Tim F., you stated that the U.S.A. spends more than the rest of the world on its military. First of all, I do not know how anyone could possibly come up with that information accurately. Even if it is true, then maybe we should be thankful for the times when the most powerful nation in the world, is asked by smaller countries, eg., (Kuwait, when, Iraq and Saddam, wanted to annex it by force)to help in it's defense! BTW, if the U.S.A. Defense is only 20% of the budget and is more money than the entire worlds military spending and the so-called Entitlements (Medicare/Medicaid, Unemployment Insurance and Social Security), equal about 45% of the US budget, then we just might be spending more than 100% than the entire world on socialism!
Just stopped by for a minute and noticed our Gov. was in the news. God-ordained government has the power of the just vengeful sword. The office of Governor is the Executive Branch and does not have the authority to make law(this is where the Judicial System overstepped it's bounds with Roe vs. Wade)but rather the Legislative Branch. By his regular inspections maybe many of these death camps can be closed down for various health violations or such. BTW, I did not vote for Mr. Corbett. His opponent, Rep. Sam Rohrer, is a Christian legislator whose main theme was the elimination of the oppressive property tax(school tax)that is levied here in Pa. The big Republican machine went with the "politician" and Mr. Rohrer had an uphill battle the whole way. I heard Mr. Rohrer speak at the Pa. Homeschool Convention and his principles were all Biblical(he was actually speaking Bible verses and related events).
Michael, correct. It is the normal liberal identification with T. Jeff. quotes. Unfortunately, the quote implying that the later generations should be ready to change our Constitution, because our Founders had a common wisdom, may simply show T. Jeff. foolish pride, which of course is common to all men of all generations. The Virginia delegation to frame the Constitution: George Washington James Madison George Mason Edmund Jennings Randolph John Blair, Jr. James McClurg George Wythe
Jim, I did not have time to read the entire link on the little school but noticed the Hbg. Farm Show Building at the beginning. We have been attending there for the past two decades. The convention in phenomenal and all should attend at least once, homeschool or non homeschooled.
Jim, I have a good read(I have recently purchased)for you, that is probably still available over the net:
"God and Politics - Four Views on the Reformation of Civil Government. Theonomy, Principled Pluralism, Christian America and National Confessionalism."
This book has evolved from a conference to "challenge the evangelical Christian community, and especially Reformed Christians, to think about what implications Christ's lordship held for civil government." "The purpose of the consultation was to clarify areas of agreement and divergence among Reformed Christians in order to achieve consensus where possible, to promote further discussion of differences."
John, you are forgetting a major point of discipleship and of following Christ. Once a man is born-again from above, he is directly commanded to not forsake the assembling together of other "born-again Christians". This surely is not referring to a person who refuses to leave a false church and assume that a few others who profess Christ are also in this false church and then this person somehow would consider himself justified in his refusal to attend a true church.
If the good ole USA were overrun by Mahomet one day, I wonder how many "church-going" Christians would recant the name of Christ rather than be burnt alive?
Years back, I remember witnessing to a muslim man at one of our neighborhood grocery store parking lots and he got a little vehement. He actually knew a little Hebrew, so I asked him what 'echad' meant and then showed him how he was wrong in stating that the tri-unity of God was not in the O.T. Ironically, he kept telling me how detrimental Christianity was going to be for my children and all the while he had to keep turning to tell his children to be quiet and settle down in the car, while my two young daughters just sat there quietly listening to the discussion.
If God has put muslims in our vicinity then by His grace let us be bold and witness Jesus Christ and him crucified!
This news item quickly caught my eye as I just posted a status on facebook.
I have missed a lot in life but nothing that I miss.
"Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need." Philippians 4:11,12
Also, "Two things I asked of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die: Keep deception and lies far from me, Give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion, Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, 'who is the LORD?' Or lest I be in want and steal, and profane the name of my God." Proverbs 30:7-9