Know all this. What I DON'T know, is your recommendation for a Christian at such a point. What does he/she do????aCultureWarrior said:
No, your fellow libertarians "despise" people who try to take away their sinful "freedoms" and "liberties".
It's your lucky day and since you refuse to read and discuss "Civil Government: The Neglected Ministry", I'm going to give you a quick lesson in voting (i.e. legislating).
Every 4 years there's a Presidential election, and as well as voting for President, you can vote for representatives from your respective State that go to Congress. When they are elected and sworn into public office...now pass close attention to this next part....they pass laws, i.e. "legislate".
Depending on that legislation, certain things are allowed or not allowed (i.e. criminalized). Things that are allowed (legal) are abortion. Since libertarian ideology legislates that a woman has a right to do with her body as she pleases, there have been over 60 MILLION unborn babies surgiclaly killed in the womb in less than a 50 year period. With abortion drugs appearing on the scene several years back, add millions more to that number.
Agreed, but it doesn't tell me or another , as Christians, what to do. Do we abstain from voting? Do we not get involved at all on that end? Do we try and get Christians into office? What do you suggest?Homosexuality has also been legalizied and what was known as that "infamous crime against nature" is now being accepted throughout society. Besides the act of homosexuality being extremely deadly, homosexual activists have made an agenda that involves permeating every institution in society (government, the Church, the military, Education, the media, youth mentor groups, marriage, the family) to promote their evil Godless agenda.
Now if you'd read "Civil Government: The Neglected Ministry"
you'd know that government can't do the job of promoting decency and hence God's Word alone, it must be done through the two other institutions that God created for the governance of man: the family and the Church.
Quit being accusatory. Knock.It.Off. Your article didn't give advice on what to do. You didn't either. What is a Christian supposed to do? If you agreed with me, in the first place, that people need salvation, then why be contradictory and confrontational? If you don't, WHY didn't you provide instruction instead of continuing with this dismal accusatory and passing blame? You are literally no help at all, just a negative messenger from the cheapseats, an armchair disobedient quarterback doing next to nothing to make any kind of difference. When are you getting out of that chair? When are you going to actually tell Christians what they actually can do to make a difference? Voting? I do, but I'd no control over the candidates. Which should I have voted for? Hilary? Trump? A third party? Your and my vote, in this state never ever, ever (okay, rarely) counts but never for Presidents. We are always voiceless. Such is very disheartening for a Christian. Should I move out of state so my vote counts? What do you suggest? What do you do in this state? How is it of any good consequence? I genuinely feel impotent and pray more often.As the article states "Neglect one institution and you inevitably impair the functioning of the other two,..."
hence the family and Church both in dissaray (fatherless homes, rampant crime, unbiblical teaching, i.e. 'gay Christianity') and all three of God's institutions that He created for the governance of man are failing.
So now that you've been given a quick lesson in "legislating" and thus knowing the importance of civil government and how important it is for people who actually love God and their neighbor to vote in God-fearing men and women into public office, you can quit your phony act and join TomO and okdoser in promoting libertarianism, and explain why it's so important for a nation that ideology like that is "legislated".
My answer to all of this is that God answers prayers and people need salvation. Give me all the correction you desire at that point. I won't bake a cake that has profanity or for anything against God, but I'm not a baker so it never comes up. However, it does mean I have 'some' anarchist tendency. I refuse to be a baker and believe that freedom has been taken away from me, if I so chose. I can support lawsuits. What else? What other sage advice will help CW? What can be done?