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Re: How should Christians Approach Politics?
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2016, 04:44:47 PM »
LOL...With a 10 foot pole, a thoroughly evidenced position, a spirit of love and grace, a hesitancy to speak unless ready for a drawn out controversy, haha! But really...as in all things let us stay biblical in both action and intention...let us be intentional with what attitude and spirit we reflect; its one thing to defend a position, its another thing to attack another's. I would advise a few things:
 A) It is by far the safest to simply not become involved; especially if one is like myself, or perhaps Peter; with passion driving just a tad too hard. Its easy to get too emotionally invested.
 B) If you wish to take a position; be sure to have scriptural foundation and plenty of worldly evidence as a side-note to ensure you have reason to be established in such a position.
 C) Remember, folks WILL disagree. Folks WILL get upset. And eventually folks WILL lash out at each other. We cannot control the actions of others,..but we CAN control our reactions. Let us see that defending a position and attacking others in the wrong spirit are two different things. Be ready to disagree; but equally ready to agree to disagree.
D) Keep in mind we are told to give honor where honor is due, and to be subject to man's authority; servant to it as we would serve Christ. Therefore it is literally part of our duty (if we wish to be 'good stewards,')to participate in the civic and political process to some extent. Otherwise we are neglecting what our participation can be doing to promote a better atmosphere for obedience to the message and commands of Christ. That said: let me clarify, that requires one to vote (except where a clear separation from the will and Word of God are concerned, in which case one is allowed to err on the side of God's commands rather than man's.) This does NOT require folks to fight over it though..LOL. That is entirely optional and highly likely in political forum.
E) So...in the end; be prepared, be properly directed, and have thick skin cuz politics often "brings the flesh to the fore right quick."
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Re: How should Christians Approach Politics?
« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2016, 12:23:20 PM »


501c3

 One need not look far to see the devastating effects 501c3 acceptance has had to the church, and the consequent restrictions placed upon any 501c3 church. 501c3 churches are prohibited from addressing, in any tangible way, the vital issues of the day.

For a 501c3 church to openly speak out, or organize in opposition to, anything that the government declares "legal," even if it is immoral (e.g. abortion, homosexuality, etc.), that church will jeopardize its tax exempt status. The 501c3 has had a "chilling effect" upon the free speech rights of the church. LBJ was a shrewd and cunning politician who seemed to well-appreciate how easily many of the clergy would sell out.

Churches were only added to section 501c3 of the tax code in 1954. We can thank Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson for that.

Maybe that is why Churches in America cannot speak against homosexuality within The Body of Christ.
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Re: How should Christians Approach Politics?
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2016, 12:27:13 PM »
What might occur if the Government 'legalizes' the blaspheming of Church as a  'free speech' right?

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Re: How should Christians Approach Politics?
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2016, 12:29:14 PM »
What might occur if the Government 'legalizes' the blaspheming of Church as a  'free speech' right?

Definitely something the Church members should discuss with their Pastors. 

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