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"If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself."
—St. Augustine

An Appeal to Heaven

"An Appeal to Heaven"

As The Constitution Party of Illinois starts campaign season, I would like us, as prayer partners, to make a concerted effort to "appeal to heaven."

This was a slogan used on the flags of the first sea cruisers commissioned by George Washington personally before the official Continental Navy. Called the Washington's Cruisers or Pine Tree flag, it was a symbol of the dependence they put on God for their cause.

We need to depend on God as we passionately call upon His favor.

Security: Active shooter prevention and rapid response

Active shooter prevention and rapid response

1. Fight/Shoot and neutralize the threat
2. Triage/Treat the injured

An example from Dr. Kent Ingle from Southeastern University in central Florida.
Excerpt from Wallbuilders Live, "Security: Florida Sheriff Arms Local Teachers and Protects Students”
Visit for full podcast and interview. Visited 2018-03-07

the sentinel program

"Basically what the program is is it authorizes highly trained– and I have to emphasize this– it’s highly trained faculty and staff to carry concealed firearms for the sole purpose of engaging– and only engaging– an active shooter that would walk on our campus.”

132 hours of training (more than most law enforcement officers!). That sounds like a “well regulated militia” to me.

Safety and Security

"A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the LORD." Psalm 21:31

Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest points of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows. After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes." When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to his own work.
Nehemiah 4:6, 11, 13-15

If a thief is found breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no bloodguilt for him
Exodus 22:2

Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain
is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.
Proverbs 25:26

00 American Providence – A story of George Washington

American Providence – A story of George Washington

I would like to share a story of George Washington, as told by David Barton of WallBuilders ministry, “that once appeared in virtually every student text in America, but hasn’t been seen in the last forty years.”

This story deals with George Washington when he was involved in the French and Indian War as a young man only twenty-three years of age.

Hope: Modern Day Idols and Idolatry of the Church

Do not trust in politicians, they can not save you. When they die they return to the earth, and on that very day their plans perish!
Psalm 146:3-4

Why do so many people today put their hope in government and politicians?

Why is crime, terrorism, and social disorder increasing? Why are more and more youth lost, confused, depressed, and deranged?

Because the Church has been "led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ" (2 Corinthians 11:2-4) and has become friends with the world and enemies of God (James 4:4-5).

February - Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine, or Valentinus, has an important story to share with us today!

Saint Valentine was executed for refusing to deny his faith after being arrested for secretly marrying Roman soldiers to their brides, defying an order from Emperor Claudius II that soldiers were not to marry.
(The Story of St. Valentine: More than Cards and Candied Hearts)

This is so relevant today! God designed and defines marriage. Yet, the devil continues to scheme through rulers and despots to redefine marriage.

Marriage: "Strong families, prosperous states"

Confirming God's design for marriage:
Strong families, prosperous states: Do healthy families affect the wealth of states?
visited 2016-12-1

Economics has its roots in the Greek word oikonomia, which means the “management of the household.” Yet economists across the ideological spectrum have paid little attention to the links between household family structure and the macroeconomic outcomes of nations, states, and societies. This is a major oversight because, as this report shows, shifts in marriage and family structure are important factors in states’ economic performance, including their economic growth, economic mobility, child poverty, and median family income...

Higher levels of marriage, and especially higher levels of married-parent families, are strongly associated with more economic growth, more economic mobility, less child poverty, and higher median family income at the state level in the United States...

Marriage - Counter Culture

Study outline of Chapter 6 on Marriage from Counter Culture: A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture in a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Abortion, Persecution, Orphans and Pornography


A. Marriage is Under Attack

  1. The very definition of Marriage: Supreme Court DOMA decision, and so-called same sex marriage
  2. Divorce rates
  3. Cohabitation
  4. Intentional singleness and fornication

B. What does God say about Marriage?


Human rights begin with the right to life!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...
- Declaration of Independence


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