Excerpt from Man Unfit to Govern Man: An Address to All Who Profess to Be Guided by the Religion of Jesus, Shewing That His Religion Sanctions No Political Interference With the Kingdoms of This World
I have used the term Christian in many parts of this Address to avoid the too frequent repetition of the phrases Disciple of Jesus, ' and Member of the Church of God but in every instance where the term occurs, those are the ideas I wish attached to it, for I by no means refer to the multitude of professors, good and bad, who pass under the name of Christian. It will be well when the real disciple of Jesus, the anointed, can (without having. His object misunderstood) drop a name which was at first given by the enemies of Christ, and has since been held by individuals and nations in successive ages, connected with errors, abominations, and iniquities, which ought never to attach to the member of the church of God.
I found it almost necessary, before stating my Opinions on Political interference, to take a view of the nature and object of Divine Revelation but I call upon the reader not to throw down the Address at the onset, if we, per chance, differ on this part of our subject, because, though we may not agree in our premises, it is possible we may in our conclusions.
In sending forth this Address, I cannot but express a h0pe that my feelings and sentiments towards the present Government of our country may not be misunderstood. There are men in the present administration whose names cannot be mentioned without admiration and gratitude; men who, any men were are eminently qualified for human governments; men of whose good intentions I am so well satisfied, that to whom (did not my princiiv preface.
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