Ron Paul: Economic Collapse


Whether you believe the rumors about Ron Paul being apart of the FreeMasons, I don’t know. I do think he is pretty right on here. One thing he never mentions is the religious aspects of this economic take over. There is a spirit behind this take over of the world economic system. It’s the spirit of the antichrist. As an American, do I sit back and do nothing? Do we fight like our forefathers did in the Revolution? Do we sit back and wait for the Rapture while our liberties and freedoms are taken? The Dominionists want to take over the nation and world with political force which is hardly scriptural. Interesting questions for today’s issues. What do you think?

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  1. I don’t think there is anything wrong per se with being involved in politics. If we choose to do so (vote or work in politics or volunteer or whatever each mans case may be), as christians, we must do so according to Biblical Values. That’s really the extent of my opinion on politics I guess.

    This is an exerpt from one of MacArthur’s articles on pastors in politics, but it also has stuff important for the christian to keep in mind as well when deciding just how involved to be. It just kind of tells you some things to be aware of in this area.

    “effective politics requires co-belligerency to promote a common cause or resist a common enemy. When disparate groups take a similar position on an issue like abortion, it’s in their political interest to rally together and unite their voices for greater influence. By its nature, co-belligerency involves compromises that dull the contrasts and accentuate the common ground. The spirit of co-belligerency is the opposite of what the Bible requires a pastor to be—a man of deep biblical conviction (Tit. 1:9). Men like that are disruptive to common political causes, especially among those who pervert or are indifferent to the gospel.

    Third, political changes, at best, are only superficial and temporary. The reforms of one generation or administration are quickly undone by the reforms of the next. When a pastor spends very much of his time rallying his people for political causes, he keeps his attention—and the attention of his flock—fixed on the shifting sands, the changing winds, and the ebb and flow of the latest political trend. The gospel of Jesus Christ, however, is the bedrock of immutable truth, showing the way of eternal salvation. That’s what all people need to be fixated on, pastor and congregation alike.

    Fourth, political involvement can easily confuse the message of the church. Many unbelievers are totally confused by the testimony of the visible church. It’s easy to excuse them for thinking the cause of Christ is about passing conservative legislation or championing social causes. The message of the church is that sinners can be reconciled to a holy God (2 Cor. 5:20-21). God has sent His beloved Son to redeem fallen, broken, condemned, and dying people, to turn His enemies into His friends, to adopt and love ragged, throw-away children and receive them into His kingdom. Political involvement undermines and confuses that clear and winsome message.

    Fifth, political engagement often turns the church’s mission field into the enemy. Political campaigns make this abundantly clear. Fueled by a righteous cause, each side wages war with the carnal weapons of this age, and each side demonizes the other, employing the sharpest (and sometimes the nastiest) rhetoric. That’s not the mandate for the church. Instead, “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (ESV). Those people out there may be the worst of sinners—you know, activist types—but such were some of you. And yet, God washed you, sanctified you, and justified you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of God (1 Cor. 6:9-11). The world may be the enemy of God, as you once were (Eph. 2:1-3), but they need to be reconciled to God, as you have been (Eph. 2:4-10). The world is our mission field.

    It’s not that it’s wrong for a Christian to be involved in the political process. Christians in democratic countries have the opportunity to vote, and there are a number of God-fearing Christians throughout the world whom God has chosen to have political careers. But it is wrong for churches and pastors to lose sight of Christ’s mandate in Matthew 28:18-20 and stray from the full-time work of making disciples. That’s a mandate and a mission that John MacArthur, along with many other faithful pastors, takes very seriously.”

    http://www.gty.org/Resources/Questions/QA207_Why-does-John-avoid-political-issues-and-politics

  2. HI Kit, Thanks for the comment and the exerpt. I used to be pretty political focused..and that has wayned a bit. I do think people should fight for what’s right and for justice but there is such a thing as America-worship (almost). I think this is what happens whey we forget we have a sovereign God that sits on the throne and knows everything and is in control. When people feel out of control (with laws ect.) the first reaction is to control it instead of ask God’s will in the situation.

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