terça-feira, 18 de fevereiro de 2014
THE LETTERS OF PAUL WERE APOLITICAL
By: Scribe Valdemir Mota de Menezes
Comparing the text of Romans chapter 13.1ss and I Corinthians 2:6-8 we read that the first text , Paul commends the Christians who lived in the capital of the Roman Empire who were obedient citizens the authorities , even if the Roman government possessed highly contrary ideologies Christian doctrines as the cult of the emperor. Paul recommends that Christians obey the government only when they were disobeying conflict that would undermine the Christian to worship God . You text of the letter to the Corinthians , Paul says that the rulers of these world are ignorant of God's plan , because it knew God would never have crucified Jesus . We should not create expectations about the governments of this world, they are under the influence of many malignant forces , we submit ourselves to any government , not resist it and without leaving an instrument in the hands of governments that often tempt the church to be his support base . Our real government , is the messianic, and await the return of Jesus to reign eternally , even as Jesus taught us to pray : " Thy kingdom come ."