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A 'Moral' War

Started by D. Engebretson, June 10, 2013, 06:29:32 PM

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Brian Stoffregen

Quote from: peter_speckhard on June 12, 2013, 08:38:59 PM
Nothing more and nothing less. He has more than the authority granted him by citizens. He has authority from God. Even Pilate had that. See also Rom. 13.


One should not "see" Romans 13 without also seeing Revelation 13. There is not one biblical way for believers to relate to the government.
I flunked retirement. Serving as a part-time interim in Ferndale, WA.

Charles_Austin

Pastor Fienen writes:
Apparently, according to some, if the US does it it must be for nefarious reasons, and the US is up to no good.  Hardly need to investigate further since we know that whatever the US does it does for bad reasons

I comment:
No one here has said anything even close to that. But it makes a convenient way to dismiss those who criticize the myths we have created about ourselves.

George Erdner

Quote from: Dan Fienen on June 13, 2013, 11:28:22 PM
Apparently, according to some, if the US does it it must be for nefarious reasons, and the US is up to no good.  Hardly need to investigate further since we know that whatever the US does it does for bad reasons.  8)

Dan


Indeed. The fact that the United States is not as wickedly motivated as those who hate this country like to claim it is doesn't mean that those who manage to achieve positions of leadership aren't sometimes fools who'll back the wrong side in certain conflicts, or who will get involved in conflicts that we shouldn't have gotten involved in. As much as I hate the practice of dragging out the 8th commandment for every single thing one disagrees with, there are times when the correct perspective is that the political leadership of the United States has made some well-intentioned blunders. Involvement in the Syrian civil war is probably a mistake, regardless of which side we support. But if it's a mistake, it's a mistake. It's not an indication that the entire nation is evil. It's more an indication that the current decision maker is a fool.

Norman Teigen

To call POTUS a fool is an outrageous thing.   Fourth Commandment, please, Mr. Erdner.
Norman Teigen

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