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1Timothy115

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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in What Are the Biblical Warnings about Government?   
    7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;  8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. 9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
     10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. Jeremiah 18:7-10   
    Spoken of Israel and Judah BUT oh so applicable today to a nation called The United States of America.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Quotations Anyone?   
    Any government that would demand more of its citizens than they were able to pay would soon dry up all tribute at its roots and bring upon itself sure destruction. ~ A. W. Tozer
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from PastorMatt in Pastor Conferences and Meetings   
    You might hook up with Dan Bell Pastor at Cornerstone Baptist in Browns Mills, New Jersey. 
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from PastorMatt in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Great answer! Yes freedoms are given by God. God uses governments at His discretion to defend those freedom. For a government to do nothing when laws are violated is the same as condoning the illegal activity and threatens the freedom of the people of that nation. Government here in the states is doing nothing on multiple fronts. I won't take advantage of the current administrations lack of mental prowess to act on behalf of their own citizenry, others have aided and abetted them (i.e. Clinton, Obama, G.W. Bush). I pray for their salvation instead. 
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Great answer! Yes freedoms are given by God. God uses governments at His discretion to defend those freedom. For a government to do nothing when laws are violated is the same as condoning the illegal activity and threatens the freedom of the people of that nation. Government here in the states is doing nothing on multiple fronts. I won't take advantage of the current administrations lack of mental prowess to act on behalf of their own citizenry, others have aided and abetted them (i.e. Clinton, Obama, G.W. Bush). I pray for their salvation instead. 
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Great answer! Yes freedoms are given by God. God uses governments at His discretion to defend those freedom. For a government to do nothing when laws are violated is the same as condoning the illegal activity and threatens the freedom of the people of that nation. Government here in the states is doing nothing on multiple fronts. I won't take advantage of the current administrations lack of mental prowess to act on behalf of their own citizenry, others have aided and abetted them (i.e. Clinton, Obama, G.W. Bush). I pray for their salvation instead. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to PastorMatt in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    It amazes me how many people think that the government is the one that gives us freedom. Freedom comes from our creator. If anyone feels that we have not lost any freedom, then they themselves are enslaved to the government. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Jim_Alaska in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    It also gave you the freedom (excuse) to not attend without drawing criticism. 
    Hebrews 10:25 (KJV) Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to PastorMatt in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Huh? Makes no sense. You always had the freedom to stay in the cottage. To now say you have the freedom to read and write is a lie because you always had that freedom as that was always your choice to be in or out of the cottage. Sounds a lot like what Hitler did to gain control. 
    To now call staying in freedom is a lie because you always had that freedom to travel or stay home. That's the mentality I see in dictator leaderships
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    1Timothy115 reacted to PastorMatt in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Spoken like a true dictator 
     
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Bouncing Bill in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Restrictions of one form gives freedom in other forms. Nothing is always one way only. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Salyan in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Why me? 
    To elaborate on my answer to Tony, I took the question as general - we the people, rather than specifically Christians. The question of whether we are actually being persecuted for our faith is much harder to answer at this point. But generally - and in my area of the world (because it's also location-dependent), yes.
    Canadian citizens are guaranteed free passage within Canada - yet this last few months saw us forbidden from entering different provinces - either at all, or without quarantining or vaccination. 

