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    Our Christian Duty

    Published: Friday, May 11, 2007

    I recently delivered an address to the people of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida entitled, Our Christian Duty.

    For sure, "duty" is a much under-appreciated word among this irresponsible, avant-garde generation. Fortunately, this has not always been the case.

    America's history is replete with the stories of brave and selfless men and women who were willing to do their duty, regardless of personal cost or sacrifice. Without them, this country, and the prosperity we have enjoyed, would never have existed.

    Great American patriots from George Washington to Douglas MacArthur have paid eloquent tribute to the virtue and dignity of doing one's duty. In fact, it is no hyperbole to say that the difference between mediocrity and greatness is the attention, or lack thereof, to doing one's duty.

    In my address, I noted the duty that we Christians have to God, our families, and our country.

    Our duty to God is summarized in the Great Commandment, which is to love the Lord our God will all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. As Christian men, our duty to our families is to provide our children with firm, loving discipline. And our duty to America is eternal vigilance, that we might preserve the historic principles that birthed this free land.

    In my address, I listed what I believe are the greatest threats currently waging war against America. These are: feminism, multiculturalism, and globalism.

    I realize that some will say America's greatest threat is terrorism. I disagree. I believe our greatest threat comes from within. I agree with Daniel Webster who said, "There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing."

    If America falls, it will not be due to Islamic militants (as real as that threat is) as much as it will be due to a decadent and slothful people refusing to do their duty to God, family, and country.

    Feminism is a tool of the enemy to emasculate America's husbands and fathers, destabilize America's homes, and produce selfish, undisciplined children. Multiculturalism is a tool of the enemy to expunge America's Christian heritage. And globalsim is a tool of the enemy to erase America's borders and surrender America's national sovereignty. As Christians, we must oppose all three.

    I invite my readers to watch this video address at:

    http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/sermonvideo.html

    This video sermon may be viewed with either a dial up or high speed modem. The audio portion of the address may also be downloaded as an MP3 file for use in one's IPOD. And, as always, there is absolutely no charge to watch or download this video address.

    I urge readers to watch this video.

    I further beseech each of us to heed the sage counsel of the noble Christian general, Robert E. Lee, who said, "Do your duty in all things . . . . You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less." Amen.

    © Chuck Baldwin

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