Thursday, July 29, 2010

Presidential Prayer Team Update

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July 29, 2010

Dear Prayer Member,
Coming Soon ... A great new exciting prayer tool!

Imagine a great number of Christians -- like yourself -- being able to receive daily news and informational briefings as they occur within our nation. Now imagine that same group bringing those concerns before the Throne of Heaven!

Introducing ... PRAYER BRIEFINGS ... "Prayer resources at the speed of a click" 

Since our inception in 2001, PPT has led the nation in utilizing email to mobilize Christians to pray. Now, and in response to suggestions from some of our Prayer Team members, we are embarking on a 24/7 news watch with reporting directly to you.

News sources will include our own Prayer Team's connections with more than 40 national and worldwide news services, and a direct feed from The White House and other Washington D.C. newsmakers.
James 5:16b reminds us, "The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." And we know that change happens when people pray!

Our anticipated start is mid-August. The PRAYER BRIEFINGS will be added to our popular Vantage Point daily devotional and automatically delivered early each morning. So, if you not already a Vantage Point subscriber and you'd like the PRAYER BRIEFINGS - sign up today - It's FREE.


Please tell your friends, prayer circles and church leadership that 24/7 PRAYER BRIEFINGS is coming soon!

America stands tallest -- when it is on its knees!
The Presidential Prayer Team 


Failure of the Will

Family With Flag
Low evangelical voter turnout helps to undermine traditional values

by Jim Ray

Americans have never voted in favor of gay marriage. Whenever the issue has been placed in the hands of voters -- as it has in no less than 30 different states -- it has been rejected by the American people.

How is it, then, that gay marriage is legal in five states and now also in the District of Columbia? The answer is a study in chicanery, political manipulation and, most significantly, a failure of the will of evangelical Christians who subscribe to the biblical model of marriage consisting of one man and one woman.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have long recognized there is more than one way to effect change. Take the recent health care overhaul ... Opinion

Armed Forces Prayer Focus

Conrad Whyne
Thomas A. Ferguson, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Ferguson is responsible for exercise planning policy and strategic oversight over the Department of Defense intelligence and counterintelligence and security policyExecutive Branch.

Executive Prayer Focus

Mary L. Schapiro
Mary L. Schapiro, Chairperson of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Schapiro has instituted rulemakings aimed at reforming the structure of the markets for securities trading.Executive Branch

Legislative Prayer Focus

John Barrasso
Zoe Lofgren, U. S. House of Representatives, California

Rep. Lofgren is currently the chair of her party's Congressional Delegation. She serves on the Judiciary Committee, and is the chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law.Legislative Branch

Judicial Prayer Focus

Judge John M. Roll
Judge John G. Heyburn, II, Chairman, U.S. Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation
A panel of seven federal judges, chaired by Judge John Heyburn II, will decide who will oversee lawsuits against BP, Transocean and others, related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico . 
Judicial Branch 


Public Notice?

Exploring the question of public vs. private prayer

by Travis Koop

A group of Arizona high school students from Wickenberg Christian Academy were touring the nation's capital in May when they stopped to pray on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building.

It was there that they, along with their teacher, were confronted by a Court police officer who told them to move off of the steps to continue their prayers. He cited statute 40 U.S.C. §6135 which reads: It is unlawful to parade, stand, or move in processions or assemblages in the Supreme Court Building or grounds, or to display in the Building and grounds a flag, banner, or device designed or adapted to bring into public notice a party, organization, or movement. The group then moved to the sidewalk to continue their intercessions.
Judicial Branch 

Our Godly Heritage

“ ... By Means of the Bible”
What you don't know about Dr. Benjamin Rush

The Bible
by Adam Colwell

When he died at his home in Philadelphia at the age of 68, Dr. Benjamin Rush was the most celebrated physician in America. He was also remembered as a social activist, a champion of public medical clinics to treat the poor, and a fierce advocate for the abolition of slavery.

Yet what you perhaps don't know about Dr. Benjamin Rush is that he was not only one of the nation's greatest patriots ... but a Christian who was bold about expressing his faith in God -- and his belief about the Bible's needed place in America.  

Pray for President Obama and Administration

President Obama acknowledged that he is concerned about the "substantial" leak of more than 91,000 sensitive documents, and gave reassurance that "the information doesn't reveal any issues" that aren't already available.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that eighteen states and the District of Columbia are in the second round of the "Race to the Top" competition for federal stimulus funds to help schools overhaul their systems.
Pray for President Obama and Secretary Duncan this week

Pray for Congressional Leaders

Rep. Linda Sanchez (California) has introduced legislation to expand the wage protections of home care workers, previously exempted from the minimum wage and overtime protections granted to the rest of the nation's work force.

