We were founded as “one nation, under God.
That used to say it all. We strove to be a Godly nation.
We relied on Almighty Gods’ protection; His armor to protect us. When we honored Him and trusted Him (to use today’s’ terminology) He had our back.
Now we rely on ourselves. We form groups such as Citizens groups for this or that, tea parties, coalitions, etc. These are all well and good, but where is God in all of this?
We seem to want to stay in our comfort zones. We go to churches that say what we want to hear. We preach what people will tolerate hearing and still attend.
Many are social clubs where we can hear “feel good” sermons that are not addressing God’s issues and how He views what is becoming of our standards.
Our focus should be on God’s Law. The writers of the Constitution were focused on Gods’ Law.
Maybe it is time to return to leaders in the church who are not catering to our whims and soft-peddling their messages.
Maybe we have reached a point where we need fire and brimstone for us to return to “one nation, under God.”
Maybe because we have avoided the issues; we are getting our fire and brimstone via governmental lawlessness and turmoil. What do you think? Let’s have this discussion!
One more thing: The IRS is not going after our churches; could it be that they pose no threat to governmental infringement on our civil liberties?
We were founded as “one nation, under God.
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Ivan Hall story brings back memories of a unique man
I enjoyed Mike Sawyers’ Ivan Hall story. It was well written and brought back some wonderful memories of my Cumberland days and especially, an unique man.
It’s a secret
Could someone enlighten us about why not even the names of the two entities bidding on development of the Footer Dye Works building can be divulged?
A Times-News article about the bids included an explanation from a lawyer for the attorney general’s office about the need to keep the names and other information secret at this time. Despite that, the logic of not divulging at least a little more information escapes us.
What do we do about those who weren’t criminals after all?
Now that Maryland has become the 17th state to (finally) decriminalize possession of marijuana, one could say that the legislature and governor should be patted on the back for doing the right thing.
The first step
If all goes as planned, Frostburg State University will one day offer a doctorate in nursing, a physician’s assistant program and a new health sciences building on campus.
Translations differ, but the message is eternal
This letter is in response to a recent letter titled “One cannot compromise on God’s word” (April 13 Times-News). I had previously written a letter titled “Why are compromises so difficult to achieve” (April 7).
Closing the loopholes will help clear the regulatory waters
After a decade of uncertainty over Clean Water Act jurisdiction following Supreme Court challenges in 2001 and 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers announced a forthcoming administrative rule to close enforcement loopholes, restoring protections to 20 million acres of wetlands, more than half the nation’s streams, and drinking water for 117 million Americans.
Remember where your freedom comes from before criticizing
The deal at Fort Hood could have been avoided if it was caught in time.
When you think a GI is not acting right, have him or her checked out before you put them back on duty and give them a weapon. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious and dangerous problem if it is not taken care of right away.
Where to look
Drive anywhere in Maryland and it seems there is one highway construction project after another. While it is good to see our roads and bridges being upgraded, it can be nerve-wracking for anyone traveling a long distance.
Midterm elections give chance to return to American values
A movement has been started by veterans of our armed forces to get out the vote in 2014. That includes Coast Guard and Merchant Marine personnel for those not familiar with the history of both and their sacrifice. This is no small special interest group, but many millions of Americans who can have an enormous impact on the outcome of the November election if they all respond.
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