I just posted a blog on punishment. To view, [a href="http://www.faithalone.info/blog/?p=44
"]click BLOG[/a] and comment here.
Someone asked me what punishment do I believe in.
I told them I don't believe in man's law, but obey it because the Bible tells me to. (Rom 13:1-5)
The laws were right originally in the democratic countries as they were based on God's law.
Man changed laws to more reflect our moral degradation and allowed things that are clearly understood by Christians to be against God's will.
To assign punishment would necessitate me to say I wanted the law changed. NO, I want man to stop dicking with the law and leave it the way it was originally. The original laws were based on Biblical values. Yes, we had the death penalty and killed off a few innocent people because the police and the judges erred. No, I don't approve of the death penalty unless there is indisputable evidence. (evidence is based on FACTS) (psalm 79:11)
We change because we think that progression requires change. OK, I believe that, but that should not require a change in moral values. We can achieve the same level of competitiveness without compromising our ethical standards. (Bribes in government, drugs in sports, espionage in industry, slave labor for cost reduction)
If you ask me why I speak out against abortions I would say it is not to change laws but to inform would be mothers that they are pregnant because God ordained (allowed) it even if they are poor and/or single. [a href="http://www.faithalone.info/blog/?p=17
] See my blog[/a]
What punishment? Again I say that is not up to me but the lawmakers. Previously the abortionist was also punished for carrying out the would-be-mothers wishes.
I would prefer to see everyone become believers of Christ and just do what is legal and not change laws to make the illegal legal. Don't call evil good and good evil. (Isa 5:20) Isaiah in verses 20 and 21 paints the perfect picture of the "modern morality" with its glossing over of evil, and its re-dressing of wickedness to give it the appearance of righteousness. This insensitivity to moral decay is the sign of deepest corruption.
Am I shirking? Possibly, but, I am re-iterating that I don't believe in man's laws that are contrary to God's law and am only here to inform and advise but not impose punishment or be the judge. See James 4:11,12
It is easier to comment for discussion on a forum.
My final word is "I would that all people do what is right in God's sight as I am neither lawmaker nor judge"
In His service