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I am a 61 year old devout conservative Christian. I worked 31 years as a tax professional and recently retired. I became a Christian at age six and have been studying the Bible my entire life. I am editor of this blog and started it to present a defense of the traditional conservative Biblical worldview.

  • Honor Everyone

    I Peter 2:17 instructs us to “honor everyone”.  This includes honoring with our submission to the king and governors (our governmental leaders) – verse 13-14; our masters (employers) – verse 18; wifes to husbands – Ephesians 5:22; the church to Christ… Read More ›

  • Blessed Are the Meek

    One of the most important traits that a Christian can possess is meekness or humbleness.  Mathew 5:5 states that “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”  Titus 3:2 – “to speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers,… Read More ›

  • Subjects of the Higher Powers

    Romans 13: 1-2 states “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (governments/rulers).  For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God:… Read More ›

  • Lying Tongues

    Lately we have seen much dishonesty documented by many of our country’s leaders and even by members of the news media.  This dishonesty is not unique in our history for our establishment leaders but it never ceases to be disturbing to… Read More ›

  • Be of Good Cheer

      In reading the Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas, I was struck by how Bonhoeffer maintained his joy and basic Christian goodness even in the midst of persecution while in prison.  Like Joseph in the Bible, even the prison authorities were drawn… Read More ›

  • Innocent Wise and Sophisticated Foolish

    Matthew 10:16 instructs us to be “wise as serpents, and innocent as doves.”  Romans 16:19 instructs us to be “wise unto that which is good, and innocent concerning evil.”  Ephesians 5:12 instructs us that “it is shameful even to mention… Read More ›

  • The Correct Position

    I was recently reading Daniel 3:16-18 which tells the story about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  They told King Nebuchadnezzar that they would not bow down and worship his golden image and further that they had a God who could save… Read More ›

  • Ghosts in Hell

    C. S. Lewis stated in his book Mere Christianity that “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”  In his book Perelandra Lewis describes how the Garden of Eden scene might have played out… Read More ›

  • A Quiet Life

    There are a number of verses in the Bible that command us to lead a quiet life, to provide for ourselves and to mind our own business.   I Thes 4:11 encourages a Christian to  lead a quiet life, to mind… Read More ›

  • A Prisoner of God

    The following passage from the Bonhoeffer biography by Eric Metaxas really spoke to me. Hitler had just came to power (by popular election no less) but had not as yet gained complete power and had to use persuasion to accomplish… Read More ›

  • Praying Without Ceasing

    I Thessalonians 5:17 reminds us that we are to “pray without ceasing”.  But how is this to be accomplished as we go along in our daily lives? The great confederate general and devout christian Stonewall Jackson once explained how he… Read More ›

  • Brokenhearted Sinner

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer is known for his opposition to Hitler ending in his martyrdom and also for great works he published including “Costs of Discipleship”.   However, before these events, right after he obtained his doctorate and became eligible for the… Read More ›

  • Reaching the Lost

    In Mark 10:17-27 we see the story of the Rich Young Ruler which is instructive as to the proper way to reach out to the lost.   We must make it clear that a person has to accept God on his… Read More ›

  • The Unman

    I have often imagined Satan as a super intelligent being perhaps only a little less intelligent than God himself.  However, in the fiction story told in the book, Perelandra, written by C. S. Lewis the being representative of Satan is… Read More ›

  • An Ordinary Life

    I was recently reading about the life of Bronson Alcott, Father of the author of “Little Women” and prominent Unitarian. The book contained a quote from his friend Ralph Waldo Emerson, the famous author and leading Unitarian minister of his… Read More ›

  • A Famine in the Land

    Amos 8:11 – “Hear this!  The days are coming – this is the declaration of the Lord God – when I will send a famine through the land: not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but of… Read More ›