C. Presentation of What is to Follow

4th.—The disposal of all unlocated land for the benefit of the United States (so far as respects the profits of the first sale and the quit-rents), the jurisdiction remaining to the respective States in whose limits they are contained.

Richard D. Phillips, The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men.

Orlando, FL: Reformation Trust, 2010.

Chapter II: Called to the One Hope: Our Common Doctrinal Heritage

Abram/Abraham was a Hebrew and known as such, Gen 14:13. Was this an identifier or a disparager? Nevertheless, the Hebrew-qualifier separated the man from all other peoples. In Acts 6:1 the Hebrew-name served as identifier, also in 1 Sam 14:21.

A. The Hope that Unites Us1. Our Common Hope

Was Abraham a Christian? I heard the question long ago. It surfaced again yesterday, for no apparent reason. Suddenly, it was on my mind. This time I wanted an answer. Superficially, the question has a oxymoronic character, for the name Christian is a New Testament revelation.

In the course of pastoral care, Mr. Phillips asks:

Divorce, Annulments and Remarriage

There is something noble and magnificent in the perspective of a great Federal Republic, closely linked in the pursuit of a common interest, tranquil and prosperous at home, respectable abroad; but there is something proportionably diminutive and contemptible in the prospect of a number of petty States, with the appearance only of union, jarring, jealous, and perverse, without any determined direction, fluctuating and unhappy at home, weak and insignificant by their dissensions in the eyes of other nations.

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The reason of allowing Congress to appoint its own officers of the customs, collectors of the taxes, and military officers of every rank, is to create in the interior of each State a mass of influence in favor of the Federal Government. The great danger has been shown to be that it will not have power enough to defend itself and preserve the Union, not that it will ever become formidable to the general liberty; a mere regard to the interests of the Confederacy will never be a principle sufficiently active to crush the ambition and intrigues of different members. Force cannot effect it. A contest of arms will seldom be between the common sovereign and a single refractory member, but between distinct combinations of the several parts against each other. A sympathy of situations will be apt to produce associates to the disobedient. The application of force is always disagreeable—the issue uncertain. It will be wise to obviate the necessity of it, by interesting such a number of individuals in each State in support of the Federal Government as will be counterpoised to the ambition of others, and will make it difficult for them to unite the people in opposition to the first and necessary measures of the Union.

“Why is it so hard to communicate and why is it sometimes difficult to get along?” P. 62.

3. The Bible in our Discussions

The want of large trading cities has been sometimes objected as an obstacle to the commerce of these States; but this is a temporary deficiency that will repair itself with the increase of population and riches. The reason that the States in question have hitherto carried on little foreign trade, is that they have found it equally beneficial to purchase the commodities imported by their neighbors. If the imposts on trade should work an inconvenience to them, it will soon cease by making it their interest to trade abroad.

2. Doctrinala. Patristic views25

b. Medieval views and Benedictus Deus(1336)

The omnipotency and all-sufficiency of Great Britain may be pretty good topics for her passionate admirers to exercise their declamatory powers upon, for amusement and trial of skill; but they ought not to be proposed to the world as matters of truth and reality. In the calm, unprejudiced eye of reason, they are altogether visionary. As to her wealth, it is notorious that she is oppressed with a heavy national debt, which it requires the utmost policy and economy ever to discharge. Luxury has arrived to a great pitch; and it is a universal maxim, that luxury indicates the declension of a state. Her subjects are loaded with the most enormous taxes. All circumstances agree in declaring their distress. The continual emigrations from Great Britain and Ireland to the continent are a glaring symptom that those kingdoms are a good deal impoverished.

Contraception and Birth Control

Most Holy Family Monastery Exposed

This book is set in Adobe Caslon. Drawn in 1990 by Carol Twombly, it is based on faces cut in the 1720s and ’30s by the English typefounder and designer William Caslon. A sturdy face possessed of great charm and simplicity, Caslon was the first typeface to be used in the American colonies. Revolutionary War broadsides, including the Declaration of Independence, and the first books printed in America were set in Caslon.