Christians and Civil Disobedience

Romans 13:1-7 says to obey the law of the government because the institution of government is God’s, however, does that apply absolutely? Some say Christians must abide by the government no matter what even when it goes against God’s word. Paul, the same guy that wrote Romans 13:1-7 spent a lot of time in prison. He was never arrested for stealing, adultery, or murder, but he was involved in civil disobedience when the leaders challenged his right to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. If the government restricts believers’ right to teach the gospel like Jesus said (Matt 28:18-20) then believers should choose civil disobedience for the kingdom of God. This action is peaceful and done out of love.

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Iron Rod – Gun Cult Theology

There are some ministries so obsessed with guns that it has become a theological point for them. One, in particular, claimed that the “rod of iron” mentioned in Psalm 2:8-9 and Rev 2:27 is a reference to guns specifically AR-15s. This church leader teaches that Jesus is going to come back with a gun and that his people will use guns to fight the forces of evil, so his members are training for Jesus’ return. They also wear crowns made of bullets in reference to what Jesus says in Rev 3:11, but in context, it is a metaphor for righteousness.

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Jesus in India?

Did Jesus actually survive the crucifixion, flee Israel and live out the rest of his days in India? The theory of Jesus in India goes back to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement in Punjab, British India in 1899. Ahmad claimed to be a Mujaddid (Islamic Prophet), and Mahdi (Messiah of Islam).

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Witch of Endor Talking To The Dead

The Bible says talking to the dead is a sin (Lev 19:31). Does that confirm that talking to the dead is possible? After all, Saul consulted with a necromancing medium in 1 Samuel 28 in order to talk to the deceased prophet Samuel right? Was that really Samuel or something else?

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The Context of Supernatural In The Bible Pt.1

This essay is part one of a two-part series responding to a meme. The meme in question suggests that since supernatural and ritualistic elements are in the bible, magic and witchcraft can’t be sinful and that the bible is contradictory. Part 2–>

This image is an attempt to gaslight Christians by referencing things in the bible that are found in religious practices from various cultures, in order to say it is hypocritical for bible believers not to be syncretic and open with their beliefs.

God was completely against people using gemstones as charms because it was deceptive. Deuteronomy 18:9-12 makes it clear that God was against, fortune-telling, sorcery, looking for omens, witchcraft, casting spells, or functioning as mediums or psychics calling forth the spirits of the dead. In Ezekiel 13:18-21 God curses those who use these things to deceive his people. Revelation 21:8 and 22:14-15 both have a list of sins that will prohibit people from inheriting the kingdom and among them are sorcery, witchcraft, and such. Most of the other things listed are completely out of context or the result of bad denominational theology.

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The Wife as Helper

The Bible says that the woman was created as a helper for the man, but what does that mean? What does it mean to help and how is she supposed to help? This scripture does not mean women/wives are only “the help” as in maids.

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The Bible On Self Defense

Is it a sin for Christians to defend themselves? We are supposed to turn the other cheek right? Fighting fire with fire, retaliation, or vengeance is more in line with what Jesus said in Matt 5:38-42 when he said to “turn the other cheek”. Defending one’s self both from slander as well as physical assault is fine. Jesus even told his disciples to two take swords with them for the time after his ascension (Luke 22:35-38). Through the bible God had Israel go to war to defend themselves, Jesus didn’t change that.

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Does God Value Life?

This article is responding to an argument made by someone claiming that the bible doesn’t care about “the sanctity of life”. Let’s examine the list of out of context scriptures they use.

A list of supposed pro-abortion bible verses.
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Is Easter a Pagan Holiday?

While rabbits and eggs have nothing to do with Jesus, the word “Easter” is actually based on the ancient German word for “rise” so it is synonymous with resurrection. This is the reason we call the direction the sun rises in, “east” in English. English is a Germanic language, not a Latin one so it uses a different word for Easter from Latin languages like Spanish, French, etc. Latin languages use a variation of Pascha, the Latin/Greek translation of Pesach. Pesach is the Hebrew word for Passover a.k.a “The Festival of Unleavened Bread”. Some say Easter is a pagan holiday because it is related to the Babylonian fertility goddess Ishtar. The Ishtar connection with Easter is a false cognate. Those language groups aren’t even in the same family, since the word Easter is from English and German.

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