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Confusing the Two Kingdoms and Other Stuff Found on the Web

Links6.jpgIt is bad enough that many preachers have never even heard of a distinction between the  "two kingdoms."  Now that election season is upon us, here's a group of tax-crusaders urging preachers to "preach" about politics in open defiance of current IRS policy prohibiting such things.  I hate the IRS as much as the next guy, but since I fear God rather than men, I'll preach the law and the gospel, and let God take care of his world, including who becomes the next president of the United States.  Never thought I'd side with tax-collectors . . .   Click here: Pastors Urged to Preach About Politics, in Hopes of Toppling IRS Ban - America’s Election HQ

OK, cynic that I am, my question is, "how does the Pope know this to be true?"  Click here: Pope: Sex can become 'like a drug' -

I do like it, however, when the Roman church actually disciplines its erring members!  I wish the archbishops of New York, Washington DC, and Boston, had the guts to do this with a few politicians named Kennedy, Pelosi, and Guliani.   Click here: RNS Feature: "Archbishop tells Kansas governor not to take Communion"

Dottie Rambo has been killed in a bus crash--the gospel singer, not John Rambo's mother (or girl-friend, or wife, or whatever).  Her bus hit a freeway embankment in Missouri, probably due to the recent severe storms.  I'm not a fan by any stretch, but we sure sold a lot of her records back in the day when I owned a Christian bookstore.  Click here: Gospel Legend Dottie Rambo Dies in Bus Accident

Reader Comments (9)

Re the IRS thing, yes, it is just plain hard being a two-kingdomite in a one-kingdom thinking church.

But it's especially hard when another one assumes it a good thing that a church disciplines members over their political views and statecraft. What a believer does in his/her own body is one thing, but it's quite another, it seems, what one does in the voting booth or policy making. I know that the issue this revolves around is something of a third rail, but, sheesh, who's next, Christian judges granting no-fault divorces or CEOs moving jobs south of the border?
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
do you have a suggestion for further reading on the "two kingdoms"? though i'm familiar with the language, i'm unfamiliar with the intricacies of the belief as well as its implications. thank you for any suggestion oyu might have.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercameo
As for Dottie Rambo, not a fan either, though, credit must be given where credit is due.

"We Shall Behold Him" is quite the song.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
As for Dottie Rambo, not a fan either, though, credit must be given where credit is due.

"We Shall Behold Him" is quite the song.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
I don't like the idea of openly opposing the law in such a manner, but I do think it's a bad law. I think Dr. Riddelebarger once mentioned an Episcopalian minister that got in trouble with the IRS for voicing political opinions; Dr. Riddlebarger also mentioned that even though he did not defend the minister as a Christian due to his liberal theology, he did side with the minister in being able to speak freely in his church. I also agree that whether right of wrong, a minister should have the ability to speak on political topics and not be quieted by the gov't.
May 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
I disagree with everything everyone else says.
May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Sorry my friend that you had to disagree w/ me twice. Not really sure how that happened, but when I created a post, it appeared twice.

You disagree w/ the song "We Shall Behold Him"?

It does not teach a secret pre-tribulational, Dispensational Rapture.
It communicates how all creation will exalt Jesus,
the dead in Christ will rise first,
the church remaining will be changed instantly,
and we will behold our Savior face to face.

You disagree with that?
May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Dottie Rambo was scheduled to perform a Mother's Day concert in North Richland Hills, Texas, (a suburb of Ft. Worth) which is where I grew up. I now live in another suburb of Ft. Worth, and I happened to be at a picnic with my kids piano teacher, who is also a member of the church for which Rambo was headed when she died. Our piano teacher friend was telling us about the upcoming concert, but then when learned better when we got home and later turned on the ten o'clock news to hear she'd already crashed at 2 am that morning. Pretty wild!
May 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D. Chitty

That wasn't me. Someone is being cute. (Note there is no link associated with my name there.)
May 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim

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