Mike wrote: So God institutes political power, i.e. government for man's benefit, and men who claim God as their God say it's not Christian to be involved in it. I guess they believe God wants only athiests and secularists in government. For man's benefit, of course.
Several years ago we had an awful awful pastor, so bad that one of the children in the congregation wanted to leave because our Pastor was so insincere. His father came to the elders asking for some relief, my response was that sometimes those in charge are there as your curse
Upon hearing this, his eyes became the size of the moon
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Deuteronomy 28:20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
Great Sermon! I have found it harder at sixty three to finish well by reason of ministry setbacks over the forty years. I'm seeking God that I might honor Him and finish in triumph. Thanks again!
God bless you always
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: .... Jesus also taught that worship is worthless if there is an offense that has been committed without confessing and repenting of it. He made the fact clear that God will not accept our worship when we have not dealt with sin in our heart.
He then addressed the issue of adultery pointing out that it too begins in the heart. Lusting in the heart even if the act of adultery is not fully carried out is still sin before God.
God's view on marriage and divorce remains unchanged despite the opinions of society or culture.
The heart is the matter as concerns all sin and must be dealt with immediately by removing all excuses. Before God there are none that will lessen responsibility or remove the guilt.
So God institutes political power, i.e. government for man's benefit, and men who claim God as their God say it's not Christian to be involved in it. I guess they believe God wants only athiests and secularists in government. For man's benefit, of course.
I recently was told about a young couple who were born into poverty and grew up in an environment of drugs drink and broken families. The young girl was involved in a car crash and ended up with a broken neck and is not expected to walk again in her life. The young man got involved with crime and has been put into jail for seven years. Neither of these two youngsters were ever properly educated to any level whereby they could compete in society. So with a really lousy start and now these two life changing tragedies their lives are so much wreckage.
Why does God allow this? And what is the point of it both for these two young people and society at large including the impotent church?
From the news: "While Americans are focused on what delicious foods theyâ€™re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda â€” marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday. The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administrationâ€™s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday â€” and right before a major holiday. ...
Govt psych games. And practical, too, in that it won't receive much publicity.
Leviticus 18: 21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD. = Today this is done after abortions.
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. = Today this is accepted by society and its leaders. (Even by some churches)
23 Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. = Now as the article says this is coming into society.
The world seems to be working through the "Do Not" precepts of God.
30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.
I can't find scriptural backing for Christians to not be involved in any career direction. We're to avoid sin, but finding admonition to not be involved in politics just isn't there. Jesus didn't even tell the centurion (Luke 7) to hang up his sword and leave the military,(the arm of politics) but commended him for his faith.
Forbes has an interesting article on this, Did The Security Industry Fail To Protect The World From Regin? An interesting and short article. As with most Forbes article you'll have to first skip past "The Thought of the Day." There's another article Regin, after scroll down past the one on Google (an interesting read in itself).
By the way, since this hasn't appeared in the U.S., apparently, you many not have to be to concerned about this one. but don't worry something will soon come down the road to infect Windows so use Linux.
While the commentary itself is interesting, End Fraternities and come to the correct conclusion. It ignores the reason that it isn't going to happen. Bribe money from alumni from fraternities to make sure that doesn't happen. They have absolutely no business in public universities or Christian colleges, and private colleges that should think of other ways to fund their institutions.