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A Day to Remember Memorial Day A day to remind ourselves of those who gave their lives for our country, for us! WHEN? In at least 10 major wars and in 18+ additional wars a conflict situations from the Revolutionary War (1775) to the Afghanist operation and even to the present War on Terrorism, which is like no other war WHO? More than 1,300,000 lives sacrificed in our country's many wars, the cost of liberty, The value placed on our Declaration of Independence, even our of happiness." Our historic Judaeo-Christian values and benefits are because of our liberty and God's Grace. When the cost is lost the loss will cost. ion of life, liberty and the pursuit WHY? Not to aggressively seek to get or to gain what someone else has, whether it be land, power or wealth (see James 4:1-3), but to DEFEND and PROTECTour nation even in these troubling times and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."and also to secure and maintain our Constitution and Declaration of Independence which is being threatened from within and from without. God's Word opposes in govemment opens the door to the total control of a society by a system which cannot and will o do right of and by itsell temationalism because a one world Gen. 11:1-9; Rev. 17-18 GOD'S WORD teaches that nations rise and fall in the outworking of human history. A nation may be led to want or to possess what belongs to other nations, but they are hindered from such because of other nations. Each nation is able to maintain the God-given privilege of choosing God and His Word, to choose God's institutions of marriage (of aman and woman), of family, and of law and oder. The nations, consisting of families, have the right to defend their teritories. GEORGE WASHINGTON told his troops: The time is near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be reemen or slaves; whether they are to have any are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness they can call their own; whether their houses and farms from which no human cffort will deliver them. The fate of unbom millions will now depend unxler Go, on the courage and conduct of this amy." BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: "Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty."DANIEL WEBSTER: God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to defend it. PATRICK HENRY: "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? PRINCIPLE: When those who know and remember fail to teach and to display to the following generation the rights, responsibilities and privileges, it is only a matter of time until they, by neglect, fail to appreciate and guard the freedoms American men and women have paid for with the loss of their lives and the oss of their limbs. Judges 2:7, 10, Psalm 78:1-8 As the nation of Isracl had the right to choose life and blessing in their land and lives Deut. 30:19-20) because of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus ChrisIsa.53:Lev.16 17), so we can choose Him and the resultant LIFE and BLESSING by an act of our own will. But as y as received HIM. to them gave HE power to become the sons [children) of God, even to them that believe on His Name. He that hath the Son hath LIFE: and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life" Johnl:12:1John:12),"And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free"John 8:32) Do you remember the Servicemen? The Savior? What are you cherishing and choosing? Come and exercise your freedom to know and worship the living God this Sunday Middletown Bible Church 860-346-0907 349 East Street, Middletown, CT 06457 Route 217 (East Street, Westfield) midway between Routes 66 and 372 SUNDAY 9:30 am Sunday School-all ages Independent Bible Centered. Christ Exalting 10:45 am Morning Worship 7:00 pm Evening Worship WEDNESDAY: 7:30 pm Prayer Meeting and Bible Study us if you are interested in a free Bible correspondence course. BIBLE LINE: Call 860-346-0021 for a timely message 24 hours a day. BIBLE LINE for CHILDREN: Call 1-800-368-1115