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Happy Lee-Jackson Day from Virginia

Ok, so I’m a day late. Happy Lee-Jackson Day anyway. It is a day that two noble, Christian men are honored and remembered, and for good reason. I recently read the excellent book, Lee: A Life of Virtue which reveals a refreshing look at the life and beautiful character of the man – passionate patriot, […]

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Where Have All the Patriots Gone?

Edmund Burke, reflecting on the French Revolution, said, “To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely.” There is a twin responsibility that encompasses a great and noble nation. It may be summed up in the powers that be and the people. Responsibility rest on the whole to the exclusion of neither. […]

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How Did Jefferson Know?

[More on Government and Politics ] John F. Kennedy once held a dinner in the White House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the […]

Days That Have Long Since Past

While it isn’t a healthy practice to live in the past, it is certainly beneficial to remember it. America has a long, deep history, and much to be thankful for.

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The Great Value In Disaster

Thomas Edison’s laboratory was virtually destroyed by fire in December 1914. Although the damage exceeded $2 million, the buildings were only insured for $238,000 because they were made of concrete and thought to be fireproof. Much of Edison’s life’s work went up in spectacular flames that December night. At the height of the fire, Edison’s […]

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U.S. Constitution: We the People vs. God

The following is an excerpt from chapter 3 of a free online book entitled Bible Law vs. The United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective by Ted Weiland. As Weiland writes in the preface: “Most Americans believe what they have been taught about the founding of our government and are content to leave it at that. […]

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Did Martin Luther Really Nail His 95 Theses to the Door? Probably Not.

Not, anyway, according to the massive biography of Luther by Martin Brecht (3 volumes).  And not according to Luther or anyone who was there in those early days of the Lutheran Reformation (to always be distinguished from the Reformed Reformation commenced by Zwingli).  Indeed, as Alexander Schmidt points out, no one even suggested that the […]

10 Uncanny Similarities Between Modern America and the Roman Empire

Historian and cultural analyst Geoffrey Botkin provides ten uncanny similiarities between modern America and the Roman Empire before its fall. What do these similiarities portend for the future of America?

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How Gen. Robert E. Lee Really Viewed Slavery

I really enjoy reading history as well as biographies of historical figures, especially those of American history. I know, nerdy. Maybe, but there it is. I’ve also always had an especial interest in listening to others when they speak of it in support of some view they hold dear in relation to current events and […]

John Weaver: The Biblical Doctrine of Self-Defense

Pastor, Firearms Instructor & Author, Weaver puts constitutional issues into a biblical perspective. This video is an excellent presentation. Did you know that in early America, a pastor often had the finest firearm in the community, and usually preached with it resting behind the pulpit? Would to God it were so today. When God says […]

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John C. Calhoun: “All men are created equal” – A False and Dangerous Error

[Calhoun, the leading spokesman for the pre-Civil War South, denounces the principles of the Declaration of Independence. He argues that human beings are not created equal.] If he should possess a philosophical turn of mind, and be disposed to look to more remote and recondite causes, he will trace it to a proposition which originated […]

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Abraham Lincoln’s War Against the Declaration of Independence

We attended the Southern Heritage Conference in Monroe LA, May, 2003, where there were some very interesting speakers. One of the speakers brought out the fact that America’s empire building, which we are witnessing today, started with Abraham Lincoln. The speaker cited the Gettysburg Address, and gave two examples of what Lincoln said. Lincoln has […]

Five Friends of Freedom

From Our Baptist Heritage: In I Corinthians 9:19, we see a paradox that Paul presents to the Corinthians. He was free from all men while being bound to all men. His freedom related to his position as an apostle (I Corinthians 9:1- “Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen […]

HomeSchool History Series: A Real Teaching Alternative for Pro-Southern Parents

“Are you tired of politically correct histories of the War Between the States? Want to learn the facts about its true causes, the actual events, and the people involved? Now for the first time a new educational program is available for high schoolers and Moms & Dads too. Composed from carefully researched facts about the […]

Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg: The Character of Our Early Leaders and Country

Here are two presentations given recently in Roanoke, Virginia by long time friend and brother, Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg. The first part is on The Character of Early Leaders of these United States and the second part is on The Christian Character of our country and her Origin. Well worth the listen. Be blessed and […]

Conservatism is Calling

“But, depend on it, no government is God’s ordinance but that which is for the good of mankind.” – Samuel Webster, A.M., of Salisbury: Mass. Election Sermon, 1777 “Rulers are appointed for this very end – to be ministers of God for good. The people have a right to expect this from them, and to […]

Lincoln, the Movie

Well, Stephen Spielberg has done it again, no doubt. This film on Lincoln has all the promise of a blockbuster hit this coming November. Even if it’s a huge, big fat lie from the Lincoln cult celebrated not only in Hollywood, but within academia and in the general public (educated by ignorant public educators). It’s […]

The Church in Eternity Past

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him, in love, He predestined us to adoption as […]

Before Don Rickles, There Was Martin Luther

It’s been said that if you’re in the ministry, you need to have a soft heart and the skin of a Rhino. Young pastor’s will find out very soon in their ministry how monstrous church members can be at times. They will find themselves insulted, lambasted, criticized up one side and down another and maybe […]

Behind the Dixie Stars

Did you know that when ‘the war’ started, the largest plantation in Charleston, SC, was owned by a free black man – who owned 200 slaves? Here’s a 7 minute Documentary featuring Nelson W. Winbush, a black son of confederate black soldier Luis Napoleon Nelson who fought under Nathan Bedford Forest. A series of interviews, […]

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