The Presidents Code – Thomas Jefferson

The Presidents Code – Thomas Jefferson

Name meanings in story form of the Thomas Jefferson Presidency:

The adversary broke into the Garden of Eden and deceived Adam and Eve by putting doubt upon the Word of God, stealing peace from the land. He came as an ‘angel of light’ but in reality brought a curse upon mankind. The gift that God had given Adam was infiltrated by serpent. Adam and Eve had been commanded by God to not partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They were to have dominion over the earth and dwell in God’s Paradise of liberty. However, when Adam and Eve were tested they failed to guard this land as commanded as lost their possession and their freedom. They assembled into the midst of the Garden to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and become cursed because of it. They hid from God when they heard His voice but were not able to escape His punishment. The serpent sneaked into the Garden of Eden and deceived Adam and Eve by adding to the Word of God and offering them a false freedom. Adam and Eve sinned and needed to cover their nakedness. They lost their dominion and their freedom, yet, God in His grace still covered their nakedness and gave them the promise of a Savior.

 

President Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican 3/4/1801-3/4/1809
President Thomas Jefferson
Democratic-Republican 3/4/1801-3/4/1809

The 1800 Election became known as the “Revolution of 1800” as Thomas Jefferson defeated incumbent John Adams to become President and saw the Democratic-Republican party take control of both Houses of Congress. After this election there would never again be a Federalist at the head of government. Chief Justice John Marshall was a Federalist but Justices are not considered to be a part of political parties. Democratic-Republicans were able to successfully portray themselves as the party of the common man and set up the Federalists as the party of the aristocracy. This tactic brought them control of government for the next 25 years until the end of James Monroe‘s Presidency and the rise of two new political factions which would form out of the Democratic-Republican party.

 

Jefferson was re-elected to President in 1804 in one of the biggest landslides in history over Charles Pinckney. His popularity and influence over the country led to the time period of Democratic-Republican control which was dubbed the era of Jeffersonian Democracy.

 

Thomas Jefferson’s presidency is a picture of the serpent who deceived Eve by bringing doubt to the Word of God (Genesis 3:1-5). Thomas comes from the Hebrew word תָּאוֹמָא ‘ta’oma’ which means a twin in Hebrew and is linked to doubt in Scripture (John 20:27). Doubt is the tool that the adversary used to deceived Eve, “hath God said?”

 

In his role as Vice President, it was seen that Jefferson’s name described the picture of Adam and Eve joining together in marriage but as President his name depicts the adversary and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This connection is seen in the relationship between Eve and the serpent who are inextricably linked in the Scriptures as it was Eve who was beguiled by the serpent leading to the fall of man (2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 2:14). 

It was through the serpents infiltration of the Garden the serpent would take dominion from man (Luke 4:6; John 12:31) just as the Revolution of 1800 led Democratic-Republicans to take “dominion” from Federalists.

 

Jefferson means son of Geoffrey.  Geoffrey is a Germanic word consisting of ‘gawia’ meaning territory, ‘walah’ meaning stranger, ‘gisil’ meaning hostage and ‘frid’ meaning peace.  Here in this name is a depiction of a stranger who enters a territory and takes peace hostage.  This is what the serpent did when he entered the Garden of Eden and led Adam and Eve to partake of the fruit which they were commanded not to eat (Matthew 13:25, 39). This sin took peace from mankind leading to continuous warfare and conflict throughout man’s history (James 4:1; 3:14-18; Genesis 3:15).

 

Thomas Jefferson’s character and the character of his presidency falls in line with his name meaning. Jefferson believed in the God of the Bible (James 2:19), but doubted the Word. So too with the serpent of old (Genesis 3:1; James 2:19). Jefferson was a Unitarian which is a belief system that proclaims belief in one God but denies the divinity of Jesus. Unitarians admit that Jesus was a great man and prophet of God and perhaps even a supernatural being but not one with God as Scripture proclaims (John 10:30).

