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Christian Citizenship   1 comment

Christian Citizenship

Above:  The Original Text

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

I think I know what Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr., would have said about this.  I do, however, detect a strong influence of Martin Luther.

Were those who helped slaves escape to freedom after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 rebels and disturbers of the peace?  If they were, they were correct!

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

FEBRUARY 4, 2014 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT CORNELIUS THE CENTURION, WITNESS TO THE CRUCIFIXION

THE FEAST OF SAINT GILBERT OF SEMPRINGHAM, ROMAN CATHOLIC MONK

THE FEAST OF SAINT JANE (JOAN) OF VALOIS, COFOUNDER OF THE SISTERS OF THE ANNUNCIATION

THE FEAST OF SAMUEL CROSSMAN, ANGLICAN DEAN OF BRISTOL CATHEDRAL

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Rom. 13, 1 & 5

I.

Man has a genius for government.  He must live with others, who share with him life’s common experiences.  He does not, cannot live apart and to himself alone.

II.

For the common good men organize some form of government, enact laws or rules of conduct for all and choose men to administer the government.  These leaders are to labor for the good of all.

The savage seeks to rule or have his own way, by brute force.  Hence there is no stability nor lasting peace possible to him.  Civilization is found where law reigns–the only guarantee to public tranquility.  One should think seriously of how great a blessing it is.

III.

Christianity likewise is concerned for the happiness and usefulness of all.  Her very spirit is general good will.  So it enjoins upon all brotherly kindness and to the effort to live peaceably with all men.  Hence as citizens it is the common duty of men:

(1)  To obey faithfully and conscientiously the law of the land.  Who does not is a disturber of the peace, a rebel.  This involves proper respect of faithful officers.

(2)  Tribute is necessary, to administer the affairs of state.

(3)  The franchise is a solemn responsibility.

“Live in all good conscience.”  God is concerned in these things.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Romans   1 comment

Romans

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-approving-conscience-not-the-test/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/not-ashamed-of-the-gospel/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/whole-hearted-service/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/hebrews-7-25/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/regeneration/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/the-fact-of-sin/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/the-rejection-of-israel-and-adoption-of-the-gentiles/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-witness-of-the-spirit/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-wages-of-sin/

Chapter 7:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/sons-of-god-by-faith/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/deliverance-from-the-body-of-death/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/subjection-of-the-body/

Chapter 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/not-ashamed-of-the-gospel/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-witness-of-the-spirit/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/subjection-of-the-body/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/good-from-all-things-to-the-christian/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/we-are-debtors/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/heirs-of-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-gospel-of-love/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/loyalty-to-christ-2/

Chapter 9:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/the-rejection-of-israel-and-adoption-of-the-gentiles/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/the-divinity-of-christ/

Chapter 10:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/the-rejection-of-israel-and-adoption-of-the-gentiles/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/take-heed-lest-you-fall/

Chapter 11:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/the-rejection-of-israel-and-adoption-of-the-gentiles/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/the-call-to-service/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/the-enrichment-of-life/

Chapter 12:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/transformation-of-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/romans-12-9/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/evil-associates/

Chapter 13:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/christian-citizenship/

Chapter 14:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/salvation-urged-upon-you/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-overcoming-church/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-judgment/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/daniel-refuses-to-defile-himself/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/influence/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/spiritual-religion-and-ritualism/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/intemperance-a-sin/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/let-us-therefore-follow-after-the-things-which-make-for-peace/

Chapter 15:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/strength-and-weakess/

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