1Peter 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king."
Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake......."
‚Äú‚ÄĚThe government has separated children from their parents and has threatened to beat the children if the parents do not renounce their faith.‚Äú‚ÄĚ
This is why the communist form of political ideology should be avoided like the plague. It grows and develops into an evil form of despotic dictatorship, which we have observed in China and Russia.
That is also why the Americans should avoid the Democrat Party and the British should avoid the Labour Party.
Satan‚Äôs ideologies always lead people to evil, wickedness and iniquity in mankind. The people on the Left are naturally abominable in heart. Whereas the people who are genuinely on the Right try to oppose the abominations.
The recent increase in PC Liberalism has developed into a Leftish satanic deception which uses deceit in an insidious way to reach into ideologies, even Right leaning, making it just as evil as communism. Perhaps even more so in these modern times.
Michael Hranek wrote: 1. In the Bible we find God Sovereign and Almighty, not what some professing themselves to be Calvinists do with His Sovereignty and Omnipotence.
2. It is more than safe to say, Parents ought to educate themselves in what the Bible actually says
Michael; 1. Trouble is Michael that many nominal Christians in the visible church don't allow God to be sovereign and omnipotent. They try to take over and write their own book of religion. EG:: the Arminians, JW's and the RCC et al.
2. It is always best to get the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth and doctrines of Scripture. That way it is done by a real expert.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you."
1John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him."
""A new education Bill in Wales is threatening to scrap existing protections around sex education, the Christian Institute has warned.""
"Chaos" already surrounds and embraces the education system in the UK.
The name of the chaos is 'OFSTED' the UK's Dept of education for the Government.
The disgusting and satanic Liberalist PC standards they force upon schools and children is an abomination in every sense of the word.
Jude :7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. The Lord rebuke thee.
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. 11 Woe unto them!"
""We believe this is no accident, as people often go to the Bible as a source of hope in times of crisis and uncertainty,""
Why only now do they buy the Bible?
Is this the only "time of crisis and uncertainty" people have ever had?
I would have thought they'd have bought the Word of God as soon as they became Christian!
I've owned a Bible since before I was converted. The Lord prepared me for that day.
Psalm 67:1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. 3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. 5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. 7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him."
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. 5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6 For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:"
Jim Lincoln wrote: I am not entirely hostile too global heating, there certainly nothing in the Bible that man couldn't be a partaker in it. But, as always pointed out I am against global pollution, and just as a bonus point, controlling that would also help control global warming if it does exist -- which there is a good chance that it does. ‚Ěó
Jim; There are two sides to Global Warming in the media and the politics - That is :: (1) Man is guilty as charged of perpetrating the "crime" of Global Warming. (2) That Global Warming is and will destroy the planet.
What do you believe that God thinks of man having that much power over HIS creation?
Also ultimately I'm sure you will agree that GOD is in complete control of the earth and that includes the length of time HE has provided for it.
Global Warming stems from a reprobate human sinful view of earth and mans power over it.
For example, "Is man going to destroy the planet before GOD is finished His work with mankind and the elect?
Also has GOD provided mankind with the power to destroy the earth? If NOT then why worry over man's sinful science and technology?
Jim Lincoln wrote: Floridians maybe getting their feet damp pretty soon ‚Ěó
Nothing new Jim; "In 1984, researchers discovered an ancient 10-acre ‚ÄúStone Age‚ÄĚ village, including a stone circle, half a mile (1 km) off Israel‚Äôs coast. Atlit Yam, as it is called, is one of the largest undersea villages. It includes stores of grain, a well, bone fishhooks, piles of fish, and well-preserved human skeletons in their graves. The villagers built a brick wall, too, apparently to protect themselves from floods." (answersingenesis).
""Over the past decades, atoll islands exhibited no widespread sign of physical destabilization in the face of sea level rise.""
Aaaww No!! Does this mean that Global Warming is a Load of superstitious baloney after all?
