December 24, 2013

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free"

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A Robertson family Christmas

"....But it came to pass for a while in divers places that the truth did set man free, although the men of darkness were offended and they tried to put out the light. The voice said, Haste ye. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you, for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

"Along the road to Damascus the light shone brightly. But afterward Paul of Tarsus, too, was sore afraid. He feared that other Caesars, other prophets, might one day persuade men that man was nothing save a servant unto them, that men might yield up their birthright from God for pottage and walk no more in freedom.

"Then might it come to pass that darkness would settle again over the lands and there would be a burning of books and men would think only of what they should eat and what they should wear, and would give heed only to new Caesars and to false prophets. Then might it come to pass that men would not look upward to see even a winter's star in the East, and once more, there would be no light at all in the darkness.

"And so Paul, the apostle of the Son of Man, spoke to his brethren, the Galatians, the words he would have us remember afterward in each of the years of his Lord:

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."

Review & Outlook: In Hoc Anno Domini - WSJ.com -- This editorial was written in 1949 by the late Vermont Royster and has been published annually since.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 24, 2013 10:02 AM
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Gerard-----Thank you for posting that picture of the Robertson family. It reminded me that I had bought Miss Kay's cook book about three months ago for a gift to my wife at Christmas. I had totally forgotten the book and then it took me forty-five minutes to figure out where I had hidden it!

I have never viewed the A & E TV show that is at the center of the current lib rant. I may do so now. But first I need to borrow a TV.

Posted by: Terry at December 24, 2013 11:26 AM

How Jesus Invented Personal Liberty

My thesis is that the entire idea of individual liberty was invented by Jesus of Nazareth. Literally no one in the world, Jew or Gentile, had conceived of individual, personal liberty before Jesus.

Posted by: Donald Sensing at December 24, 2013 12:07 PM

Psst the 3 wise men weren't there til a year later you knuckleheads! But still, Merry Christmas.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 24, 2013 1:01 PM

About when the Wise Men got there:

http://senseofevents.blogspot.com/2012/12/why-dec-25.html

Posted by: Donald Sensing at December 24, 2013 1:31 PM

It's a disaster that most Americans have decided to throw away what once was our heart and united us. Without faith in the blood of the lamb, - it will be the shedding of our own blood and the death of our culture.

Posted by: Denny at December 25, 2013 8:11 AM
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