Before any of us were born, steps were in motion for our freedom. We wouldn’t know about it until many years later.
John Adams was a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 while thirteen colonies were at war with Great Britain to gain their freedom as an independent state. Which we all know came to fruition because today we are celebrating Independence Day.
Mr. Adams later became the second president of the newly formed United States of America. However, someone was behind the scenes showing her support. Abigail Adams was the second First Lady. She was the first president’s wife to live in the White House.
I discovered recently that Abigail was known for the letters she wrote to her husband. While he was in Pennsylvania during sessions of Congress, John often asked Abigail for her thoughts and advice. According to history, Abigail was a better writer and more resilient and emotionally balanced than her husband. It was probably a good thing he sought her advice.
I was curious about Mrs. Adams’ religious beliefs so I read what was written on Wikipedia: I acknowledge myself a Unitarian – Believing that the Father alone, is the supreme God, and that Jesus Christ derived his Being, and all his powers and honors from the Father … There is not any reasoning which can convince me, contrary to my senses, that three is one, and one three.
She also asked her daughter-in-law, Louisa Adams, “When will Mankind be convinced that true Religion is from the Heart, between Man and his creator, and not the imposition of Man or creeds and tests?” This came from a letter dated January 3, 1818, according to Wikipedia.
The letters of Abigail Adams were found in 1200. We can also read that she was self taught and an advocate for women’s education. She wrote that women should educate themselves so they could influence and guide the lives of their children and husbands.
Does this woman remind you of anyone? Perhaps the Proverbs 31 wife? Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She will not hinder him but help him all her life. Proverbs 31:11-12.
John’s religious beliefs were thought to be disputing concepts, but by the end of his life this is what was thought to be true: Adams, beginning as a Congregationalist, ended his days as a Christian Unitarian, accepting central tenets of the Unitarian creed, but also accepting Jesus as the redeemer of humanity and the biblical account of his miracles as true.
The second term of the presidency was comprised of a man who developed his belief in Jesus as THE only Redeemer of all humans and he was supported by a woman who showed characteristics of the Proverbs 31 wife.
I believe if America came back to its beginning, God would be involved in the White House once more. The beginning of America was based on beliefs in God and a relationship with Jesus.
What will be written in Wikipedia about the President of the Untied States of American in 2017?