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Ro 12:18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
This is a good training post for anyone wish to learn the 3 D technique of telling if someone is a dissinformationist or really speaking truth.
The 3 D's are:
Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
originally posted by: JarofRice
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: JarofRice
I get what you're trying to say, but I disagree with the delivery and the main point. How do you expect the 2 billion plus Christians around the world to manage the rules and resources around them? Politics simply deal with the rules among humans, making it neither inherently good nor bad.
Even if every Christian strictly followed the Bible, how would they determine how to build infrastructure, harvest and distribute food and other goods, or enforce the rules and punishments in the Bible? Whatever answer you can give to that question is still a part of "politics", because anything dealing with community-wide rules and the enforcement of those rules would still be called "politics".
Any community with an acknowledged leader or leaders would also have "politics" by default, since politics would deal with the leaders' decisions and enforcement of those decisions.
Good and reasoning questions.
(Romans 13:1, 2) 13 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. 2 Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgment against themselves.
So God has allowed humans to rule themselves. So all of what you ask for, while tiny in comparison to what God could provide, God did say we need to follow. So a Christian must subject themselves to the the governments they are in, as much as the governments do NOT interfere with true worship of Jehovah God.
For example, trying to force them to murder each other in war.
And also Jesus himself said:
(Matthew 22:21) . . .“Pay back, therefore, Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God.”
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: JarofRice
Self defense is entirely different, and when it comes to defending the homeland from invaders, we are to take up the sword.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: BELIEVERpriest
Jesus taught giving out of love. Socialism is the government take from you in the name of redistributing wealth. There is a difference.
Not really. Depends on how you look at it.
giving under duress or threat thereof isn't giving, Priest is right about this
You are funny. You all 'give' because you are "under duress" or "threatened with" being sent to HELL!!! You "give" because your megarich preacher tells you he'll see to it that you don't go to hell if you give.