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The Coming Christian Revolt
BarbWire ^ | July 19, 2014 | Matt Barber

Posted on 07/19/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT by WXRGina

From behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?”

He then resumes shooting, all the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians who scatter for cover behind the word of God and the U.S. Constitution somehow suffer from a “persecution complex” (the baker, the photographer, the florist, the innkeeper, the Christian school administrator, etc.).

Though there are many, it is plain for all to see that abortion and “sexual liberation” remain the two principal theaters in the ongoing culture war battlefront.

To fully advance the causes of radical feminism, abortion-on-demand, unfettered sexual license, “gay marriage” and the like, the pagan left must do away with religious free exercise altogether. Under the guise of “anti-discrimination,” Christians today face discrimination at unprecedented levels.

Let’s see if we can make this abundantly clear. Christians, true Christians – regenerate, Bible-believing Christians who strive their level best to maintain fidelity to the word of God and honor His commands – will not, indeed cannot, participate in, approve of, facilitate or encourage certain behaviors deemed by the Holy Scriptures to be immoral or sinful.

This is both our constitutionally affirmed human right and our Christian duty.

It is not done from hate. It is not done from bigotry. It is done neither from a position of superiority nor a desire to “impose our beliefs” upon others.

It is done from both obedience to Christ and compassion for our fellow fallen who yet wallow in folly.

Central to Christianity, and clearly delineated throughout both the Old and New Testaments, is the unambiguous and timeless proposition that any sexual practice outside the bonds of true man-woman marriage constitutes sexual immorality and results in separation from God. This, of course, includes sexual acting out between members of the same sex, whether or not such acting out is tied to the novel notion of so-called “same-sex marriage.”

Likewise central to Christianity is the relatively easy-to-understand concept that a Christ follower must neither take the life of a pre-born child nor aid and abet, in any way, the taking of such life.

It is not so much that Christians wish, willy-nilly, to call abortion, homosexual behavior, fornication, adultery, bestiality, incest or any other disordered sexual proclivity “sinful.” It is, rather, that we must. For the true Christian, God’s objective truths will always trump man’s subjective desires.

Newton’s Third Law states: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”

For every law, regulation, activist court ruling or presidential edict that demands Christians violate their sincerely held religious beliefs and adopt a postmodern, moral relativist way of life, there increases, in exact proportion, the likelihood of widespread civil disobedience – disobedience of the sort we haven’t seen since the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and ’60s.

Indeed, if, in the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we, his fellow Christian travelers, must again face the water hoses, then face them we shall.

As the recent Hobby Lobby decision reaffirmed, the government cannot legislate away religious free exercise. Where your desire, intense though it may be, for me to employ you despite your antagonistic values system, pay for your abortion, or host, photograph or otherwise bake a rainbow cake for your faux “wedding,” comes into conflict with my absolute right to religious liberty, the result is a forgone conclusion.

I win, you lose.

We have seen and will continue to see an exponential increase in Christian business owners refusing to violate God’s commands by complying with unconstitutional, immoral and unjust government dictates.

For 2,000 years, whenever such conflicts have arisen, Christians have placed the laws of God above the laws of man.

What makes you think we’re about to change now?

As many in the early church refused to bow a knee to Caesar in worship, so, too, will many modern Christians refuse, under any circumstances, to obey any law that presumes to make sin obligatory.

If the ancient church, through the power of the Holy Spirit, was able to face the lions in hopeful anticipation of joining Jesus, then we, too, under the same Spirit, will face anything today’s pagan left can threaten.

In the ongoing culture war, it seems there are no rules of engagement. The secular left will accept nothing short of unconditional surrender. That is to say, the pagans demand that we Christians abandon the biblical worldview altogether, and adopt their own.

This will never happen.

Martin Luther King Jr. famously declared, “One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”

In 2012, after the Obama administration unilaterally issued its now gutted HHS contraception/abortion mandate, Catholic priests from across the nation, to their great credit, read from the pulpit a letter that contained the following declaration: “We cannot – we will not – comply with this unjust law.”

