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Discover the Book - Feb. 25, 2010

  • 2010 Feb 25
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The Biblical Convictions of a Citizen of Heaven on Earth

 

Today, we need to consider the question: "What are the Biblical Convictions, of a Citizen of Heaven, on Earth?"

 

If I were to apply the whole of Scriptures to answer that question, especially as it relates to the current climate in American society, I would say that the God of the Bible has clearly revealed His convictions in His Word:

 

GOD is Pro-Life—God is absolutely opposed to Abortion and Euthanasia.

GOD is Pro-MarriageGod is eternally opposed to Gay and Lesbian Unions, as well as divorce, adultery, fornication, pornography, and any other form of immorality.

GOD is Pro-Justice—God is constantly opposed to murder, violence, discrimination, prejudice, and any abuse of the weak, the poor, and the unborn; God is the One who invented and commanded capital punishment, and expects all societies to have a just legal system.

GOD is Pro-Work—God is equally opposed to indolence, sloth, entitlements, and oppression of the poor by the rich, and every form of false hope produced by gambling and lotteries.

 

Biblical Convictions start with the Bible, Because we are Citizens of Heaven—Living on Earth.

 

Our starting place for Biblical Convictions is Romans 13:1-7.

 

 "Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. 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 judgment 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.  For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing.  Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor."

 

Believers Expose the Evil Around Them

 

So--the responsibility of a Biblical Christian is to be subject to government and to expose evil.

Of all people on earth we should have the most consistent, loving advice—abstain from everything that is evil. We should have the most compelling reason—it doesn't please God.

 

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