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by Dion Todd in General Questions about December 4, 2022 closed - report

Politics, Vaccinations, and Divisions

Where does Refreshing Hope stand on Politics, Vaccinations, and Divisions?

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    by Dion Todd about December 4, 2022 Best answer

    We try and avoid the conversation as I see no reason to divide the body of Christ any further than it is. His blessings come when we are in unity. Where there is no unity, there is no anointing. Why argue over things we have no control over?

    (Psalm 133:1–3 NKJV)  Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.

    What I believe politically is like my underwear. I like them. They fit me, but I don't need to share them with others. And people might become offended if I walk around displaying them.

    (Titus 3:9 NKJV)  But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.

    (Romans 14:1–4 NKJV)  Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

    The church gets into trouble when we start making our feelings into doctrine and then forcing it on others as God's written law. That's how the dark ages came about.

    (Mark 7:6–7 NKJV)  He answered and said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’

    Politics: Pray about it and vote for anyone you want, and don’t let someone else tell you who you are supposed to vote for. God sets up kings and removes them at His will. Each person you see is one heartbeat from death, and God is well able to remove them from the equation. Don’t try and force your personal view on someone else. If someone tells you your vote is sinning against God, they are lying to you…

    (Daniel 2:20–21 ESV)  Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings…

    Vaccinations: Your body, Your decision, Your business? If someone tells you that being vaccinated is sinning against God, they are lying to you… For neither salvation nor damnation is available in a needle. We are saved by grace through faith.

    (Romans 10:9 NKJV)  that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

    Just my thoughts on the matter….

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