A New Direction…. Again….

September 8, 2012 — 2 Comments

In recent days I have been getting frustrated by the progress I have made into the parallel studies of the Roman empire and the Christian church. It is not that I am not learning things it is just that it is taking longer than I originally anticipated. My wife claims that I always underestimate these sort of things and maybe I do 🙂  I certainly like to blog on Red Letter Living as it keeps me centered on what is important in life. Having to put off posting here because I am not ready to do it intelligently is frustrating to me.

So I have decided to put this study on the back burner for now. I am not putting the study of the study off but only the blogging about it. When I think I have enough background knowledge on the subject then I will start blogging about it. Until then I have decided to do some blogging about what Jesus says about our personal and corporate responsibilities toward the poor. This topic has been on my mind lately due to some interactions over at my other blog at  RJ’s Corner. I have been in a some discussions with some Christians who give the usual response about Jesus saying we will always have the poor so there is nothing we can do about it. Of course to me that is very much taking his words out of context.  I will expand on those thoughts in this new study and back it up with red letters.

So, come back soon for a new direction on this blog. They say that religion and politics don’t mix but when some Christians vote based on a warped sense of Jesus’ words that does harm to Christianity as a whole. Let’s investigate just what Jesus said in quite a bit of detail about this issue. I’m sure there is nothing I could say here that will influence the way some people vote in the coming election but if I can just nudge them a little maybe their attitudes will change for a future one.

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2 responses to A New Direction…. Again….

  1. 

    I study all the words Jesus spoke and were written within his gospels each and every day, and I can say to you as truth, Jesus did not care about politics and did not want us to care about politics or any other worldly things. Jesus told us to do as we are told, but whenever man’s laws conflicts with God’s laws we are to choose God’s laws.
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    • 

      Hello Servant. I can say to you as truth that others might not agree with what you see as truth. One of the points of this particular study is to demonstrate that very fact. I welcome you to comment here as usual but please keep that fact in mind. I don’t think that you, me or anyone else is the keeper of all the truths of Jesus.

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