    Canadians are guaranteed freedom of religion, assembly and association in our Charter of Rights - yet in Alberta (which has been the freest province - it's kind of the Texas of Canada ), we have seen limits on church attendance - as low as 5 distanced people - which were not similarly put on other corporations. This is a limit on our freedom of religion, assembly & association. We have been forbidden from having other people - even close family members - in our homes. This is  a limit of our freedom of association. We have been forbidden from having outside gatherings of more than  people. This is a limit on our freedom of assembly. The Charter allows for these rights to be temporarily removed for pressing reasons (such as a real pandemic), but the government must prove the need for these. In Alberta, several court cases have asked the government to provide this information THAT THEY SHOULD HAVE HAD BEFORE LIMITING ANY CHARTER FREEDOMS, and they do not have it to provide. They stall, ask for more time to gather it (after 14 months of Covid!), and ultimately provided nothing. This means that they have unlawfully removed our Charter rights.  
    In the last few months, our government in Alberta (whether provincial or federal) have restricted, removed the ability to, or required government permission to:
    Go to church with more than X people - smallest number being 5 (Alberta was the freest province for this. BC, Ontario and Manitoba have had months where churches were not permitted to be open at all.) Sing to God Sing at all Visit family/friends in their home Visit family/friends outside their home Go to a funeral Attend a wedding Check on or visit seniors in their nursing homes Leave your nursing home (if you're a senior) Have family with you as you die Have family with you in the hospital as a child or maternity patient Receive medical care without masking (even if you're allergic to masks or asthmatic or otherwise incapable of wearing one) Visit our national parks/camp outside Purchase necessities Go to school Go to work  Open your small business to make a living (particularly restaurants, personal care and gyms) Protest Hold an event/stampede/parade/concert/literally anything Hug your grandma Stand within 6 feet of someone else (this is actually a health order - a kind of law - that we aren't allowed to do this) Travel freely between towns (Alberta has actually been one of the better ones for this - merely 'discouraging' rather then enforcing. In Ontario, they were actively restricting movement between municipalities within the province. With police checks and everything! Travel freely between provinces (Alberta is actually okay for this - BC has discouraged travel with limited enforcement. The Maritimes have closed their borders to visitors and now the unvaccinated completely.) Leave the country by land (can't do it, period.) Enter the country (to fly into Alberta as a Canadian citizen requires a $3000 3-day stay at a sub-par secured hotel facility. If you have failed to get the right test before returning, you may be removed to an undisclosed location for the full quarantine period. This is a requirement - you are not free to go home without risking severe fines. Oh, but if you're not a Citizen? You don't have to do this. It's only for Canadian citizens.) Leave your home after traveling even if not sick Breathe freely This isn't even a full list... I KNOW there's more I'm not remembering, but there's been so many for so long - I'm forgetting them all now!
     We're not full-blown communist yet, but looking at this list, we hit totalitarian several months ago. Regardless of one's position on the dangers of Covid, allowing a government to exert this level of control is dangerous.
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    1Timothy115 reacted to SureWord in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Yes, but anyone who is a threat to the reset will lose their rights aka be persecuted.
    There were other groups that suffered along with Christians during the times of persecution.
    The Muslims killed Christian, Jew, Hindu, pagan and the wrong type of Muslim alike throughout history.
    The Papists were butchering Jews, Christians, pagans and even Catholics who opposed their "overreach" or whose property they wanted.
    The Communists treat everyone fairly and murdered everyone equally. 
    When the Antichrist shows up he won't persecute only believers. There will, IMO, be people who will not submit to his authority but who are also not believers.
     
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Since suppression is equally distributed across both Christian conservative and non-Christian conservative alike, I don't see it as persecution YET! But when non-Christians are allowed liberties we are not then it will begin to be a form of persecution. 
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from wretched in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Since suppression is equally distributed across both Christian conservative and non-Christian conservative alike, I don't see it as persecution YET! But when non-Christians are allowed liberties we are not then it will begin to be a form of persecution. 
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    1Timothy115 reacted to Andy in Government Increases Freedom Suppression   
    Yes. 
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Partnered with a devil   
    It would be an interesting study...
    John 6:70   Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
    ...maybe this winter, I'm backed up with activities this year, traveling to see family, work at the church, and working at home.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Vaccine hesitancy morphs into hostility, as opposition to shots hardens   
    Well, when they run out of unvaccinated to detain...guess who is next.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from Andy in Vaccine hesitancy morphs into hostility, as opposition to shots hardens   
    Thank God for this miraculous body He gave us!
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from HappyChristian in Vaccine hesitancy morphs into hostility, as opposition to shots hardens   
    Thank God for this miraculous body He gave us!
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Texas Man in ICU After Getting J&J Vaccine...Has Delta Variant   
    I think it might be close to that, in the right context, but not in this case of a government requirement to be vaccinated...God doesn't send us help through coercion and threatening's. "Whosoever will" is the method from God.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Texas Man in ICU After Getting J&J Vaccine...Has Delta Variant   
    My vacination card is on file in my personal home medical record. 
    I typed in my name and signed it and keep it with my health papers at home.

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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from SureWord in Kindness   
    I think that would be very unkind to Biden, given his lack of mental acuity.
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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from BrotherTony in Texas Man in ICU After Getting J&J Vaccine...Has Delta Variant   
    My vacination card is on file in my personal home medical record. 
    I typed in my name and signed it and keep it with my health papers at home.

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    1Timothy115 got a reaction from swathdiver in The Day of Creation   
    I had heard of this before sometime in the past 🙃
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