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The Most Important National Treasure

The Most Important National Treasure

The Most Important National Treasure (NOTE: This statement was delivered to a group of diplomats at the United Nations, New York 19 June 1986.) Every nation has its treasures – those things that it values from a cultural or material point of view. Typically, the national treasures are items that are an integral part of […]

The Covenant That Can Undergird the Sta...

The Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman

The Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman The God Who created us is a covenant-keeping God. Covenant, first of all, describes the unchangeable partnership between an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Creator and finite man. The covenant nature of our God is of utmost value because in covenant, we can know what to expect of each party […]

The View of God Upon Which to Build Sta...

The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship

The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship I believe everyone is familiar with the encounter that David had with Goliath. David was a teenager. Goliath was a 9’9” tall, seasoned, powerful warrior. Everyone knows that David fearlessly felled this giant with a pebble employing a slingshot, perhaps the crudest of all instruments. However, […]

The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of C

The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church and State’

The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church and State’ We have recently been looking at the roles of Government, Religious Institution and Family in bringing God’s promised blessings to a nation. Before we move on, let us consider the concept known as “separation of Church and State”. King Jehoshaphat, of Judah, reigned 873-949 B.C. His […]

The Continuous Awakening That Must Sust...

The Continuous Awakening That Must Sustain the Statesman

The Continuous Awakening That Must Sustain the Statesman Regardless of the specific role we are called upon to play in our nations, whether in Government, Religious Institution or Family, we are called upon to be a manifestation of our Creator – our Heavenly Father. His intent is to live through us as His instruments to […]

The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s H

The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand upon the Nation

The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand upon the Nation   God made an astounding promise to Abraham, the father of ancient Israel: all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you (Genesis 12:3). This promise is repeated numerous times. Let us seek to understand what it was that made this promise applicable to other nations: Abraham […]

The Role of Justice in the Making of a ...

The Role of Justice in the Making of a Statesman

The Role of Justice in the Making of a Statesman Early in our exploration of statesmanship, I proposed four leaders I consider to have been Statesmen during the past two and a half centuries: William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, George Catlett Marshall, Nelson Mandela. Recently, we reflected on the importance of justice to the Statesman. As […]