Defending the Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government, & the American Constitution
Thursday July 24th 2014

Self-Educated Man

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Federalist 58 by James Madison. 1. Under the proposed Constitution whose interests were represented by the U.S. Senate? Is it so today? If not, how might it be remedied & by what means? 2. How did the Constitution provide for updating representation in Congress? 3. Madison credits the U.S Constitution with assigning the greatest power, that of the “purse strings” to the U.S. House. In your opinion, how might the House assert that power to reduce the size & cost of government today? 4. Explain in your own words Madison’s warning against too many men serving in the House. How might his warning be applied today as calls abound for a more direct democracy & for scrapping the electoral college system? 5. Is democracy the form of government our Founders gave us or was it a republican form? Explain the difference.


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The Lord Looketh On The Heart

Old World Witness For Christ

The Old Testament Prophet Samuel, instructed by the Lord to anoint a king to replace Saul, was impressed by Jesse’s eldest son, Eliab. But the Lord had different plans. As the scripture puts it:

. . .  the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Applied to each of us individually, The Lord judges us by our thoughts and desires rather than by our outward appearance. How a person may impress us, even if negatively, should not stop us from sharing the gospel with him. As you look at people, look beyond the outward appearance—clothes, beauty, size—and seek to find the good inner qualities

 


Source: 1 Samuel 16:7; The Holy Bible: The New Testament (KJV).