Remarks by Pastor Garrett Lear, the Patriot Pastor at the 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill yesterday, June 17, 2020
BUNKER HILL 2020
The Battle Cry No other king but King Jesus!
We are here today in the midst of a prevailing chaos to celebrate a decisive loss of life and property. The 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
WE should be here, we must be here, we want to be here. Here we stand as our ancestors did so long ago. Our stand is more ceremonial than actual. No blood and treasure will be expended today as it was then.
1200 colonial troops under the command of seasoned soldier and leader William Prescott in a stealth move occupied Bunker and Breed’s Hills.
Belligerents as they were called (some of us here today might be called that) came from CT, MA, NH, RI under command of Prescott, Putnam , Warren, Stark faced off against Howe, Gage, Pigot, Abercrombie Clinton, Graves, Pitcairn. 2400 against 3000.
The battle was tactical though somewhat a Pyrrhic victory for the British. It certainly proved that because of the American Colonial Patriot courage, Yankee ingenuity and mettle… inexperienced militia could stand up to regular troops in battle. What an important message to send to King George by special delivery post!
Our losses: 115 Killed 305 wounded 30 captured (20 POWS died) Totaling 450.
Their losses:19 officers killed 62 officers wounded 207 soldiers killed 766 soldiers wounded total 1,054. That sent the British high command an important message that all tyrants need to hear… we will not submit to lawless deeds or have our native natural God Given rights violated.
I had at least 4 ancestors here perhaps more than that, who I am attempting to verify.
At this present time in our beloved country, when skin color is being rioted over so to speak… there were some 150 African Americans and some 27 American Indians on the Patriot side. Free African Americans Barzillai Lew, Salem Poor, and Peter Salem for example.
The one of the last and longest living survivors was Ralph Farnham. He Lived long enough to tell about the battle, keeping it fresh in people’s minds as we are here to do today. We will not forget. Will we?
“Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes”… we may not be sure who said it first, but we know that when they ran out of powder and shot, they threw rocks rather than surrender the hill!
That is Hutzpah, that is Huzzah, that is Hallelujah. Let us pray.
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Why I am proud to call George Washington my father
Is that enough of a shock to get you to read this exposition? O.K., my father’s name on my birth certificate is Albert. Of course, The Bible states call no one father (that is Father meaning only THE GOD of The Bible qualifies for that Highest Name and Place) let’s not go there for now. Agreed? Good. Moving on then. Much has been written about George Washington from his birth to his death. Much has been written about his family lineage, heritage, his conduct and his demeanor. All of that is exemplary.
Now, if you get your views about George Washington (or American Providential History in general) from Hollywood movies, T.V. series and that ilk… well you are a fool. Did you get your feelings hurt? It was and is not my intention to do that, I am trying to inform you with truth.
I believe our Constitutional Republic is worth saving. She is worth living for, standing up for, fighting for and dying for… this was the oath of our Founders and is mine and I suggest should be yours too. The worst traitors are the revisionists. These are the people who hate America and point out only her shortcomings. All countries have them as The Bible states all have sinned and come short of the glory of The Lord.
Many through out the life of America have believed that these States of America United was the best experiment in self-governance ever in the history of the world. George Washington was such a man that believed that. During his funeral at Christ Episcopal Church (Washington’s adopted church for the last decade of his life. )Revolutionary War hero Henry Lee III spoke: “To the memory of the Man, first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow-citizens.”
Patrick Henry, the first governor of Virginia (as a state), said, “[I]f you speak of solid information and sound judgment, Washington is unquestionably the greatest man of them all.”
Thomas Jefferson remarked on Washington, “His integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision.” The fact is that he was universally viewed as a hero, including by those who closely knew him. He was even viewed in a favorable light by his foreign enemies.
George Washington The World’s Apostle of Liberty had states, babies, seven mountains, eight streams, nine colleges, 33 counties named after him, numerous statues and monuments across the country including in Washington, D.C. and the Public Gardens in Boston, MA.
The first public occasion of celebrating Washington’s birthday was in New York in 1784. We continue to celebrate his birthday on February 22 each year and his Farewell Address (A link to Pastor Lear’s reading of the “Farewell Address”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB0P2ybbrxI and a link to a PDF version of the address: http://campconstitution.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/George-Washington-Farewell-Address.pdf
I will not take the time here to refute every absurd slander against him. It has been said he was uneducated. That is a bold face lie. He attained the equivalent as a university education. He was considered the best educated man of his time. In establishing the example of love of country first, he served as the commander of the Army without pay and only reimbursed for expenses. He was known as a humble, earnest Christian who studied The Scriptures to pattern his life. I am doing that in my life and encourage others to do the same.
