James J. Goswick on 13 July 2004
Positive Liberty blogger Jon Rowe claims, "John Adams, in Heaven right now" in his latest blog, is this statement based on a biblical foundation or his personal views? The fact is, according to the bible, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson are not smiling down on the United States, but in eternal torment for rejecting the Word of Jesus Christ, the fundamental doctrines of Christianity like Jesus' Vicarius Blood Atonement for the remission of sins, His Deity and Virgin Birth, and His Resurrection from the Dead. Is there absolute truth or does man get to make up his own standards of salvation like Rowe purports?
The bible is clear in maybe one hundred verses claiming, "I am God, there is no other God besides me" "I will share my Glory with no other" "I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob" God is specific, He is not the "Great Spirit" or another deity from the ancient world.
I doubt Adams and Jefferson were deceived, it's actually laughable if that was the case, more likely they rejected the revelation they didn't like, choosing best what was in their own eyes, which is supremely stupid since man is a sinner, not knowing the perfect truth of God or of anything else. If they at least had some evidence of corruption of the biblical text, they would have something to stand on, sadly they only have their own agenda. Because we are finite beings, we cannot know infinite truth, an infinite universal can only come from an Infinite Being. Adams and Jefferson were the epitome of pride and arrogance as well as hypocrites claiming to be Christians while rejecting the whole counsel of God:
"The Christian religion is, above all the Religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of Wisdom, Virtue, Equity, and Humanity. Let the Blackguard Paine say what he will; it is Resignation to God, it is Goodness itself to man."
John Adams retorting to Thomas Paine in his diary, July 26, 1796.
"I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus."
Thomas Jefferson [Letter to Benjamin Rush April 21, 1803]
Without proof that the bible is corrupted, Adams called himself a Christian and the same time Jesus a liar, go figure. Why claim to be Christians like Adams and Jefferson did if there is no difference in the Christian God and the pagan god of the Indians? Why call yourself a Christian if you just believe in the golden rule or morality in general? There are many people who claim to be moral, but say they don't need Christianity. Adams and Jefferson were obviously in error, Jesus Christ will not be accepted on some of His Word. Preservation of God's Word is by His will, not by the will of man. It's all His Word or none of it:
John 14:24 (King James Version)
"He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me."
Anyone denying the Words of Jesus Christ does not love Him.
Adams' hypocrisy is mindboggling:
On March 6, 1789, President Adams called for a national day of fasting and prayer for the country could "call to mind our numerous offenses against the most high God, confess them before Him with the sincerest penitence, implore his pardoning mercy, through the Great Mediator and Redeemer, for our past transgression, and that through the grace of His Holy Spirit, we may be disposed and enabled to yield a more suitable obedience. . ."
Who is the Holy Spirit to Adams? How does the Holy Spirit enable us to be more obedient? Is He a different God than The Father?The bible says The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Triune Nature of God, who is He to Adams? Is Adams affirming miraculous aid to man by the Holy Spirit? How does a person access this power to be more obedient? Doesn't Jesus claim The Holy Spirit is a person? Or did Adams, just change his views a few years later like James Madison. Whatever the case, Adams seems to have not been the most stable of our founders.
Rowe and other revisionists have to use the term "key founders" to promote their revisionist agenda, where only Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, and Washington were the only "key founders" as if they were the only ones who were key in the founding of our nation. Since Adams said Samuel Adams was the true author of the Declaration of Independence, as well as Thomas Jefferson had nothing to do with the framing of the Constitution, he should not be considered a key framer. Rowe's "key founders" agenda doesn't wash.
The real "key founders" were: Roger Sherman and Alexander Hamilton being the most important, Samuel Adams, James Madison, John Hancock-former President of the United States, John Marshall, minus Washington, and John Adams, were not unitarians. Rowes assessment of the trinity with hinduism is off base because Trinitarianism has nothing to do with syncretic universalism, but the trinity is compatible with mathematical principles. In mathematics the whole is equal to the sum of its parts, that infinite sets could demonstrate that parts could be just as large as the whole. The God of the bible is one God, existing in three distinct persons, something Adams, and Jefferson could not comprehend.