Comment: I ran across this this week. It makes me wonder if good

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I ran across this this week. It makes me wonder if good

is absent because His children are failing here:

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

I also found this this week and wonder if I have been deceived by patriotism in more than one way:

I feel a little confused as I think about the Revolutionary War and the patriotism it is supposed to inspire. Why was that war OK? In writing of a great revival in the area, James Manning, an English Baptist preacher, wrote the following to a fellow minister in November 1776, "the fatal 19th of April the day of the Lexington battle, like an electric stroke put a stop to the progress of the work, as well as in other places as here. Oh horrid war! How contrary to the spirit of Jesus!"