Old Hickory and the Hand of Providence

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Jan 7, 2010 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

Old Hickory and the Hand of Providence

(http://morallaw NULL.org/)On January 8, 1815, General Andrew Jackson (later our 7th President (http://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/about/presidents/andrewjackson)) fended off a British assault in the victorious Battle of New Orleans (http://www NULL.nps NULL.gov/history/history/online_books/hh/29/hh29m NULL.htm), fought at the end of the War of 1812 (actually, shortly after the official end). Later that month “Old Hickory” gave credit to God in a letter to Col. Robert Hays (http://books NULL.google NULL.com/books?id=Z-BBAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA204#v=onepage&q=&f=false).  He wrote:

“It appears that the underring hand of Providence shielded my men from the shower of balls, bombs, and rockets, when every ball and bomb from our guns carried with them a mission of death.”

Jackson also wrote to Sec. of War James Monroe (http://books NULL.google NULL.com/books?id=Z-BBAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA204#v=onepage&q=&f=false):

“Heaven, to be sure, has interposed most wonderfully in our behalf, and I am filled with gratitude, when I look back to what we have escaped.”

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  1. James E. Reeves says:

    I remember Johnny Horton’s song about this battle and have read the history of many leaders during the making of this republic.
    I did not always agree with leaders actions as I read about the “Trail of Tears” and must say now that God had a purpose then even in those things.
    The founding of a “Republic” where laws protected the individual from government was a worthy goal for the white man taxed by England, or the Native American ruled by Tribal Law, or slaves ruled by owners.
    This republic was worthy of God’s protection but the people have had to be purged and refined like Gold.
    Now for the last 100 years our focus of who God is has been distorted into every conceivable theory by Judges and lawyers so that even our precious Christian children are at risk of being graded wrong by school text-books.
    The founders knew something our lawyers need to rediscover.
    A.D. & B.C. Christ overthrows and rebuilds governments for His glory and His people, no other.
    Don’t hold “Old Hickory” in too much esteem but do give Jesus Christ His rightful place in dating history. (anno Domini)

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