“When we as believers enter the world’s systems, we surrender our power and privileges as citizens of the kingdom of God.”
So writes brother Rick Frueh. How true.
The Word of God calls them zealots…over-the-top murderous zeal for the fatherland. The book of James was an admonition to believers who were still using inflammatory speech to stir people up and then killing Romans as their enemies in order to gain dominion over these conquerors. James declares, “the tongue…defiles the entire body..you commit murder…God is opposed to the proud…”
The Systems of Man by Rick Frueh, Following Judah’s Lion
My nephew asked, that since all men sin, then why was I against the political system. His comment was, “Shockingly enough, sinful humans practice sin in every circumstance.” So why was I against that system? It was a legitimate question.
Let me put it this way. All men have lusted and are prone to lust. But that does not allow us to construct systems that encourage lust. Just because all men have fallen short does not justify believers being engaged in strip clubs. You see, it is one thing to sin, but it is another to build systems that encourage and accommodate that sin.
But the church for so long has a limited view of sin which accentuates certain sins and ignores others. Homosexual behavior is a sin but the lying and manipulation of politics can be overlooked. Abortion is sin but a talk show host can make 400 million dollars and that is just “Godly capitalism”. Castigating one’s political enemies is immune to the “love your enemies” scriptural mandate. [Read more…]