As our secularist government increasingly imposes similar laws, so, too, increases the certitude of civil disobedience.

While there are those who will give way out of fear, weakness or a desire to conform to the world, there are many others who will not. Christians must peacefully come together, lock arms and redouble our resistance to evil.

Even when that evil is adorned with the presidential seal and signature.


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OUTSTANDING piece by Matt.
1 posted on 07/19/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

I’m prepared to shoot


2 posted on 07/19/2014 4:28:22 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: WXRGina
many modern Christians refuse, under any circumstances, to obey any law that presumes to make sin obligatory

Disobedience to outrageously unjust and unconstitutional laws is an essential ingredient in our road back to freedom and the Constitutional rule of law.

3 posted on 07/19/2014 4:40:29 PM PDT by PapaNew (Freedom always wins the debate in the forum of ideas)
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To: WXRGina

>>Christians must peacefully come together, lock arms and redouble our resistance to evil. Even when that evil is adorned with the presidential seal and signature.

ESPECIALLY when it has the presidential seal. Just refuse to play the game.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 4:43:34 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyranni)
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To: WXRGina

I’m in. John 8:32. When will that tipping point come? I do not know, but when it comes my guess is Christians will rise up and the government will back down. I pray I am right.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 4:50:37 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: yorkiemom; null and void; laplata; Gluteus Maximus; Salvavida; Foundahardheadedwoman; baddog 219; ..

CWII Ping — Good article, it kinda has a “don’t snap, rebound” feel to it, but we all know that there are people who will snap.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 4:50:55 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: WXRGina

Well Yashua was pretty PO’s when he went into His Father’s house and ran off those folks ....


7 posted on 07/19/2014 4:53:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: Viennacon
"I’m prepared to shoot."

Such a response would be to play into the enemy's hands. Massive, united civil disobedience with prayerful rallies would be both more Christian and more effective.
8 posted on 07/19/2014 4:57:06 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: WXRGina

I doubt it.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: WXRGina

Bump


10 posted on 07/19/2014 4:59:51 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Viennacon

True. Too many Christians have bought the lying image that the Left itself have created of who and what Jesus is.

They expect His followers to be walking carpets, when they had the liberty bequeathed to them from more devout Christians who were not squeamish to shed blood in defense of liberties and rights they knew came from Christ for His church to grow unmolested by potentates of men.

I now understand how a people will willingly walk themselves into boxcars for camps, even when the truth of what is going to happen to them is staring and screaming at them in the face.

They refuse to believe it - and hold onto a lie.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 4:59:57 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Bryanw92
Come together peacefully, but have the magazines loaded for when peaceful opposition doesn't work.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

12 posted on 07/19/2014 5:00:27 PM PDT by wku man (Veterans, it's up to us to save the Republic...let's roll.)
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To: nickcarraway
I doubt it.

You doubt what? That there are Christians who will never bow to the dictates of "The Beast"? If that's it, you're sadly mistaken.

13 posted on 07/19/2014 5:04:10 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Such a response would be to play into the enemy's hands. Massive, united civil disobedience with prayerful rallies would be both more Christian and more effective.

Wrong.

As our Founders themselves understood - you CAN NOT APPEASE TYRANNY BY CIVIL MEANS.

PERIOD.

I agree with massive civil disobedience, this federal Beast has no legitimate authority over us any longer. All it has is the end of a gun to impose itself by force - the very definition of tyranny.

But understand, refusal to comply with tyranny and dictates of the tyrant will be met with brutality to put it down in the harshest measures possible. To create a climate of fear and force submission out of fear.

When they come for you - if you are righteous and will stand on principle - you will resist with every an all measures at your disposal.

Such is our heritage.

And The Lord blessed it and allowed us to become the most prosperous and powerful nation on earth because we were willing to die and do all that was necessary to secure that liberty In Him, no matter the personal cost.

Sadly - we are no longer such a people.

Instead we hear that we should light candles, hold hands and pray while compromising our faith in the name of 'love' and 'compassion'.

There is nothing compassionate about denying the Lord and His Commandments in the false name of love.

