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July 4, 2012, 11:45 AM

Jedidiah Morse Sending The U.S.A. a Message from the Past



As I was reading through my American Patriot's Bible this week, I came across an article on Jedidiah Morse.  Discovering that He and his son Samuel Morse together fathered insight on the American Telegraph.

I continued to read how passionate He was to warn the Christians of his day that if the pillars of Christianity crumbled so would the republic.  I echo his concern today!

Psa 11:3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

We the people have a voice, let's let it be know November 2012 ... individual liberty, freedom of religion, fiscal responsibility, One Nation Under God and,  we will have no King but King Jesus!

Jedidiah's Famous Quote: 

"To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys.... Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which flow from them, must fall with them." Jedediah Morse

 

 - Pastor Henry Shaffer

 

 

Some Facts about Jedidiah Morse

Jedidiah Morse (August 23, 1761 – June 9, 1826) was a notable geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel F. B. Morse, and his textbooks earned him the sobriquet of "father of American geography."

 

Born to a New England family in Woodstock, Connecticut, Morse did his undergraduate work and earned a divinity degree at Yale University (M.A. 1786). While pursuing his theological studies studies under Jonathan Edwards and Samuel Watts, in 1783 he established a school for young women in New Haven.[1]

 

Career

In the summer of 1785 he was licensed to preach, but continued to occupy himself with teaching. He became a tutor at Yale in June 1786, but, resigning this office, was ordained on 9 November 1786, and settled in Medway, Georgia, where he remained until August of the following year. He spent the winter of 1787/8 in New Haven in geographical work, preaching on Sundays to vacant parishes in the vicinity.[1]

Religious activities

He became a pastor in Charlestown, Massachusetts (across Boston harbor) on 30 April 1789, where he served until 1820.[1] Among his friends and numerous correspondents were Noah Webster, Benjamin Silliman and Jeremy Belknap. In 1795 he received the degree of D.D. from the University of Edinburgh.[1]

Throughout his life he was much occupied with religious controversy, and in upholding the faith of the New England church against the assaults of Unitarianism. Ultimately his persevering opposition to liberal views of religion brought on him a persecution that affected deeply his naturally delicate health.

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