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On guard for thee

01 Jul
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Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Canada

 

9 responses to “On guard for thee

  1. Sanne

    July 1, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Happy Dominion Day, Will! What a nice poster.

     
  2. feeriker

    July 1, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Happy Dominion Day to my northern neighbors!

    Unlike those of us here in the Lower 48 this Saturday, you might actually have something residual to be proud of and celebrate on this day.

     
  3. Will S.

    July 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

    @ Sanne, feeriker: Thanks! Agreed, Sanne; it’s a great WWII poster.

    Well, feeriker, we’re less free than y’all, more speech restrictions, and have had SSM for a decade now.

    That said, while I loathe the system, I love my country, despite its faults. 🙂

     
  4. feeriker

    July 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Well, feeriker, we’re less free than y’all, more speech restrictions, and have had SSM for a decade now.

    True, but at least Canada , to its tremendous credit, isn’t the global schoolyard bully trying to hypocritically ram its false ideals down the rest of the world’s throat while ignoring and destroying them at home.

    That said, while I loathe the system, I love my country, despite its faults.

    Yeah, me too. My daily prayers include the (probably futile) plea that sanity, decency, and a love and fear of God will be restored someday soon.

    Anyway, once again, may you and your fellow countrymen enjoy a peaceful and blessed holiday!

     
  5. ray

    July 1, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    “That said, while I loathe the system, I love my country, despite its faults”

    Most of us were plopped down in a certain nation, by allowance of God, and so are under general authority of whatever national spirit God permits during our existences therein. Allegiance to nations (like allegiance to family) is secondary to loyalty to God. The nations come and go, but our souls are permanent, and the Lord remains the same.

    His people already are beyond worldly or political law. Not because they are faultless and perfect (they aren’t) but because in general their behavior is better, often far better, than what’s already required by civil law. Payment already was made to the world (satan, fallen angels) by Christ, so God considers his own folks ‘hands off’. If the world decides to thug them anyway, despite the Lord’s covering, then that’s the world’s choice, and its eternity to suffer.

    Cheers.

     
  6. Will S.

    July 2, 2015 at 1:41 am

    @ feeriker: Thanks!

    @ ray: “Allegiance to nations (like allegiance to family) is secondary to loyalty to God. The nations come and go, but our souls are permanent, and the Lord remains the same.”

    Oh, absolutely!

    I take the two cities or two kingdoms view: we have an earthly city / kingdom, which is temporal; and a heavenly city / kingdom, which is eternal. Our true home is that coming Kingdom of God, but in the meantime, during our temporal existence here on earth, we have been placed in earthly kingdoms, and there is nothing wrong with having sentimental attachment towards them, and even allegiance to our earthly rulers insofar as they do not go against God; but where and when they do so, as Peter said, we must obey God rather than men.

     
  7. ray

    July 2, 2015 at 3:00 am

    As with Homosexual Pride etc. men eventually make obedience to them offensive to God.

    But Father isn’t hard to obey. To really please, sure. But not basic obedience because unlike men, he already loves us. Most of what gets Jesus really upset, his people already don’t do. Once babs is shut up they’ll come around. The rest of the King’s yoke is light. The shorter his leash the closer you are.

    I grew up in a smallish town in the Fifties. Patriotism was casual and for-granted. Half the town went to Fourth of July Parade to watch the other half! :O) It was sweet, and where is the sweetness in our nations now?

    Many paraders were vets from Korea and WW one and two. They fought for an America that despite its malevolent elements, was still Christian and God-fearing at mass popular level. This kind of America, well, makes it easy to look toward the Kingdom.

    Cheers.

     
    • Will S.

      July 2, 2015 at 3:08 am

      Alas, things have deteriorated drastically since then, indeed.

      I imagine that with increased age, for a believer, comes ever-increasing detachment from the things of this world, and a greater longing for the next; certainly, while I am still a youngish man, as I’m approaching mid-life, I find myself more lightly attached than before.

      Maranatha!

      Cheers.

       

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