December 25, 2015 AD
Benjamin Rush (1746-1813): The Founding Father You Don’t Know
What was his significance? You don’t know Dr. Rush was known as “The Father of Public Schools Under the Constitution” and “The Father of American Medicine”? No, to teach about this Founding Father would go against modern academia which revises our history. When someone can change your history, they can control your destiny.
Throughout recorded history, we find politics and partisanship ingrained in our human nature. This was so 2,000 years ago, as recorded in the Bible.
Benjamin Rush was born on Christmas eve, 1745 near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By age six his father was dead, leaving his mother to raise him and guide him. Learn more about this remarkable man by reading his biography via this link.
I have alternately been called an Aristocrat and a Democrat. I am neither. I am a Christocrat. – Dr. Benjamin Rush, physician, theologian, teacher, writer, chemistry professor, delegate to the Continental Congress, Surgeon-General to the Continental Army, Treasurer of the U.S. Mint
Christocrat? What party affiliation can this be? None whatsoever.
Dr. Rush was a disciple of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha’Mashiach who will one day rule the entire earth from New Jerusalem. Dr. Rush was a monarchist, not a partisan. His entire adult life was devoted to ushering in the Kingdom of God. In a monarchy there are no political parties.
While attending the annual Texas Home School Coalition dinner in Austin, an attorney friend and I debated briefly our true form of government. The discussion started when he stated “we are not a monarchy”. I disagreed.
God’s divine “fingerprints” are all over the founding of this nation. The outcome of our American Revolution can be explained only as miraculous. Devout leaders like Bejamin Rush and George Washington consulted the Holy Spirit on strategy and leadership.
Throughout the revolutionary war with Great Britain, representatives of the colonies met daily in Constitution Hall to seek divine guidance and wisdom to lead the people. As is human nature, as soon as the war was over, so were the prayers, as evidenced by the Constitutional Convention of 1788. Delegates of the confederation gathered to fix, to improve the confederate constitution in place at that time. After weeks of secret meetings there was no progress. It was the “least religious” founding father that God used to change the course of history. Read Franklin’s address to his fellow delegates:
The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other,”our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes and ays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom, some we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of Government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.
In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. ”Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments be Human Wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move, that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of the City be requested to officiate in that service. – Benjamin Franklin, Constitutional Convention of 1787
Franklin’s appeal motivated delegates to return to prayer. So they did and instead of fixing the confederate constitution, the constitution of these United States came forth. 227 years later, it’s still in force, but in serious peril due to activist judges, lawmakers and presidents who don’t follow its tenets.
Jesus Christ gave us a model for prayer, as recorded in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. The first order of prayer is to acknowledge our Creator, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Second was to call for the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth. Kingdom = monarchy.
The natural government of the people, by the people and for the people is a monarchy whose King is Jesus Christ. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, ordained to rule the earth from the beginning of time, born of a virgin 2,000 years ago, according to scripture, nailed to a Roman cross, buried in a borrowed tomb, resurrected to prove he has power over death and human government.
Yes, I labor within our Rockwall County Republican Party, because it’s the closest thing to the Kingdom of God anywhere around here. But, I, like Benjamin Rush, want the Kingdom of God to rule our nation. I am neither a Democrat or Republican. I am a Christocrat, a monarchist who knows “God governs in the affairs of men“.
The majority of our founding fathers believed, they knew, God had a divine hand on the success of our revolution and our form of government. Historical revisionism conceals this truth from students today.
The invitation for you to change your ‘political affiliation’ to the Kingdom of God is now open and expires soon.