Psa 2:2-4 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, (3) “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” (4) He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.
Those of you who have been targets of evil know that most people ultimately choose to ally themselves with the oppressor rather than stand with the oppressed. Part of the reason for this of course is that many of them are evil themselves and, well, birds of a feather, you know.
But there is another reason that is very, very common. Let me explain.
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1 Corinthians 6:1-7 When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? (2) Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? (3) Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! (4) So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? (5) I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, (6) but brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers? (7) To have lawsuits at all with one another is already a defeat for you. Why not rather suffer wrong? Why not rather be defrauded?
A pastor and his elders know full well that a man in their church has raped his 12 year old daughter, and has been doing so for years. In violation of criminal law, they refused to report this crime to the police and instead covered it up, “counseling” the monster’s wife to keep it confidential and let them handle it. Their way of “handling it” was largely to take some “band-aid” measures, then ignore it and permit it to happen again. So let me ask our readers this question:
When the Lord gave us the instruction in 1 Cor 6 about not suing a brother in civil courts, did He intend for this instruction to be an absolute, all-encompassing prohibition in every case? In other words, is the mother in the above (real-life) example forbidden by the Lord to sue her pastor and elders in civil court?
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Galatians 1:8-9 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. (9) As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
Deuteronomy 27:15-19 “‘Cursed be the man who makes a carved or cast metal image, an abomination to the LORD, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen.’ (16) “‘Cursed be anyone who dishonors his father or his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ (17) “‘Cursed be anyone who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ (18) “‘Cursed be anyone who misleads a blind man on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ (19) “‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
God does a whole lot of cursing. Read Deuteronomy 27 if you don’t believe it. In fact, God started cursing right off the get-go of creation when Adam and Eve sinned. Of course, He does a whole lot of blessing too. And it’s a good thing for us. He has called us blessed in Christ. Poured out every blessing heaven has to offer, in Christ (Ephesians 1). But He still curses. The Apostle Paul knew this and that is why he pronounced preachers of false gospels “anathema.” Set apart for God’s destruction. Damned by God.
Peter knew it too. We recently considered the reprobate in 2 Peter 2. Listen to these curse words again:
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