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National Thanksgiving Under Washington’s Administration

A resolution was adopted in the House of Representatives, September 25, 1789, in the following words- On motion-Resolved, ‘That a joint committee of both Houses be directed to wait upon the President of the United States to request that he would recommend to the people of the United States a day of thanksgiving, and prayer, […]

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Otten, Herman: 2000th anniversary of the Battle of Teutoberg Forest

by Herman Otten, Editor John Eidsmoe, a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel and pastor with the Assn. of Free Lutheran Congregations, has called attention to the fact that the year 2009 will be the 2000th anniversary of the Battle of Teutoberg Forest. Colonel Eidsmoe called Teutoberg Forest one of the most decisive battles in world […]

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The Influence of the Colonial Clergy on Culture and Civil Government

Part One: Laying the American Cultural Foundation For over 167 years the American colonies were known as a bastion of religious liberty. Their very founding was based upon the desire of peoples whose religious beliefs required a life style and practice which was either forbidden or at best tolerated in their own country. The first […]

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Eidsmoe, John: A CALL TO SOUTH DAKOTA VOTERS … FROM A SOUTH DAKOTA SON

            I’ve always been proud to say I’m from South Dakota.  From the stable farms and great pheasant country of eastern South Dakota, to the cattle range country west of the River and the four Presidents on Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota is America at its best.             Dad was born and raised in Beresford, where […]

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Eidsmoe, John: THE DOCTRINE OF INTERPOSITION IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

The doctrine of interposition has an interesting history in Christian theology.  Understandably, it is often invoked when Christians believe themselves oppressed by a hostile government, and ignored or downplayed when the government seems favorable to Christianity.  Always there is a tension between liberty and authority, and the Christian who believes in both liberty and authority […]

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Kirk, Ronald: The Importance of Christian Character

Holiness, from the idea of clean in both the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, essentially means whole. In the Biblical languages and English alike, holiness applied to men is a state of moral wholeness, integrity, and purity, as opposed to brokenness, damage, compromise, or pollution. Individual morality requires structural integrity to maintain wholeness. Character identifies the […]

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