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NO KING BUT JESUS


Did you know that the colonialists wanted to make George Washington a king? But he refused. Because George and many of the colonists believed that there was only one king, and it was not King George III.


On April 22, 1774, before the Revolutionary War, a report was sent to King George III of England, and in it the governor of Boston exclaimed, "If you ask an American who is his master, he will tell you, he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ."


In April 1775, when a British major called the colonialists, villains and told them "lay down your arms, in the name of George, the sovereign king of England," the immediate response was "We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus."


This became the battle cry and motto of the revolutionary war. No king but king Jesus.


(From a sermon by Michael Deutsch, The Beginning of the End, 8/29/2011)

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