so some republican candidate said “separation of church and state is not in the constitution”. and some fools in the audience snickered. ????? are so many people really that brainwashed by the media? have they ever read the constitution??? read the ist amendment to the U. S. constitution and then get back to me and show me where it really says something about separation of church and state. is the whole population of this country just stupid or unable to read for themselves. if you tell a lie long enuff i guess you can fool a whole lot of people. read it it’s not there. who’s the one that should be laughing.
“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.” (Romans 13), So what does this mean? This verse has been so misunderstood that I may as well give my opinion. The commentary in my Bible says: Nero was ruler when Paul wrote those words, so we’re supposed to obey even if the government is evil. ” This is nonsense and stupid. Did they read the rest of the chapter.? “For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgement on themselves. FOR RULERS ARE NOT A TERROR TO GOOD WORKS BUT TO EVIL. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? DO WHAT IS GOOD AND YOU WILL HAVE PRAISE FROM THE SAME. FOR HE IS GOD’S MINISTER TO YOU FOR GOOD. But if you do evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, FOR HE IS GOD’S MINISTER, AN AVENGER TO EXECUTE WRATH ON HIM WHO PRACTICES EVIL. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience sake. (Romans 13: 1-5) These verses plainly say that any authority from God will reward good and punish evil. Was Nero an authority from God when he persecuted Christians? Was Hitler an authority from God when he murdered millions? Just because someone claims to be an authority does not make them one. GOD DOES NOT RECOGNIZE AN EVIL RULER AS BEING AN AUTHORITY. Read the book of “Acts” The apostles told the rulers of their day that they had to Obey God rather than men. We can only obey rulers as far as they rule for good, but when they become evil we cannot obey their example or any evil thing we are instructed to do. Satan sets up wicked rulers when and where ever he can. But God will eventually destroy them all. God does not recognize any authority except from Himself and God does not do or influence anyone to do evil. The book of ” James” says” “Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) We are in a spiritual war. It takes prayer and righteous people in agreement for God to set up righteous authority. If people turn to lawlessness they will get evil rulers, but don’t blame God for them. “We must obey God rather than men.” Someone said people get the government they deserve. This is true, but if enough people turn back to righteousness there is hope.
Jesus is the only way because He is The Destination. Jesus did not use the word “only” He said “I am the way the truth and the life.” When you add truth and life to the way then you understand that He is God. Therefore He is The Destination. There is no question of there being any other way because apart from Christ there is no existence. (read John 14)
don’t kill yourself. you don’t know what will happen tommorrow. how do you know it would be better if you were dead? what makes you think it would be easier to die? i know life can be constant terrible physical or emotional (or both) pain. but you will die soon enough. if you take your own life you will never know what could have been. you might say” you have no idea how much i have suffered. that’s true. i only know my own suffering. 17 years of physical pain, my wife left, i lost my job. i have no money and so on. but some how i still feel the peace of God. How does God still love us when He lets us go thru agony? the same way He loved His Son Jesus when He was beaten and crucified. this world is insane but God’s creation is beautiful. You don’t know whether things will get better or not. if you die then you have decided that death would be better than living in your misery. but how do you know? there are really people who care. God really does care but you have to do something. have you really cried out to Him with all your might? i once tried to end my life, but God did a miracle for me that night. He is no respecter of persons, call out to Him with your voice. don’t worry about what people think. He will hear you and He will help you. kick the devil out of your mind. you are of infinite value to God. there are also people who care.
I know a woman who has been paralyzed for about 8 or 9 years. She hurt herself in a swimming accident in Hawaii. She is a Christian, and she came to God thru a woman who has the gift of phrophesy. It’s an amazing story. She was told her life story by someone who did not even know her. anyway people seem to be impressed with how well she is doing even though she’s paralyzed and how she went to school and got her master’s degree. also she ministers to others and sometimes speaks in churches ect… but they don’t see her when she’s alone at night. when she’s crying,when her family seems to not care, when living is a burden. and she has been opposed because she wanted to teach others about the gift of prophesy (written of in the book of 1st Corinthians). So what am i trying to say? i don’t know, except that people do not see the whole story and some don’t like to be around suffering or to help those who are continually crying out silently for help. People complain about there jobs. they complain that they were passed over for a raise. people complain about everything. if your not paralyzed perhaps it’s not possible to understand. If you have your health be thankfull that you can move. i have seen the depth of unspeakable sorrow. but i believe its Gods will to heal. but it takes faith and something beyond my understanding. Yet I hope someone will read this and say a prayer for a girl who can’t move her body. who weeps in the night when no one is around. who’s friends seem to vanish in the wind. Some of us could be part of the answer instead of the problem, if we had a little more compassion. then somehow we find its God’s compassion working thru us. but i don’t know very much yet….