When we look around to what's going on around the globe in 2011, to our economic conditions in the US, and in the political world many things come to mind. What does the Bible say about these topics? Last night at the Upper Room I brought out few verses about what the Bible teaches on the following subjects:
Christians making Judgment...1 Cor 6:2-3...Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
Christians praying for those in authority...1 Tim 2:1-3...I 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 Saviour;
Christians in subjection to civil government...Rom 13:1-4...Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Is capital punishment Biblical? Romans 13:4...For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Learn and stay true to God's Word. Steer clear of human opinions based on anger, resentment and bitterness. Obey God and do what is right in an unbelieving world. God is in control of every condition of life. He controls the weather, He controls the governments, and He has judged Satan already. He saves and sanctifies our lost loved ones. He is merciful and His love endureth forever. Be a faithful witness for Christ. My God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Get wrapped up in Christ the problem solver...not the problems of life. God knows what he's doing. He will never let you down.