John Adams on the Unfashionable Faith

Even in 1776, at the start of the American Revolution, real, biblical Christianity was not necessarliy considered fashionable. How much less so would it be today? John Adams was very aware of his forefathers Puritan and thus biblical roots as he wrote to his wife Abigail concerning the coming revolution. David McCullough in his biography, John Adams, tells of a letter that Adams wrote;

“That the hand of God was involved in the birth of the new nation he had no doubt. ‘ It is the will of heaven that the two countries should be sundered forever’…Thus high risks were involved and he would submit all his hopes and fears to an overruling providence, ‘in which, unfashionable as the faith may be, I firmly believe.’ “

McCullough, David, John Adams, p. 130


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