posted by Writer on Oct 14

adams“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

George III despised Samuel Adams, given the chance he would have killed him. His hatred ran so deep his majesty called the Revolution, “Mr. Adams War.”

Sam Adams was a great patriot. A terrible businessman, but a fiery statesman who told us our rights are articulated in Scripture.

Let’s allow Scripture to speak and show how Paul demanded his rights as a Roman citizen.

But when they had stretched him out for the whips, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it lawful for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen and uncondemned?” When the centurion heard this, he went to the tribune and said to him, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman citizen.” So the tribune came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?” And he said, “Yes.” The tribune answered, “I bought this citizenship for a large sum.” Paul said, “But I am a citizen by birth.” So those who were about to examine him withdrew from him immediately, and the tribune also was afraid,  for he realized that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had bound him.” Acts 22:25-29

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Paul stood up to the rulers in Acts 16 after they had beaten him and Silas and tossed them in the hoosegow. However, the next morning the “powers that be” gave orders to “cut them loose.”

Paul says, Not so fast. If they want to free us, let them do it themselves.

“But when it was day, the magistrates sent the police, saying, “Let those men go.” And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Therefore come out now and go in peace.” But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now throw us out secretly? No! Let them come themselves and take us out.” The police reported these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Roman citizens. So they came and apologized to them. And they took them out and asked them to leave the city. So they went out of the prison and visited Lydia. And when they had seen the brothers, they encouraged them and departed.Acts 16:35-40

Due process, folks.

 

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