March 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
I think it is time to go. I really don’t know how much more God wants me to witness before he expects me to leave. There is a storm on the horizon, and anyone who sees such a storm would do well to move out of its path.
Things in America, and the Western world are quickly deteriorating, and I worry about the safety of my family. I’ve been filled with a inexplicable burning desire to move from where I am now. I feel that God is planting this desire in me in order to protect me and my family.
I pray every day for God to grant me the foresight to protect and provide for my family. There are so many dangers in the world today and it only seems to be getting worse.
I realize this post doesn’t follow the standard voice of my other posts, and seems rather erratic. This is something I’ve been considering for quite some time. My wife and I are fully ready to pack up what we can and move from any urban area to a relatively safer place.
The only real question is where to go. I am not a land owner, and therefore have many apprehensions and insecurities about leaving the comfort and familiarity of where we are. I must keep reminding myself, Jehovah-Jireh (God will provide). However, this is easier said than done.
I need some help from my readers. I am facing a small crisis, and need some spiritual advice, or comfort. I am torn between my corporeal self and my spiritual self.; I am having difficulty letting go of the dreams and goals of a husband, a father, and a human and turning to what my spiritual self is being driven to. I can easily justify in the short term, but it is difficult for me to predict how I can sustain my family’s needs in the long term. Can any of you provide any scriptural guidance?
March 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
I can’t wait until we have even more
citizen disarmament gun free zones!
March 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about the differences between God’s law and man’s laws, and how conflicts may be resolved. We all know that we are supposed to respect our man made governments (Romans 13:1-7), however the Bible is rife with examples of God’s people defying orders from human government. In the book of Acts (Acts 5:20-29) Jesus’ disciples obeyed God rather than men.
Many Christians today are struggling with this, especially concerning some of the latest legislation regarding gun control. We want to be in compliance with our local governments, yet we also want to stay in compliance with God’s laws. What do we do? Do we hand over our ability to defend ourselves and our families?
The book of Nehemiah chapter 4 verse 14 is very telling:
And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”
Jesus himself said that if anyone does not have a sword to “let him sell his garment, and buy one.” (Luke 22:36) These two verses alone point to a need to arm and defend ourselves. I think the operative point in all of this is to defend ourselves, never becoming the aggressor.
There are many examples of Christians standing up to secular government and refusing to obey or comply, even under pain of death. The prophet Daniel was thrown into a pit of lions, Shadrach Meshach Abednego also refused, these are two examples, although there are more.
All in all, I think it is imperative for Christians to stand up to our government and defy any law that is unjust, or goes against what is taught in the Bible, regardless of the outcome or consequence. What are your thoughts? Please let me know by adding a comment below.