Posts in Category: A Godly Lifestyle

The Greatest Commandment of America

Author: Mike Sonneveldt
It's done. It's over. You can take a deep breath, and now you can relax. Or, if weeping and gnashing your teeth is more your thing, then go for it. But, for the next year and a half or so, you can rest and keep your mind on other things than a mid-term election. I'm glad it's over. I've been waiting for this moment. I understand the importance of an election, and the absolute necessity of getting involved in the whole process, but it brings out the worst in all of us. The power and influence that flows underneath elections represents a rather wicked sense of control over other people's lives. It entices and draws the worst of our populace into the limelight. The slick smiles (and slicked back hair), the promises to people's most base desires, and the arrogance all culminates on… read more
 

50 World Accomplishments of Christianity Throughout History

Author: Andrew Alleman
50 World Accomplishments of Christianity Throughout History “You gave me life and showed me kindness, and in your providence watched over my spirit.” (Job 10:12) Introduced the highest value of sanctity of life, true equality among people regardless of their birth or social status, and transformed countless people across millennia spiritually, physically, and mentally through the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Roman Empire Transformation Established the first experiment in complete religious freedom through Constantine’s Edict of Milan in 313 A.D, also known as the Edict of Tolerance. Brought true equality of dignity, compassion, and responsibility to men and women in marriage. Increased the average age of marriage for women… read more
 

Can You LOVE?

Author: Mike Sonnevedlt
Perhaps one of the most difficult things for the Christian to do is to love, and to have mercy. While I think being righteous is extremely important in our lives, and deserves its own discussion, I wanted to examine the topic that seems to be on everyone's lips these days. Christians are told that they aren't loving enough, that they're close-minded and that they don't follow Christ's teaching in accepting all people. Many times, one group or segment of Christians are told this by another group. The word love is thrown around in so many different contexts, that it gets confusing as to what it should mean to a Jesus following person, and what it means to the rest of the world. When we generalize the word, we tend to think of acceptance, kindness, caring, support and loyalty. These… read more
 

Liberty and Our Property

Author: Paul Garner
LIBERTY AND OUR PROPERTY By Paul Garner, author “Yearning to Breathe Free: Questing for Liberty in a World of Authoritarians”. Without the ownership of private property there can be no freedom. Our bodies, labor, earnings, and our property are private. Everyone has property. Bodies, labor, earnings and property. The only question is whether we have sovereignty over that property. Without the ownership of private property, there can be no liberty. John Locke, the greatest influence on the founders of America, wrote “Every Man has a Property in his own Person. This no Body has any Right to but himself. The Labour of his Body, and the Work of his Hands, we may say, are properly his.” He continues: “The great and chief end therefore, of Men’s uniting into… read more
 

Christianity Has Done Nothing Good... or Has It?

Author: Andrew Alleman
The Victory of Faith: How the Spirit of God Built Civilization and Transformed Your World “Give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the nations…” -Psalm 105:1-2 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I consider the work of Your hands.” -Psalm 143:5 “History is the True Demonstration of Religion” -John Dalberg-Acton, Catholic Historian, (1834-1902) By: Andrew Alleman Its influence is all around us. Human dignity and compassion. Modern science and technology. Origins of human rights and religious freedom. Professional healthcare in every city. Abundant prosperity combined with voluntary charity. A world with nations in which the Spirit of goodness and compassion presides over the… read more
 
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