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Archive for October, 2011

Do you know the Preamble for your state?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution. Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land… Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people […]

Plato’s Wish

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

by J. R. Miller You are absolutely beautiful, my Beloved; there is no flaw in You! –Song of Songs 4:7 Plato expressed a desire that the moral law might become a living personage, that men seeing it thus incarnate, might be charmed by its beauty. Plato’s wish was fulfilled in Jesus Christ! The holiness and […]

A Dangerous Precedent by Ron Paul

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Taken from the Congressional Report: by Ron Paul According to the Fifth Amendment of the US Constitution, Americans are never to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. The Constitution is not some aspirational statement of values, allowing exceptions when convenient, but rather, it is the law of the land. […]

Formula Christianity

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

People talk about “formula Christianity.” Well, here’s a true formula — the formula to happiness. Morning and Evening by C. H. Spurgeon Morning, October 14 I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord. Philippians 3:8 Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot […]

John G. Paton — Missionary to the New Hebrides

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Taken from John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides, an autobiography edited by James Paton (published by The Banner of Truth Trust, 1994, Carlisle, PA). This passage describes John’s departure for Glasgow to begin his missionary internship. My dear father walked with me the first six miles of the way. His counsels and tears […]

Ron Paul, Davy Crockett and Mother Teresa

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 One of my favorite Ron Paul stories. From the Congressional Record, U.S. House of Representatives, May 20, 1997. RON PAUL: Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H. R. 1650. At the same time, I rise in total support of, and with complete respect for, the work of Mother Teresa, the Missionaries of […]


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