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Saturday, December 22, 2012

My Adamant Belief

Does knowing of God's approval give you courage to serve, even when others turn against you? How so? (Serendipity Bible 10th Anniversary Edition, page 1036).

The other day I wrote a blog about my view of alcohol (click here). This is an area in which I have received deepest assurances that I am within God's will. Therefore, even though I may be ridiculed for my position, the ridicule has no effect. I think the same regarding gun control. It is unthinkable to me that it is good or desirable (or that security would be increased) if everyone carried firearms. In my view, such weapons of absolute power should only be within the purview of the state thereby constituting the sword of the state. The suggestion was made today that armed guards be within view of small children at school. To me this is lunacy and would indicate that our society had deliberately chosen darkness over light. When I was a child we left the doors of our homes open when running to the store. In my view, such days could come again. Nothing stands in the way of this but the cruel turn our country has taken. “Every man is out for himself” is an attitude that is a betrayal of the spirit of our nation designed and devised to establish happiness. (The provision for a militia, after all, was communal not individualistic in intent.) To the extent that this ugly attitude prevails, I truly believe that we have relinquished our birthright to cultivate and maintain a land of comity and peace. No amount of ridicule to the contrary will faze me at all.

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