After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life Gen 3:24
For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer Rom 13:4
Security is a pillar of civilization and we need more security; not less. In both of the scriptures above, we see the first police officer in Genesis which were angels. And the purpose of the police in Romans. Defunding the police or making it hard for them to do their job will lead to the destruction of the communities they serve because there will be no protection available. I hope people wake up and use their heads wisely and quit listening to the bad doctrines floating around out there.
The church is a teaching body. The church isn?t a place for fun and frolic. The church isn't the place for electing politicians. The church isn?t the place to help people get a GED. Yet, there are many houses of worship involved in these and many more secular activities that have nothing to do with religion. 1 Tim 3:15
These churches do such things because that is what they want to do. 1 Tim 4:1. The belief that we must have bible authority for all that is done, never crosses the mind of such church leaders. 1 Tim 4:16. 1 Tim 6:3. 2 Tim 1:13. 2 John 9-10
Secular things are fine as long as man engages in such on his time and not the time of the Lord. The church is the blood brought body of Christ and He didn't die on the cross so that men could make the church into a secular body. Acts 20:28.
Let the church be the church and let other organizations take care of the rest.
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me. John 5:39
These words spoke Jesus, as He encouraged the people to develop the reading of the word of God. Within the pages of the holy writ, are the lessons which will lead people to heaven. But if people don't read the word of the Lord; they won't be pleasing in His sight, nor will they go to heaven.
The bible is to be understood and it is to be obeyed. Far too many don?t know God because they don?t seek Him by reading about His life in the Bible.
The 66 books in the bible are divided by the old testament and the new testament. The new testament is where men are introduced to and taught by Jesus Christ. By a study of the book of Acts, men are shown the church which Jesus established. The old testament isn't for us today, because it was for the nation of the Jews. By reading the old testament, one can see many things done by the Jews which would be difficult today. But the old testament ceased to be binding with the death of Christ upon the cross and we are left with the much better new testament.
People need to wear a mask. It will save lives. So why not wear one?
A woman might say, "It will ruin my makeup and I want to look pretty/" Really?
What if you get coronavirus and end up dead; how pretty will you be at that point?
A man might say, "A mask makes me appear weak." Nothing could be farther from the truth. Wearing a mask will keep a man alive so that he can be strong and help the weak. If this virus gets into a man, it will cripple him bringing him to his knees and possibly killing him.
Wear the masks men and women!
In the Bible, we can read of a lifeline given to people which if they complied, it would keep them alive.
Poisonous snakes went on a rampage and bit many and some died while others were on the brink of death. A snake made of brass was erected on a pole and if any bitten person would simply look up at it; that person would live. If I were alive during that time; I would tell people to save their lives and look at the snake made of brass! Num 21:5-9.
In closing, warnings are out there every day. It takes wisdom to appreciate the words.
Let us heed warnings so we can be safe from danger. Pro 1:31-33.
Here are some facts about heaven. Saint Peter, will not be stationed at pearly gates welcoming people in. That position will be carried out by Jesus Christ on the day of Judgment. Matt 25.31-34. The people in heaven will be those who obeyed the will of God. Matt 7.21. The people in heaven will be those who were baptized for the forgiveness of sins. The people in heaven will be those who were members of the right church. Eph 5.23 The people in heaven will be those who gave their life for the gospel. Acts 7.55-60 The people of heaven will be those who placed value on living holy lives.
1 Peter 1:14-16. If you haven't done any of this; you will not be a citizen of heaven.