Reprobates are so gullible to fake news. And tabloid science.
Psalm 77:14 Thou art the God that does wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people. 15 Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. 16 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. 17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad. 18 The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook. 19 Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known."
"I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship" (Taken from Romans 12:1)
Quote:- "The word of God does not leave out the body in holy worship. That service only is acceptable to God which is according to the written word. It must be gospel worship, spiritual worship. That is a reasonable service which we are able and ready to give a reason for, in which we understand ourselves. God deals with us as with rational creatures, and will have us so to deal with him. Thus must the body be presented to God." (M.Henry) ___________
Quote:- Why do we do what we do when we gather as a congregation of Christ each Lord‚Äôs Day? I‚Äôm not asking why we gather to worship the Lord, or even why we meet on Sunday. I‚Äôm asking why we worship in the way that we worship ‚Äď and why we worship differently than others worship. It‚Äôs important that we know. If we don‚Äôt understand why we do what we do, then one of two things must be true: either we‚Äôre worshipping this way simply because we‚Äôve always done it this way ‚Äď that is, because of tradition ‚Äď or we simply don‚Äôt care how we worship. Neither option is healthy." (Doug Barnes)(hillsurc.com)
"It is a great duty incumbent upon Christians to solemnly repent and turn to God: ‚ÄúRepent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand‚ÄĚ (Mat 3.2); ‚ÄúRepent therefore, and be converted so that your sins may be blotted out‚ÄĚ (Act 3.19); ‚ÄúRepent of your wickedness‚ÄĚ (Act 8.22). In the mouths of three witnesses this truth is confirmed. Repentance is a foundation grace: ‚ÄúNot laying again the foundation of repentance‚ÄĚ (Heb 6.1). That religion which is not built upon this foundation must fall to the ground."
"Repentance is a pure gospel grace. The covenant of works allowed no repentance; there it was: sin and die. Repentance came in by the gospel. Christ has purchased us with his blood so that repenting sinners shall be saved. The law required personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience. It cursed all who could not come up to this: ‚ÄúCursed is everyone that does not continue to do all things which are written in the book of the law‚ÄĚ (Gal 3.10). It does not say, ‚ÄúHe that does not obey all things, let him repent;‚ÄĚ instead, it says ‚Äúlet him be cursed.‚ÄĚ Thus repentance is a doctrine that has been brought to light only by the gospel"
(The Doctrine of Repentance) (T.Watson)
Watson, (and the historic Church) was not 'wrong' about Repentance.
This national aberration of "trans-genderism" is becoming a pandemic alongside sodom and gomorrah Liberalism.
The satanic world of the reprobate is becoming a swamp for PC iniquity and rebellion against all that is Biblical and normal.
Jude :7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities."
""The Vatican stated on Monday that it is ‚Äúmorally acceptable‚ÄĚ for Roman Catholics to take COVID-19 vaccines based on research that uses cells from aborted children.""
More confirmation, if it was needed, that the Vatican, Pope and RCC are not Biblical, not orthodox and has not received the gift of Grace that is Faith.
2Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not."
"Repentance" has nothing to do with this generation apologising for history. That is ridiculous.
Doctrine of Repentance.
"The two great graces essential to a saint in this life are faith and repentance. These are the two wings by which he flies to heaven. Faith and repentance preserve the spiritual life just as heat and radical moisture presserve the natural. The grace which I am going to discuss is repentance.
Repentance is purgative; do not fear the working of this pill. Strike your soul, said Chrysostom; strike it and it will escape death by that stroke. How happy it would be if we were more deeply affected with sin, and our eyes swam in their orb. We may clearly see the Spirit of God moving in the waters of repentance, which though troubled, are yet pure. Moist tears dry up sin and quench the wrath of God. Repentance is the cherisher of piety, the procurer of mercy. The more regret and trouble in spirit we have first at our conversion, the less we shall feel afterwards." (Thos. Watson)(Repentance)