Moses, Ben Franklin, and the Supreme Court

Moses, Ben Franklin, and the Supreme Court

In the formative years of our republic delegates debated the issue of qualifications of public officials. As this question was being discussed in one such meeting a wise man called attention to a passage in the Bible. His name was Benjamin Franklin, and the verse he...
Fighting in Our Streets and God

Fighting in Our Streets and God

Nations reap what they sow just as individuals do. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psa. 9:17). This happens partly because rebellion against God is by nature self-destructive and partly because God providentially intervenes...

How Good Were the Old Days?

“Say not thou, what is the cause that the former days were better than these? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this” (Ecc. 7:10). What does this verse mean? Solomon cannot mean it is unwise to learn from past mistakes, either our own or those of others. The...

Religion and Politics in the Time of Christ

From the Merriam Webster On-Line Dictionary we have the following offerings for definitions of “politics:” 3 a:political affairs or business; especially:  competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government)...

In the Wrong Hands

A history teacher at Hillsdale College made an interesting observation about weapons of war. A certain culture invents a weapon, then an enemy gets hold of it and uses it. The atomic bomb was created here, but soon the Soviet Union was manufacturing nuclear warheads...