From a Southern Baptist heritage, to the bosom of the original Christian Church, this BLOG is one man's COMMENTARY on his continuing Journey To Orthodoxy.
God keep them safe, and may God enlighten the politicians to stop putting them in harms way. The same government that demands their obedience is the same one that fears them when they come home:http://www.wnd.com/2009/04/94803/Maybe they are afraid that many of them take the promise seriously to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC?Holy Maurice and Martin, intercede for us!
"Shall it be held lawful to make an occupation of the sword, when the Lord proclaims that he who uses the sword shall perish by the sword? And shall the son of peace take part in the battle when it does not become him even to sue at law? And shall he apply the chain, and the prison, and torture and the punishment [of execution], who is not the avenger even of his own wrongs?"~Tertullian, De Corona, 11
"What are the interests of our country, but the inconveniences of another state or nation? — that is, to extend the boundaries which are violently taken from others, to increase the power of the state, to improve the revenues, — all which things are not virtues, but the overthrowing of virtues: for, in the first place, the union of human society is taken away, innocence is taken away, the abstaining from the property of another is taken away; lastly, justice itself is taken away, which is unable to bear the tearing asunder of the human race, and wherever arms have glittered, must be banished and exterminated from thence."How can a man be just who injures, hates, despoils and puts to death? Yet they who strive to be serviceable to their country do all these things: for they are ignorant of what this being serviceable is, who think nothing useful, nothing advantageous, but that which can be held by the hand; and this alone cannot be held, because it may be snatched away."~Lactantius, the Divine Institutes, Book 6, Chapter 6
Eric, I received this vision: "I saw the Statue of Liberty rise out of a large rock like liquid. At the foot of the statue was a large light gray tank with a gun turret and a shell turret. The statue mounted a white horse. In the statue's right hand, in place of the torch, was a white handkerchief or cloth. The statue held the cloth by its four corners making it a bag. There was obviously something within the bag. The statue then released three of the four corners and a white dove fluttered out and hovered in front of the tank's turret. Out of the turret came a blast of fire. The fire poured out in a constant stream like a blowtorch. The flame could not get past the dove's chest." Pray for the peace of the world.
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