John Adams Understood America’s Current Problems, Back In 1798

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Though we are a site with global reach and community, and we value our community around the world, we are based in the United States of America. The poor state of men and the church in America is what lead us to start TheMajestysMen.com and develop and hone our mission for over seven years now.

Further, we can, without pride, acknowledge the reality that as the American church goes, so goes much of the global church (though, thankfully, not all).

Thus, in response to rampant miseducation and lack of education, which is leading many astray and captivating them with godless ideologies — destroying a country unarguably founded on Judeo-Christian law and values — we think it may be beneficial to begin sharing some quotes and writings from founding fathers of the United States of America.

Some of them were merely deists, not truly Christians, and yet, ironically, these men of varying occupations understood many issues we face today better than many who call themselves pastors do today.

You may call this “being too political” or “not focusing on what matters most”, but we believe it is important, vital even, to rightly understand our history and battle the rampant lies being propagated in order to lead our families, churches, communities, cities, states, and country in truth and love.

We can acknowledge the misdeeds and inconsistencies of the sinful men that came before us, while also acknowledging and embracing the Godly, the good, the brave, and the wise.

John Adams to the Massachusetts Militia, 1798

For our first example, let’s look at what the late John Adams, the 2nd president of the United States, had to say in 1798, a little over 20 years after he helped create the Declaration of Independence that founded the U.S.A. (1776) and 11 years after the U.S. Constitution was written (1787).

You see, problems don’t change when you understand the problems are always sin and rejection of God for moral autonomy.

But should the People of America, once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance; and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candour, frankness, and sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and insolence: this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world. Because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

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