Events for Children at Church

Lower Quality Education in College

“The real problem is students who won’t study,” wrote a Penn State professor. A retired professor from S. Connecticut State said: “I found my students progressively more ignorant, inattentive, inarticulate.” “Unprecedented numbers of students rarely come to class,” said a Virginia Tech teacher. “They have not read the material and have scant interest in learning it.” Another professor said that many students only come to class when they have nothing better to do. At one…

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What is God's Will?

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

Contrary to widespread misconception, the 56 signers did not sign as a group and did not do so on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men probably took part. Later that year, 6 others were added. Those who did sign on August 2 undoubtedly did not realize that others would follow them and thus allowed no room to accommodate the signatures of the later six men. Two of…

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Big Obstacles to Young People in Local Church

They Wouldn’t Accept the Declaration of Independence

A group of S. Dakota high school students typed the Declaration of Independence in manuscript form as a project to celebrate the Bicentennial back in 1976. They stripped it of its parchment appearance; removed from it the old English type, Xeroxed copies of it, and circulated the copies as petitions around the community. Fifty percent of those approached refused to sign it. In a similar experiment in Miami in 1979, they got even fewer signatures.…

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American States and Its Freedom to State Religions

Ten of the original 13 colonies had official (“established”) state religions, including Anglicanism, Congregationalism and Protestant Christianity in general. Under the First Amendment, the states remained free to designate official state churches. States could levy taxes in order to support the official state church, pay its ministers and build and maintain its meeting-places. So far as the First Amendment was concerned, states could discriminate against all forms of religion other than their own established churches.…

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Disobeying Just and Unjust Laws

In the spring of 1963, King was arrested for leading a series of massive non-violent protests against the segregated lunch counters and discriminatory hiring practices rampant in Birmingham, Alabama. While in jail, King received a letter from eight Alabama ministers. They agreed with his goals, but they thought that he should call off the demonstrations and obey the law. King explained why he disagreed in his LETTER FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL. “One may well ask,…

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  • Matthew 6:33 September 27, 2020
    “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
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