Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our series on series on Joy with a discussion of 1 Peter 2:9-17.

Peter writes that the hope that is within us binds us together. We are a ‘chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people.” We talked about the fact that we can’t become all that God intends unless we are joined in Christian community. We agreed that our discussions on Tuesday mornings help us in our walk but the most significant thing about our group is the connection we have with each other. We discover more about Christ through the love and fellowship share than by any teaching.

Most of our discussion centered on Peter’s command to obey our earthly leaders.

“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do wrong….”

When, if ever, should Christians rebel against government?

The bible is clear that we must disobey if the law requires us to deny Christ but what about tyrannical leaders who abuse their authority and threaten our freedom? What would have been the proper Christian response to the Nazis? Bob noted that no rulers were more harsh than the first and second century emperors yet Peter writes that we are to submit to their authority.

How dose this teaching apply to the American Revolution or the American Civil War.

We will continue this discussion Tuesday. Consider how Moses confronted Pharaoh in Exodus.

See you Tuesday.

John

 

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