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"Oh, if I could only pray the way this dog watches the meat! All his thoughts are concentrated... he has no other thought or hope" –Martin Luther
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Christian--Engage the culture for King Jesus!
Arm yourself with a knowledge of Christian history and culture by browsing the information throughout the pages of this blog!
The Christian is admonished to engage his culture throughout scripture. In fact the very first commandment, known as the dominion mandate, is found in Genesis 1:28. In order for the Christian to engage culture in an effective manner, it is helpful for him to have a Christian worldview and knowledge of his history and culture.
Without a Christian worldview the Christian may engage his culture, but he may be doing more harm than good by the choices he makes. As he develops his worldview based on Biblical principles, the Christian will need to know what is happening in the culture and politics so he can fight the good fight of faith to conform them to the Word of God. Finally, a Christian view of history arms him with encouragement and examples from that “great cloud of witnesses” that went on before him in the age-long battle for the kingdom of God.
The Christian Worldview of History and Culture blog has been created to arm the Christian with all of these tools. You will be able to browse categories within this blog that address various issues facing the American culture today. Some of the material posted here will be relevant for the moment, while many articles will proclaim principles that the Christian can use to discern for himself what the Biblical response is to the issue he is facing. Now, browse the categories to the left and get started with your attack on the “gates of Hell”.
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Horatio Bunce Sets Davy Crockett on the Path to Protect the Constitution
In the first installment of this series about Davy Crockett you learned how his meeting with Horatio Bunce set him straight concerning the use of Constitutional power by a Congressman. What was the force acting upon Horatio Bunce that gave him the ability to think so cogently about government and an understanding of the “chains of the Constitution”? Davy Crockett reveals the probable answer to this question as he tells of his lifelong relationship with Mr. Bunce.
The following admission from Davy Crockett makes it evident that Horatio Bunce was a Christian:
“I have told you Mr. Bunce converted me politically. He came nearer converting me religiously than I had ever been before. He did not make a very good Christian of me, as you know; but he has wrought upon my mind a conviction of the truth of Christianity, and upon my feelings a reverence for its purifying and elevating power such as I had never felt before.
“I have known and seen much of him since, for I respect him – no, that is not the word – I reverence and love him more than any living man, and I go to see him two or three times every year; and I will tell you sir, if every one who professes to be a Christian lived and acted and enjoyed it as he does, the religion of Christ would take the world by storm.”
As a lively Christian, Horatio Bunce understood the depravity of the soul of man from a Biblical perspective. He once said to Davy Crockett, “The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to men...” In this statement you can see that Horatio Bunce understood that civil magistrates must be checked by a higher law than their own. He understood the covenantal nature of the American government, and he understood that Davy Crockett, and indeed, all officials of the American system must be chained by the charter of the covenant – by the Constitution.
Finally Horatio Bunce understood that he had a responsibility to know the covenant that chained his elected officials, so that he could maintain a check on them. It is only through a populace that knows the charter of the nation that the civil authorities will be held in check to that charter. Christians should know that just as the church and her officials must be governed by the Holy Scriptures, government officials must be governed by their Constitution.
Payoffs and Vote Buying are Just a Part of the Normal Process in a Democracy
“Democracy is the road to socialism.” This must be a quote from one of those right-wing, radical extremist, angry white males; one of those who esteem the evil, dead white men who founded America with an oppressive government. Thomas Jefferson, who described democracy as mob rule, or John Quincy Adams, who labeled democracy as unstable, or Chief Justice John Marshall, who identified democracy as chaos...
Enlightenment Thinkers Don't Want the Health Care Bill That Might Enlighten the Public To Be Read
You would think that those who embrace the enlightenment would want their representatives to be enlightened about the content of a piece of legislation before they vote on that bill. All you heard from the media when the Republicans forced the reading of the health care legislation in the Senate was how rotten and evil these guys are...
You Can be Stylish and Beautiful and Wear Modest Clothing Through Color Analysis
Admittedly it is very difficult to find modest clothing in most clothing outlets. This has given rise to the modest clothing industry. However, whether you wear modest or immodest clothing if you do not choose the right colors for you...
A Timeline of the History of the World
God created this world. Adam and Eve were His finishing touch. Gen.1
The seven-day weekly cycle was established. Gen. 2:2
The seventh-day Sabbath (rest) was instated. Gen. 2:1-3
Evil entered this world. Gen. 3
A deliverer was promised. Gen. 3:15 ...
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The passage of the 17th amendment was part of the "Revolution of 1913." In that sad chapter of American history...
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Genesis 1:28
Magna Carta (1215)
JOHN, by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, and Count of Anjou, to his archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, foresters, sheriffs, stewards, servants, and to all his officials and loyal subjects, Greeting.