As a strict constitutionalist, Caesar hated him with a passion so strong that Cicero came to his end in BC 43 at the hands of government assassins. His head and hands were severed from his body and nailed over the entrance to the Forum. His insistence that Rome was a Constitutional Republic and not a dictatorship cost him his head, literally.
On this Presidents’ Day when the winds of lawlessness are blowing at near hurricane velocity, with ranting about what the current president is planning to do and backing it up with what other presidents have done, it makes you wonder where is the thought processes of the peasantry? Note this gem from Cicero:
“The first law for the historian is that he shall never dare write an untruth. The second is that he shall suppress nothing that is true.” Cicero.
Think about “write an untruth” or “suppress a truth.”
On many avenues recent history is marked with deletions as well as insinuations leading to incorrect conclusions.
Christian historians are as prone to redacting or rewording as are secular ones. Recently I spent an entire afternoon discussing a much discussed issue about Bible Believing people of which I am one. When the day was near over, the man who came to see me stated, “Larry, what you are showing me is true, but can the people handle it?” My answer was and is simple, “Jesus is the author of truth and is Himself the embodiment thereof.”
I have to admit that I personally believe that any person who has their records sealed from public view is not fit for election as the local dog catcher or to have a special holiday day named after them.
I use a book written by Dr. O.S. Hawkins titled, The Pastor’s Guide to Leading & Living as a training tool to teach men in prison to learn how to be a pastor figure to others in the prison. Hawkins makes this statement about interviewing prospective staff members; “Do you have any skeletons in your closet that you would not want me to find out about later?” Be up front!
John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
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