Jesus proclaiming that He was the Son of God was a proclamation that He is one with God (John 19:7; 10:30-38; Luke 22:69-71; Proverbs 30:4). This denial by the Unitarian Jefferson puts Jesus on the same level as other men. This denial of the Word and lowering of Jesus Christ is in similar form to what the serpent deceived Adam and Eve with (2 Corinthians 11:3). The serpent corrupted God’s Word and lowered Him to something that man could attain unto (Genesis 3:5).

In summary, then, Jefferson was a deist because he believed in one God, in divine providence, in the divine moral law, and in rewards and punishments after death; but did not believe in supernatural revelation. He was a Christian deist because he saw Christianity as the highest expression of natural religion and Jesus as an incomparably great moral teacher. He was not an orthodox Christian because he rejected, among other things, the doctrines that Jesus was the promised Messiah and the incarnate Son of God. Jefferson’s religion is fairly typical of the American form of deism in his day.” {The Deist Minimum – Avery Dulles}

Although he denied the divinity of Jesus, Jefferson still believed himself to be a Christian.

To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others; ascribing to himself every human excellence; & believing he never claimed any other.” {Letter to Benjamin Rush 4/21/1803}

Scripture declares that even the devils believe in God, it is their lack of obedience to His Word which separates them from Him (James 2:19). Although Jefferson ‘believed’ in Christ, he did not believe in all the words of Jesus.

In a letter to his close friend William Short Jefferson clarified, “it is not to be understood that I am with him [Jesus] in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it. Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others, again, of so much ignorance, of so much absurdity, so much untruth and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.” {Letter to William Short 4/13/1820}

Jefferson believed that religious people had corrupted the “truth” of Jesus. This parallels the serpent as well who said ‘Yea, God hath said’…but then mixed in doubt that God was really holding back the whole truth to Eve (Genesis 3:1-5). Jefferson believed that much of what Jesus said was true but the whole truth of His life and teachings had been corrupted by religious people.

 

Merrill Peterson in his book, “Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation,” wrote that Jefferson “rejected revelation, the divinity of Christ, the miracles, the atonement, and so on, without which Christianity was nothing in the eyes of believers. He did not even accept Jesus on his own terms, for Jesus was a spiritualist by the grace of God and he a materialist by the grace of science.”

 

No one sees with greater pleasure than myself the progress of reason in its advances towards rational Christianity. When we shall have done away the incomprehensible jargon of the Trinitarian arithmetic, that three are one, and one is three; when we shall have knocked down the artificial scaffolding, reared to mask from view the simple structure of Jesus; when, in short, we shall have unlearned everything which has been taught since His day, and got back to the pure and simple doctrines He inculcated, we shall then be truly and worthily His disciples; and my opinion is that if nothing had ever been added to what flowed purely from His lips, the whole world would at this day have been Christian.

 

I know that the case you cite, of Dr. Drake, has been a common one. The religion-builders have so distorted and deformed the doctrines of Jesus, so muffled them in mysticisms, fancies and falsehoods, have caricatured them into forms so monstrous and inconceivable, as to shock reasonable thinkers, to revolt them against the whole, and drive them rashly to pronounce its Founder an impostor. Had there never been a commentator, there never would have been an infidel…. I have little doubt that the whole of our country will soon be rallied to the unity of the Creator, and, I hope, to the pure doctrines of Jesus also.” {Letter to Timothy Pickering 2/27/1821}

Happy in the prospect of a restoration of primitive Christianity, I must leave to younger athletes to encounter and lop off the false branches which have been engrafted into it by the mythologists of the middle and modern ages.” {The Writings of Thomas Jefferson Volume 7 pg 257}

 

Because of Jefferson’s distrust and abhorrence of certain aspects of religion he was a strong proponent of the freedom of religion. It is through Jefferson that we get the modern day concept of separation of church and state. This is used today to teach that religion and government should never be mixed but this is not the understanding of the Founders or Jefferson as religious services and preaching of the Gospel occurred in the halls of Congress and in Executive branch buildings throughout Jefferson’s tenure in office.

