The Gospel According to the Americans - Our Shame
It seems the writer of the declaration of independence was not satisfied with the writers of the New Testament. Thomas Jefferson methodically cut out passages of the bible he did not like and compiled a version he thought more palatable. The Jefferson bible left out among other things all reference to Hades, hell and eternal judgment. How convenient for one known to be a deist.
As a deist, Thomas Jefferson may have thought God was indifferent, but gospel twisting preachers and theologians of the day seem to think God is a clown. One preacher appears regularly on television pushing his book entitled