Samuel Adams was a Founding Father of the country and was very active in its independence movement. He was known as the “Fireband of the Revolution,” and Thomas Jefferson called him “The man of the American Revolution.”
Adams helped guide Congress in issuing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and helped draft the Articles of Confederation and the Massachusetts Constitution. Later, he served in the state senate and was eventually elected governor.
He was very concerned about the individual rights of the new Americans, and this great leader found that the Bible held the foundational truths for the idea of freedom for every citizen. He said:
“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… in the New Testament.”
We enjoy great freedoms due in part to Sam Adams. Let’s also strive to understand what he understood by reading the Bible.
Scott Sanford, Executive Pastor Cottonwood Creek