Both Congressional bodies have passed the nearly $59 billion emergency war funding bill, the bulk of which will go toward the U.S. troop buildup in Afghanistan.

Pray as our Representatives and Senators draft, discuss and deliberate over legislation.

Pray for Judicial Needs

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton (Arizona) granted an injunction preventing Arizona from enforcing key provisions of a controversial immigration law, stating "the law should be put on hold until the courts study and rule on the law."

A federal judge has ruled that Augusta State University, Georgia, may remove a Christian student from its graduate counseling program for her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong.
Pray for our judges across this nation to seek wisdom from the Lord.

Pray for Current Events

Following the leak of the thousands of documents on the Afghan war, analysts in the region are debating whether the U.S.-Pakistani relationship will suffer a setback, particularly with the Pakistani's spy services.
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, met in Baghdad with Iraq's leaders to press for a resolution to their political impasse; the Iraqi Parliament having already postponed or cancelled sessions.

Pray about the war and peace efforts in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Sen. Robert Menendez (New Jersey) has postponed a hearing on the release of the Lockerbie bomber because of what he described as stonewalling by the British and Scottish governments.

A blue-ribbon coalition of European Union lawyers and human rights activists have demanded that Iranian leaders be brought before the International Court of Justice for incitement to genocide and brutal repression of its own citizens.

Pray against the evil source of terrorism in all its forms and wherever it exists.

The outlook for the U.S. economy remains mixed, according to the Federal Reserve's most recent survey. Overall U.S. economic activity is increasing but not robustly and in a few districts has lost steam over the past several weeks.

American's confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the economy not improving during the back-to-school season.

Pray about the state of the national economy and all who are suffering under the prolonged recession.

A top security official in Gaza is considering setting up a bigger military force, first with volunteers and eventually with a mandatory draft, aimed at further tightening Hamas' control of Gaza.

Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Jordan's King Abdullah to try to encourage his efforts to persuade the Palestinians to resume direct peace talks, although the Palestine's chief negotiator and U.S. envoy reject the idea.

Pray for peace in Israel.

A growing body of scientific evidence points to the long-lasting effects of maternal nurturing while children are young, finding that "warmth and closeness" fend off alcoholism, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

A gel being developed in France can help decayed teeth grow back in just weeks -- possibly putting an end to fillings. The gel works by prompting healthy tooth tissue cells to multiply, gradually replacing what has been lost to decay.

Pray for those chemists, scientists and psychologists who strive to improve the health of all.

Presidential Quote of the Week

Theodore Roosevelt
Warren G. Harding (1865-1923), 29th President of the United States

"I accept my part with single-mindedness of purpose and humility of spirit, and implore the favor and guidance of God in His Heaven. With these I am unafraid, and confidently face the future. I have taken the solemn oath of office on that passage of Holy Writ wherein it is asked: "What doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God." 
- From Harding's Inaugural Address

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

God Bless the Child

If you were to turn to the Book of Billie Holiday, you would read the following passage:
Them that’s got shall get
Them that’s not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news

Mama may have,
Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don’t ever make the grade

Mama may have,
Papa may have
But God bless the child that’s got his own
That’s got his own
Now I imagine that some of you are jumping out of your chairs and yelling “Hey, wait a minute! There is no such book in the Bible!”

OK, you caught us operating in a little jocularity - just a wee bit of humor. But, in all seriousness, the concept behind that classic blues song is taken from a scriptural context. Specifically: those who have will be given more, and those who have not shall lose what little they may have.

Let’s pause to read a passage from the Bible in which Jesus is giving some rather stern teaching about the kingdom of heaven. He earlier talks about the foolish virgins who were shut out of the wedding celebration. Later, Jesus will teach about the sheep and the goats. The overall theme seems to be those who do those works that are an acceptable to God, and those who are rejected.

