It is humbling to read how mankind missed the First coming of Jesus. No one will miss the Second Coming.
Life is a gift from God. Any life.
Be thankful for each life you meet, be very thankful for the changed life of biblical believers.
A relationship with God should make you thankful for God, other people, (love God, love people) and animals and even plants.
Foolish, accusing talk is compared to cancer in the Bible, and can turn others away from the faith or coming to faith.
“Storms… directly challenge three institutions indispensable to Americans, now as always. The first is religion. It is the source of the other two-democracy and international good faith.
Religion by teaching man his relationship to God, gives the individual a sense of his own dignity and teaches him to respect himself by respecting his neighbors.
Democracy, the practice of self government, is a covenant among free men to respect the rights and liberties of the fellows. International good faith, a sister of democracy, springs from the will of civilized nations of men to respect the rights and liberties of other nations of men. In a modern civilization, all three – – religion, democracy, and international good faith – – complement and support each other.
Where freedom of religion has been attacked, the attack has come from sources opposed to democracy. Where democracy has been overthrown, the spirit of free worship has disappeared. And where religion and democracy have vanished, good faith and reason in international affairs have given way to strident ambition and brute force. An ordering of society which relegates religion, democracy, and good faith of a nations to the background can find no place with in it for the ideals of the prince of peace. The United States rejects such an ordering and retains it’s ancient faith.
There comes a time in the affairs of men when they must prepare to defend, not their homes alone, but the tenants of faith and humanity on which their churches, their governments, and their very civilization or founded. The defense of religion, of democracy, and of good faith among nations is all the same fight. To save one we must now make up our minds to save all.”
FDR State of the Union 1939
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