interesting topic, GE.
forgive me for not commenting on the intricacies of the politics, or the history for that matter..
i find myself agreeing pretty much wholeheartedly with all that numenian has stated thus far..
i don't know if it is just me, but i have always thought this system..and world for that matter to be entirely corrupt and condemned awaiting for judgment..
as far as the founding fathers..if a rebellion is not sanctioned through prayer and the approved guidance of the Almighty....then i believe any such acts of violence are destined for failure..
let us be forever reminded that nothing is made manifest if it is not God's will..in this sense, i believe everything that has, is, or will occur is ultimately in accord with the grand scheme of the greatest story ever written: God's creation.
with that said, i am surprised a most relevant passage of Scripture has not been mentioned..
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
love to you all, and God bless.
Thank you for that very pertinent verse. I fear that my views are resisted partly because of certain presuppositions about my motives and a label of liberal. Maybe hearing it from another Christian, who, from what I read, is a true follower of Christ, can help bring the discussion into a biblical and not a political light. God bless.
your welcome brother..btw a little resistance never hurt anybody, now rebellion on the other hand...
i will say that i see no issues with being patriotic, until that state of mind imposes on certain biblical foundations..
i am far too preoccupied with that which edifies. of course, there is nothing wrong with a little entertainment..(politics)
anyways..i believe the faith of those whom chose to rebel may be in question. perhaps America failed her test, and has been paying the price of servitude ever since.
10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
perhaps..no, we can be sure that the Great Deceiver was at work..
what really drops the hammer is when one finds that many of our "Founding Fathers" were practicing Freemasons, (Luciferians). hmmm.
unwittingly or not, one must wonder which "God" they were referring to in those originating documents which are now being so liberally(no pun intended) destroyed.
this in turn makes one wonder, exactly which "Church" we are referring to. hmmm..
so what's next on Satan's news? <-- think i'll add that to my sig..
personally, i find absolutely no shame in dying in the hands of God. <-- another sig worthy one. quote me by all means.
if tyranny is what must come to pass in order for what is ordained to come to fruition, so be it. <-- i'm on a roll!
i won't quote it...read this ladies and gents.. Revelation 18
am i digressing? there truly is nothing new under the sun..i apologize if my posts seem to be always leading towards this foreboding view concerning this country.
perhaps it's because of my overly optimistic perspective on what it will one day be transformed into.. those who love it can have it, imo.
i like the title, "Ambassador for Christ." that's about as righteous as it gets.
love to you all, and God bless.
Edited by BlessedByTheBest, 23 November 2012 - 03:29 PM.