Bulletin Board

 

Prayers for God’s Blessings upon all our Brave  Veterans and their families

…………….

.

Join us for worship this Sunday here or Youtube, newjerusalembaptistdover

**************

The Coronavirus

Instead of FEAR let us place FAITH in God’s word
(Psalm 91:9,10) ,not forgetting this thing is from the Lord

(Prov.11:21,23)

………………..

 Let those protesting  be careful not destroy America our home (Prov. 11:29)

———————————–

As we wait the final election outcome, let us pray

for that which is right to prevail, yet in submission 

to the will of God…(Prov.8: 15,16)

…………………………

Visit our Heavens take on today’s issues page

………………………………

Not to be a forecaster of doom but In spite of what we hear from health officials, this virus will cease as all plagues and the like when God says enough. 

(Deut. 28:58,59)

Deuteronomy 28:58-60 (KJV)
58  If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
59  Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
60  Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

……………….

Over the world, God has taken away everything we worship, God said:

1. You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums
2. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers
3. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters
4. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market
5. You don’t want to go to church and worship me, I will make it where you can’t go to church

“If my people called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and heal their land”

Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, Maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the only thing in the world that really matters, Jesus.

We invite you to worship with us this Sunday

If you would like easy assess to our website, feel free

to download from the site the church apt to your home page or desktop

…………………..

Thought for the week

From the Pastor’s Desk

 

It is regrettable at this coming election; that it seems to be  taken for granted the black vote will stand traditionally with the democratic party.

It is unspeakable in this age of enlightenment, educational advancement and internet access, that any segment of society votes could be taken for granted by any political party.

Although the traditional firm grip the Democratic Party has held upon the black vote for many years is on the wane, yet far too many seem to swear allegiance to the party without rational reason or consideration.. 

Sadly, many black churches that should be under the rule of God’s word, are supporting party politics over Godly principles.

It is true that every citizen has a right to vote, but it is equally true that no Christian has the right to vote against the known word of God, to do so it to be partaker of another’s sins (1 Tim. 5:22),

Politics are the social concerns and affairs or men, and being that God, in the  Holy bible, addresses the affairs of men, politics then are of religious concern. In (Mat. 22:21) we are to give to Caesar what belongs to him and unto God what belongs to him and clearly what belongs to God is obedience and allegiance to his word.

Yes, we are to obey the laws of the land, but we are not to support, aid or abet in the establishment of  laws contrary to the known word of God by our vote..

Therefore, with this knowledge let Christians not allow their votes be taken for granted, casting our votes with careful consideration of God’s commandments.

Appealing  to people of all  races to vote in favor of the consciousness of our hearts, the cognizance of our minds irrespective of nationality, color of skin or party affiliation.

 

Rev. C.V. Holmes

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Do Christians have a moral or Biblical obligation to participate in government? Is there a distinctively Christian way to engage in the political process? Do Christians have a duty to vote, and if so, what principles should inform them as they cast their ballots? 

Some say that Christians ought to be wary of associating too closely with elected officials or political parties because it risks conflating the responsibility of the church with that of the state. They ask: If God is sovereign and controls the heart of the king (Proverbs 21:1), why risk compromising our Gospel witness by getting involved in something so divisive? Others maintain that Christians ought to be heavily involved with politicians and partisan politics. They say that because politics are so important, it is worth investing significant resources to educate and mobilize the congregation for political activity. 

The Gospel applies to all areas of life, and the Bible instructs us about government and political authority. Scripture advocates neither total withdrawal from the political process nor overinvestment in it. Thus, we need a third approach, a model in which actively engaged Christians faithfully apply Biblical principles to the current political challenges. But what does this model look like? What are the principles that can help us navigate our divisive political landscape? 

WHY SHOULD WE CARE ABOUT POLITICS? 

There seems to be an assumption in some circles that politics is inherently defiled, and that political involvement is inappropriate for those serious about the Gospel. This view fits into what theologian Wayne Grudem calls the “Do Evangelism, Not Politics” approach to civic engagement. Adherents of this view suggest that Christians should exclusively focus on sharing the Good News and discipling others in the faith because Jesus’ final command was to make disciples (Matthew 28:16-20). In other words, because political engagement does not lead someone to faith in Christ, it is not considered a top priority. 

However, upon closer examination of Scripture, this objection fails to account for a broader perspective of politics, one that incorporates how people order their lives and affairs and the reality that the Christian worldview has much to say about civic responsibility. Moreover, the objection does not consider the responsibility Christians have to steward the blessings and opportunities entrusted to them. Because voting is a matter of stewardship, Christians living in a constitutional republic should seek to vote in a way that honors God and advances the well-being of their neighbor. 

In Romans 13:1-7, Paul describes the governing authorities as “ministers of God” and says they are responsible for administering civil justice. Although God is sovereign, He chooses to use human governments to carry out His will in the civil sphere. A Biblical basis for government is also found in Genesis 9, where God provides general authorization for action against murderers (Genesis 9:5-6). This passage implies that communities must form or support governments capable of administering justice. 

Thus, the important role of government is one reason why Christians should care about the political process. Government was God’s idea, and Christians should engage with it in a way that is consistent with its God-ordained purpose. 

A second reason Christians should care about politics is that the Bible contains numerous examples of God’s people engaging in politics as part of a holistic approach to ministry that meets both spiritual and temporal needs. 

