The Tide of Our Times
The Christian and his GovernmentHow much should a Christian be involved in political things? There is a degree of involvement of which we can be very sure, for it is advocated in the Word of God. The Apostle Paul spoke to Timothy saying, ‚ÄúI exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth‚ÄĚ (1 Tim.2:1-4). While praying, let us also pray for spiritual revival within our blessed land. While morals are at a low ebb, spiritual possibilities can be very great.
Next year, 2011, will be the 400th anniversary of the publishing of the King James Version of the Bible.
‚ÄúWill God Spare the United States?In an article published by Ynet News...The Israeli ambassador to the United States said that Israel ‚Äėsupplied the U.S. with intelligence and equipment its troops use to fight terrorists,‚Äô helping to save the lives of American soldiers serving in the region. Michael Oren told CNN that the U.S. ‚Äėis much safer thanks to Israeli-America cooperation.‚Äô He went on to say ‚Äėthat if Israel did not exist, extremists in the region would join Al-Qaeda.‚Äô...It worries many of us, especially Christians, that our government is risking God‚Äôs wrath upon our nation because of its treatment of the Jewish state. Zechariah 2:8 is very clear. ‚ÄėFor thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.‚Äô When I was growing up, my parents told me that the reason God had blessed the United States was because of our country‚Äôs pro-Jewish, pro-Israel position. But if America ever turned its back on Israel, God would turn His back on the United States.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúHobby Lobby, a nationally known arts-and crafts chain store based in Oklahoma, has been purchasing rare Bibles and other manuscripts to fill a proposed National Bible Museum. The chain has been collecting Hebrew scrolls, medieval manuscripts and an assortment of Bibles and other rare books. Hobby Lobby president Steve Green said plans call for a 300,000-square-foot facility to be located in a major metropolitan area that would provide an interactive history of the Bible.‚ÄĚ
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