Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020

Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.   Hebrews 6:1 NKJV Noah Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language defines Principle: Principle n. (L. beginning) In a general sense: the cause, source or origin of any … Continue reading “Thinking and Reasoning Biblically in 2020”

The Wonderful Commercialism of Christmas

By Rod Martin (first posted on December 24, 2015)Top photo: Christmas in Beijing Since long before I was born, people have been decrying, bemoaning, lamenting the so-called commercialism of Christmas. Stop it. Right now. Christmas is an absolutely singular holiday: there is nothing else like it. Independence Day is nice, but there is no “Fourth … Continue reading “The Wonderful Commercialism of Christmas”

American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV One of the modern myths, due to our ignorance of history, is that the educational level of our … Continue reading “American Education: Maintaining the Character of American Liberty”

Gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence.

Proclaiming thanksgiving aloud, and telling all your wondrous deeds. Psalm 26:7 ESV  The Pilgrims formed a government, by the Mayflower Compact, that was limited before they reached the shores of America. This Compact planted the seed of self-government that thrived on our shores and produced the fruit of liberty in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. … Continue reading “Gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence.”

Equality versus Inequality

Personal equality is one thing and the equality of attributes is another. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, existing in the form of God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant being made in human likeness…  Philippians … Continue reading “Equality versus Inequality”

The monumental step forward in the advancement of liberty.

Do you know the Link of American Liberty and the Protestant Reformation?  Teach the Children! What an opportunity we have on October 31 to teach our children and others about the event that most changed their world—the monumental step forward in the advancement of liberty through the Protestant Reformation!  The availability of the Bible resulted … Continue reading “The monumental step forward in the advancement of liberty.”

How could injustice and intolerable conditions be overcome?

Justice exists as an attribute of Creator God. He provides for humanity through his Word—Christ—as the arbitrator of man’s nature.  We are mistaken to assume that equality is the basis of justice and that equality is the end goal.  It is not. All men are created equal in value before God as they bear His … Continue reading “How could injustice and intolerable conditions be overcome?”

Social justice cannot exist apart from God.

Both society and justice are governed by God and his Word.  Justice is a virtue, an attribute of God that gives to everyone what is his due.  Justice requires an absolute conformity to the laws and principles of rectitude, or truth.  This puts justice beyond the reach of man apart from the Bible, but, thankfully, … Continue reading “Social justice cannot exist apart from God.”

American Federalism: Local Self-Government with Union*

Lesson Three And he said to them, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39 ESV How is our national-federal … Continue reading “American Federalism: Local Self-Government with Union*”

What is the Source of Individual Liberty?*

Lesson Two The history of the Bible and the history of American liberty are inseparable. The Bible is the source of individual liberty—salvation from sin through Jesus Christ. It is also the basis for external or civil government. It is extremely important to our nation, in a political as well as religious view, that all … Continue reading “What is the Source of Individual Liberty?*”