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    by Fred Price

Is there ever cause for war - a just war? Some believe there is not, that all disagreements and contests of will not only should but can be resolved with compromise and reason. In dealing with man's intractability, God challenges us to, "Come now, let us reason together, ...", promising forgiveness and reconciliation. Sin and rebellion will not be overlooked but forgiven, with us restored to favor. But it is not a one-sided act of appeasement, which often only enables further disobedience, discord and strife; a false restitution, a forced peace, lacking in justice. There are conditions…  ( Click for more )

A new Archbishop of Canterbury, a position of prestige, tradition and responsibility dating from 597 A.D., was recently appointed; making him chief bishop of the Anglican Church of England. Yet this same man, in an apparent attempt at tolerant inclusion, was subsequently named an honorary White Druid as well. Disappointing? Certainly. Surprising? No. In this age of political correctness and universal acceptance, this mixing of profane and holy appears acceptable, even commendable. While any number of so-called Godly men minister in such a way as to de-bunk the gospel of Christ,…  ( Click for more )

March 28, 2003

"Don't be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6

There are times when those in authority over us make decisions we don't understand; either because they have information we don't, they have no regard for what we do know and feel or because they truly understand both sides of the issue and still choose to do it their way. At times, usually when our demands are being met or our needs addressed, we fully agree and support those who represent our country; our ideas, our…  ( Click for more )

To be or not to be - really is a question posed by today's concept of tolerance. In this age of political correctness and an all-embracing of anything and everything as equally good, proper and correct; defining tolerance is a must. Webster's Dictionary defines tolerance as the ability to recognize and respect others beliefs even when we don't share them. To be tolerant does not mean accepting anything and everything as having equal worth and value but treating those with whom we disagree with at least a modicum of respect.

Contrary to popular belief, disagreeing is not intolerant.…  ( Click for more )

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