Duty to Christ and Country – Part 2 (Preguntas Y Respuestas)

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Do you believe that God calls us to bring forth her justice?

God isn’t, as far as anyone knows, physically embodied at this very moment. Without that surety, can Christians point back to the call to be Christ’s hands and feet and say, “I am to do this work?” It’s a question that causes a raucous cacophony in churches. “Doing social justice for [self-gratification] seems problematic. God doesn’t cause us to please ourselves, or to do good works for our own sakes.” stated an unnamed student’s account of their parent’s reaction to social justice movements.

People such as Ken Wytsma and bloggers like Ken Ham will stand in the tension presented here endlessly. And though it’s beyond comprehension for some, it’s an inescapable reality for students like the one mentioned above.

Do you believe that judgement is something that humans can give?

Proponents of liberation theology, writers, and scholars can all point to the pain of Christ, and the resonance of the story of God with the pain of the maligned minority. God produces, in the particular Christological approach of the time, a final judgement for all of us. Depending on your concept of God, this can become dissonant. Imagine being a proponent of the theological method of religions – the perception of God potentially being interwoven through other theological circles can be baffling and awe-inspiring. If you are of the protestant faith, God’s judgement is aware of how one judges another. This power – calling out COR 401 people – shifts when observing other faiths, and moreover when developing our own.

With finality, I think it is most important to view the conversation as anchoring around a more important ideal: Matthew 7:12-14.

12 “So ewhatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is fthe Law and the Prophets.

13 g“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy1 that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and hthe way is hard that leads to life, and ithose who find it are few. (ESV)

As a Christian, what if judgement is a powerful tool for Christ, rather than an absolute disregard for God’s power? What if the concept of sharing judgments improves someone’s life – criticism is enlightening and creates deep change – and enhances the lives of those around them? What if we experience a duty to Christ in the moment that we reluctantly show up for jury duty?

Are we serving God’s purpose in this duty to our country?

Inspirational message. source: Army Angel.

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