As President, Jefferson was elected as the first president of the Washington, D.C. public school board which used the Bible as a reading text in the classroom.  Jefferson is quoted as having said “I have always said, always will say, that the studious perusal of the sacred volume will make us better citizens.”

Jefferson spoke of a wall of separation between church and state as a means to prevent certain denominational doctrines of religion from being forced upon the American people. Nevertheless, this wall of separation does link to the Biblical narrative as a “wall” was placed between man and the Garden after he ate of the tree of knowledge to prevent him from eating of the tree of life and living forever in that sinful state (Genesis 3:22-24). Because all have inherited the sin of Adam (Romans 5:12; Psalm 51:5), all have corrupted understandings of God (1 Corinthians 13:13) and hence, a wall of separation between church and state is needed to prevent one group of people from forcing their fallible views of God upon another group of people.

 

“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State.” {Letter to the Danbury Baptist Association of Connecticut 1/1/1802}

Jefferson believed that the freedom of religion was the most important right of man. This is an important bedrock of American society and has been one of the greatest preventative measures against tyrannical government forming as most tyrannies form on the grounds of religious doctrine in one form or another. In the Presidents Code, this further connects to the narrative of Genesis 3 as freedom of religion corresponds with the knowledge of good and evil and man having the ability to choose what to believe or not to believe.

 

The need for freedom of religion in a free society is indicative of the sin of Adam in the Garden. Carnal man can only see spiritual truth through a “glass darkly” (1 Corinthians 13:12). It is not until the reformation of all things that the truth of God will be revealed openly to mankind (1 John 3:2; Philippians 3:21; 2 Peter 1:4). Until that time, man must walk in love towards his fellow man. Love does not persecute and force one’s beliefs upon another, love is patient and forbearing of others (1 Corinthians 13:4-13; 1 John 4:11-21; Colossians 3:13; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Ephesians 4:2). The freedom of religion is at the core of loving one’s neighbor. As a matter of fact, the Declaration of Independence and Constitution which protect this freedom are in reality founded upon the concept of loving one’s neighbor and respecting their rights. This is explained in more detail in the following articles.

Shadows of Messiah – The Declaration of Independence

Shadows of Messiah – The Constitution

“Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that… of liberty to worship our Creator in the way we think most agreeable to His will; a liberty deemed in other countries incompatible with good government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support.” {Letter to Captain John Thomas 11/18/1807}

 

“The constitutional freedom of religion [is] the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights.” {Thomas Jefferson – Virginia Board of Visitors 1819}

 

Jefferson expressed strong objections to core Christian doctrines such as the deity of Jesus, the miracles performed by His Hand and the virgin birth. In a letter to Adams on April 11th 1823, Jefferson wrote, “And the day will come, when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His Father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva, in the brain of Jupiter.”

jefferson bible

Due to Jefferson’s unbelief in the miracles spoken of in regards to Messiah, he decided to ‘make’ his own Bible which has become known as the ‘Jefferson Bible.’ The Jefferson Bible, or as it was originally known, ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth’ was constructed by Jefferson by cutting and pasting different parts of the text to fit Jefferson’s beliefs. The result was forty six pages of ‘pure and unsophisticated doctrines’ as Jefferson put it in a letter to John Adams dated October 13, 1813. It is interesting to note that the serpent spoke forty six words to Eve which brought doubt upon the Word of God.

