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Marching Orders - by Michael Phillips
1 Corinthians - Part 20
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1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Nov 04, 2012 am - My father hated the movies. He had no moral objection to them, and if you'd have asked him if he disliked them for aesthetic reasons, he'd have had no idea what you meant. He hated the movies because he spent his last year in the Navy doing nothing but watching them. Growing up, I went to the movies fairly often, but only a few times with my dad. The only movies I remember us seeing together were The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Planet of the Apes, and Patton. Dad thought The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly was too long and that The Planet of the Apes was stupid. But Patton he liked very much, and not only because it was well made, but because he agreed with Patton's philosophy of war which is summed up in the stirring words (which I have sanitized for the pulpit)-- No son of a gun ever won a war by dying for his country! You win a war by making the other son of a gun die for his country! In other words, if you're going to fight a war, fight to win it! Politics may be the art of compromise, but war is the art of victory! This was General Patton's philosophy of war., and not only his. The Apostle Paul thought the same way. In other places, he tells us we are in a spiritual war, and ... More >>>


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