The famously strait-laced 17th-century sectarians who helped settle America weren’t nearly as priggish as you might think.
A leading scholar claims that the Puritans were in fact sexy, and saw sex and love as important factors to help form a passionate relationship.
“We close with one suggestion to such women as may be inclined to this new claim. If they read history, they find that the condition of woman in Christendom, and especially in America, is most enviable as compared with her state in all other ages and nations. Let them ponder candidly how much they possess here, which their sisters have enjoyed in no other age. What bestowed those peculiar privileges on the Christian women of America? The Bible. Let them beware, then, how they do anything to undermine the reverence of mankind for the authority of the Bible. It is undermining their own bulwark. If they understand how universally in all but Bible lands the “weaker vessel” has been made the slave of man’s strength and selfishness, they will gladly “let well enough alone,” lest in grasping at some impossible prize beyond, they lose the privileges they now have, and fall back to the gulf of oppression from which these doctrines of Christ and Paul have lifted them.”
~The Public Preaching of Women by Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898)
Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland has walked out of negotiations to salvage a major trade deal with the European Union, saying she is returning home because she feels the 28-member bloc is unable to reach an accord with Canada.
“I do from my inmost soul detest slavery . . . and although I commune at the Lord’s table with men of all creeds, yet with a slave-holder I have no fellowship of any sort or kind. Whenever one has called upon me, I have considered it my duty to express my detestation of his wickedness, and I would as soon think of receiving a murderer into my church . . . as a man stealer”
~(Pike, The Life and Work of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, p. 331).
If Ontario isn’t already in a Great Green Depression, it soon will be. Having spent more than $40 billion of taxpayers’ money to jumpstart wind, solar and bio energy – and failed – the Ontario Liberal government is now plotting even tougher and more costly measures to achieve their green dreams.
Today I thought I’d expose the means by which real bonafide Bible-believing Christians plan on taking over their societies and even the world. Here it is:
Our method to effect this goal is to proclaim the truths of God’s word, and rely upon the Holy Spirit to change men’s hearts to follow it. This is in contrast to the methods employed by false religionists, who often use the sword and deceitful machinations. (Source and read more)
That’s it. Real Christians want to share their beliefs with others and let the chips fall where they may, so to speak. They don’t want to force other people to convert or to live by their beliefs. Yet, these are the people increasingly being hounded to the margins of our society by those wishing to use the sword of the law to silence those with whom they disagree. If the powers that be are increasingly targeting peaceful religionists like the real Christians described above, who bear no ill-will toward anyone, what will be the end for those in our society who may not be so peaceful? Something to ponder.
“Popular suffrage is in itself no guarantee of freedom. People can vote themselves into slavery.”
– Frank Chodorov