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Tripoli v. Paris: A Tale of Two Treaties

Mar 10, 2009 11 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Recently “Dean” posted a comment on this blog claiming the United States is not a Christian nation, and citing as evidence an alleged clause from the 1796 Treaty of Tripoli stating that “...the government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-- as it has in itself no ...

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Response Re “War-like” Bible Passages.

Feb 18, 2009 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Thanks for writing, Paul. I agree that the Bible is not a pacifist document;  it teaches a just warfare doctrine.  But I don't believe its central message is warlike. The Old Testament passages you cite are commands of God given directly to Israel for the conquest of Canaan, because God had given that land to Israel.   They ...

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No God Who Kills Innocents?

Feb 5, 2009 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Today, 5 Feb 2009, President Obama declared that "there is no religion whose central tenet is hate," and "there is no god who condones taking the life of an innocent human being." Perhaps President Obama should reread the Quoran: "Sura 9:5: Then, when the sacred months have passed, ...

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Obama’s policy changes on homosexuality are hard to believe in

Jan 21, 2009 4 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

On this first full day of the new Barack Obama Administration, Judge Moore discusses in his column, "Change we cannot believe in," some changes that Obama has promised (or threatened, as it were) to implement, particularly with respect to homosexuality. From inviting the divisive gay bishop Gene Robinson to laying out the pink carpet for ...

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Election Reflections

Nov 20, 2008 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Wednesday Morning, Nov. 5, 2008: As I left the house to feed my horse this morning, I noted that the trees were the most brilliant autumn gold I can remember. And I thought to myself, God is still on His throne, and despite the election results last night, life will go on. Please don’t ...

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A salute to Veterans

Nov 11, 2008 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

Yesterday morning I drove to West Blocton, a little town in central Alabama, for a Veterans Day observance at the local high school.  The band played patriotic music, retired officers stood at attention, the mayor and a state senator took part, and the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars were well-represented.  The most visible ...

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Thanks to Veterans and thanks to God

Nov 10, 2008 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

This Tuesday, November 11, 2008, marks 90 years from the end of World War I, a day called Armistice Day until it was renamed Veteran's Day.  Shortly after the peace agreement was signed, President Woodrow Wilson declared that the last Thursday in November of 1918 would be "a day of thanksgiving and prayer . . ...

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America’s hope: a God Who does not change

Jul 23, 2008 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

America seems to be experiencing a lot of change these days, but not the kind we want to believe in.  Gas prices climb to and beyond $4-per-gallon while the dollar plummets.  Food prices rise while financial giants like Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac seem to be collapsing on a regular basis.  Houses for ...

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Winning the fight for religious freedom

Nov 16, 2007 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

Shooting fish in a barrel is probably more difficult than finding yet another example of the ACLU & Co. successfully attacking an acknowledgment of God or religion in the public square.  But the success of the secularists is by no means an inevitability, as Judge Moore points out in his column, Rekindling the brushfires of freedom. The religious ...

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Veterans of militaries and Mayflowers

Nov 9, 2007 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

This Sunday, November 11, 2007, is Veterans Day, a day set aside since the end of World War I (when it was called Armistice Day) to honor our military men and women.  Firm Foundation salutes all of America's veterans and wholeheartedly thanks them for their irreplacable service to our country and people.  You left a ...

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