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Mr. DeVries is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Threatened Those of us who live in America are ruled by a government the seeds of which came from the ungodly enlightenment thinkers. These thinkers proposed that all authority came from the people and not from God. They proposed a violent revolution to overthrow what they perceived as an oppressive regime. Our country’s founders thought this was an acceptable means to an end, freedom. We as Reformed Christians obviously disagree with that view of the government, revolution, and freedom....

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Mr. DeVries is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan.   Introduction  As Christians today, it is our responsibility to learn what is going on in the world, and to do so with an eye towards understanding the times in which we live. Sometimes the events we notice are quite obviously fulfilling biblical prophecy, and at other times we have to examine events more closely to try to discover a cumulative effect. By doing so, we can better understand the times in order to be prepared for what lies ahead....

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Mr. DeVries is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member of Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Walker, Michigan. “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do.”  I Chronicles 12:32 The Cyberspace Age  Each age in history has its own spirit, flavor, or zeitgeist. The zeitgeist of today is such that people, young people in particular, are increasingly retreating into the imaginary world of cyberspace. We all have heard of the various social networking sites such as Facebook, andMySpace, which are very popular with many of our youth, but...

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Mr. DeVries is a teacher in Covenant Christian High School and a member in Hope Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan. In these ungodly times when many of us are facing the difficult task of rearing covenant children and young people, there arise in our minds many questions. One question many ask is, “Must we teach our children what to think…or how to think?” Is it right and proper to teach them to think like we do? Or would that be we infringing on their rights and freedoms? Are we restricting their pursuit of happiness by imposing our way of...

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