We can lie to ourselves and each other, but not to God. As hard as we try, and no matter how much we may convince ourselves of success, we cannot lie to God. I just read something from nbsnews.com – Ministers interrupt Sessions, are removed from religious freedom conference. I wish I could say I was shocked by it. Unfortunately, this kind of thing is happening all too often. And judging by the reaction of the first comment, people actually go for this stuff. I’d include the comment, but I’d have to bleep it.
government & religion
I have anything against her. It’s more that our current president, and those in power that are following / becoming more like him, make me really take another look at both parties. And I don’t like either one.
There are so many things that, as a Christian, I must take exception to. But for whatever reason, God has us living in a democracy. And we have the ability to vote. But how do we choose, when both sides are so anti-Christian – if not in word then certainly in deed. The things both sides do should be unacceptable to Christians. So how do we choose who to vote for?
Does China want to rewrite the Bible? Persecution watchdog organization China Aid says yes.
To better control the growth and influence of Christianity, the Chinese government plans to incorporate Buddhist scripture and Confucian teachings into the Bible and edit worship songs to include Chinese characteristics, the head of a persecution watchdog has revealed.
If you’re a regular, you’ve seen articles here on both “government and religion” and specifically on “Chinese Religious Regulations”. It appears that China is about to further strengthen its grip on Christianity in China. This time, it will be by re-translating the Old Testament and re-write commentaries for the New Testament. Details are available from The Gospel Herald.
I want to close with this passage we read earlier. It really says a lot about what’s going on when China appoints seven Catholic Bishops.
2Co 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 15 It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
Rule over the earth: climate change, lies and money. Genesis says we are to rule over the earth. Republicans say there is no climate change problem. Republicans want to spend $12 Billion to protect Texas oil from climate change. Does no one see the problem here? Is someone telling lies?
The party of the conservatives wants to spend money on a problem they claim doesn’t exist. The party of the conservatives wants to spend money to protect the oil companies equipment from a problem caused by their own product. And let’s not forget, the party of the conservatives includes the religious right, who are supposed to believe that God told us to take care of His creation.
Separation of church and state is well known – but separation of church and children? I recently heard about how China was targeting children going to Christian schools. Given that there’s an entire Article in the new religious regulations about schools, thought I missed something in the new law. But I didn’t.
Such a time as this.
A time when “meant for people like her” still means a black person isn’t welcome in any given church she wants to attend.
A time when someone doesn’t go to church because they don’t feel welcome.
A time when Satan wins because too many Christians follow his lies instead of God’s truth.
Government-endorsed religion is an issue. Clearly it is up to us to do our part. Maybe that part is to find out the truth – to come out from under the influence of government-endorsed religion. Maybe that part is to tell the truth about government-endorsed religion, so that others won’t fall prey to it.