(FOURTH OF JULY) 7/5/87
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: PART VIII
ANDREW JACKSON: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?
MATTHEW 16: 24 - 26
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JESUS CHRIST said, "what is a man profited if he gains the whole
world, and loses his own soul..." (Matt. 16:26)
Jesus Christ appealed to human reason with this question. He
summed up life in terms of profit and loss. this line of logic
needs to be applied by each of us presently.
It might help our understanding of "saved" and "lost" to use an
historical figure as an illustration of Biblical principles
involved in salvation.
In considering goals worthy of being sought, let's consider the
highest elected office in the world, the President of the United
States. Many have sought less noble or worthy goals with
reckless abandonment and total commitment. Some have
established an object of their devotion so dear that they are
willing to invest their life in pursuit of it, even at the
expense of their eternal destiny.
Let's use as our illustration Andrew Jackson, seventh president
of the United States. Was Andrew Jackson a Christian? If so,
how did he get to be? If not, where did he fall short of
Andrew Jackson was born March 15, 1767, near the settlement of
Waxhaw, South Carolina. Historians still debate which side of
the road he was born on. One side is N.C., the other S.C. He
was the first president born in a log cabin. His parents,
Andrewand Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, were a poor couple from
Even as a boy, the sandy-haired and freckled Andrew had a quick
temper. He earned a reputation for "never ...
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