Posts Tagged ‘Jefferson’

22
Feb

PIONEERS

   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

I love pioneers that think outside the box. There is an adventure about their dreams and hopes.

Thomas Jefferson had lived through the American Revolution and was instrumental in structuring our US Constitution. As third President of the United States, he authorized the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the north, and two similar expeditions across the south. These were wild speculations for their day. Jefferson said, “I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by the history of the past.”

Babe Ruth hit hundreds of home runs in his career, but he was also the strike-out king, striking out 1,330 times. He was willing to take a risk every time the ball looked promising.

Although there is little left open for discovery here on this earth, the pioneering spirit is still active in entrepreneurs both in the business and inventive areas, but also in the church of Jesus Christ. Who would like to join me in this expedition to see if the age-old promises of God, long forgotten by the church, still work in today’s world? I want to give it a shot.

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22
Aug

FREEDOM OF (OR FROM) RELIGION

   Posted by: pastordiehl    in Uncategorized

I’m a patriot! I love this country and would die to defend the values passed down from the founding fathers, if necessary. But I think sometimes we forget what those values were. I hear a lot about what the founding fathers believed and stood for from people who are trying to rewrite history. Did our founding fathers establish a ‘Christian nation’? Let’s listen to founding father Thomas Jefferson as he remembered the intent of the founding fathers in his autobiography:

“Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word ‘Jesus Christ,’ so that it should read ‘a departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion.’ The insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.”

Does that really sound like the founding fathers intended the United States to be a ‘Christian’ nation, or one which tolerated anyone’s beliefs in a free land? You decide from a founding father’s own words.

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