What happens to godly self-control if someone who claims authority actually is superseding control over us which we should be exercising over ourselves?
If we want to stop school shootings like the one that happened in Uvalde on Tuesday, what is needed is not more Gun Control. What is needed is more Self-Control and Family Control.
Here is my test for Christian laypeople and clergy who want only to talk of the Christian’s duty to submit to authority, yet are conspicuously, maybe even conveniently silent beyond that.
The proper application of Romans 13 and the whole counsel of God found in Scripture is precisely the opposite of what the big names in American Evangelical Christian leadership insisted.
One can appreciate the reasons the Harris staffer Symone Sanders tried in vain to shut down the interview by pretending the mics had stopped working.
The reactions seem scripted because they are in a certain sense. And the script these young bucks are following comes from the broader mainstream culture in America.
Cuba rejecting communism at the same time the United States of America increasingly embraces it is surreal to say the least. Oh, the irony.
Perhaps if we were trying to serve as missionaries in North Korea or China or the Middle East, we could expect to be arrested, beaten, or put to death just for sharing the gospel. But here in the United States?
Roman Catholic bishops weigh whether to withhold communion from pro-choice, pro-abortion politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden. But then they get pressure from higher up in the food chain to relent. Atop the pyramid sits Progressive Pope Francis, so that stands to reason. Gone are the days when Americans worried that electing John Fitzgerald…