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Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns

cgrant Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 10:18 AM
Do you really think that Jesus talking to Jews 2000 years ago about the Jewish authorities was giving you a message today. Yes the Jews should submit to their leaders, just as they did back then. As citizens of a Democratic Republic, our authority is the Constitution of the United States of America. We as citizens and those in government are under that "authority" which God did put into place. First, you must understand "context" and next you should understand the law by which our "government" operates. As a former "government employee", I had to "VOW" to uphold the Constitution not a monarch. As US citizens we respect our leaders, we do not serve at their pleasure.
scottbushee Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:05 PM
I think the bible guides our lives today, yes. So yes, I'd rather follow Jesus than the democratically elected Obama.
I think Romans 13 is horribly misused. Especially by conservatives when there is a conservative president in office.
Paul wrote that when there was mass persecution of Christians. Nero was probably on office. So its clearly not a blanket "obey the government." Compare acts 5:29.
It says submit, not obey. Submit means you might be punished for disobedience,but you tkake the punishment.

According to CBS, St. Louis, Pastor Rodney Francis, of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, wants to keep kiddos away from guns, so this summer his church is planning a “toy gun buy back” program. How quaint. I kid you not: A. Toy. Gun. Buy. Back. Sounds like he’s setting up the next generation to be victimized slaves to bad people and policies.

Yep, Reverend Rodney “feels” he needs to do “everything (he) can to not allow our kids to get exposed to (guns) too early.” Aww ... ain’t that sweet? Hey, maybe he could also hand out during that...