Is God a globalist or a nationalist? The Bible tells us.
"Democrat" and "republican" are outdated terms. This last election showed us that modern politics are about nationalism vs. globalism. And regardless of who you voted for, you a probably still feel uneasy about the future. How does a Christian walk out the faith as a citizen? Is Yahweh a nationalist, or a globalist? The answer can be found in Holy Scripture, beginning with the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.
What is our civic duty? First, make it your top priority each day to spend time reading, studying, meditating and praying God's word. Then, read the news prayerfully, not fearfully. Ask God to impart His wisdom and discernment as you interpret information from the media. Finally, honestly examine the issues you support. How do they align with God's word? Each of us must allow God's word to transform and sanctify us, and then we must act--and vote--in accordance with Holy Scripture.
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You are what you consume.
When we become immersed in something dangerous, it's always subtle, and rarely intentional. But just as a destructive avalanche begins with just a few pebbles, so a destructive addiction begins with a small concession to sin.
That's why it's so important to check what we immerse ourselves in. Do you spend a lot of time online? How about the movies/video games you engage in? How does that compare to your time spent in God's word, or engaging at church?
Ouch. Perhaps we all need to re-examine in what we are immersed? Paul instructs us in Romans 12:1-2, "I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Listen and learn more at www.QCAradio.com.
As Anglicans, we need to be people of the Word and gain wisdom from it, and then allow that wisdom to dictate how we vote.
Looking at the record of history in the Old Testament, you will notice that there are "good" kings and there are "wicked" kings. Understanding this history will illumine our perception of modern times, but it's not always easy--you have to dig deep into scripture. But God has provided the scripture to instruct us. Therefore a careful study of history through scripture will guide the faithful in how to understand and act today. Listen to learn more at www.QCAradio.com.
Do you mortify? Do you make it your daily work? Be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.
Christian, you must choose sanctification. With each moment's decision, you must choose to turn away from the things of the world, and toward the things of God. Choose, friend, to separate yourself from the seductions of the world, and to "work out your salvation with fear and trembling." (Philippians 2:12) Like good king Josiah in 2 Kings 22, we must utterly destroy the pagan gods and their trappings in our lives. But be prepared for opposition from with and without, for those who seek power over you would have you controlled by the lusts of your flesh. Listen to learn more at www.QCAradio.com. (Opening quote from Puritan John Owens.)
Know your strengths. It's the first step in becoming a fellow laborer.
"People become intimidated because they don't understand what's happening in our culture," says Fr. Don. "Do not listen to the polsters, because they are wrong. The majority of people are open to the gospel." One major evangelist estimates that at any given time, there are 43 million people people who are willing to experience the faith, if we are willing to encourage them. Interested? Listen and learn more at www.QCAradio.com