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Don't Tell Kids Thomas Jefferson was a Godly Man
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* Jefferson Hated Jesus Christ: Jefferson described the four Evangelists, namely, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John as "feeble minds" and "groveling authors." In his condensed version of Scripture, called The Jefferson Bible, he rejected that Jesus is God, our Creator and Lord, and Jefferson omitted all miracles, and all teaching that Christ was crucified for our sins, and raised for our salvation. Jefferson said he easily separated the good scripture from bad, "as distinguishable as diamonds in a dunghill." Jefferson remade God in man’s image. Specifically, he tried to remake God in the image of Thomas Jefferson, and he described the Bible passages he omitted as "so much absurdity, so much untruth, [and] charlatanism," and that the Gospels were full of "vulgar ignorance… of superstitions… and fabrications."
* David from Boone, Iowa Agrees: about Jefferson being godless. He then asked Bob about alternative forms of government since our founders gave us a form of government that could only work if the majority of people were righteous. Of course interestingly, from the entire Bible generally, and specifically and emphatically as taught by Jesus Himself, the majority are in rebellion against God (Mat. 7:13-14). Alternatively, humanists teach that people are basically good. Christians should remember this distincition when evaluating the pros and cons of a government designed to work well only if the majority are good. Christians today are uncomfortable acknowledging that many of America's founders were heavily influenced by the political correctness of their day. Their PC included a cautious promotion of democracy. Sometimes though they were not all that cautious, as illustrated by statements in the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers and by Virginia trying to do an end-run around the electoral college by turning the selection of our very first president into a plebiscite.
Twelve years before Thomas Jefferson became President of the United States, he was the U.S. Ambassador to France. In June of 1787, he traveled to the mountains near Tours, France to see dense deposits of clam shells 15,000 feet above sea level. Some, including Voltaire, had claimed that those shells were actually growing as “fruit of the earth.” After examining the deposit, Jefferson disagreed and wrote, The “origin of shells in high places [might be one of those questions] beyond the investigation of human sagacity.” [See H. A. Washington, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 9, (New York: Riker, Thorne & Co., 1854), p. 366.]
Even Thomas Jefferson, of all people, was presented with obvious evidence for the global flood which, if he took it seriously, could have saved his soul.
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