14 Oct

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THIS QUESTION has stirred much debate.  Historically, Christians have voted for candidates of different faiths, inclding Mormons, based on how they live their lives and how deeply committed they are to upholding the U.S. Constitution.  Remember, God ordained government, and we are not electing a postor-in-chief, we are electing a commander-in-chief.

George Washington was Episcopalian, Abraham Lincoln had no religious affiliation while he was president, John Kennedy was Catholic and Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were outspoken Southern Baptists.  Over a period of 223 years, our nation’s cities and states have been governed by people of many different faiths, including Mormons from both the Democrats and Republican parties.  Orrin Hatch, a Mormon, has served this nation as an effective senator and George Romney, Gov. Mitt Romeny’s father, was one of the great governors of Michigan.  His religion never interfered with governing, but his personal faith did define his strong marriage…

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Can an Evangelical Christian Vote for a Mormon? by Franklin Graham

14 Oct

THIS QUESTION has stirred much debate.  Historically, Christians have voted for candidates of different faiths, inclding Mormons, based on how they live their lives and how deeply committed they are to upholding the U.S. Constitution.  Remember, God ordained government, and we are not electing a postor-in-chief, we are electing a commander-in-chief.

George Washington was Episcopalian, Abraham Lincoln had no religious affiliation while he was president, John Kennedy was Catholic and Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were outspoken Southern Baptists.  Over a period of 223 years, our nation’s cities and states have been governed by people of many different faiths, including Mormons from both the Democrats and Republican parties.  Orrin Hatch, a Mormon, has served this nation as an effective senator and George Romney, Gov. Mitt Romeny’s father, was one of the great governors of Michigan.  His religion never interfered with governing, but his personal faith did define his strong marriage, family values and personal integrity.  While there are major differences in the theology of evangelical Christians and that of Mormors, as well as those who practice the Catholic faith or the Jewish faith, we do share common values that are biblically based.

Americans must remember that while our nation was founded upon godly principles, we do not have a state religion.  Rather, our Constitution provides for the freedom to worship without interference of government.  Our forefathers shed their blood to win this right.  We must be committed to electing a commander-in-chief who will protect this liberty and uphold the Constitution as one nation under God, and who will ensure God’s moral law will not be violated by changing the law of the land.

We are at a profound crossroads.  Our secularized society has shaken its fist in God’s face and rejected His very name.  Like Joseph and Daniel, we must not compromise when goernment clashes with the worship of God.  We must not silence our voices to God’s law.  We must use our influence to elect those who will govern with respect for the sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman; the sanctity of life; and yes, the protection of God’s beloved nation Israel.  We must not cast votes for officials – whether Democratic, Republican, Independent or Tea Party, or of a religious persuasion – that are against these principles of God.  We have in the past elected Christians who have defied some of these very principles.

We need something like what Jerry Falwell did in the 1980s.  We need a “moral majority” – made up of Christians, Jews, Mormons, Catholics and many others of faith – to come together to take a stand for our religious freedoms and rights.

In recent days, President Clinton said that President Obama “has a plan to rebuild America from the ground up.”  But God-fearing Americans have no desire to see America rebuilt – but rather restored.  To “rebuild it” would be to create a new nation without God or perhaps under many gods.  This was never the intent of those who shed their blood for the freedom to worship as “one nation under God.”

I pray that all Christians and God-fearing Americans, will put aside labels and vote for principles – God’s principles – that for many years have resulted in His blessing upon our nation.

So, can a Christian vote for a Mormon?  My answer is yes.

(Decision Magazine 10.2012)

 

 

NEW Pledge of Allegiance??

10 Aug

Since the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer are not allowed in most Public schools anymore because the word ‘God’ is mentioned…a kid in Arizona wrote the following:
NEW School prayer:

Now I sit me down in school

Where praying is against the rule

For this great nation under God

Finds Mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,

it violates the Bill of Rights.

And anytime my head I bow

Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

That’s no offense, it’s a freedom scene.

The law is specific, the law is precise.

Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall

Might offend someone with no faith at all,.

In silence alone we must meditate,

God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.

They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

And the ‘unwed daddy’ our Senior King.

It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,

We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,

Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles,

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,

No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,

When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen

 

 

New Pledge of Allegiance? For your consideration.

8 Aug

Since the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord’s Prayer are not allowed in most Public schools anymore because the word “God” is mentioned…A kid in Arizona wrote the following:

NEW School Prayer

Now I sit me down in school

Where praying is against the rule

For this great nation under God

Finds mention of Him very odd.

If scripture now the class recites,

It violates the Bill of Rights.

And anytime my head I bow

Becomes a Federal matter now.

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

That’s no offense; it’s a freedom scene..

The law is specific, the law is precise.

Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

For praying in a public hall

Might offend someone with no faith at all.

In silence alone we must meditate,

God’s name is prohibited by the state.

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.

They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

And the “unwed daddy” our Senior King.

It’s “inappropriate” to teach right from wrong,

We’re taught that such “judgments” do not belong.

Study witchcraft, vampries and totem poles.

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed.

No word of God must reach this crowd.

It’s scary here I must confess,

When chaos reigns the schools a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen

 

I’m a new contributor to our family blog walking a steep learning curve; thanks for your grace.

2 Aug

I love the photos of our family.  Ann has done an excellent job of putting this blog together for all of  to share.

I’m a novice contributor; please give me grace!

31 Jul

I want to express my thanks to Ann for creating this blog.  It is a wonderful way to share.  Thanks, Ann, for all the blogging tips you are providing. 

Ruth, Amy Smioth, Susan, Celia, Cindy Daniels, Harley Christmas 1972

29 Jul

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