14 posted on 07/19/2014 5:06:44 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: WXRGina

Amen to that.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 5:09:37 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: WXRGina

Eden Foods, an organic food producer(and I would of thought to be an obozo supporter), is fighting against the birth control mandate as did Hobby lobby).

Maybe time for a “buycott”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3182534/posts

“Spurred on by the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby ruling, Eden Foods CEO Michael Potter has revived a March 2013 case to nix coverage of all birth control from his employees’ healthcare plans. In turn, many shoppers have soured on the organic food giant and are boycotting its products.”


16 posted on 07/19/2014 5:17:02 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: OneWingedShark

Thanks for the ping.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 5:18:03 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: INVAR
walk themselves into boxcars for camps
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There will be no boxcars.

Instead the marofascist oligarchy will use big yellow school buses. The sheeple will compliantly board them just as their government teachers trained them to do.

18 posted on 07/19/2014 5:19:55 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Steve_Seattle
Such a response would be to play into the enemy's hands. Massive, united civil disobedience with prayerful rallies would be both more Christian and more effective.

Wrong. Even the Apostles carried swords into dangerous areas. NOWHERE in Gods word does it tell us just to lay down and die when people attack us. We are supposed to be Christians Soldiers. Sometimes thats with the word, and sometimes it's with a weapon..

19 posted on 07/19/2014 5:24:41 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Shadowstrike

I suppose I could quote “resist not the evildoer” and other similar commands of Jesus, but apparently you think that those passages are not applicable.


20 posted on 07/19/2014 5:29:22 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: dynachrome

Excellent! Thanks for the link, Dynachrome.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 5:45:27 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Luke 22:36-38

Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.

A true child of Christ does not center his life on violence (two swords are enough) but is willing to use deadly force as needed in God's work (go and buy a sword). There are times and places in this world when Christians need to "sell their garments".

The Bible is much more than a single script for living our lives. It is a tapestry woven from the several Godly options we may face (as in Ecclesiastes 3: To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven). It is not always the time to reach for a sword, but there are times when that is the right answer. The trick is correctly identifying those times, and that is what prayer is for.

22 posted on 07/19/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: INVAR

> As our Founders themselves understood - you CAN NOT APPEASE TYRANNY BY CIVIL MEANS.

PERIOD.

Truth. When it comes down to it the use of force is the ultimate law of the land. You cannot reason or bargain with tyrants. They are worse than cancer and will never be appeased. The only solution because of their very nature is either lifetime confinement or death.


23 posted on 07/19/2014 6:03:44 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: OneWingedShark

Thanks, O W S.


24 posted on 07/19/2014 6:08:36 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Pollster1

Amen.


25 posted on 07/19/2014 6:19:34 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Pollster1
"The Bible is much more than a single script for living our lives. It is a tapestry woven from the several Godly options we may face (as in Ecclesiastes 3: To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven). It is not always the time to reach for a sword, but there are times when that is the right answer. The trick is correctly identifying those times, and that is what prayer is for."

I'll agree to that, and that is what I was suggesting in my original comment, i.e., that this is not the time for Christians to resort to violence to protect their right of conscience.

And your comment touches on something I was thinking about earlier today in another context, i.e., the variety of the Gospels, and their inconsistencies. It occurred to me that those inconsistencies were clearly apparent to those who composed the New Testament, and that they were left there ON PURPOSE, not because of carelessness or stupidity. Why? To try to prevent followers of Jesus from being obsessed by specific facts about His life, and to focus instead on the "big picture." But, of course, much of modern biblical scholarship does just that, endlessly disputing and dissecting specific facts or sayings while missing the big picture.
26 posted on 07/19/2014 6:48:32 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: OneWingedShark

It’s kind of interesting that before Pres. Lincoln and CW1 we had Pres. James Buchanan in office who was most likely light in the loafers.

Today we have Bath House Barry who most likely is, also. Maybe CW2 will begin during the next President’s time in office.


27 posted on 07/19/2014 7:12:36 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: WXRGina; BlackElk; Windflier; Norm Lenhart; onyx; b9; KC_Lion; All

Ping — excellent piece.


