Thideology news of the day

THE EVER-EXPANDING REACH OF GOVERNMENT…

Item 1: The federal government says individuals have no “fundamental right” to choose what kind of food they will eat.

Item 2: The federal government wants to know more about you — especially how you spend your money.

Item 3: The federal fat police are coming: Proposed bill would require government to track the body mass of American children. Which is probably one of the ways they will justify their intentions to control what we eat (see item 1).

…AND WHAT CHRISTIANS CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ should continue to trust and praise God in the midst of our shrinking liberties in the same way Job continued to praise God in the midst of his suffering. Never, ever forget, brethren, that the federal government of the United States, while ignoring the limitations placed on it by the Constitution, will never be able to exercise power beyond the limitations placed on it by God. God is sovereign — government is not. No government will ever exercise tyranny over a people beyond what God allows. It is important to remember, of course, that God may very well allow total tyranny to come to America. He allowed Babylon to conquer Judah and carry the Israelites into captivity. He allowed the Israelites to exist in slavery in Egypt. He allowed the early Church to suffer extreme persecution in Rome. Even today, there are Christians all around the world who suffer at the hands of sinful men in places of power. And all of this He allows for His own glory. Is the Church in America any different?

SIDE NOTE: A new Gallup poll indicates that the vast majority of Obama’s supporters are people who don’t attend church — now why would that be? I have a 2-part theory:

  1. Obama has a messiah complex.
  2. People who attend Church recognize that there is a God, and Obama ain’t it.

I just found it interesting.

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About Chip
Chip is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN. He served more than five years on the staff of the State Convention of Baptists in Indiana as Director of Communications and Public Relations, editor of the Indiana Baptist newsjournal, and regular contributor to the Baptist Press, the official news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. He currently earns his living as a writer. He serves his local church as a teacher and deacon and his local Baptist Association as a Seminary Extension instructor and supply preacher.

2 Responses to Thideology news of the day

  1. Great post. God’s sovereignty isn’t limited with a democrat as president.

  2. Chip says:

    Indeed, it’s not.

    It is a wonderful thing to stop putting your hope in the outcome of elections and put it squarely where it belongs — in God.

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