Liberty in the Fear of God

The U.S. Constitution was the product of a constitution-making tradition that reached back to the charters of the original colonies as well as to the states, and from there, the tradition found roots in the biblical covenant itself. In Jamestown, the first representative government met in their church building, and opened with prayer. The guiding…

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Let Freedom Ring

Charles baron de Montesquieu was an advocate of the separation of powers in government and one of the world’s foremost political thinkers. Of all the sources that the Founders could have cited, he is next to the Bible, quoted 8.3 percent of the time (1 of 12 quotes, came from him). He was not a…

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The Markers of Genuine Faith

Last week we discussed the true definition of a Christian. So what is the criteria for knowing that someone is indeed, in the faith? BEHAVIORAL- EVIDENTIAL First, it is behavioral. In Mt. 7, Jesus charges, it is “not the one who says, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but he that does the will of the Father.” In 1…

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Four Warnings – Part 2

A continuation from last week’s blog which outlined two of the ‘four warnings’: 1. Beware: Backsliding Zone Ahead and 2. Take Heed: Practice Fatigues Required. 3. DANGER: FALSE PROPHETS AND FRUITLESS TREE ZONE The same passage urges that we “beware of false prophets … in sheep’s clothing” who are “inwardly … ravenous wolves” (Mt. 7:15).…

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Four Warnings

We will examine two of the warnings this week. Then check back next week to read more. 1. BEWARE: BACKSLIDING ZONE AHEAD Sin unchecked is like a cancer. It grows and develops, and it can claim a soul. Anger can become bitterness and wrath, hate and a murderous spirit, and such people are not saved…

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The Remnant

There are two groups in every church, a third entering the church looking for God, and hopefully a holy fourth. The first group is often as straight as an arrow. They are morally upright. They don’t use bad language, they don’t frequent worldly establishments. They usually live impeccably moral lives. But they exhibit little joy.…

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My Three Sons

Here is the shocking truth – God has no grandchildren. Even if your mother was a saint, and your father a preacher, your grandfather an elder and your grandmother a deacon, you have to come to Christ yourself. God wants to be a father to all of us. This does not mean that there is…

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