John NL (28 July 2011)
""A Religious Tower of Babel: Why I Believe Christians Should Not Participate in Governor Perry's "The Response""


 
Mercer

Excellent research again; thanks for sharing. Although Gov. Perry's initiative seems genuine and supportive of Christian principles, I'm afraid this is yet again an attempt to religious body building. The Church is not on earth to try and become a powerful entity but its task is to be a testimony of Christ and preach the gospel. ..The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord, Matt 10:22-24 (KJV).. Our Call is not to reign and build a religious power house. We'll have to wait for the second coming of the Lord to establish His righteous rule.

Satan's strategy is to make us compromise in things large and small, anything, in order to get control over us. He's the master of deceit in presenting attractive 'half-truths' seeded with his leaven of idle personal or worldly goals. Didn't he offer our Lord world domination if He would just bow down for him?
..Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matt 4:8-10 (KJV)..

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:12-13 (KJV).

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John NL