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“Citizens of heaven”

The government of Heaven is a Monarchy ruled by a Divine King.

An Absolute Monarchy is totally different from a democracy.

Slide2

Government

People

Democracy

Kingdom

People have all authority and set up whatever government they choose.

Monarch

People

The monarch

has all authority

and the

people have only

such rights as he

chooses to give them.

Our Constitution was written so that laws can be changed as the thinking of the people changes.

He makes the laws and the citizens must obey them whether they approve or not.

Slide3

Laws Changed in our Democracy

1807 No Women Voters

1920 19th Amendment Permitted All to Vote

1920 Alcohol Sales Prohibited

1933 Prohibition Amendment Repealed

Before 1967 Abortion Illegal

1973 “Roe vs. Wade’ legalized it everywhere.

1900 All Gambling Illegal

2013 Some form legal in all but two states

Before 1962 Homosexual practices illegal in all states

Before 1962 Fornication was illegal in 16 States.

Now All laws against it have been repealed

2003 All laws forbidding it were struck downNow laws allowing “homosexual marriage”

Early 1900’s every state required cause for divorce

Now all states have “No Fault Divorces.”

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Have Changing Laws Made Life Better?

80,000

annual deaths now attributable

to

alcohol

use

31% of all traffic deaths last

year involved alcohol

CDC: Alcohol Abuse Costs U.S. $224 Billion a Year

Gambling

is a $40

billion dollar a year industry in

US

New Study

Pegs

Cost of

Crime

At

$1.7 Trillion

Annually

Since 1973, roughly 50 million legal abortions in U.S.

Since

1960 number of unmarried couples living together has risen from 500,000 to around 7,000,000.

60% of women giving birth

in their early 20s are

unmarried.

Since 1962 the divorce rate has doubled.

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Two Worlds

Government by Human Desires

“For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: 19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things. (Phil. 3:18-20)

Government by a Divine King

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. (Phil. 3:21-22)

Slide6

“Behold your king”

Unchanging

In contrast with changing laws and changing governments--

He does not change!“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

His laws do not change!

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The New Testament is his unchanging law

3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. (Jude 3)

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How can laws made two thousand years ago be relevant today?

Our King is All-wise!His laws are perfect for all time!

Ahasuerus had to have a second decree written and distributed to counter-act the first one which was a mistake.

Proof from the Natural World

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He Is Lawmaker in the Natural World

Wisdom Evident

“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:3).“Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power…” (Heb. 1:3)

Laws Unchanging

Space exploration is possible because laws do not change.Man is helpless to change them.They do not need to be changed.No mercy for violation of natural laws no long ago they were made.

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He is King in the Spiritual World

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:18-20

He

has…conveyed

us

into the kingdom of the Son of His

love” (Col. 1:13).

These are the laws of the kingdom!

Slide11

The New Testament Is Our King’s Law For All time!

It is wise and does not need changing.

It is not affected by the preferences of His citizens!

Slide12

We must choose!

TheWorld

Equal Roles for Women Drunkenness respectableAbortion moral Gambling sanctionedFornication almost expectedHomosexuality acceptableNo Fault Divorce Legal

Our King Has Spoken

Man and woman equal (Gal. 3:28) but not in roles. (1 Tim 2:12, 15; 3:2,12)For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in…drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties…” (1 Peter 4:3).“…he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, while yet in his mother's womb." (Luke 1:15) “whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them” (Matt 7:12)“Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites,…will inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)“Whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery” (Matthew 19:9).

These laws remain the same for all time!

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Those who respect these laws will be considered strange

“They

think it

strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you.

5

They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead

.”

(1 Peter 4:4-5)

Slide14

Is it possible that we have misinterpreted these scriptures?

YES!

But, It is dangerous to “reinterpret” scripture in an effort to make it fit changing cultures!

Slide15

God sends a “strong delusion” to those who do not believe the truth but have pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

Some

“untaught

and unstable

people

twist

[Paul’s writing]

to

their own destruction, as

they do

also the rest of the Scriptures

.”

(2 Peter 3:16)

Slide16

Two Ways to Study the Bible

Studying to Justify what We want to Believe and Do.

Studying to

Learn What

God

Wants Us to Believe and Do

Slide17

“Behold Your King”

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?”The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” (John 19:14)

What will you do with Jesus?


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