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God and the Fourth of July

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that thes liberties are the gift of God?”–Thomas Jefferson. “Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by […]

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Values that Count

“Life is built on character, and character is built on decisions. But decisions are based on values, and values must be accepted by faith. Moses made his life-changing decisions on the basis of values that other people thought were foolish (Heb. 11:24-29), but God honored his faith”–Warren Wiersbe. “The Christian does not think that God […]

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Give Me Liberty!

“Sirs, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, and the brave”–Patrick Henry. “Is life so dear, […]

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Why Many Baptists Opposed the Pope’s Address to Congress

Baptists and religious liberty go hand in hand. Baptists were at the forefront of the adoption of the Bill of Rights – – the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It is no question why freedom of religion is the first amendment to the Constitution. Freedom to worship and to practice faith as one believes […]

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Does God Matter To A Nation?

“It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being”–George Washington. “I hold the precepts of Jesus as delivered by Himself, to be the most pure, benevolent, and sublime which have ever been preached to man”–Thomas Jefferson. “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of […]

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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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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)