Why don’t we leave this enigma (of man’s God ordained free will) within the divine mind and just be grateful for the privilege that we have heard His voice and we can turn and follow Him? -Ravi Zacharias
Well said Ravi, well said.
Dear Christians, BE Christian or lose the name.
“The civil magistrate cannot function without some ethical guidance, without some standard of good and evil. If that standard is not to be the revealed law of God… then what will it be? In some form or expression it will have to be the law of man (or men) – the standard of self-law or autonomy. And when autonomous laws come to govern a commonwealth, the sword is certainly wielded in vain, for it represents simply the brute force of some men’s will against the will of other men.” Dr. Greg Bahnsen
Dr Bahnsen has said what Christians have been saying since Christianity has existed: There is a Universal Law, God’s Law. If you don’t believe man knows this just cut the line at Starbucks. You will learn very quickly what Unversal Law is as you are being screamed by the peace loving hippies. Man knows intrinsically what is right and wrong, there is no such thing as relative truth. And God agreed when He said, “I AM THAT I AM, and there is no Other.”:
And Jesus said, “I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life. No one can come to the Father but by Me.” John 14:6
Everywhere we look, even in the USA, we are seeing the terrible results of autonomous law. One state, or one town, says one thing and enforces that law, and another says the opposite and enforces their law; We are in a battle, a civil war, of ideologies. Either God Is Right and we obey His Law, what He says, or man is right and only the strongest may rule.
Shall we allow those who oppose God to rule the land? Will we not speak out? Are we not the Oracles of God? Will we not be responsible beforefor Jesus Himself for our actions, or lack thereof?
Now, before you run off the handle and decide that I’m telling you to take up arms, I am not: We do not struggle against flesh and blood. Yet. But we are to support a government, our Representatives, that will take up arms against evil, as they are Mandated by God to do, as long as we can do so in a civil manner. We have had, in this nation, a leader who has proven himself to be beyond evil in defending, supporting and sponsoring international and domestic terrorism. But we did not need to take him down by force, the system, our American system of checks and balances, has worked. I pray to God that this system continues to work right to Christ’s Return. And it has worked, for we now have leadership that, so far, obey the rule of God in their rule of law. I pray to God that they remain in office for as long as isnhumanly possible.
But what shall we do should this evil rise up again and take leadership over our nation once more? Even now they are trying to force their way back in. We shall continue to work the system as long as the system works; We do not have the Second Amendment to the Unied States Constitution for merely food on our tables.
So know this, mark this well those who oppose Jesus, this nation, this world, will not be bullied much longer by those who have decided autonomous rule is the law of the land, and enforce it by any means necessary. These lawless ones have already taken up arms against us and call for our deaths on social media daily! Do we have to be reminded? Look at how many have been shot, attacked, have lost their jobs, and even DIED, at the hands of, and because of the illegal and immoral incitement of those, who have decided God’s rule is no to be abided!
We cannot expect to not suffer, God has promised that we will. To bow to evil over the fear of suffering is a sin. And God has never said our mission in life is to allow evil to rule the land either. Indeed He has mandated just the opposite! Those who love Him are to stand against those who would oppress and tyrannize, however and wherever we can. Let the spirit of God show you how you will. If you try of your own strength you will fail utterly. Just remember God is in control
But to those who continue to oppose God be warned: there is a terrible price to pay. God’s punishment is far worse than any opposition Man can mount. You would do well to heed God’s word and repent:
But Yahweh’s loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him, his righteousness to children’s children;
His Love saved me
Is there anything greater than the love of God? Is what Jesus did on the Cross ever to equalled? How patient Yahweh is with man!
I was reading the Bible all the way through, for the first time. I had read bits of the Bible many times before, but, this time, in 1986, I was being very careful to begin with “In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”, and work my way all the way through to the end, verse by verse to, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with all the saints. Amen.”; Line by line, word for word. I was determined.
I read how the Hebrews were picked by God; How they were set aside to be His own people; How careful He was with them: Establishing them first with one, then another, and then a group, and then a people, and then tribes of people. I could see how meticulous God was with them: Warning them; Promising good to them, if they would but obey Him. After all, everything HE wanted for them was in their best interest. But time and time again they didn’t listen. Time and time again they rebelled, disobeyed, rejected God; They were a hard hearted people. Stiff-necked God called them. Yahweh sent messenger after messenger, Prophet after Prophet, Judge after Judge, and still they would not surrender.
I was getting frustrated with them, so I could just imagine how God was feeling.
He got angry
God struck many down. God hit them with disease, yet they rebelled still; He hit them with disaster. They rejected Him, but still He loved them: God is love, after all. But God is also Just, and Righteous, and Holy: Set apart, like NO OTHER.
And so, when Israel rejected Him one time too many, God cast them aside for a time and waited. He longed for them to let Him care for them, but they liked slavery better. Hundreds of years passed until Israel had enough. They clamoured for rescue, yearned for Salvation; And God rescued them. Yet even in their miraculous deliverance, where God completely rescued them from slavery, they still whined, and grumbled and moaned. “Did you deliver us only to kill us all?”, they cried. So God had to wait for the rebellious to die off and the young to learn obedience, as He cared for their every need for decades. Their clothes didn’t even wear out, God was so kind. And when the last of the whining generation died, He brought them home to Israel. They stood well for a while, running with Him, as He made a place for them. But the burdens of His Law were too much for them; they did not understand the Spirit of the Law, but only heard the death in the Letter of it. So He waited again. And One fine day….
Jesus was born…
The perfect Lamb Sacrifice of God, to totally deliver all who would Entrust themselves to His Care, His Covering. God had made the final move to rescue anyone who wanted to be saved from their hard, rebellious hearts; Rescued from what we all so Justly deserve. God’s own Son had come and lived a perfect life we never could, completely under the Spirit of the Law, in God’s Love. and Jesus paid the fine where none of us could. YHWH had promised a Saviour all along, and many had trusted in His promise, trusted in the Word of God. Jesus made the Way where no Way existed. And when He laid down His life, Jesus gave the Gift to Man the Father had said He would all along: His Loving Kindness, His MERCY.
The Judgments of God were now satisfied in the Blood His own Sinless Son had paid to satisfy. And now Jesus is LORD, and Savior for all who will be delivered. He was given the Keys to Death and has unlocked the doors for all who will Trust in His payment for them. The Father is good, He cares and Jesus is His Love to us.
So, will you let God deliver you?
Patrick Burwell, OnlyJesusSaves.org Ministries
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