 

“I, too, have made a wee-little book from the same materials, which I call the Philosophy of Jesus; it is a paradigma of his doctrines, made by cutting the texts out of the book, and arranging them on the pages of a blank book, in a certain order of time or subject. A more beautiful or precious morsel of ethics I have never seen; it is a document in proof that I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus, very different from the Platonists, who call me infidel and themselves Christians and preachers of the gospel, while they draw all their characteristic dogmas from what its author never said nor saw. They have compounded from the heathen mysteries a system beyond the comprehension of man, of which the great reformer of the vicious ethics and deism of the Jews, were he to return on earth, would not recognize one feature.” {Letter to Charles Thomson 1/9/1816}

jefferson bible razor

Jefferson used a razor to cut and paste his arrangement of forty six pages of text. There is an interesting connection to Jefferson and the razor seen in the Hebrew language. The Hebrew word מורה ‘morah’ is translated as razor. This word is speaking of an archer or one who throws an arrow, literally lightning. מורה ‘morah’ comes from the root word מרה ‘marah’ which means bitterness or rebellion. The Hebrew word ירה ‘yarah’ also displays this concept of the throwing of lightning. ירה ‘yarah’ is speaking of teaching, as in pointing the way one is to walk. ירה ‘yarah’ is the root of the word תורה ‘torah’ which is usually translated as ‘law’ but literally is speaking of the instruction or Word of God. Here we see a picture of the counterfeit word brought forth by the serpent in the Garden being displayed by Jefferson through his cutting out of verses in the Bible.

 

This razor connection to lightning also points to the adversary who is likened to lightning falling from heaven.

 

Luk 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Another Hebrew word for razor is צור ‘tsor’ which has the meaning of flint with a razor sharp edge. צור ‘tsor’ comes from the root word צר ‘tsar’ which means an enemy. Again a reference to the adversary.

Mat 13:25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

This parable in Matthew 13 of the wheat and the tares is perhaps the most important of all the parables that Christ taught. In Mark 4:13, it is declared by the Lord that without an understanding of this parable, all other parables will be without discernability to the hearer. It is in this parable that the message of Genesis 3 is seen. In the parable, an enemy plants his corrupt seed in the midst of the Garden that God planted. This theme runs throughout Scripture in relation to the battle between the Seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent (Genesis 3:15) and is at the foundation of all of human history. The importance of this battle will be seen throughout this ‘code,’ especially in the next few Presidents.

 

Yet another Hebrew word תער ‘ta’ar’ is translated as a razor. תער ‘ta’ar’ comes from the root wor ער ‘ar’ which means naked or smooth, bare skin as the razor is used to make one hairless. ער ‘ar’ is also the root word of ערום ‘arum’ which means subtil or deceptive in Hebrew. This word is used in reference to the serpent in Genesis 3, the subtle one or the‘smooth’ talker.

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil {ערום ‘arum’} than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Thomas Jefferson enlightenment

Jefferson was considered a leader in the ‘Enlightenment,’ a ‘polymath’ who spoke five languages and was deeply interested in science, religion and philosophy. Those of the Enlightenment sought to bring forth the “power of reason” to transform society and advance knowledge. Because of their belief in “reason” they stood against many Biblical doctrines. Here we see yet another connection to the serpent in the beginning as the word for serpent in Hebrew is נחש ‘nachash’ which literally means a shining one and is also translated as ‘divining’ or attaining secret knowledge (Genesis 44:5, 15).

Because of Jefferson’s connections to the “Enlightenment,” many feared that electing Thomas Jefferson to the Presidency would be a precursor to the end of Christianity in America. Federalists called Jefferson a “howling atheist” and an infidel and said that his attraction to the Enlightenment of the French Revolution disqualified him from public office.

During the 1800 presidential campaign, the New England Palladium wrote:

Should the infidel Jefferson be elected to the Presidency, the seal of death is that moment set on our holy religion, our churches will be prostrated, and some infamous ‘prostitute’, under the title of goddess of reason, will preside in the sanctuaries now devoted to the worship of the most High.”

This proclamation by the New England Palladium corresponds with death entering the world (1 Corinthians 15:22) and Adam being cast out of the Garden due to the deception of the serpent where he would no longer have access to his former home. It is because of man’s sin that he began to spread out to the rest of the world and so it is appropriate that Jefferson’s Presidency is best known for the purchase of the Louisiana Territory and the expeditions of Lewis and Clark which spread out the original 13 colonies to the West.

 

Jefferson wrote the doctrine of Unitarianism would become the predominant belief in America.