13Watch therefore [give strict attention and be cautious and active], for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of Man will come.
14For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.
15To one he gave five talents [probably about $5,000], to another two, to another one--to each in proportion to his own personal ability. Then he departed and left the country.
16He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he gained five talents more.
17And likewise he who had received the two talents--he also gained two talents more.
18But he who had received the one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money.
19Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
20And he who had received the five talents came and brought him five more, saying, Master, you entrusted to me five talents; see, here I have gained five talents more.
21His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.
22And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, Master, you entrusted two talents to me; here I have gained two talents more.
23His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.
24He who had received one talent also came forward, saying, Master, I knew you to be a harsh and hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you had not winnowed [the grain].
25So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is your own.
26But his master answered him, You wicked and lazy and idle servant! Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?
27Then you should have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received what was my own with interest.
28So take the talent away from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.
29For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will be furnished richly so that he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away.
30And throw the good-for-nothing servant into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.

Matthew 25:13-30 [AMP]

In the above passage, a man gives three of his servants finances to manage.  The most industrious servant received the most... and adeptly traded these funds, doubling the amount for his master.  The second did the same.  The third guy was lazy and fearful.  He hid the money in the ground where it could not earn any interest or grow in value.  The top performer was rewarded... but the lazy bum was punished.

When we become Christians, we are given gifts from God.  We are to use these gifts to glorify God, and to help our fellow man.  If you never share... never help the needy... never use your nice car to give someone a ride... never take time to listen to someone suffering from emotional pain... never share the good news of God’s love gift of salvation through Jesus Christ... if you never do anything with the gifts that God has given you, then you are like the lazy bum in Matthew 25.

The idea of acceptable works being rewarded and bad works being rejected is not a New Testament concept. In the Book of Genesis, we see two brothers: Cain and Abel. One brother brings a sacrifice to God that is accepted. The other brings a sacrifice that is rejected.

3And in the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground.
4And Abel brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat portions. And the Lord had respect and regard for Abel and for his offering,
5But for Cain and his offering He had no respect or regard. So Cain was exceedingly angry and indignant, and he looked sad and depressed.
6And the Lord said to Cain, Why are you angry? And why do you look sad and depressed and dejected?
7If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin crouches at your door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.
Genesis 4:3-7 [AMP]

Cain and Abel are examples of two types of sacrifice: one that is accepted by God and one that is rejected by Him.  So let’s focus on what God is looking for in our lives.  Returning to our concept of the Billie Holiday song, if you gots... you shall get.  If you not... you shall lose. Abel did that which God respected and received the blessing of God’s respect.  Cain got the opposite... and had a bad attitude.

We all know what happened next:  Cain killed his brother.  Sadly, this behavior still occurs.  We have people who get jealous of those who are blessed and want to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10).  I have experienced it in my life... perhaps you have as well.  Rather than celebrate your success, they plot to bring you down... all because they see you receiving what they did not achieve.

But that is a bit of a tangent from our original scripture... that those who manage what God has given them shall receive more... and those who mismanage shall have what little they have taken away.

Interestingly, this seems to be the opposite from one of the world would view as the norm. Not to make this a political statement, but our President seems to think those who have should lose and those who have not should gain. Banks that were in trouble because of bad business practices should be bailed out, and those who managed their finances properly are dealing with higher taxes. But, of course, this is not about politics.

In the economy of heaven, your works that are reflective of a faithful spirit will bring you great reward.  Likewise, the lazy and carnal Christian will have nothing in regard to rewards. That person may even be facing punishment, and according to these scriptures -- most likely so.  YIKES!  What we are reading suggests that our Heavenly Father does not give cash for clunkers!

It is important at this point to emphasize that no one can buy their way into heaven by doing good works. However, good works are an indication of the level of our faith. Yes, we understand that salvation is a gift from God through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord, we also understand that faith without works is dead.

14What is the use (profit), my brethren, for anyone to profess to have faith if he has no [good] works [to show for it]? Can [such] faith save [his soul]?
15If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day,
16And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do?
17So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).
18But someone will say [to you then], You [say you] have faith, and I have [good] works. Now you show me your [alleged] faith apart from any [good] works [if you can], and I by [good] works [of obedience] will show you my faith.
19You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder [in terror and horror such as make a man's hair stand on end and contract the surface of his skin]!
20Are you willing to be shown [proof], you foolish (unproductive, spiritually deficient) fellow, that faith apart from [good] works is inactive and ineffective and worthless?
21Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac?
22You see that [his] faith was cooperating with his works, and [his] faith was completed and reached its supreme expression [when he implemented it] by [good] works.
23And [so] the Scripture was fulfilled that says, Abraham believed in (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on) God, and this was accounted to him as righteousness (as conformity to God's will in thought and deed), and he was called God's friend.
24You see that a man is justified (pronounced righteous before God) through what he does and not alone through faith [through works of obedience as well as by what he believes].
25So also with Rahab the harlot--was she not shown to be justified (pronounced righteous before God) by [good] deeds when she took in the scouts (spies) and sent them away by a different route?
26For as the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.
James 2:14-26 [AMP]]

