How to argue with a progressive about the 2nd amendment- hint- it’s about power and the heart, not the Constitution or Founding Fathers.
So, does this mean we need to obey God to love Him? This is the law. We are to, first and foremost, love the Lord with all our heart, our mind, our soul. When we love God, we obey His commands. We seek to please Him, not to earn his acceptance, but because we already have His love in us. It is the FRUIT of love, not the maker. It is the FRUIT of grace, not the giver. It is the FRUIT of salvation, not the creator.
I explore my personal challenges of balancing my role as a Media/PR Director of the Tioga Freedomist with reflecting my authentic self on my Facebook page. My guiding standards come first from the Kingdom of God and second (though these standards even come from the Kingdom of God), my standards of Freedom and Liberty:
I do not wish to see a people assault this woman and heap self-righteous judgment on her. None of us knows how we will react to such a challenging circumstance. But neither do I wish to see this woman celebrated, her decision held up as noble, courageous act.
The Soviet Union was named because it was intended to be a Union of “Soviets”. These Soviets were intended to have a lot of autonomy and be ruled by the workers, who had been first liberated from the Czar and then from Elitist Mencheviks.
I’m going to say something that I am sure my conservative friends are not going to like.
First- I am no fan of our President. His worldview is fundamentally at odds with my worldviews. I didn’t vote for him in 08 and 12 and did my best to stop both his election and re-election (never mind that my choice was only nominally better than President Obama).
We live in a time in which we face the very real advancing threat of becoming criminals and social pariahs for holding on to our beliefs in Christ and following His ways in the fullness of our daily lives. The homosexualists have a dagger that they fancy is pointed right at the heart of God Himself.
It’s about assigning value, character to others based on factors outside of the actual manner in which that person directly interacts with you. Identity bias come in many forms, but the root of all Identity bias is based on our determination to invalidate the other to preserve our own identity.