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Heaven and Hell

“Earth, if chosen instead of Heaven, will turn out to have been, all along, a region of Hell; and earth, if put second to Heaven, to have been from the beginning a part of Heaven itself”–C.S. Lewis. “What matters last, matters most. When we are in heaven, the fears, worries, and distractions of this fallen […]

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Everything is Different Now

“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle”–Benjamin Franklin. In the cross of Christ which brings our justification, “The whole tenor of our life has changed. Everything is different now, because we ourselves are different. . . .No Christian who has grasped these truths could ever seriously contemplate reverting to the old […]

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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 […]

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Would You Take the Whitefield Challenge?

We all know the story of Benjamin Franklin. We know about the kite, string, key, and electricity. We also should know much more about Ben Franklin. He was an inventor, intellectual, diplomat, and scientist. He invented bifocals. He served as our ambassador to France when France was the main ally of our new country. There’s […]

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Freedom Isn’t Free

“It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. . . . There are men, of all ages. . . .Who mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. […]

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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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So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. — Matthew 7:12 (NIV)