In his morning prayer (this and many other such documents from him are in abundance in The Library of Congress):
Almighty God and most merciful father, who didst command the children of Israel to offer daily sacrifice to thee, that thereby they might glorify and praise thee for thy protection both night and day receive o Lord, my morning sacrifice which I now offer up to the…. Ending his prayer with… be our God & guide this day and forever for his sake, who lay down in the Grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord , Amen.
George and Martha Washington are buried at their home at Mt. Vernon in Virginia. A that tomb (which I have been to) is inscribed paid for by George Washington the Gospel of John, chapter 11, verses 25 & 26:
“I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live; and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”
He also issued instructions to the officers of his army to speak to the soldiers and tell them not to curse, use profane language or insult the majesty of Heaven who they needed help from!
He is quoted as saying “Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of Liberty abused to licentiousness (meaning unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral, going beyond customary or proper bounds or limits; disregarding rules).
He could have been King George of America (it was suggested to him). He could have been an emperor or a tyrant (also suggested to him). He refused to stay as president for more than 2 terms (he could have stayed for the rest of his life). He refused all the trappings of power lesser men in history gladly relished. He humbly bid Farewell (fair thee well) America. He could never imagine his beloved homeland happening as it is now.
I personally, have numerous historically accurate books about George Washington and those who mention him frequently, in my Patriot Pastor library. I am a leader in an organization formed around the tenets of George Washington, The National Society Sons Of The American Revolution (NSSAR). https://www.sar.org/ Camp Constitution Director Shurtleff and son Nathaniel are also members of this honorable lineal heritage society. In the interest of brevity, I have not foot noted or cited all my sources used here. You may contact me for more information if you desire to. E-mail address: email@example.com
Now you know why I am proud to call George Washington my father. He is after all, known as the father of our country (and he gave the glory to GOD THE FATHER for it) for good reason. I am asking you to consider calling him your father too! This is my pledge and my oath… hand on my heart and The Bible…
Signed: Patriot Pastor Garrett Lear
Pastor Lear’s Bio:
Pastor Lear – Speaks Loudly & Clearly The Biblical Worldview, Speaks Liberty, and Speaks courageously Christian – ALWAYS.
Garrett Lear, a native New Englander born in 1948 is known across the nation as “The Patriot Pastor” because of his expertise and extensive knowledge of the founding of America, his deep and abiding love for the original intent of The Founding Fathers and his understanding of The New Testament Church. He has 396 years of ancestry in New England America and is a member of the National Society Sons of The American Revolution and is a member of several historical societies.
As a pastor in the great tradition of the colonial Black Robed Regiment, his ministry has an extensive archive of American Christian history. As a recipient of many patriotic awards, he has been in continuous ministry since 1974, having preached God’s Word throughout the 50 states of America, Canada and Eastern Europe. With his commanding 6’7” stature, Pastor Lear continues to stand boldly in defense of Biblical truth amidst the current cultural and spiritual malaise. With his deep love for the Lord, he teaches, instructs and counsels all to follow in the royal path of Christ. He is known to be a great encourager of victorious Christian living in all circumstances.
Pastor Lear has been a denominational leader, local pastor, evangelist, prison chaplain, prayer intercessor and local leader of many national ministries. He has been privileged to be a Bible college teacher, Gospel singer, worship leader, revival and conference speaker. He is a spiritual elder and mentor, often called upon to provide counsel and guidance to church, government and business leaders across the country. As a man’s man, Pastor Garrett has been particularly appreciated in leading men’s ministries, as “iron sharpeneth iron”.
In 1980, Pastor Lear founded the The Well of Living Water Christian Ministries based on John 4, after a lengthy time of fasting and prayer. Due to the demand for his preaching and extensive knowledge of America’s Christian History, Pastor Lear expanded his ministry into the public media. Over the years, he has been a popular radio and television guest including such national programs as The 700 Club. He has hosted his own radio broadcast “Water From The Well” and owns several Internet websites. Pastor Lear’s website http://thepatriotpastor.org/