Paul's Passing Thoughts

Anyone Can Be a Statist Tyrant

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on June 13, 2017

LGBTIn case you haven’t noticed, PPT doesn’t partake in much debate concerning social issues or more specifically, “trending issues.” And more and more, it would seem that society at large keeps pushing the envelope to invoke debate about a group’s particular stand or lifestyle.

I was provoked to ponder this reality once again when I stumbled across this article about a LGBT parade featuring parents who support their LGBT children. As a born-again Christian person, what do I think about that?

I think I speak about God and not for God. Christianity is not about authority. When professing Christians say God is judging America, here is what they are really saying: “God is judging America because you disagree with our interpretation of truth.” The whole “God is judging America” thing is a claim on God’s authority by proxy. You aren’t following us, so God is going to make you pay.

Claiming to speak for God creates all kinds of drama that distracts from the bottom-line. Life is about choices and freewill; and the fact is, every single human being that lives long enough to have a developed conscience will stand before God ALONE and give an account for their own life. Whatever life or worldview you want to bring to that gig is totally on you…it’s your choice.

Frankly, I am busy enough putting my own case together without meddling in yours. Hence, don’t make your choices about my “bigotry” ect., I am not your judge; God is. Now, if you like something you see about my program, I am more than willing to share, but I will not be making a case against your choices for you to defend…save it for God. And you know, maybe you’re right and I am wrong; ok, let every person be convinced in their own mind. Let every person be accountable for the sum total of their own lives; they are anyway.

More or less, this is Paul’s mindset in Romans 14 for keeping the peace in a home fellowship context. Of course, this also takes into consideration that law/standards/rules/judgement exist in the minds of every living person. However, don’t confuse this with boundaries that every individual has the right to set for themselves.

My right to set boundaries for myself in conjunction with God’s imperative to be happy is not judging you, but I will say this, many who make certain choices for themselves are really protesting about the personal boundaries I set for myself and falsely accusing me of judging them. So, what it ends up being is a demand to affirm their choices or else I am a bigot.

Hence, “amazing parents” who affirm as opposed to those who don’t, and worse yet, those who actually judge their choices. And interesting enough, the protesting and clamoring about for laws that protect against “discrimination.”

Therefore, I am just as concerned about a LGBT-state or any other stripe of statism as I am a church-state. Let us remember, there are a couple of bakers who have had their lives ruined because they refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. In all of this, merely refusing to judge is not enough, you must affirm their choices.

In the history of statism, this ALWAYS holds true; it is not enough to keep your peace and leave judgement to God, the authority always ends up going house to house demanding an allegiance to Caesar.

It’s almost as if silence itself is enough to condemn their choices even without speaking out against them….

…”almost,” that is. People who are comfortable with who they are tend to be silent about it.

paul

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  1. lydia00 said, on June 13, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    “Therefore, I am just as concerned about a LGBT-state or any other stripe of statism as I am a church-state. Let us remember, there are a couple of bakers who have had their lives ruined because they refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. In all of this, merely refusing to judge is not enough, you must affirm their choices.

    In the history of statism, this ALWAYS holds true; it is not enough to keep your peace and leave judgement to God, the authority always ends up going house to house demanding an allegiance to Caesar.”

    This is exactly it! It’s none of my business UNLESS they demand I pay for it or demand I affirm/embrace it or there will be personal consequences (slander, losing job, ruining business, etc) They are perpetual children demanding their way.

    This is why collectivism/socialism is such a horror. Freedom of conscious only works when you are responsible for your own and not expecting others to constantly pay for your choices. Canada is considering removing children from parents who don’t support a sex change. These are all children under 18.

    Self determination is just about dead.

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    • John said, on June 21, 2017 at 6:10 AM

      Canada has been slipping into a politically correct mess for the past 25 years or so. Is that sex “without penetration” with an animal law/ruling going there already? How sick must one be to even consider having something like that on the lawbooks?
      Some teach “to each his own” and yet in the same breath, they enforce (even violently in places) their Calvinist rubbish on those who are willing/tricked enough to fall for it…because God says so; the sovereign god who is now talking thru liars and deceivers like MacArthur, Piper, Sproul, etc.
      I read the LGBT article, and they still don’t get the meaning of love. Ah, but they know propaganda well, as does their main sponsor Hollywood.

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