In the Old Testament, for example, Joseph and Daniel served in foreign administrations and used their influence to implement policies that benefited society. In the case of Joseph, during a devastating famine (Genesis 45:9-12), God used his position in the Egyptian government to protect and provide for his extended family (which would become the nation of Israel). 

Queen Esther used her influence in the Persian government to save the Jewish people from a state-sanctioned genocide (Esther 8). The Prophet Jeremiah instructed the exiles in Babylon to seek the welfare of their new city. He also commanded them to pray for the city, “for in its welfare you will find your welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7). A thriving society would benefit God’s people as well as the city’s other inhabitants. 

Because government and its laws are an inextricable part of our lives, there is no way to avoid some level of involvement. This is true for Christians, who, though “sojourners and exiles” (1 Peter 2:11) in this world, are nevertheless citizens of the “City of Man” as well as the “City of God.” Christians ought to endeavor to be good citizens of both cities and leverage their influence for the advancement of laws, policies and practices that contribute to the flourishing of our neighbors. 

HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS ENGAGE IN POLITICS? 

We should never equate the church’s mission with the platform of a political party. But should Christians, and especially pastors, do more than call for cordial discourse and preach on a few moral issues? What Biblical principles should guide us when we vote? 

In a republic like the United States, the locus of power is the citizenry; the government derives its authority from the people. Unlike billions of people around the world, Americans, through the ballot box, control their political future. Indeed, we are stewards of it, as we are stewards of everything else God has given us. 

For Christian citizens, the implications of America’s form of government are even more significant when considered alongside Paul’s teaching on the purpose of government in Romans 13. According to Paul, government is ordained by God to promote good and restrain evil. God authorizes the government to wield the sword for the administration of justice. 

Because power resides with the people in our republic, when Christians vote, they are delegating their ruling authority to others. In other words, by voting, Christians are entrusting their “sword-bearing” responsibility to officials who will govern on their behalf. Seen from this perspective, voting is a matter of stewardship; failure to vote is a failure to exercise God-given authority. 

Further, given the United States’ far-reaching influence in the world, how can American Christians love the people of the nations well without having a vested interest in how our government approaches the issue of religious liberty and human rights worldwide? Will America’s ambassadors be stalwart defenders of religious freedom overseas? Christians who support missionaries should care about the state of international religious freedom, an area of advocacy in which the U.S. exerts significant influence. Will abortion, under the euphemism of “family planning,” be funded overseas by American taxpayers, or will U.S. foreign policy value the life of the unborn? Again, American believers, by exercising their right to vote, have a direct say in these matters. 

In light of these considerations, pastors should exhort their members to be involved in the political process and to vote. But voting is not enough. Pastors should also help educate and equip their members to think Biblically about moral issues, candidates and party platforms. 

Although neither political party perfectly represents Christians, party platforms allow us to make thoughtful judgments regarding who we will support at election time. These platforms, which serve as proposed governing philosophies, allow Christians to see if and how the political parties prioritize issues on which the Bible clearly speaks. 

Compelled by love for our neighbors and a desire to steward our God-given responsibilities, we must, as Christians, engage in the political process. But we must engage Biblically. This requires that we be prepared to grapple with the moral issues of our day, the reality of our two-party system, and follow our Christian convictions to their logical end by voting for candidates and parties that support clear Biblical values. ©2020 Family Research Council

 

David Closson is director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview at Family Research Council. 

This article is excerpted by permission from “Biblical Principles for Political Engagement,” part of Family Research Council’s Biblical Worldview Series of publications by David Closson. For information about the series, go to FRC.org/worldview

Scripture quotations are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. 

…………………………

The next  studies from the bible to be announced soon

Follow us weekly on the 151 things God cannot do

#45.  God cannot be fooled (Heb. 4:12)

………………………..

Visit our sermon page for the pastor’s weekly sermons

“click on sermon by pastor”

click on sermons then sermon title to read the copy and print to share if you like

>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Alarm! Pass it on

To teach a woman has the sole right to decisions regarding her body is to teach she has

no responsibility to the word of God and is free to commit adultery, suicide or be a whore in disobedience to her creator.

Such belief advocated by many, is solely for the ungodly

………………………..

Note: This alarm is left weekly to be certain the message gets out,

share it with friends and relatives.

………………………………………….

36 % of abortions are performed on Black women that are only 13 % of the population

It is thought be be with planned that Planned parenthood clinics are intentionally placed in black neighborhoods for easy access.

To his credit, it seems no black leader but Minister Farrakhan has spoken against what is seen as black

genocide. most other black politicians are echoing the call of planned parenthood for women’s right to choose.

It is scary to think as is somewhat believed that planned parenthood began as a method to control the black population. Such accusations should be carefully investigated as to its truth.

To those who say “My body, my rights” must know they also have the right not have children
Women have a right to remain virgins (1 Cor. 7:28 ,34) Also the body of women with a man’s seed is not totally her body, but a body holding the seed of men,the heritage of God (Ps.127:3)and man and woman to whom he charged with replenishing the earth. (Gen. 1:29)(Gen 9:1) (Jeremiah 1:4)

As with all; man and woman, all rights are subject to the commandments and word of God.

iT IS MURDER TO KILL A WOMAN WITH CHILD AND NOT MURDER FOR

A WOMAN TO MURDER HER OWN?#40Wide

Copyright © 2020. All Rights Reserved. Powered by Kingdom Church Websites

New Jerusalem Baptist

FREE
VIEW