Wednesday Dec 28, 2022

Voices of Liberty: ”The Constituents of a Good Soldier” Sermon by Samuel Davies

"The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people, a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations” - John Adams to Hezekiah Niles, 1818


Have you ever wondered what was being preached in the American colonies before the revolution? Given the outstanding role that "religious sentiments" played in the pre-war psyche, we certainly should be curious what the preaching was like. Today I read though a sermon preached by Rev. Samuel Davies, way back in 1755. This sermon was given to admonish a group of volunteer militia going to defend the western territories during the French and Indian War. Listen in and hear what he had to say! There are many points to consider that are fully as applicable today as in 1755. 


The Constituents of A Good Soldier, full text -;view=fulltext


John Adams’ Letter to Hezekiah Niles -


Adams’ Letter Full Text, beta transcript -


Book where I found this sermon. -

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