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About the author:
I am first and foremost a grateful follower of Jesus Christ, without Whose grace my life both here and in eternity would be infinitely diminished. I believe that Christ brings freedom, not legalism, but that the fallen nature of Man requires a means of governance to restrain the tendency of each of us to abuse of our freedoms at the expense of others. For the same reasons, I believe government itself must be restrained and small, lest those who are entrusted with its power become abusive themselves. George Washington (greatly influenced by Alexander Hamilton) and Thomas Jefferson, while not in complete agreement on how to achieve that balance, gave us the beginning of a healthy, if sometimes heated, dialogue about the proper bounds of government that selfless patriots would do well to continue with mutual respect.
I further believe the increasing rejection of every vestige of a Biblical worldview, much less personal submission to Christ Himself, is at the core of the inexorable civilizational suicide occurring in the United States and the West.
I am blessed to have been married for more than 25 years (to the “wife of my youth“), and am the father of Three Musketeers, whose ongoing journeys to manhood have been among my greatest sources of pride and joy, and the most daunting responsibility I’ve ever been given.
Finally, I believe the Bible is plain enough to be understood in its essentials by anyone willing to listen, but profound enough in its depth of wisdom to humble the deepest thinkers. These five passages I believe to be the “Cliff’s Notes” of the Word:
* For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
* For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16-17)
* “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22: 36-39)
* Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14)
* He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)