 

“I rejoice that in this blessed country of free inquiry and belief, which has surrendered its conscience to neither kings or priests, the genuine doctrine of only one God is reviving, and I trust that there is not a young man now living in the United States who will not die a Unitarian.” {6/26/1822 Letter to Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse}

 

Jefferson turned out to be incorrect in this belief as the Second Great Awakening in America began while he was President and led to a revival in the country and a desire to return to a purer form of Christianity. Those who led the movement also sought to transform the government and use it to purify the evil elements in society. This led to the beginning of the women’s rights movement and abolitionism. It is also believed that this movement actually led to the 2nd Party system in America.

Louisiana purchase

The purchase of the Louisiana Territory laid the groundwork for the doctrine of “manifest destiny” in which many Americans felt that they were destined to spread West to the Pacific Ocean, “redeeming” the Old World and bringing forth a type of new earth in preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus. This was based upon teachings which came forth from the 2nd Great Awakening.

Thomas Jefferson secretary of state

It is also interesting to note that Jefferson was the first Secretary of State in George Washington‘s cabinet but they had a fall out over fiscal policy. Jefferson opposed Alexander Hamilton’s policies which eventually led to Jefferson voluntarily leaving Washington’s cabinet. Hard feelings ensued between Jefferson and Washington and they never spoke again. This portrays an interesting connection to the separation of the adversary from the Holy Mountain of God (Ezekiel 28:12-19) as Washington‘s parable in the code points to God, the Father.

Amazingly, money which caused their separation, is strongly linked to the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This is an in depth subject so for brevity’s sake I will only give a few examples. First is seen in the symbol of the dollar ($) which traces back to the ancient imagery of a serpent in a tree. Scripture also declares that the love of money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10) also tracing back to the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

In his personal life, Jefferson had struggles in regards to money as well. Towards the end of his life, Jefferson sold his library of books to the Library of Congress in order to pay off his debts. It is interesting to note that there are multiple words in Hebrew which link debt to the serpent. The first is לוה ‘lavah’ which means to be ‘joined’ as the borrower is joined to the lender (Proverbs 22:7). לוה ‘lavah’ is also the root of the word ‘Leviathan’ or the dragon spoken of in Scripture (Isaiah 27:1; Revelation 20:2).

Another Hebrew word for debt is נשא ‘nasha’ which means both ‘debt’ and ‘deceive.’ The connection here to the serpent in Genesis 3 is clear. As a matter of fact, נשא ‘nasha’ is the Hebrew word translated as beguiled in Genesis 3:13.

Thomas Jefferson2

In the Presidents Code, Thomas Jefferson’s Presidency pictures the serpent infiltrating the Garden of Eden. This is not to say however that Thomas Jefferson was an infidel or the personification of evil. Jefferson, as mentioned before, considered himself a Christian and attended church regularly throughout his life, especially as President. He believed in God and that following morality was of utmost importance in a free society.

 

“The practice of morality being necessary for the well being of society, He [God] has taken care to impress its precepts so indelibly on our hearts that they shall not be effaced by the subtleties of our brain. We all agree in the obligation of the moral principles of Jesus and nowhere will they be found delivered in greater purity than in His discourses.” {Letter to James Fishback 9/27/1809}

 

As seen mentioned previously, as Vice President Jefferson pictured the marriage of Adam and Eve which Scripture declares as a good thing (Genesis 2:18; Proverbs 18:22). Aside from being President, Jefferson is best known for being the primary author of the Declaration of Independence which pictures the Word of God. This role would put him in the position of representing the Almighty as He is the Author of the Word (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 68:11; Hebrews 12:2).

 

This declaration that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness point to the creation of the universe by the Word of God. The United States was founded upon this document, just as all of creation was founded upon the Word of God (Psalm 33:6; 119:52, 89; 1 John 2:17; 2 John 1:5-6). Here then we see Jefferson in the role of God.

