful mastery and lavish lust of domination, that conspicuous a assumed designs of a British aristocrat and his dishonest parliament, to indenture a people of America, reduced we to a prerequisite of possibly reporting your rights by arms, or ingloriously flitting underneath a yoke.”

As arch probity of a state of New York, John Jay charged a grand jury of Ulster County, Sept. 8, 1777: “The feeling emperor of Britain, inattentive that kings were a servants, not a proprietors, and ought to be a fathers, not a incendiaries of their people. … What … can seem some-more undeserved of credit than … a king should arise who, by a change of crime alone … to revoke 3 million of his many constant and sexual subjects to comprehensive labour … contracting them in all cases whatever, not even nonetheless cases of demur and religion? … Will it not seem unusual that thirteen colonies … nonetheless supports … nonetheless trained troops, in a face of their enemies, unanimously establish to be free, and, clever by a energy of Britain, impute their means to a probity of a Almighty. …”

John Jay sealed a Treaty of Paris with Franklin and Adams that finished a Revolutionary War. The covenant began: “In a name of a Most Holy and Undivided Trinity.”

John Jay conspicuous in 1777: “This stately series … renowned by so many outlines of a Divine preference and interposition … and we competence contend miraculous, that when destiny ages shall review a story they will be tempted to cruise a good partial of it as fabulous. …

“The many conspicuous … events by that a wants have been postulated and a enemies detered … are such clever and distinguished proofs of a interposition of Heaven, that a carrying been hitherto delivered from a threatened subjugation of Britain ought, like a emancipation of a Jews from Egyptian servitude, to be perpetually ascribed to a loyal means … and excite in them a glow of thankfulness and loyalty that competence devour all stays of clamp and irreligion.

“Blessed be God! The time will now never arrive when a king of a republic in another entertain of a creation will management your obedience, and reason we in vassalage. … Nor will we in destiny be theme to a despotic lean of rulers educated to scapegoat your complacency whenever it competence be unsuitable with a desirous views of their stately master.”

Jay, together with Madison and Hamilton, helped sanction a Constitution by essay a Federalist Papers. John Jay wrote in 1777: “The Americans are a initial people whom Heaven has adored with an event of … selecting a forms of supervision underneath that they should live. All other constitutions have subsequent their existence from assault or random circumstances. …

“Your lives, your liberties, your property, will be during a ordering usually of your Creator and yourselves. You will know no energy nonetheless such as we will create; no management unless subsequent from your grant; no laws nonetheless such as acquire all their requirement from your consent. … Security is also given to a rights of demur and private judgment. They are by inlet theme to no control nonetheless that of a Deity. … Every male is available to consider, to adore, and to ceremony his Creator in a demeanour many acceptable to his conscience. …”

John Jay wrote in Chisholm v. Georgia, 1793: “The people are a emperor of this country.”

With a support of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, he negotiated a Jay Treaty that resulted in 10 years of pacific trade with Britain while France was going by a bloody Revolution.

When America’s banking was losing value, giving arise to a jargon “not value a Continental,” John Jay, as boss of a Continental Congress, wrote Sept. 13, 1779: “Depreciation of a banking has … swelled a prices of each required article. … Depreciation is to be private usually by alleviation a apportion of income in circulation. … A dread … by a mass of a people … in a ability … of a United States to redeem their bills, is a means of it. … A broke unreliable commonwealth would … seem among creditable nations like a common prostitute among pure and important matrons. … It has been already observed, that in sequence to forestall a serve healthy debasement of a bills, we have resolved to stop a press.”

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John Jay settled in 1777: “The constitution, however, has wisely declared, that a ‘liberty of demur thereby postulated shall not be so construed as to forgive acts of licentiousness’ … The gathering by whom that structure was shaped were of opinion that a gospel of Christ, like a ark of God, would not fall, nonetheless unsupported by a arm of flesh. … But let it be remembered that whatever outlines of knowledge … competence be in your constitution, nonetheless like a … forms of a initial relatives before their Maker breathed into them a exhale of life, it is nonetheless to be animated. … From a people it contingency accept a spirit. …

“Vice, ignorance, and wish of commitment will be a usually enemies means to destroy it. … Every member of a State ought diligently to review and to investigate a constitution. … By meaningful their rights, they will earlier understand when they are violated, and be a improved prepared to defend. … Hence it becomes a common avocation … to combine in repressing a ribald … and thereby diffusing a blessings of peace.”

On Apr 15, 1818, John Jay wrote to his Quaker friend, John Murry: “Natural Laws and Morality are given by a Sovereign of a Universe to all mankind. … It is loyal that a law was given to Moses, not however in his particular or private capacity, nonetheless as a representative or instrument, and by a management of a Almighty. The law demanded accurate obedience, and proclaimed: ‘Cursed is each one that continueth not in all things that are combined in a book of a law to do them.’ The law … by requiring ideal obedience, underneath a chastisement so unavoidable and dreadful, operated as a schoolmaster to move us to Christ for mercy.

“Legal punishments are practiced and inflicted by a law and magistrate, and not by unapproved individuals. These and all other certain laws or ordinances determined by Divine direction, contingency of prerequisite be unchanging with a dignified law. It positively was not a pattern of a law … to inspire a suggestion of personal or private revenge. On a contrary, there are demonstrate injunctions in a law of Moses that introduce a really opposite spirit.”

Writing to John Bristed, Apr 23, 1811, John Jay recounted: “I was during a vast party, of that … several … spoke openly and contemptuously of religion. … An non-believer really abruptly remarked that there was no God, and he hoped a time would come when there would be no sacrament in a world. we really concisely remarked that if there was no God there could be no dignified obligations, and we did not see how multitude could maintain nonetheless them.”

