"It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it."
A. A. Hodge
[Archibald Alexander Hodge] (1823-1886) American Presbyterian leader, principal of Princeton Seminary
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too sad but, too true
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Characteristically, courage is rooted in convictions.

    Lamentably, comparatively few possess them.

    The presence of those who do possess them is truly daunting to those who want for them.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Which is why the blame lies with us for the corruption of the government and the principles upon which it is founded.  Courage and conviction would well put us on the road to reform.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    To keep a long story short, having grown up in one of the most religious communities in America, ( denominational secs of Christians ) stripes of all colors, from all walks of life. The commonality among them being, pandering for money, instilling of a guilty conscience, to further the plunder and the indoctrination of socialistism. Hiding behind a 501c3, granting of set salaries to so-called pastors, preachers and teachers keeping the congregations Dumb Down. Most just want a payday, some sincere though ignorant of what they teach.
    The question begs to be ask, To discover the truth of WHAT ?
    When they ( Christian secs ) Stop passing the plate, and are willing to openly debate ( Ruwb, Riyb) , the Doctrines of Liberty and Freedom, only then are they willing to face Reality and Truth.
    Many are called but few are chosen. to such a purpose in grace. To test the support of our Creator, our founding fathers set up a Freewill Association through like mindedness of doctrine and the granting of Liberty and Freedom for all. This in opposition to denominational secs promoting private interpretations. The Core Freewill Association, ministry, existing still today ( generation to generation, some appointed to a Mark in time ) rising to the call in a seasonable fashion. Never passing the plate that the waters of humanity may be tested. Homologoumenos. Good courage being rooted in deep convictions based upon fact, then to speak out Freely.

     -- Ronw13, OR     
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    And perhaps not to lump all pastors together as a group out to fleece the flock. Indeed there are many who are Judas goats but there are also those who are sincere and caring and have put themselves in jeopardy. Even the apostle Paul maintained that a pastor had the right to receive payment for what he did...but not to "shame" the people into coughing up the money to, say, buy him a $65 million dollar plane or pay for an obscenely huge mansion. There are true dedicated men of God but like everything thing else in a fallen world, there are charlatans. If you don't understand the basic principle of good and evil you don't get it.
    God's holy word is an encouragement to millions but to those caught up in the world it seems like judgment....His truth definitely seems like judgment or shame to those who reject truth.
     -- Denise, Durango     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
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