Thursday, July 2, 2020. 7:07 AM.
Concerning Politics, the world – and Salvation
It may be that most, if not all, politicians believe they are working for the good of all people and all living things and even for the well being of the earth itself – to help in the noble human endeavor of “making the world a better place for all of us.” However, we should all understand that we are vulnerable to the possibility of being deluded by false beliefs. For example, Eve – the mother of us all – was deceived in the garden of Eden by the devil masquerading as a serpent. And even today, that same devil masquerades as “an angel of light.” [please read 2 Corinthians 11:13, 14. NIV]. We ought to put our faith in the living God, rather than in mortal men. Just as the Roman Empire declined and fell, so all countries, eventually do the same thing — apart from faith in the true God.
Corrupt, Corporate-State Sanctioned Politics is Why We Have Worldly Violence and Global Pandemics
1 Corinthians 2:1-16. NIV.
A Dialogue Between Two Christians: August and April
August: “April, should the children of God involve themselves in politics?”
April: “Well, what does the Holy Spirit tell us in the Scriptures?”
August: “April, I rejoice and thank God for your excellent way of looking for the answer to the question – by looking to God’s Word for the answer. This is what is written there: “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” -1 John 2:15-17. NIV.
“And in Galatians 5: 19-21 we read about the sinful nature and the acts of the sinful nature, which include selfish ambition, dissensions and factions.
“And in the Book of James, the Holy Spirit of God, [Who inspired the writers of the Scriptures “Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” -2 Peter 1:20, 21. NIV] said: “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” -James 4:4. NIV.
April: “Well, according to the Holy Spirit, then, we should leave politics alone – since it is about the things of the world – and those who believe in the true God should love not the world, but rather, love God and their neighbor and the things pertaining to God – such as His Kingdom and the gospel of Christ; and Jesus’ teaching about how the children of God ought to live, by faith in the Son of God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And in the Book of Romans, the apostle Paul wrote by the Holy Spirit: “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” -Romans 12:2. NIV.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -the Son of God [John 16:33. NIV].
John 16:1-33. NIV.
The world and the nations and their laws are not the responsibility of those who have been called by God to be holy and separate from the world that lies in wickedness. The Lord sent his apostles and disciples into the world only to preach the gospel and tell them of the coming kingdom of God. And to heal them by His kingdom power. He did not send them to improve the world and its laws.
“We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true – even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” -1 John 5:19-21. NIV.
“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country – a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.” -Hebrews 11:13-16. NIV.
John 17:1-26. NIV. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+17&version=NIV
Revelation 18:1-24. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+18&version=NIV
Isn’t politics devoted to concerns about Money and commerce?
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” -Matthew 6:24. NIV.
Wasn’t North America much less polluted hundreds of years ago – before it became dominated by corporations? Wasn’t the government of the United States of America much less corrupt in the days before Corporate America dominated it?
Isn’t the man-made legal entity called “corporation” a fiction – because it is artificial? And thus, aren’t all the business laws supporting these corporations, these artificial / fictitious entities, examples of the truth of Scripture concerning the influence over the world by “the god of this age” whose spiritual influence is “the spirit of error, the spirit of falsehood”? And isn’t “the god of this age” the devil? And isn’t the devil “the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning”?
Corporation defined: “legal entity, chartered by a U.S. state or by the federal government, and separate and distinct from the persons who own it, giving rise to a jurist’s remark that it has “neither a soul to damn nor a body to kick.” Nevertheless, it is regarded by the courts as an artificial person; it may own property, incur debts, sue or be sued. . .” -Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, fifth edition. Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. 1998.
These artificial entities, contrived by man into a fictitious existence, have been allowed by corrupt politics to acquire great wealth and power. They are now infringing upon governments which God created and usurping the power of government unto the corrupt corporate state. And they are doing this by the spirit of error and the spirit of falsehood derived from the [false] god of this age — who is revealed by the Holy Spirit, Who inspired every word of Holy Scripture. And, the Son of God reveals that the devil is the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning. And the rulers of this world authorize the murder of unborn babies; and the removal of public prayer in public schools; and they allow and protect dishonest gerrymandering to prevent honest and accurate voting, so that the people’s will does not prevail at the elections, but, rather, the will of the Corporate State prevails over the will of the people and they do this by deceit, i.e., the spirit of falsehood and the spirit of error – lying.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17. NIV Study Bible.
God’s Word never authorized corporations. Could it be that corporations are like “the tower of Babel”? Could it be that corporations are pillars of Babylon the great?
Revelation 18:1-24. NIV.
Isaiah 2:1-22. NIV
The first commandment is to love God. The second commandment is to love our neighbor. There is no commandment to love the world.
Politics Pollutes Pure Government
. . . just as the serpent in the garden of Eden polluted Eve’s mind with specious words; and just as naïve voters listen to politicians and vote for them – rather than obeying God Whose Holy Spirit said: “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man” [Psalm 118:8, 9 NIV] — the unbelieving people are led astray; and their government becomes possessed by “wolves in sheep’s clothing” who corrupt good government and set up a corporate state that rules over the country and its government and its citizens and legalizes wickedness. And just as Adam and Eve were banished from the garden of Eden for disobeying God and being led astray by the evil one, so the people who know not the true God and trust in the wicked also are banished from God’s presence and His Kingdom and suffer in miserable circumstances. The true God never said to trust in man; nor did He teach us to make our schools atheistic; nor did He ever teach legalizing the murder of our unborn children; nor did He ever authorize the creation of fictitious legal entities like corporations and empowering those corporations to such an extent that the fictitious corporate state rules over the government and pollutes the earth and the minds and hearts of the people; and steals the wealth of the nation; and impoverishes the people and their treasury while enriching itself like a giant gluttonous monster. Some corporations are worth a trillion dollars, while the Nation is more than 25 trillion dollars in debt. If the fiscal managers of this Country were doing Godly righteousness and Godly Justice then they would be serving the Country honestly and responsibly-to-the-only-true-God – and the Nation would not be in debt at all. And the rich would not be allowed to possess the greater part of the Nation’s wealth, while the majority are left to make do with little. And the earth would not be so polluted; and the life on earth would not be experiencing the death of many species due to an environment under siege by corporate polluters.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17. NIV.
2 Corinthians 4:1-17. NIV.
GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION (JOHN 3:16)
This Kingdom | Hillsong (Featuring Darlene Zschech)
Raise A Hallelujah (Lyrics) ~ Bethel Music
“After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” -Mark 1:14, 15. NIV.
GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION (JOHN 3:16)
Raise A Hallelujah (Lyrics) ~ Bethel Music
Above All Powers With Lyrics (Lenny LeBlanc)
EL SHADDAI BY AMY GRANT
“Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.” -Revelation 5:5. NIV.
Revelation 5:1-14. NIV.