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A Look at Romans 13

If I had been born and lived in a different country like Canada, Great Britain, Communist China, or the Philippines, life would be very different for me. However, God has placed me in the United States. I am guaranteed tremendous freedoms to pursue life, liberty and happiness. The federal government is supposed to protect my rights, not squelch them. Though Paul told us our true citizenship is in heaven, he was not afraid to use his Roman citizenship to his advantage at times.

Continue Reading April 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM 1 comment

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 4

I recently heard a member of a very well-known popular rock group say that the “Lord told” him that the band he is in can make a difference for children who are dying, so he began a charity. The charity has nothing to do with introducing people to Jesus. It has to do with bringing final wishes to fruition. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. We should do what we can to alleviate sorrow and pain in others whenever possible. However, we also need to understand that no matter how much pain or sorrow we might alleviate in this life for someone, without Jesus and the only salvation that comes from Him, they will experience an eternity of torment in the next life. Helping fulfill their “final” wishes in this life amounts to nothing. In that sense then, I have to wonder whether or not God actually “told” this particular band member anything at all. It would seem not to be the case since the thing he was told has only to do with the temporal and not the eternal.

Continue Reading June 10, 2016 at 8:18 AM

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 3

As Christians, as followers of God Almighty, we cannot on one hand say that we are His followers, while on the other hand, disagree with an apostle appointed by Jesus Himself, who provides commands on holy living. We either are a true follower of Jesus and live to serve Him or we are not. While we will fall from time to time, our hearts should always be set in the direction of wanting to fulfill our heavenly calling. That calling is living in obedience to God, whether or not commands come from God in Christ or one of His apostles. But today’s Christian likes to pick and choose as though we are captains of our own fate. We are not captains.

Continue Reading June 8, 2016 at 8:18 AM 1 comment

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 2

Not only does Paul tell us that “no authority except that which God has established” is fact, but he essentially repeats it at the end of verse 1 when he says “The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Oh come on, someone might rebut, does that really mean that President Obama, this politician here or that one over there is there by God’s leave? They are corrupt and anti-God. They are terrible leaders. That may well be but what does that have to do with them being there due to God’s purposes?

Continue Reading June 7, 2016 at 7:18 AM 1 comment

Politics, Christians, and Romans 13, Part 1

Pastor’s sermon was on Romans 13, something I have not yet touched on even though I’ve talked a great deal about Dominionism, the Great Commission, and the Christian’s outlook and approach toward one another and the lost. Romans 13 encapsulates Paul’s teachings on the Christian’s outlook and what it should be where the world is concerned, especially in the area of politics. This is something that Dominionists either ignore or twist to their liking, but in my view, Paul’s words could not be more clear.

Continue Reading June 6, 2016 at 9:27 AM 5 comments

Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 Pt 7

I don’t believe there is any reason for us to be overcome with fear, though it can be tiring. We force ourselves to go on in spite of the fact that it appears globalists have the power right now and they are working hard to cement their position throughout the earth. Only God truly knows if they will be successful now or if He disallows it.

Continue Reading March 23, 2022 at 5:13 PM 3 comments

Eschatology in Romans Related to Israel and the Church, Part 6

Paul also makes a distinction between salvation and the fulfillment of God’s plans, purposes, and promises for the nation of Israel. Paul assures us that salvation is gained in the exact same way for everyone – both Jew and Gentile – and that is through faith. There should be no debate about that. But God’s plan for individual Christians (whether Jew or Gentile) is rarely the same once salvation is gained. Paul concludes that this is also true where national Israel is concerned and takes pains to make this point very clear. In spite of this, many are unable to see his point and misunderstand what he is teaching.

Continue Reading December 16, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Eschatology in Romans Related to Israel and the Church, Part 5

In essence, this entire portion of Romans 9 – 11 is where Paul reveals two completely different periods of God’s dealings with national Israel. They are 1) the current period of loss through unbelief, and 2) the future period of fullness when God will have taken the final remnant from among Jews during the coming Tribulation. Those Jews who survive that terrible time of God’s wrath (“the time of Jacob’s trouble,” cf. Jeremiah 30:7), without dying will be ushered into the Millennial Kingdom over which Jesus Himself will reign immediately following the Tribulation.

Continue Reading December 14, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Eschatology in Romans Related to Israel and the Church, Part 4

If folks would stop, step back, and look at Romans 11 as a whole, it is fairly easy to see that Paul’s argument sets out to prove that Israel is not permanently rejected by God, but the nation has only been temporarily set aside. Since the time of Jesus, Jews like Paul have been added by faith to God’s Kingdom. The one change is that Gentiles now also are added the same way since God has temporarily placed Israel the nation on the shelf. At a point in the future, during the coming Tribulation period, God will once again turn His attention to Israel the nation and begin restoring her fortunes, which will find complete fulfillment during the Millennial Kingdom immediately following the Tribulation.

Continue Reading December 9, 2016 at 9:34 AM 2 comments

Eschatology in Romans Related to Israel and the Church, Part 2

Unfortunately, in today’s religious climate, many even within Christendom see Israel as a problem rather than the source of blessing from God’s perspective. They point to the nation’s rejection of Jesus as Messiah and God’s judgment upon that nation in AD 70 by Rome. This, they believe, is when God not only judged the nation, but chose at that time to cut all ties with Israel forever. While God certainly judged, He most certainly did not cut all ties with Israel. Only through incorrect exegesis and allegorical maneuvering can God’s Word be said to teach that. The whole of the Bible does not support such an untenable position.

Continue Reading November 23, 2016 at 6:11 AM 2 comments

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