The Cost of Freedom

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived”–General George S. Patton, Jr.

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety”–Benjamin Franklin.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”–Abraham Lincoln.

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion. . . are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments”–Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

“Every man must give account of himself to God, and therefore every man ought to be at liberty to serve God in a way that he can best reconcile to his conscience”–John Leland.

“Where they burn books, they also burn people”–German journalist Heinrich Heine in 1834, 100 years before the time of Adolph Hitler.

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)