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What We Are--and Why - by Michael Phillips
1 Peter - Part 1
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1 Peter 1:1-2
Jul 27, 2014 am - Have you heard the old joke? A survey taker knocks on a door and asks the man, 'What is America's number one problem: Ignorance or apathy?' The man replies, 'I don't know and I don't care'. The old joke is still with us because it is so true to life. Other than their immediate concerns, most Americans are terribly ignorant and apathetic. They don't know what's going on in their country and the world, and they don't care. At one time, there was no need to know what was going on, because the average person had no say in it. Kings or Prime Ministers made all the decisions, and didn't care if the common man approved of them or not. In a democratic age, however, our leaders do care what we think--not because they're more open-minded than their predecessors--but because their office and power depend on our votes. They've got to keep 51% of the people happy (or fooled)--or they're out. If Americans were better informed and more interested in politics, therefore, we'd have a government, and that would be good. Ignorance and apathy are enemies of the American people. What's true of the American people goes double for the people of God. Most of us 'don't know and don't care'. Don't know or ... More >>>


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