I like what Joyce Meyer often says: when she asks someone “Are you a Christian?” one of the more common responses is, “I go to church.” Joyce follows that with, “You can sit in the church... that doesn’t make you a Christian. I could sit in my garage, that doesn’t make me an automobile.”  A lot of people go to church... but are they sheep or goats?  Again, the scriptures define the acceptable one(s) as those whose faith is evidenced by their good works!

One thing I have often related is that I have had more problems in life from people who call themselves Christians than from people who seem to worship the devil or claim to be atheists.  It is not only frustrating to have someone claiming to be a fellow believer in Christ telling lies about you and sowing all sorts of discord (Proverbs 6:16-19)... but it makes it very difficult to convince the lost of their need for salvation through Christ when they witness that sort of behavior.  Such occurrences were part of the inspiration behind our book, “Please Don’t Feed the Atheists” and our Powerhouse audio teaching Things That God Hates.

Please Don't Feed the Atheists

How about making a commitment this week to live a true Christian life -- by committing works that please God, rather than those that anger Him?

How do I do that?

The same way that you received salvation (or, if you have never received salvation... this is how we do it:

For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation.
Romans 10:10 [AMP]

Put your complete trust in Christ... yielding to the Holy Spirit (because He has the right of way) and allowing Him to walk out those good works through you. Make a commitment to do this daily and it will go from an action to a habit to a lifestyle.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Presidential Prayer Team Update


An Empty Shell?

Family With Flag
NASA's "outreach" to Muslim nations -- and the questions it raises
by Dr. Tom Askew

Behind the recent media flap over whether or not the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) should foster better international relations -- especially to predominately Muslim countries -- there are some questions every thinking American and praying Christian should be asking.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden first mentioned the directives he had been given by President Obama in a February speech, saying: “He charged me with three things. One was he wanted me to help re-inspire children to want to get into science and math; he wanted me to expand our international relationships; and third, and perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science ... and math and engineering.”

Pray for President Obama and Administration
President Barack Obama has unveiled the nation's first national oceans policy intended to cut through many competing interests -- from offshore drilling to fishing to shipping -- and established a National Oceans Council.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a "noticeably less toxic" reception on her visit to Pakistan, possibly because she brought with her more than $500 million in economic aid. "I could feel the change," she said.

Pray that our nation's efforts at home and abroad would bring the desired results.

Pray for Congressional Leaders
The Senate and House are squabbling over $22.8 billion in supplemental funds for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, attempting to offset the expenditure with recession to government programs no longer needing funding.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (Wisconsin) has proposed a 40% cut to the White House's $1.35 billion request for the 2011 "Race to the Top" incentive designed to spur reforms in K-12 education.

Pray that Congress would work to get governmental spending and programs under control.

Pray for Judicial Leaders
(The Supreme Court is in recess.) The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Elena Kagan to be the fourth female Justice of the Supreme Court, paving the way for full Senate confirmation in a floor vote.

A federal grand jury in New York has subpoenaed Toyota's U.S. subsidiaries for documents related to problems with rods that connect a vehicle's steering to its front wheels. Hundreds of lawsuits against Toyota are pending.

Pray that the Supreme Court Justices will have a restful and restorative summer recess.

Pray for Current Events


The U.S. Navy has used a laser weapon to shoot down four unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in a test off the coast of California. Shooting down the drones over water constitutes an advance over focusing on static targets.

A major conference in Afghanistan has endorsed President Hamid Karzai's goal that Afghan forces should lead security operations across that country by 2014. Insurgents still retain control of parts of Afghanistan.
Pray for our military men and women in every branch of service and whoever operating.


The U.S. will impose new sanctions on North Korea, following the crisis over the sinking of a South Korean warship. The decision was announced this week as Secretary of State Clinton visited South Korea.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran's enemies are "idiots" employing "cowboy logic" and that UN sanctions will not make this country abandon its nuclear program.

Pray about the world's rogue nations and their desires to accumulate nuclear weapons.