The name Thomas, as mentioned before means ‘twin.’ This points to God the Father and His Son who is in His Image (Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:3), from whom creation came forth (Colossians 1:16; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 3:9; Hebrews 1:2; Genesis 1:26; 3:22; Isaiah 6:8; John 3:11-12; 8:13-19 ). The last name Jefferson has controversial origins. Most believe it traces back to Geoffrey which was discussed earlier. Others trace the name back to ‘Godafrid’ which means God of Peace. This name would be referring to the Creator (Romans 15:33; 16:20; Philippians 4:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20).

 

Further displaying the connection between Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence and the Word of God are the writings of John Locke. In writing the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson borrowed heavily from John Locke’s Second Essay of Government.

 

John Locke wrote that all men are naturally in a ‘state of perfect freedom’ and ‘a State also of Equality.’ He defined this liberty by the ‘Golden Rule’ of ‘do unto others as ye would have them do unto you.’ Jesus declared that this ‘Golden Rule’ is the summation of the Word of God (Matthew 7:12).

 

And Reason, which is that Law, teaches all Mankind, who will be consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his Life, Health, Liberty, or Possessions. For Men being all the Workmanship of one Omnipotent, and infinitely wise Maker: All the Servants of one Sovereign Master, sent into the World by his Order, and about his Business, they are his Property, whose Workmanship they are, made to last during his, not one another’s Pleasure.” {John Locke – Second Treatise of Civil Government: Chapter 2}

 

Locke equated the Law of Nature with the Law of God written in the Holy Scriptures, specifically referring to verses such as Genesis 9:6, Exodus 21:23-25, Leviticus 24:19-20 and Deuteronomy 19:21. Locke spoke of the Natural Law, or the Law of Reason as the Law of God in which man was given from the beginning.

 

The Law, that was to govern Adam, was the same, that was to govern all his Posterity, the Law of Reason.”

“Adam was created a perfect Man, his Body and Mind in full possession of their Strength and Reason, and so was capable, from the first Instant of his Being to provide for his own Support and Preservation, and govern his Actions according to the Dictates of the Law of Reason which God had implanted in him.” {John Locke – Second Treatise of Civil Government: Chapter 6}

 

Yet another connection between the Natural Law of which the Declaration of Independence is based upon and the Word of God is John Locke’s definition of the Natural Law as the Will of God. The Holy Scriptures define the will of God as His Word (Psalm 40:8; Matthew 12:50; Luke 8:21).

 

Thus the Law of Nature stands as and Eternal Rule to all Men, Legislators as well as others. The rules that they make for other Men’s Actions, must, as well as their own, and other Men’s Actions, be conformable to the Law of Nature, i.e. to the Will of God, of which that is a Declaration, and the fundamental Law of Nature being the preservation of Mankind, no Human Sanction can be good, or valid against it.” {John Locke – Second Treatise of Civil Government: Chapter 17}

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams, who was called the ‘Father of the American Revolution,’ further elaborated on John Locke’s writings.

 

“…The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty…’The Rights of the Colonists as Christians’…may be best understood by reading and carefully studying the institutes of the great Law Giver and Head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament.” {Samuel Adams – Rights of the Colonists}

 

Thomas Jefferson credited Samuel Adams with ‘steering’ America towards Independence.

 

“If there was any Palinurus to the Revolution, Samuel Adams was the man.” Palinurus was the helmsman of Aeneas’s ship in Virgil’s ‘Aeneid.’” {The Life of Thomas Jefferson – Henry Stephens Randall pg 182}

 

Jefferson also declared Samuel Adams as “truly the Man of the Revolution.” {Old Revolutionaries – Maier Pauline pg 5}

 

Here we see Jefferson being greatly influenced by John Locke and Samuel Adams who declared that the unalienable rights of the Creator are the essence of the ‘Natural Law’ which is in reality, the Law of God. The connections between the Declaration of Independence and the Word of God are discussed in more detail in the article:

Shadows of Messiah – The Declaration of Independence

 

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