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“The Mighty Works of God: Liberty & Justice for All” review

Mrs. Smith is the founder of Pilgrim Institute. She has written a history series for home educators called “The Mighty Works of God.” I have used this myself so I feel I can give an honest review. For this review I will refer to this title as LJFA. This is the second book in the MWOG series, intended for younger elementary ages. First off, this is not an intimidating tome. The student text is less … read on, my friend…

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Charity brings: kingdom

This is part three in my series on charity. (Here are posts one and two.) Webster defines kingdom as “In Scripture, the government or universal dominion of God.” This is the kingdom I am referring to–God’s kingdom. I’ve heard it said that love is the currency of heaven. I think it’s more like the air. Where God is, love is there. God chooses not to exist without love. We cannot live without His love. Your … read on, my friend…

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5 things America got right

“I know my own principles to be pure and therefore am not ashamed of them. On the contrary, I wish them known and therefore willingly express them to everyone. They are the same I have acted on from the year 1775 to this day, and are the same, I am sure, with those of the great body of the American people.” Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Samuel Smith, 1798 1. Separation of powers The … read on, my friend…

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Some thoughts on liberty

Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof. Leviticus 25:10 “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  John Adams “We base all our experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.”  James Madison “Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”  Thomas Jefferson “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of … read on, my friend…

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Hope for the next generation

My oldest daughter (10) entered this year’s essay contest from our state’s Christian homeschool organization. The topic was “The Role of Christians in Government.” When I saw the title I knew she just had to enter. It took a lot of prodding but I finally got a paper out of her. She typed it up, then saw that it had to be hand written, so she copied it and we put both copies in the … read on, my friend…

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Where our allegiance lies

This blog is not known to be particularly involved in current events and other potentially controversial things. However I heard a bishop say something last week that convicted me.  On the radio show Janet Parshall’s America last week Bishop E.W. Jackson was on talking about his ministry and taking calls from listeners. One caller offered the idea that Jesus got down with the people and was basically okay with them being in sin. This got … read on, my friend…

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Step 8: principle 5– The Christian form of our government

This 5th principle may seem tricky at first. You may wonder how on Earth that applies to your personally. Let’s discuss that very thing. The Principle of Representation Ex. 18:25-26, Deut. 1:13 (Moses is the first example of this principle). The Children of Israel chose their own representatives. Rev. Thomas Hooker used this principle in a 1638 sermon that inspired the first constitution in America–the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. Christian form of our government As … read on, my friend…

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