I see that there was no snarky comment to follow your post. Truth sometimes has that effect; not always, but sometimes.
The 'obey/disobey your government' is a big debate, and some parts of scripture say to obey, other parts to disobey in certain circumstances.
I'm sorry to hear of your friend who died on account of coronavirus. There is now a vast multitude whose friends have also died because of this coronavirus. And if precautions are not made sensibly, by everyone, then there will be needless deaths or hospitalisations.
The foolish people in the UK went beserk when some restrictions were lifted by the guv, packing themselves like sardines in a tin onto the beaches, ignoring social distancing, and now what do we have? Increased lockdowns, people's livelihoods at stake, jobs lost, curfews, and so on. And some foolish people say there is no need for all these restrictions imposed by the guv. And all the time our GDP goes down further and further, we become weaker as a nation, the economy is wrecked, and capitalism seen not to work.
I wonder sometimes if those who poo poo the pandemic are China spies, seeking the west's downfall.
1517 wrote: Watcher, Why are you here if you question praying for someone? Your caustic, but weak attempt at satire is inappropriate.
1517, have you been away for so long that you missed all the many dozens of posts claiming that the C19 was a hoax, a fairy-tale, an orchestrated means of taking over the world, a false pandemic which is no pandemic, a non-virus, and that nobody is actually dying from it?
Frank wrote: Amen brother! A Christian will speak truth for the right reason with the right intent; whereas an unsaved person will speak that same truth for the wrong reason and with false intent. This type of thing is how the gospel of Christ got dummied down over the years. I could care less what this Cardinal says. Matthew 12:26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 2 Corinthians 11:14 âAnd no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.â Matthew 7:18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Amen brother, the RCC uses much subtlety to change opinion from being called the antichrist to Christian brethren and sisters. I think the reason it has gone subtle is because the anti-reformation folks (Jesuits) achieved very little success in their war against protestants.
Here in Britain we know what it was like to have the (Roman Catholic) church higher in authority than anyone else, and it was not pleasant. However, it is better to be freed from the consequences and power and slavery of sin, than to be free from slavery to the guv.
John 8:34-36 KJV (34)Â Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. (35)Â And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever. (36)Â If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Romans 6:5-7 KJV (5)Â For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: (6)Â Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (7)Â For he that is dead is freed from sin.
There are some Presbyterians who would like to see again the state taken over by the church (their church), but I do not think it will ever happen, which is probably a good thing. We are no longer living under the old covenant, and today, all believers are equally priests unto God.
Adriel wrote: ââ As Americans gear up to cast their vote in less than 34 daysââ Now that Donald Trump has coronavirus â Will Pence Be President going into the election? The World stage is becoming more and more melodramatic day by day.
Don't worry Adriel, WatchmanRemo says that the virus doesn't exist, so the prez and his wife will be okay.
Phillip Mezzapelle wrote: The other day unexpectedly, I found myself in an email discussion with someone from BLM. During our debate this individual told me that besides having his own BLM Blog, he was pastor of an evangelical church. Upon discovery of his ties to Christianity, I sincerely endeavered to find some common ground. I asked him about BLM's concern about all the African-American babies aborted each year. He quickly changed the subject. Then I told him how I am a subscriber to Open Doors and VOM Radio. I asked him what he thought about African Christians being tortured and killed daily in Africa and the Middle East. He told me that the "persecution" of blacks in America is countless times worse and told me that I needed to repent. That's when I ended the conversation and blocked his emails.
The Quiet Christian wrote: Scotland has a long back-and-forth history of the ride and fall if evil rulers, Godly ministers, and attempts at national Biblical leadership. There is always another Mary or Claverhouse in the wings. But the Lord preserves to Himself other Knoxes. May the Lord continue to preserve His people in such a despotic land, and may they flourish in the face of their adversaries.
The Scots will always have a problem because no-one from outside understands a word of what they are saying.
The Quiet Christian wrote: But it's OK for the Progressives and others of their ilk to force their agenda on others, Jim? That's what I figured - another false-flag "dominionism" cry which has no validity. No, it is just a way to tell Christians to not use the moral guidelines of the Lord to view the world and those in it but the world's own pagan worldview. Perhaps the best response to that kind of suggestion is "Get thee beind me, Satan!"
Chrisgp from England wrote: I have not partaken in communion since March....
Chris, if you really believe in the priesthood of all believers, you can have communion at home as many times as you wish. I tried it recently and found that three times a day focussed my attention most seriously upon the Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work, as well as his ongoing work and future work, which is what the communion is designed to remind us of. This was in addition to the every Monday communion I have at fellowship meeting.
Frank wrote: JohnUK, Pilgrim. Hebrews 13:12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. 13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of [them], and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. 1 Peter 2:11 Dearly beloved, I beseech [you] as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;