Category Archives: political

Israeli crimes against Tent of Nations

Israeli forces destroy 1,500 fruit trees near Bethlehem Submitted by Ben White on Tue, 05/20/2014 – 07:22 http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ben-white/israeli-forces-destroy-1500-fruit-trees-near-bethlehem?utm_source=EI+readers&utm_campaign=0e8c30c4cd-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e802a7602d-0e8c30c4cd-299170805 Mobile phone images show the Tent of Nations before and after it was attacked by Israeli forces (Facebook). tentofnations.jpgIsraeli forces destroyed an … Continue reading

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Christians and Voting

Elections and churches are like navigating minefields.  There is almost no safe way to cross from one side to the other, say one thing and someone explodes, say another and a different person blows up.  But given the inherent danger, … Continue reading

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When words have no meaning…

I recently finished F. A. Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom and found it incredibly inciteful into recent history for a text originally published in 1944.  One of the most pertinent issues facing America today is the hijacking of language and the … Continue reading

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On Being an American

“Americans were in effect, told that they could be whatever they wanted to be or happened to be as long as they recognized that the same applied to all other men and they were willing to support and defend the … Continue reading

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On Education and Religion

Samuel Cooper in his 1780 Sermon “On the Day of the Commencement of the Constitution” aptly ties faith and education together and reminds us what is at stake in the schools of our nation.  When faith is removed from schools … Continue reading

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What is needed for a national renewal?

Samuel Dunbar in his 1760 Sermon entitled “THE PRESENCE OF GOD WITH HIS PEOPLE” lays out a piece of wisdom in much need of hearing concerning the present and future of our nation.  Our future resides, not in messiah political … Continue reading

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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

I am posting this from an email I received: The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before … Continue reading

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Just a thought

“Those who pay no regard to religion and seriousness in the persons whom they send to the legislature of any state are guilty of the greatest absurdity and will soon pay dear for their folly.” John Witherspoon, signer of the … Continue reading

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Rebellion to Tyrants is obedience to God

Did you know that “Rebellion to Tyrants is obedience to God” was the national motto that Benjamin Franklin suggested?  Even more than that he suggested the following design for the national seal: “Moses standing on the Shore, and extending his … Continue reading

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Is Freedom without Faith a good option?

What is true freedom?  John Adams understood that freedom does not exist in the ability of people to make whatever moral or ethical choice they choose.  He said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It … Continue reading

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