"Reformed Presbyterians should find a seat at the UN-level economic summits to ensure that their voices, too, are heard."
They have a higher authority to appeal to and have taken hold of Christ in a Covenantal relationship that cannot be broken.
The Mediator's part; Rev. 10
The part of those who are His by head mark; Heb.4:15-16 "15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."
Psalm 82 1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. 2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked. 5They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course. 6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
It does great harm to God's people, to hinder their singing the inspired hymn book of the Church. They have forgotten a goodly portion of the Scripture, that was meant to be an aid in their understanding of the whole counsel of God. Reading Psalm 11 this morning, was very encouraging for any who look at David's kingship as being a type of Christ's reign and rule as Zion's King, in both His humiliation and exaltation.
"When your neighbour's house is on fire, your first impulse should be to help him put out the flames. ... This is not the time to argue about walking away."
It would appear that their own house is on fire and they're worried about their European neighbor? They won't make it on time. Rather it would seem a lack of natural affection for one's own house/nation, and will do neither any good in the end. How can the UK remove Europe's speck without removing their own beam. Luke 12:48 "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." Some feign ignorance, others prefer it for temporal comfort. Is it good, if you divert all your energy elsewhere and let your own house burn to ashes? I wouldn't want to live in that house/nation, or any other that is doing the same thing, but with varying decrees of culpability. Giving the deceiving appearance of good, in order to advance evil. Good and evil have been defined by the Word of God, (not the Humanist Manifesto). Clearly, such are not, concerned for their citizens well being, which, if they are still viable, consists of both their body and soul.