The Senate cleared the way for 2.5 million out-of-work Americans to start receiving unemployment checks again, even as economists disagree on whether extending these benefits discourages the jobless from seeking work.

President Obama's offshore drilling moratorium will cost approximately $2.1 billion in economic loss to the states along the Gulf of Mexico and more than 8,000 jobs in the first six months, according to a recently released study.

Pray for the stability of American families who are dealing with work and job losses.


Israel's outgoing Ambassador to the UN said that Israel is the "most isolated, lonely country in the world," and that the biggest threats to its existence are the international attempts to delegitimize it.

Israel successfully finished testing its "Iron Dome" missile defense system designed to intercept salvos of rockets from Gaza and Lebanon. "It's a relief, but it isn't a silver bullet," one official said.

Pray for God's protection over Israel on both the physical and diplomatic -- relational levels.


Research suggests the babbling of infants with autism differs from that of children without it. The differences were spotted with 86% accuracy using automated vocal analysis technology, not yet a diagnostic tool.

A vaccine patch having hundreds of microscopic needles which dissolve into the skin could cut out the need for painful needles and boost the effectiveness of immunization against disease, according to Emory University researchers.

Pray for the researchers who continually investigate and test methods for improving the health of Americans.
Presidential Quote of the Week

Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th President of the United States
"The Nation has been deeply stirred by a solemn passion, stirred by the knowledge of wrong, of ideals lost, of government too often debauched and made an instrument of evil. The feelings with which we face this new age of right and opportunity sweep across our heartstrings like some air out of God's own presence, where justice and mercy are reconciled and the judge and the brother are one."
-- Woodrow Wilson's First Inaugural Address, March 1913.Heritage

Armed Forces Prayer Focus

Conrad Whyne

Robert Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
Robert Scher serves as the principal advisor to senior leadership within the Department of Defense for all policy matters pertaining to strategies and plans. His responsibility includes bilateral security relationsExecutive Branch.

Executive Prayer Focus

Karl W. Eikenberry

John Holdren, Director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
President Obama has created a National Ocean Council (NOC) - chaired by John Holdren and will include the secretaries of all departments involved with the environment and economics.Executive Branch

Legislative Prayer Focus

John Barrasso

Sue Myrick, United States House of Representatives, North Carolina
Rep. Sue Myrick has asked Homeland Security to set up a special task force to investigate reports that Hezbollah is working with the drug cartels along the U.S.-Mexico border.Legislative Branch

Judicial Prayer Focus

Judge John M. Roll

Tami Cantil Sakauye, Nominee to Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has nominated Appeals Justice Tami Gorre Cantil Sakauye as the next chief justice to the California Supreme Court, which would make her the first Filipina American to lead the state's judiciaryJudicial Branch .

Temptation Trio

Responding to the socialistic wave in this nation

by Marsha Crockett

Is there today a surge of socialism in the United States threatening to quiet the voice of Christianity and diminish our religious freedoms? 

Pastor and author Dr. Charles Stanley cautioned in an Independence Day message that there is reason to be concerned, saying this movement toward a socialistic culture can place the means and methods of production and distribution in the hands of the government.

True, we are hard-pressed to find a socialistic government that has honored Christianity ... or any other religion for that matter. At best, such authority has hassled Christians; at worst, it has attempted to destroy it as seen in Marxist regimes. Many believers in Jesus are quick to rise to this challenge of fighting against the powers that dishonor our God-given free will. Such an economic and political philosophy, in fact, squashes the foundational element of God's image within all human beings -- to be creative as we live our lives. But as we address our concerns over our diminished freedom, let us at the same time prayerfully consider the temptations we face in the midst of the uproar.

  Judicial Branch  
Our Godly Heritage

“Give ‘em Watts!”
The heroic, bittersweet story of Rev. James Caldwell

Washington Monument
by Adam Colwell

America's revolutionary history is filled with ministers of the Gospel who also served as great patriots willing to sacrifice all for the cause of independence.

Known as the "Fighting Parson" of the Revolutionary War, Rev. James Caldwell was one such man. Born in Cub Creek in Charlotte County, VA, the seventh son of Scots-Irish settlers, Caldwell became pastor of the Presbyterian church in then-Elizabethtown, New Jersey in 1762. 

Among his congregation's members was Abraham Clark, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and more than 40 commissioned officers of the Continental Army. In 1776 Caldwell was named chaplain of a regiment that mainly consisted of members of his church, and later served as a commissary for New Jersey militia troops. 


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