> JimLewandowski wrote:
> > Jefferson accepts the DOCTRINES of Jesus (sermon on the
> > but NOT his divinity. HUGE difference between your and my
> > definition of Christian.
> Jefferson never stated that Jesus was not Divine. I challenge
> you to find these words in anything he wrote. I've gone over
> everything I can find on Jefferson. I don't see it anywhere.
Precisely. But he took a copy of the bible, and with scissors, excised anything related to "deity" or "divinity". Speaks pretty loudly to me.
> You have to understand me. I thought he was a "deist" as well
> until I did some investigation. I'm only interested in the
> you stated:
> > Jefferson also had slaves (i.e. not Christian in his
> Perfection is not a prerequisite of being a Christian, only to
> believe and follow as best you can.
OK, Jefferson was following OT law (LOL!).
I do not promote that
> Jefferson was a perfect man. Only the truth about him. To say
> that he wasn't a good man is to say that King Solomon or King
> David weren't good either because they had many wives and
> children. Or because David sent Bathsheba's husband off to be
> killed in war. Yet God still loved and blessed them. Jefferson
> was a "sinner" just like the rest of us. The Bible preaches
> that "all men fall short of the glory of God". It makes no
> pretense otherwise.
> PBS presented a show about 6 months ago on Thomas Jefferson. It
> seems that his slaves were treated as paid servents. The
> archaeological dig revealed that the slaves/servants owned
> valuable personal property. Valuables such as gold coins,
> porcelainware, clothing, etc. The investigation showed that
> they all ate very well, also. He did need them to tend his
> large self-supportive farm and they were well taken care of.
> Jefferson loved and fathered children with one of his slaves
> Sally Hemings after his wife's death. He was a lonely man. But
> the fact that her children also inherited his personal property
> is proof that he was good man and he considered her of high
> esteem. And his slaves were set free upon his death. But most
> stayed on as hired servants because they loved Monticello.
And the Constitution still lacks the word or concept of "god".
> kind regards,