John Jay told a New York convention, Dec. 23, 1776: “Let a ubiquitous revision of manners take place … joined in scheming for a powerful invulnerability of your country. …When we have finished all things, afterwards rest on a good Providence of Almighty God for success, in full certainty that nonetheless his blessings, all a efforts will fundamentally fail. … The Holy Gospels are nonetheless to be preached to these western regions, and we have a top reason to trust that a Almighty will not humour labour and a gospel to go palm in hand. It cannot, it will not be.”

On Apr 15, 1794, John Jay wrote to his wife, Sally, from England: “If it should greatfully God to make me an instrument to a delay of peace, and in preventing a effusion of blood and other evils and miseries occurrence to war, we shall both have reason to rejoice. … Let us repose total trust in a Maker; it is a business to venerate and to obey.”

On May 28, 1802, John Jay wrote to his children after his wife’s death: “Now if Christ be preached that he rose from a dead, how contend some among we that there is no rebirth of a dead? … Behold we uncover we a mystery; we shall not all sleep, nonetheless we shall all be changed. … Death is swallowed adult in victory. (I Corinthians 15)”

On Oct. 12, 1816, John Jay stated: “Providence has given to a people a choice of their rulers, and it is a duty, as good as a payoff and seductiveness of a Christian republic to name and cite Christians for their rulers.”

On Jan. 1, 1813, John Jay penned a minute to Jedediah Morse: “Whether a Religion permits Christians to opinion for heathen rulers is a doubt that merits some-more caring than it seems nonetheless to have generally received, possibly from a preaching or a laity. It appears to me that what a soothsayer pronounced to Jehoshaphat about his attachments to Ahab (‘Shouldest thou assistance a wretched and adore them that hatred a Lord?’ 2 Chron. 19:2) affords a salubrious lesson. … Public measures competence not be a correct theme for a pulpit, yet, in my opinion, it is a right and avocation of a pastors to press a tact of all dignified and eremite duties.”

John Jay, during a age of 14, was certified to King’s College in New York (Columbia University), that had as a requirement translating a initial 10 chapters of a Gospel of John from Greek into Latin. From it pregnancy in 1816, John Jay was a initial clamp boss of a American Bible Society.

In 1821, John Jay, nonetheless in bad health, supposed a position as a second boss of a American Bible Society. He wrote: “They who courtesy these Societies as deriving their start and success from a author and Giver of a Gospel, can't halt final it to be a avocation of Christians, to foster a functions for that they have been established; and that is quite obligatory on their officers to be committed in a business committed to them.”

On May 13, 1824, he addressed a American Bible Society: “By conveying a Bible to people so circumstanced, we positively do them a many engaging kindness. We thereby capacitate them to learn that male was creatively combined and placed in a state of happiness, but, apropos disobedient, was subjected to a plunge and evils that he and his posterity have given experienced. The Bible will also surprise them that a friendly Creator has supposing for us a Redeemer, in whom all a nations of a earth shall be blessed; that this Redeemer has done confession ‘for a sins of a whole world,’ and thereby reconciling a Divine probity with a Divine forgiveness has non-stop a approach for a emancipation and salvation; and that these incalculable advantages are of a giveaway present and beauty of God, not of a deserving, nor in a energy to deserve.”

John Jay stated: “In combining and settling my faith relations to a doctrines of Christianity, we adopted no articles from creeds nonetheless such usually as, on clever examination, we found to be reliable by a Bible. … At a jubilee in Paris, once, a doubt fell on eremite matters. In a march of it, one of them asked me if we believed in Christ? we answered that we did, and that we thanked God that we did.”

John Jay stated: “God is great, and therefore He will be sought: He is good, and therefore He will be found. If in a day of grief we possess God’s participation in a cloud, we shall find Him also in a post of fire, brightening and entertaining a approach as a night comes on. In all His dispensations God is during work for a good: in prosperity, He tries a gratitude; in mediocrity, a contentment; in misfortune, a submission; in darkness, a faith; underneath temptation, a steadfastness, and during all times, a tractability and trust in Him. God governs a world, and we have usually to do a avocation wisely, and leave a emanate to Him.”

John Jay was sent a minute from a Corporation of a City of New York, seeking him to join with them in a jubilee of America’s 50th anniversary. John Jay, during 82 years of age, replied on Jun 29, 1826: “Earnest wish that a peace, happiness, and wealth enjoyed by a dear republic competence satisfy those who approach her inhabitant counsels to suggest a ubiquitous and open lapse of regard to Him from whose integrity these blessings descend. … The many efficacious means of securing a continuation of a polite and eremite liberties is, always to remember with bend and thankfulness a Source from that they flow.”

In his final will and testament, John Jay wrote: “Unto Him who is a Author and Giver of all good, we describe frank and common interjection for His kind and disproportionate blessings, and generally for a emancipation and shelter by his dear Son. He has been gratified to magnify me with glorious parents, with a just wife, and with estimable children. His insurance has accompanied me by many eventful years, steadily employed in a use of my country; and his prudence has not usually conducted me to this willing situation, nonetheless also given me abounding reason to be delighted and thankful.

“Blessed be His Holy Name. While my children lamentation my departure, let them review that in doing them good, we was usually a representative of their Heavenly Father, and that He never withdraws His caring and consolations from those who diligently find Him.”

On May 17, 1829, John Jay was sketch nearby genocide after a life of portion his country. As available by his son, Judge William Jay, John Jay was asked if he had any difference for his children, to that he responded: “They have a Book.”

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