In the linked article some interesting questions are rased about power, control and regulations.
Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith
One of the first responses was “I usually don’t like these articles which are basically “blogs”, but this one seems to have reported the details fairly although the title is vastly misleading. Though the Green family sounds like a loving, caring family, they chose to incorporate their business, “Hobby Lobby” under the laws of the United States, making the US it’s overseer. And now, when they don’t like the new rules the overseer is placing upon them, they pray to the gods of man’s government for resolution. What do they expect? Mercy? Man’s government doesn’t operate like that usually. The Greens have rejected God, and they are confused becuase their pastors tell them that man’s government is OK.”
There have always been two systems on this planet – God’s government and Man’s government. God gives you the freedom to choose between the two, but also tells you that choosing man’s government is a rejection of Him. (See 1 Samuel 8 ) And he would not hear your cries in that day. The Green’s/Hobby Lobby have chosen to play in the arena of Man’s government yet want to impose God’s rules there. It’s incompatible. Man’s government is there to punish the wicked and make the rules for the wicked. God’s people need to figure this out and seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness or get used to bowing to the rules of their chosen masters.” Paul
Another posted “Honestly? Most people do not want to hear the truth of the matter. Their “fruit” shows that their faith (fidelity) is for the gods many and lords many of the world, the benefactors that exercise authority. They say they are “Christian” with there mouths but all their deeds, acts, fruit, testifies that they are bound by their own consent, application (prayer) and participation to another “father” (Patronus), another “husband”, “lord” (master) and “god” (mighty one of authority, a law maker and judge).” Scott
See Call no man Father
What was Christ trying to tell us about fathers on the earth?
And they also commented “Very well said Paul. You’re much kinder and gentler than I am.” Scott
Paul has saved me the time of saying much the same thing. What your pastors have failed to tell you that electing a government that can rule over you and your neighbor is a rejection of God. It is that simple. Christ appointed a government that was not to rule over you. About a thousand years ago a church got going with crowning men to rule over you. But what has realy ensnared you is your socialist hearts and love of benefits at the expense of your neighbor. That is where the problem lies and Peter, David and Paul warned you to say nothing o Proverbs and the ten commandments Christ said to keep if you wanted eternal life.
Even the saved by faith guy tells you in Romans 7:7
and also in Romans 13:9
If you have applied for benefits that come from ‘men who exercise authority one over the other’ prepare to be regulated. You have already rejected Christ.
Voice of the People
“Thank you, Brothers. Yes, most of us have been deceived, kept ignorant and exploited, including the Greens. We must take responsibility for our own ignorance. We have much to learn. I would also like to say that I would rather see the Greens set up manufacturing local to them rather than purchasing products made in China.” DD
“I find all this very enlightening and eye opening!”CA
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The fact is people are under a strong delusion. They often imagine they are saved and born again while they are not doing what Christ said or even believe they should do as he said.
Yet the people posing as Christians today have gone a whoring after other gods once you understand the word gods and how it was used and even defined in modern concordances. And those gods gain their authority over the people because the people apply for benefits from men who call themselves benefactors but exercise authority by taking from their neighbor to provide those benefits. To desire those benefits at the expense of your neighbor, rich or poor is the definition of coveting which the new testament tells us not to do.
There is a cognitive dissidence in modern Christians because they want to believe they are saved but they do not want to believe that he said what he said and that he said it was doers that count. They take the name o the Lord in vain when they call themselves Christians while they are not following Christ.
It is simply not a Christ thing to do to send men to your neighbors house and force your neighbor to contribute because you have no coat or need healthcare or want free education for your children. It is not loving your neighbor but it will make you a human resource or as Peter calls it merchandise. What should have been for your welfare will become a snare…