By Dr. John Cooper
Dear Pastor and Church;
Brigadier General Peter Muhlenberg was an officer under George Washington whose statue is in the White House today. In 1775, he was authorized by George Washington to raise an army and command what we know today as the 8th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army. On Jan 21, 1776, in the Anglican Church of Woodstock, Virginia, the Reverend Peter Muhlenberg took his sermon text from Ecclesiastes 3 which starts “To everything there is a season…” and the 8th verse …”a time of war and a time of peace”. Then he declared “and this is the time of war,” as he removed his robe to reveal his Colonel’s Uniform. He led 300 volunteers to join Washington and later rose to the rank of Brigadier General.
As a Minister myself, I find it very interesting that his brother Frederick, also a Minister of the Gospel and later, the First Speaker of the U S House of Representatives–did not approve of his brother Peter going into the army. Many Ministers today today feel the same way. Frederick didn’t think that it was right for a Minister to be involved Politics and Warfare… that is, until he watched the British burn down his church. Frederick then changed his mind and immediately joined in the fight.
I share that story with you and everyone who reads this letter to ask the question, “are you the Pastor and we the people going to wait until the anti-God, Socialistic Liberals take away all our rights and privileges that the Constitution and Bill of Right guarantee us? Are we going to stand and watch them burn our churches before we declare that it is time to fight? Isn’t it time that our Ministers of God take a stand, TODAY, and lead their congregations to defeat the attack of the enemy on our First Amendment religious freedom rights? Remember that it was only last year that the Government passed the Hate Crime Bill that restricts what the Pastors can say about Homosexuals etc. It was several years ago that we let those same people take prayer and Bibles out of school.
I ask you to exercise your right BY LAW to endorse Christian Conservative Candidates like ERWIN CAIN for Texas House of Representatives and RALPH HALL for the United States House of Representatives.
One more favor, could I have 5 to 10 minutes at some church service to distribute Godly Election literature to inform the people what the Churches can and can’t do legally, and then be available to answer questions afterwards?
Peter Muhlenberg said, “If you do not choose to be involved, if you do not fight to protect your liberties, there will soon be no liberties to protect!”
Yours in Christ
Dr. John Cooper
For United States House of Representatives, 4th District of Texas
Author: John Cooper
Dr. John Cooper is a professional land surveyor at Cooper Land Surveying, Inc., business owner and sales consultant, he prepares every survey according to the Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying standards. He graduated from Luther Rice Seminary with a Doctorate of Ministry Degree preparing him for a long tenure in working with people.