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God’s Kingdom Can Require Disobedience to Man’s Laws or Direct Commands

One of the more misused and misunderstood scriptures is Romans 13, where Paul instructs believers to be “subject unto the higher powers….” Many take this verse in an absolute way, by which I mean not allowing for any exceptions to the general rule. Bear in mind that in Romans 13:4, it states that we are to be afraid of the rules because they are a terror to evil works; the point being they exercised judgement or the sword upon those that engaged in evil deeds. What many […]

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One Major Way the Church is an Alternative Civilization

1 Corinthians 6:1-8 1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge […]

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