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Old 10-17-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Jesus never indicated that we are to mix political systems and religion/spirituality. The only discussion of political systems was when someone asked about giving money for funding the government. He said (paraphrasing) "Give to Ceasar what is his". That and other actions showed that he recognized political systems on their own terms, with their own responsibilities and commitments to honor. He never showed any commandment (or even a desire) to join with politics and/or change it. That and spirituality/religion are two different universes, that can operate together, but are not mixed.

The premise of this thread is false. Christians - based on Jesus' words and actions - are not authorized to mix and blend religion and politics. Each has its own "master" (God/Jesus or man). It's apples vs. oranges, not apple-orange slush. Now if Christians get confused and want to do that, it is their own specific problem and error, not God's or anything Biblical. Put the blame where it belongs.
Why do you say the premise of this thread is false?
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Old 10-17-2018, 05:23 PM
 
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Again, when defining theocratic rule, you have to determine which God you're talking about. So theocratic rule be okay as long as it lines up with one's own interpretation of what that should be.
Rule by our creator through his son, Jesus. You know the one willing to die for us, not the ones who want others to die for them, to keep them in power.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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Rule by our creator through his son, Jesus. You know the one willing to die for us, not the ones who want others to die for them, to keep them in power.
Not everyone shares the same belief of who or what the creator is. But I'm glad you are happy with your belief.
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