Re: Matthew Maury, a "traitor"?
- In a message dated 1/6/2005 7:26:46 AM US Eastern Standard Time,
Yes God gave the secular governements the right to do whatever it took
to take care of the evil-doers. However, He did not give Christians
the right to do so. Christians have a highter calling. They are to
be lights to the world....that light being Jesus who lives in the
That is an interesting argument. However, it would necessarily require that
secular government and the armed forces consist entirely of wicked men. Aside
from the disturbing consequences of that bizarre notion, the entire principle
is ultimately self-defeating. Christians desire to spread the light of the
gospel to as many souls as possible. If they succeed, then there will be
no-one left who is now permitted to operate the secular government and protect the
state. Thus, the more Christian the state, the more doomed it is to fail.
This makes it in the best interests of the state to limit or prohibit Christian
activity, so that the state might prosper. The Bible promotes the Christian
as the ideal citizen, one who is to live at peace with his fellow man as much
as lies within him and who is a strength to his government rather than a
weakness. This protects the Christian from undue persecution. However, the
conclusions of your argument practically require persecution from any reasonable
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- --- In Maury_and_Baty@yahoogroups.com, cassondrawrites@a... wrote, in
part, regarding Nelta's position:
> (I)t would necessarily require thatI think that is the position that Nelta has basically confirmed on
> secular government and the armed forces
> consist entirely of wicked men.
her own list in recent days.
Well, maybe she would allow for a Christian to be mailman or an IRS
Appeals Officer, but policeman, soldiers and others. . .only wicked
folks (i.e., non-Christians) should be involved in such things.
I don't think she's made an "argument" as you indicated. I just think
she's voiced her faulty opinion.