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The Religion-Makers

The Religion-Makers

And Cause never was the reason for the evening Or the Tropic of Sir Galahad. —Dewey Bunnell, “Tin Man” (1974)   In every campaign, the religion of humanity has presented its current cause as the ultimate standard, the acid test ...

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Walls That Divide

Walls That Divide

There are two “cities” in which men on earth may live.  They must in fact live in one or the other. —Roderick Campbell, Israel and the New Covenant (1954) By night and alone Nehemiah surveyed the broken walls of Jerusalem.  ...

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What The Bible Really Says About Immigration

What The Bible Really Says About Immigration

Before I built a wall I’d ask to know/What I was walling in or walling out . . . —Robert Frost, “Mending Wall” (1914)  One mark of a free society is that strangers can flourish economically. —Gary North, Inheritance and ...

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Fervent Prayer and Hard Work

Fervent Prayer and Hard Work

Ora et labora.  —a Benedictine proverb  No, my friend, there is no contradiction between the sovereign decrees of God and fervent, believing prayer. —John Reisinger, The Sovereignty of God and Prayer (2002)  The Moment Of Crisis It was a calculated ...

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Tips For The Godly Rebuilding of America

Tips For The Godly Rebuilding of America

Ezra was a model reformer in that what he taught he had first lived, and what he lived he had first made sure of in the Scriptures. —Derek Kidner, Ezra & Nehemiah (1979) “Come, the New Jerusalem!” The true story ...

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Esther

Esther

With an economy of words, the story-teller transports his listeners to a fabulous oriental world, and to a time when the Persian Empire was still young. —Joyce Baldwin, Esther (1984) Prelude to Genocide The king of Persian declared a sixth ...

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The Victory of the Kingdom

The Victory of the Kingdom

In a unique way Zechariah is one of the most important books in the Old Testament. —Charlie Brown, Peanuts (1994)  All areas of life will be consecrated to the Lord:  even the horses’ bells will contain the inscription written on ...

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Is Prepping Biblical?

Is Prepping Biblical?

When I study what the Bible says about self defense, gun ownership and even prepping, I am always drawn to 1 Timothy 5:8. “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he ...

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Priorities And Providence

Priorities And Providence

The clouds ye so much dread / Are big with mercy. . . —William Cowper, “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” (1774) Men are always prone to put religion off with scraps and leavings, and serve God with what costs ...

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Representation and Independence

Representation and Independence

My position is this—I repeat it—I will maintain it to my last hour, —taxation and representation are inseparable. —Lord Camden, speech in Parliament (1767) The covenant idea is nothing but the expression of the representative principle consistently applied to all ...

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