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Rending unto Caesar

Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him.          Mark 12:17

What does this mean, exactly?

The relationship between God and government and Christians and politics has been debated since Jesus spoke these words, and the Apostle Paul invoked his Roman citizenship in the book of Acts.  So what are the historical and theological ramifications of earthly citizenship and politics in relationship to our Heavenly citizenship?


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2 Responses to “Rending unto Caesar”

  1. There are still a few really good Christian Schools.
    Please mention Hillsdale College! http://www.hillsdale.edu/

    Murph

    July 24, 2012 at 3:15 AM Reply
  2. Mr Davis #

    I have to agree with the assessment but one thing we are missing here is the seeming direction where all this is headed and that by the will of God. We know that by God, the Prince and Power of the air has been given rule over the world for a time.

    Revelation 12
    3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered , for to devour her child as soon as it was born . 5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

    7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

    9 And the great dragon was cast out , that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down , which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

    12 Therefore rejoice , ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

    Satans work is being checked by God such that things don't progress to quickly but that everything happens when and as it should to fullfill all that has been written.

    2 Thesalonians 2:
    1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled , neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand . 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed , the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work : only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed , whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish ; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved . 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    As this is all unfolding our mission doesn't change

    Go into all the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, baptising them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, teaching them to obey all that I have commanded and Lo I am with you always even unto the end of the age.

    Friends that day is rapidly approaching. The Kindom of God is advancing. The numbers of those who will be saved of the gentiles are filling up. The numbers of those who will be martyred for their testimony of Jesus Christ is filling up. The end is drawing near.

    What are you trying to save? The only right you have is to serve Christ if you are His. Christ said the world will hate you, why then do you love the world and the things in the world and are of the world.

    1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 17 And the world passeth away , and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come , even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

    If you think you can serve this world and Him good luck with that, Christ said you cannot serve two masters, watch yourself, surely the one you will prefer is the one you feel you can effect change in. And you most certainly will not change God.

    July 25, 2012 at 3:20 AM Reply

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