Thursday, May 28, 2015

Let's just be ready cuz that beats bein' ill prepared. You, me.. what believer'll be next?

“A Marine being prosecuted for posting a Bible verse? Today our culture tolerates everything--except for God's Word.” @Franklin_Graham

I pray that the Lord goes to bat for convicted Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling. She's the U.S. Marine who was court-martialed for simply failing to remove a Bible verse from her work desk and that has now launched a legal appeal. Wouldn't the Apostle Paul do that? 

Before I get you all worked up, please know that I don't have all the details of her specific "crime" yet, but when one considers how many other Christians have been ousted for their faith during this U.S. Administration.. to me this just sounds so idiotic (of those that ousted her).  

Do a study early on on civil disobedience. Keep an eye on the Supreme Court cuz bein' a Christian and appropriately expressing that is almost hate-speech. It really is.  

When a flawed delegated authority-person tells you as a flawed Christian to disobey what the Bible clearly tells you to do.. be wise and give an un-flawed response. Just maintain a submissive attitude towards all those in authority (even if their behavior or language is totally lame), prayerfully appeal to them (because perhaps there's another righteous way to achieve what they are trying to see happen where you work) showing all respect towards them and their office, and then of course don't do what they say. Inquire first. Do or say what God says for you to do or say.. or not do or not say.   

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it." ~ Albert Einstein

"Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who knows what the future holds? Not to scare anyone, but Isis might move in here more than they already are, and they show up in your face or home demanding that you'd renounce your biblical Historic faith in God. Or the weirdness could come down from foolish American leaders. Let's get prepared. I'd say.. rebel against rebelling, but not against obeying the Lord. Go tell people about Jesus Christ! 

So where do I start, Kurt? In context, go look closely at... 

Acts 5:29 - Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, we ought to obey God rather than men. Romans 13:1-7 - 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.
James 4:17 - Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. 1 Peter 2:13 - Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme.. Acts 5:28-29 - Saying, did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
Daniel 3:1-30 - Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height [was] threescore cubits, [and] the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
Exodus 1:15-22 - And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah.. Romans 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.Acts 4:18-20 - And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
Romans 13:7 - Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute [is due]; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Titus 3:1 - Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.. Romans 13:1-14 - 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.
Hebrews 13:17 - Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
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