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“The laws of the Christian system, as embraced by the Bible, must be respected as of high authority in all our courts and it cannot be thought improper for the officers of such government to acknowledge their obligation to govern by its rule….” – Nathaniel Freeman
 
(name withheld)

Response from MRFF Supporter, Mike Challman

 

Here are a few more fun facts for you to ignore. (This little discourse is my own words, but I’ll include a link to an abstract that provides similar perspective).

 

 

Nathaniel Freeman was a judge in the Massachusetts state courts, he did not have a role in our fledgling federal government. This statement was very specific to the MA court system as it operated under the laws of MA in 1802.

 

The quote you provided was part of a charge to MA grand juries, and was consistent with the MA state constitution as it existed at that time, which included a specific and heavy emphasis on the Puritanical interpretation of Christianity. However, within a generation even that bastion of Christian Dominionism had corrected its error and embraced true religious freedom.

 

You can read a bit more on the same topic here —

 

https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3331

 

Peace, MC


Mike,

 

Maybe you missed this phrase – in all our courts.

(name withheld)


Response from MRFF Supporter, Mike Challman

 

Nope, didn’t miss it. The courts to which he referred were the state courts of MA. Apparently, you missed the context whereby he was speaking directly to state grand jurors who were being empaneled within the state court system. 

I hope you don’t interpret the words of Scripture the same way you interpret the words of Nathaniel Freeman.

Peace,MC


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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