28 posted on 07/19/2014 7:18:18 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: EternalVigilance; so_real; Colonel_Flagg

Ping to a great read.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 7:19:47 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Interesting observation.


30 posted on 07/19/2014 7:23:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Finny

Thank you for the Ping Finny! =^.^=


31 posted on 07/19/2014 7:33:38 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: OneWingedShark

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Buchanan

After Coleman’s death, Buchanan never courted another woman or seemed to show any emotional or physical interest; a rumor circulated of an affair with President James K. Polk’s widow, Sarah Childress Polk but it had no basis.[72] It has been suggested that Anne’s death in fact served to deflect awkward questions about his sexuality and bachelorhood.[71] While Buchanan may have been asexual or celibate, there are many indicators that suggest he was homosexual. The argument has been put forward by Shelley Ross, biographer Jean Baker, sociologist James W. Loewen, Robert P. Watson, and historian John Howard.[73]

A source of this interest has been Buchanan’s close and intimate relationship with William Rufus King (who became Vice President under Franklin Pierce). The two men lived together in a Washington boardinghouse for 10 years from 1834 until King’s departure for France in 1844, after which point they never again shared a residence. King referred to the relationship as a “communion”,[72] and the two attended social functions together. Contemporaries also noted the closeness. Andrew Jackson called them “Miss Nancy” and “Aunt Fancy” (the former being a 19th-century euphemism for an effeminate man[74]), while Aaron V. Brown referred to King as Buchanan’s “better half”.[75] James W. Loewen described Buchanan and King as “siamese twins.” In later years Kat Thompson, the wife of a cabinet member, expressed her anxiety that “there was something unhealthy in the president’s attitude”.[72]

Buchanan adopted King’s mannerisms and romanticised view of southern culture. Both had strong political ambitions and in 1844 they planned to run as president and vice president. One historian has found them both to be soft, effeminate, and eccentric.[72] In May 1844, Buchanan wrote to Cornelia Roosevelt, “I am now ‘solitary and alone,’ having no companion in the house with me. I have gone a wooing to several gentlemen, but have not succeeded with any one of them. I feel that it is not good for man to be alone, and [I] should not be astonished to find myself married to some old maid who can nurse me when I am sick, provide good dinners for me when I am well, and not expect from me any very ardent or romantic affection.”[72]

King became ill in 1853 and died of tuberculosis shortly after Pierce’s inauguration, four years before Buchanan became President. Buchanan described him as “among the best, the purest and most consistent public men I have known.”[72] The length and intimacy of their surviving letters illustrate “the affection of a special friendship.”


32 posted on 07/19/2014 7:46:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Steve_Seattle
I suppose I could quote “resist not the evildoer” and other similar commands of Jesus, but apparently you think that those passages are not applicable.

I'm guessing you're referencing Jesus' words in Matthew 5, where He is instructing us on personally relating to other people, matters such as: making vows (swearing), divorce, how you speak ("yes" and "no"), lawsuits, not repaying evil with evil. If you consider the entire context of that chapter, Jesus is not telling us to not resist lawless rulers. Jesus is a God of order and lawfulness, not anarchy and oppression.

33 posted on 07/19/2014 7:56:34 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Finny

Thanks, Finny!


34 posted on 07/19/2014 7:58:29 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Fungi
Maybe when we start voicing our desire, in letters, or comments, or customer feedback or whatever, for the return of the beautiful Christmas tree tradition in American banks we all grew up with. Remember how pretty the Christmas trees in banks always were? WERE?

Maybe when, the next time some sourpuss atheists use the law to disable a Christian display of lights, a cross, whatever, on public property such as a Veterans' park, we stand post at the site to keep them from disabling it, and say, "Not on my watch."

I think Americans are already on that page, we just don't hear about it. Remember 9-11 in 2013, when an estimated 800,000 to 1.2 million Americans on Harleys -- bikers -- showed up in Washington, D.C.? Probably not, because it was reported as "thousands" or "hundreds of thousands" of bikers. Not "well over half a million," or anything like that. But they were there in very large numbers, and they were ticked.

