John Adams said we are a nations of laws and not of men.
He was responding to enlightenment intellectuals by going all the way back to Aristotle who said that "it is more proper that the law should govern rather than man."
Our Consitution presuposes self-evident truths and the laws of nature and nature's God.
It is only the Natural Law of God that gives us the freedom to avoid the consequences of sin - my sin and yours.
For more see this link: http://media.1170kfaq.com/audio/piper0111131.mp3
Why are conservatives and Christians more up in arms (pun intended) over the compromise of the Second Amendment than they are over the compromise of the First?
We seem to be ready to go to war at the loss of our right to own a gun but yet we sit back quietly at the loss of our right to worship our God as we see fit.
Restrict high capacity magazines and clips and we say “over my dead body.” Restrict the Body of Christ and we say little to nothing.
Attack Guns on the floor of congress and all hell breaks loose. Attack God on the floor of the Dem National Convention and we elect the party that does it.
Can we not see that without God, government always steps in to fill the vacuum and where there is more government there is always less freedom?
Without God we will not have the freedom to own our guns.
Here is a link for more: http://media.1170kfaq.com/audio/PIPER011813.mp3
Writer says the solution to school shootings is to hate the hateful, be intollerant of the intollerant, and even to kill the killers... http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/02/liberal-ex-columnist-death-threats-published-in-des-moines-register/
This article from the Des Moines Register is yet another example of the deception and logical darkness that plagues the human mind when it is no longer governed by Common Sense, Objecitve Truth and Natural Law.
M. Scott Peck called such two-faced duplicity "the diabolical human mind."
The Apostle Paul called it a "reprobate mind."
And the prophet Isaiah called such logcial incoherence "calling evil good and good evil, darkness light and light darkness, bitter sweet and sweet bitter.."
He also gave a warning: "Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight... The Lord's anger burns... He lifts up the banner of distant nations... [who] will roll over the land like a roaring sea."
Calling sin righteous and righteousness sin will always bear consequences....
Just had a 20 minute interview on WallBuilders radio Live with Rick Green and Dr. David Barton.
The topic was my book: Why I Am a 'Liberal' and Other Conservative Ideas.
In the interview (and the book) my premise is that it is the contemporary Conservative who is more passionate about and committed to "classical liberalism" than is today's PC Left-Progressives.
Like GK Chesteron, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Edmond Burke, today's Conservativers recognize that liberty and liberation can only be found within the boundaries of God's revelation and natural law.
Conservatives are "conservationists" and believe in "conserving" the time-tested truths that have been endowed to us by our Creator.
Conservatives are really much more passionate about intellectual liberty and academic freedom than their left-of-center counterparts.
Conservatives ironically today more classically "liberal" than the progressives who try to silence them and intimidate them into silence via the use of ad hominem and ad populum attacks and other non-sequiturs.
Here is the link to today's interview http://wallbuilderslive.com/archives.asp?showID=1648
Here is a link to the book "Why I Am a Liberal and Other Conservative Ideas" http://www.amazon.com/Liberal-Other-Conservative-Ideas-ebook/dp/B0045JL678
About Dr. Everett Piper
Dr. Piper is the President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Associated with Chuck Colson’s Breakpoint and Centurions programs, Dr. Piper is the author of "Why I am a 'Liberal' and Other Conservative Ideas" http://www.whyiamaliberal.com/. He has also authored "The Wrong Side of the Door: Why Ideas Matter. Piper is a frequent speaker on Christian education, Biblical worldview, and applied apologetics in both regional and national venues. For more information go to www.okwu.edu or go to www.everettpiper.com .
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