So many good points in this article, except for the retarded cry of “separation of church and state”. There is no notion of separating the church from the state in the Constitution. The idea is to prevent the imposition and sanction of a state religion or belief system on the people.
I was touched by this statement from the Believer’s Bible Commentary, on the creation of Eve in Genesis 2:
Woman was taken not from Adam’s head to dominate him, nor from his feet to be trodden down, but from under his arm to be protected, and from near his heart to be loved.
Mind blown by two things I heard at church today:
- The Church, God’s “work of art,” is on display before the angels, for which they give him praise.
- The son of Rahab, the prostitute, was Boaz, who was in the line that led to Jesus. She and her family weren’t just saved from the destruction of Jericho, but pulled into the lineage of the savior she came to hope for.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.Galatians 5:1
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.Galatians 5:13-15
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.Galatians 5:22-26
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load.Galatians 6:2-5
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.Galatians 6:9-10