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Romans 13:1-3 13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong.
originally posted by: johndeere2020
******* He makes a false assumption that all leaders are good!!! ******
Paul is also the same apostle who taught women to subject themselves to their husbands and banned them from leadership. We know this teaching doesn't produce any good results in the real world!!! The WEST have ditched the practice and have become one of the most peaceful nations on Earth with the highest average quality of living!
The most hell-bent religious nations, including nations who are not religious but neglects the welfare of women are infested with crime, human rights abuses, and generally miserable living conditions on average - despite having high levels of economic growth like China, India, many Middle Eastern Nations and many deeply RC Christian nations.
We see here that money isn't a huge factor in having a nation with high average standards of living but how it uses sound logic/wisdom and its treatment of women. The more stupid the leaders are, the worse off is a nation despite a high national income.
We can also conclude that money - making had nothing to do with wisdom but rather the opposite. Greed seems to be making life on average more difficult. The desire and envy to get rich is making everyone miserable but the few thieves who reap from the stupidity greed causes.
Abrahamic religions wage war against sound reasoning and logic and against women.
You claim to believe, and yet claim that somehow, the Lord would allow a man to pervert His word. You're either claiming that the Lord is fallible, or that he would (for some reason), allow his Word to be altered. Neither is the case. If you don't truly believe in the Lord's power to preserve His word, then you don't believe in Him. They are part, and parcel. Either the whole Bible is false, or it is entirely true, there is no in-between.
originally posted by: JessicaRabbitTx
a reply to: johndeere2020
I hope Paul's afterlife consists of nothing but watching women stay in abusive relationships because of his teachings.
I believed what he taught for a long time until I realized that his philosophy for having a good marriage just doesn't work unless you married a perfect man.
originally posted by: Chronogoblin
Either the whole Bible is false, or it is entirely true, there is no in-between.
originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: Gryphon66
Religion is the Mother of the biggest Conspiracies. Most of the new testament was written by Paul. Every written word that didnt reflect what the Roman Empire wanted to be taught was left out, burned, destroyed. Anyone and everyone who had a different version was MURDERED.
Thank Yeshua that he has preserved his true teachings for us today, in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Texts.
The truth will set you FREE!!!! Do your homework Church!!
originally posted by: misskat1
a reply to: lonesomerimbaud
This doesnt sound too peaceful to me.
Mt 10:34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; 36 and one's foes will be members of one's own household.
Gospel of Thomas:
16 Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to bring peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there will be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone.