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How Big Should Government Be?

We need a government strong enough to protect and maintain the rule of law but limited enough not to violate it. The American Founders understood this paradox of power. That‘s why they established checks and balances in the Constitution. Between the Founders and us, unfortunately, came the progressives. They sought to expand government without limit, so they viewed the Constitution not as a guide but an impediment.

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We Must Protect and Preserve the Precious

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described His followers as the “salt of the earth.” Salt protects and preserves the precious. Let me clearly describe several irrefutable precious truths we must vigorously protect or, as He warned, the very things entrusted to our watch-care will be trampled under the feet of people who disregard sacred truths.

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Heed the Counsel of God

The decision voiced by our president yesterday concerning marriage should break the heart of every person of faith, all who believe in the God of the Bible and have any confidence in His Holy Word. Marriage was the first institution put in place by the Creator, even before the church. It has been recognized and accepted by all civilized societies throughout history.

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Open Letter to Liberty University

When Governor Mitt Romney was invited to be the commencement speaker at Liberty University’s graduation ceremony later this month, noticeable protests quickly found their way to the media. Many indicated

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Thou Shalt Covet

America’s ongoing rebellion against the most basic tenets of God continues to progress with each election cycle. The current emphasis seems to celebrate an attitude specifically denounced in the 10th Old Testament commandment:

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Louder than Words

President Obama made a series of statements in Ohio this week that we agree with one hundred percent: “I have never believed that government can or should try to solve every problem we’ve got. I believe that the free market is the greatest force for economic progress in human history. I believe that everybody has personal responsibility for their own lives. Everybody’s got to work hard. Nothing is going to be handed to us...”

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Was the Early Church Communist?

In an attempt to justify their ever-expanding socialist agenda in America and the free world, the secular progressives will misrepresent biblical truth. Isn’t it amazing how often anti-God, anti-Christian people use the Word of the God they reject in an attempt to legitimize their illegitimate goals? Of course Satan used this tactic in the Garden of Eden to deceive Adam and Eve (see Genesis 3).

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Because He Lives

This weekend millions of people around the world will acknowledge and most of them will actually celebrate the historical fact that Christ arose from the grave. I am grateful for every occasion that reminds people in any way of God’s love freely shared through the sacrificial death of His only Son. Betty and I pray that many who attend various services honoring our Lord will come to personally respond to the invitation God offers by receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior.

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