This is what you get when liars at the pulpit give stupid people a divine power they don’t own, and can never own! These devil ministers USE OUR DEMOCRACY as a holy dart board, allow their ignorant flock to take target practice in the name of Jesus so their faith will be that much stronger! LOSERS!
This is why I studied the Bible and real history for the last twenty four years so I can oppose these Liar For Jesus who have some Biblical knowledge, but have missed the mark!
Dottie Witherspoon was very bright, a straight A student who knew her family history, knew how important her genetics were. She went to Boston looking for something new. She wanted to see if these hippies that looked like Jesus had the right stuff. Dottie had guts! Santorum, Romney, and Gingrich do not! Every stupid evangelical knows this. This is what they deserve because they all left Jesus and the church to play a game of politics and tax returns. They gamble for Jesus’s scarlet robe – and lost! They are going to lose again!
The Rev. John Breckinridge, D.D.
(July 4, 1797 – August 4, 1841)
The Rev. Dr. John Breckinridge was the second of four remarkable sons of the Hon. John Breckinridge. His mother was Mary H. (Cabell) Breckinridge. He was born at the family home, Cabell’s Dale, near Lexington, K., on July 4, 1797. He was graduated at the College of New Jersey (later Princeton) in 1818 and at the Theological Seminary at Princeton in 1822 and during part of his seminary course was Tutor in the college. He was licensed to preach the gospel in 1822 by the Presbytery of New Brunswick. He was elected and served a short time as Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives but resigned this office to accept a call to the McChord Presbyterian Church at Lexington, Ky., of which he was pastor for somewhat less than three years. In the year 1826 he became collegiate pastor with the Rev. Dr. Glendy of the Second Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, where he remained about five years. In 1831 he was elected Secretary and General Agent of the Board of Publication of the Presbyterian Church and moved to Philadelphia. In May 1835 he was chosen, by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Missionary Instruction in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N. J. In 1838 he resigned the professorship to become the General Agent of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. While in the discharge of the duties of his agency, he was called to become pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans and though he declined the call, he ministered to that congregation for the greater part of two years. During his stay in New Orleans he was elected President of Oglethorpe University, in Georgia, and if his life had been spared, would probably have accepted that position. But he died, August 4, 1841.
During his first pastorate, in Lexington, Ky., he was Editor of the Western Luminary, a religious periodical. He published a number of occasional sermons and contributed at times to various religious publications. While Secretary of the Board of Education he published an Annual, devoted to the interests of that Board. These, with his debates in the Catholic controversy, comprise all of his published writings now recalled.
The Rev. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, D.D., LL.D.
(March 8, 1800 – December 27, 1871)
The Rev. Dr. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge was the third son of the Hon. John and Mary Hopkins (nee Cabell) Breckinridge. He was born at Cabell’s Dale, Ky., March 8, 1800. He was graduated at Union College, N. Y., in 1819 and entered the Bar at Lexington, Ky., in 1824. In 1825 he was elected to the Lower House of the Kentucky Legislature. During the winter of 1828-29, God converted his soul, at Frankfort, and he immediately determined to quit the practice of the law and also to take final leave of public life. He made public profession of faith in the spring of 1829, connecting himself with the McChord Presbyterian Church at Lexington, Ky., but soon afterwards removed his membership to the Mt. Horeb Church, Fayette County, where he was elected ruling elder, to appear once more before the people of his native country, to commend the Laws of God in the matters of abolition of negro slavery and the transformation of the mails on the Sabbath day. When these causes were defeated, he retired once more from public life. He did not, as yet, however, feel called to preach the gospel, until a great woods meeting, held on his own farm, in the autumn of 1831. He had been urged to take the step by his friends; but it was not “until the woods meeting that I fully determined to preach the Word.” He immediately put himself under the care of the Presbytery of West Lexington and six months later, April 5, 1832, was licensed to preach the gospel by that body, at its meeting at Walnut Hill. After the meeting of the Assembly of 1832, in which he sat as Ruling Elder, he went to Princeton to complete his preparation for preaching but had been there only some five months when he received and accepted a call to the Second Church of Baltimore, November 22, 1832. He was ordained and installed, November 26, 1832, and after a pastorate of over twelve years, was dismissed, April 17, 1845, to the Presbytery of Ohio, in order to become President of Jefferson College, Pa. On September 16, 1847, he accepted the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Ky., which he retained until September 7, 1853, during which period he also discharged the duties of Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Kentucky. He was elected Professor of Exegetic, Didactic and Polemic Theology in the new seminary at Danville and began his duties there at its opening, in September 1853. His formal inauguration took place on October 15, 1853. His resignation of this position was offered on September 17, 1869, to take effect the following December and he died after a long illness on December 27, 1871.
He was practically the leader of the Old School party through all the troubles which accompanied and followed the division, in 1837. He was the author of the “Act and Testimony,” and of its defense as put forth by the Philadelphia Convention of 1837. He participated in all the great discussions which agitated the Church for forty years, from 1831. He first appeared in the Assembly, as an Elder, in 1831, but after that was a very frequent member, and was made Moderator in 1841. The exigencies of his position at Baltimore, where he was publicly assaulted by Romanist controversialists, and denied the columns of the public press for reply, forced the establishment in January, 1835, of “The Baltimore Literary and Religious Magazine,” under the care of Mr. Cross and himself and subsequently under the name of “The Spirit of the XIX Century,” until 1842. His share was also very large in the management of “The Danville Quarterly Review” (1861-65).
Prominent among Dr. Breckinridge’s publications were “Papism in the XIX Century,” “Memoranda of Foreign Travels,” “The Knowledge of God, Objectively Considered” (first part of his System of Theology), “The Knowledge of God, Subjectively Considered” (second part of his System of Theology). Besides these were numerous pamphlets on ecclesiological subjects, numerous printed sermons, a lecture on “The Internal Evidences of Christianity,” delivered at the University of Virginia, a series of Kentucky School Reports, from 1848-53, and political articles and addresses, mostly printed in the Danville Review.
The Rev. William Lewis Breckinridge, D.D., LL.D.
(July 22, 1803 – December 26, 1876)
The Rev. Dr. William Lewis Breckinridge was the eighth child and fourth son of Hon. John and Mary Hopkins (nee Cabell) Breckinridge, and was born at Cabell’s Dale, near Lexington, Ky., July 22, 1803. He became a follower of Christ at about the age of fifteen and entered the ministry about 1831. His first pastorate was at Maysville, Ky. When his brother John was made Secretary of the Board of Education, he was sought for to succeed him in the pastorate of the Second Presbyterian Church of Baltimore, but he preferred a Professorship of Languages in Centre College, Ky. From there he was called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian Church of Louisville, Ky., where he began his work on the first Sabbath of January 1836 and preached for a period of 23 years. Subsequently he was President of two colleges: first, of Oakland College, Mississippi, and then of Centre College, Kentucky. At the time of his death he was residing on his farm in Cass County, Mo., and laboring in the surrounding country as minister-at-large. He died on December 26, 1876.