...when it comes my guess is Christians will rise up and the government will back down. I pray I am right.

I pray you are right, too.

35 posted on 07/19/2014 8:00:49 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Amen.


36 posted on 07/19/2014 8:03:30 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: WXRGina
"I'm guessing you're referencing Jesus' words in Matthew 5, where He is instructing us on personally relating to other people, matters such as: making vows (swearing), divorce, how you speak ("yes" and "no"), lawsuits, not repaying evil with evil. If you consider the entire context of that chapter, Jesus is not telling us to not resist lawless rulers. Jesus is a God of order and lawfulness, not anarchy and oppression."

Actually, some think he was specifically speaking of arbitrary "stops" of travelers by Roman soldiers, who would often bully and rob wayfarers.
37 posted on 07/19/2014 8:03:31 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Pollster1; Steve_Seattle
Pollster, that is a beautiful post.

Steve, you know what? Ultimately, they are right. Prayerful, yes. But also more.

38 posted on 07/19/2014 8:08:40 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Finny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prfcj7ZDVBY#t=21


39 posted on 07/19/2014 8:09:56 PM PDT by BlueMoose
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To: Steve_Seattle
Actually, some think he was specifically speaking of arbitrary "stops" of travelers by Roman soldiers, who would often bully and rob wayfarers.

Actually, I don't give a rip what "some think." I read the Word of God and trust His Spirit to illuminate its meaning, which He does to those who seek Him. Most people don't do that and therefore do not understand the meaning of God's Word--the Bible is clear on that point.

40 posted on 07/19/2014 8:23:05 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

PS: If you read that chapter, there is no way you can conclude that the Lord was simply speaking of highway robbers.


41 posted on 07/19/2014 8:24:38 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

I could tell you “Judge not lest YE be Judged” but I don’t think you’d get the irony.


42 posted on 07/19/2014 8:35:46 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: WXRGina
"PS: If you read that chapter, there is no way you can conclude that the Lord was simply speaking of highway robbers."

Jesus's sayings existed within his society and referred to specific situations within that society. Yes, they have wider application, but the original specific context can often help to illustrate the meaning of the saying.
43 posted on 07/19/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Shadowstrike
"I could tell you “Judge not lest YE be Judged” but I don’t think you’d get the irony."

Your point? I was being no more "judgmental" than those who disagreed with me, including you.
44 posted on 07/19/2014 9:01:52 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: WXRGina
"Actually, I don't give a rip what "some think." I read the Word of God and trust His Spirit to illuminate its meaning, which He does to those who seek Him. Most people don't do that and therefore do not understand the meaning of God's Word--the Bible is clear on that point."

So your interpretation of the Bible is the correct one in all matters, and anyone who disagrees with your interpretation is wrong? I get it.
45 posted on 07/19/2014 9:03:37 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Viennacon
"I’m prepared to shoot."

OK, tough guy, walk into your local IRS office and start shooting. See what good that does you and see how that benefits conservatism or Christianity.
46 posted on 07/19/2014 9:08:42 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: WXRGina

47 posted on 07/20/2014 2:07:16 AM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: WXRGina

50 mosques should be leveled for every church the moosie bastards take out.
That would stop their sorry asses real quick.


48 posted on 07/20/2014 3:50:21 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Steve_Seattle; WXRGina

Jesus walked into the Temple and overturned the money changers’ tables. He even used a whip on them.

What good did that do Him, and how did it benefit Christianity?

Sorry, this is too obvious. WXRGina is correct.


49 posted on 07/20/2014 6:46:17 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: Steve_Seattle
So your interpretation of the Bible is the correct one in all matters, and anyone who disagrees with your interpretation is wrong? I get it.

That's not what I said. I said it is the Holy Spirit Who illuminates the meaning of His Word to us--as is written--because the Word of God is spiritually discerned only. The mind of natural man, without God's Spirit, cannot understand His Word, as is also written.

50 posted on 07/20/2014 10:31:05 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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