The very concept or premise of â€śracial injusticeâ€ť is unbiblical. God looks at the inward man; the heart of individuals. Color, shade, hue, or lack thereof have no power. Much like the lie of evolution, time is without power and chance is no thing.
Are you implying, actually binding churches to a unconstitutional and unbiblical mandate to lockdown? It may serve your own spiritual health to check whether the sulphuric burning smell is your own coattails or not.
To assert voting for Trump is indicative of 2 Thes 2: borne fruit is a subjective interpretation of the verses. Further, it prompts the question; were those who supported David likewise deluded? David had his mistressâ€™ husband murdered. Not exactly proper behavior.
Has God given the power to bound consciences based on voting?
Blanket judgement of Christians who vote for Trump as deluded and/or damned is to assume the role of God and His omniscience. Which, by the way, is most blasphemous.
Disbanding the police is directly connected to dismantling Confederate statues. Itâ€™s not a matter of George Floyd or even the Charleston church shooting (which started the calls for the abolishment of all things confederate). This is based in the desire to destroy America historically and institutionally. Those who would support either disbanding or dismantling are naive to think it will end in any form of true justice.
J4J, Youâ€™re last comment is wanting of theological precision. To say Godâ€™s election is â€śforcedâ€ť is akin to a unrepentant sinner boasting â€śI did not ask to be born; I never gave permissionâ€ť to justify his actions. Paul assumed your failing argument in Romans with the obstinate sinnerâ€™s rebuke of God â€śWhy have you made me thus?
John UK, God the Father said of His Son in Matthew 3:17, This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleasedâ€ś. This is an example of the connotation of being proud.
I do not disagree with your correct affirmation concerning selfish, arrogant pride; elevating oneself beyond the measure of honor granted by grace. But, being pleased â€śproudâ€ť to be a part of something good doesnâ€™t fit.
John UK, What does nationality have to do with it? All Christians know the form of pride you speak of is sinful. But someone saying they are proud to stand for what is good and praiseworthy doesnâ€™t carry the same connotation. It means they are pleased and honored to be a part of, not â€ślook at me and my participation.â€ť
Jim, There is a glaring error on the part of Mark Galli in the article you presented. One, God sovereignly places and removes kings/presidents. Two, Paulâ€™s letter to the Romans reiterated â€śnone are righteous, no not one.â€ť Three, supporting actions which are in line with biblical truth doesnâ€™t necessarily equate to membership in a cult of personality. Finally, the presentation of the Gospel is based on the GOSPEL not political affiliation. It is the Holy Spirit which quickens souls, not the moral aptitude.
Bloomberg has expressed what many believe; subjectively defined good works merit heavenly residence. From pagan religions to Pelagianism, onto the more deceptive form in Arminianism; the world is full of merit-based salvation believers.