Civil Authority and the Christian

Civil Authority and the Christian

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution,whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. ()

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13 Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14 or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration, pt. 2

Louie Giglio

The other day I wrote a brief post on the rising religious standard required by the politically-correct elites if one is to stand and speak in the public square. There are fun times ahead. Today I want to point to a couple of very helpful posts which addressed a different angle on the Louie Giglio incident. Let me recap.

Pastor Giglio preached a sermon some 20 years ago, and in it he condemned homosexuality as a sin. A few days ago, that fact came out in public and, because Pastor Giglio was due to pray at President Obama’s inauguration, Giglio got in trouble with the gay lobby and their friends (which evidently includes President Obama). Once in trouble, Giglio evidently stepped down from his role in the inauguration. He voluntarily stepped down. Here’s Giglio’s stated reason why he stepped down:

“Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration. Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities in the past fifteen years. Instead, my aim has been to call people to ultimate significance as we make much of Jesus Christ.”

Here is how I read it: Giglio is withdrawing because some people made a fuss about what he said about homosexuality, and because homosexuality has been an important issue in his ministry since ‘that sermon’ he would rather not cause a fuss about it. It would cause people to be distracted from the core of his ministry; the Gospel. At this point I will point you elsewhere, because anything I say from now on will be indebted to these fine folk. Continue reading Louie Giglio and the Presidential Inauguration, pt. 2

Truth is Too Important to Kill for the Sake of Peace

: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

I was watching a video linked to our Blog website “Let’s talk post modernism and the emerging church” and was struck by a comment by RC Sproul, “Truth is too important to kill it in the streets for the sake of peace”. He says this in response to differing opinions in the understanding of Biblical doctrine amongst Christians. Although he highlights that if we disagree doctrinally within the church it’s a bad thing, we can’t ignore it and sweep our differences of understanding under the carpet.

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16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.