Tag Archives: Obedience

First Principles: When Legislators Take and Destroy the Property of the People or Reduce the People To Slavery, the People Are Absolved From Further Obedience

“Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness III

The Lord shows His kindness is His Yes, His No and His Wait.  All things that happen, happen with purpose.  It’s important in our growing to consider this perspective no matter how personally unsettling things get or are. Cultivating Kindness … Continue reading

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First Principles: Civil Liberty Understood Consists In Protecting Individual Rights Through Society’s Constraints and Force

“Civil liberty, rightly understood, consists in protecting the rights of individuals by the united force of society: society cannot be maintained, and of course can exert no protection, without obedience to some sovereign power; and obedience is an empty name, … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God In Humble Gratitude

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington    

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Seeking the Hands of God

Based in part on Hosea 10:12: Seeking the Hands of God by Michael Romani Reaping the righteous fruit as you sow Hands united for God as we truly know Used as servants of the Lord we love We are messengers … Continue reading

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First Principles: Resistance To Tyrants Is Obedience To God

“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”  -Thomas Jefferson    

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First Principles: America’s Should Always Be An Attitude of Thankfulness For All of the Blessings God Has Granted

“I do recommend and assign [this Thanksgiving Day] to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or … Continue reading

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Humble Obedience

Based on Wednesday night’s sermon: Humble Obedience by Michael Romani When the going gets tough as it often does We respond getting caught up in the buzz When we are faced with the opposition We tend to fall back into … Continue reading

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First Principles: It is Our Duty To Resist Wrongful Force Exerted For Bad Purposes

“Has force, exerted for the purposes of malevolance, a right to command? Can it impose an obligation to obey? No. Resistance to such force is a right, and, if resistance can prove effectual, it is a duty also.” – James … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Shouting At Children To Obey Is Like Trying To Steer Your Car Using Your Horn

“Shouting to make your children obey is like using the horn to steer your car, and you get about the same results.” – Rusty Russell      

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