What happens to godly self-control if someone who claims authority actually is superseding control over us which we should be exercising over ourselves?
In ‘White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America’ by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, the disturbing and tragic tale is told of indentured servitude.
Being wise in our own eyes is a dangerous thing, whatever form it takes – whether excessively severe with regards to disciplining the body, or else rabidly licentious.
Christian liberty is the opposite of slavery to sin, which leads to death. Freedom is the freedom to obey God, including both knowing the truth and being set free by the truth.
Like Alexis de Tocqueville, Os Guinness is a figure I have heard quoted often in books and interviews for several years but never read directly myself – until now.
As President Lincoln said in his Second Inaugural Address, men on both sides of the Civil War “read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.”
If you want to understand the American Civil War better, read Mark A. Noll’s book – The Civil War as a Theological Crisis. In it you will find that before the question of slavery was a political or military question to be answered on the battlefield, it was a theological question. How we read and interpret…
In reading Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant, we can see just how little has changed in 150 years. Tyrannical Democrats are still willing to lie, steal, cheat, and murder their way into power and to use all the same to hold onto whatever power they get. And squishy moderate Republicans are as willing and ready as ever to abandon their principles as soon as it becomes clear the fighting is going to take longer than 15-minutes.