A Matter Of Believing – KJV

A MATTER OF BELIEVING

INTRODUCTION

Everyone believes something. It is impossible to go through life without believing in something. A recent Gallup poll stated that the majority of Americans believe there is a God. But even then many have a belief: there is no God.

(We have all heard of the atheist who said, “Thank God I’m an atheist.”)

Many people believe that their belief will get them to heaven. And according to the Word of God, they will not get heaven.

THEME: TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

     A. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

     B. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:5

NOTE: The word “hell” is found fifty seven times in the Bible

T.S. TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

     I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

     A. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. James 2:19

     B. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. Job 1:6

     C. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels Matthew 25:41

T.S. TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

     I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

     II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

III. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

     A. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

     B. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18

     C. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

CONCLUSION

TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

III. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

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A Matter Of Believing

A MATTER OF BELIEVING

INTRODUCTION

Everyone believes something. It is impossible to go through life without believing in something. A recent Gallup poll stated that the majority of Americans believe there is a God. But even then many have a have a belief: there is no God.

(We have all heard of the atheist who said, “Thank God I’m an atheist.”)

Many people believe that their belief will get them to heaven. And according to the Word of God, they will not get heaven.

THEME: TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

     A. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 KJV

     B. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him! Luke 12:5 NKJV

NOTE: The word “hell” is found fifty seven times in the Bible

T.S. TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

     I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

     A. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! James 2:19 ESV

     B. Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.    Job 1:6 KJV

     C. Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels      Matthew 25:41 NKJV

T.S. TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

     I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

    II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

III. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

     A. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV

     B. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God. John 3:18 HCSB

     C. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12 KJV

CONCLUSION

TO GET TO HEAVEN, WE MUST:

I. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE WE COULD DIE AND GO TO HELL

II. DO MORE THAN BELIEVE THERE IS A GOD

III. BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

 

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A BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF THE POLICE OFFICER’S ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY

INTRODUCTION

My role as a Biblicist

     1. The meaning of “Biblicist”

          a. What does the Bible say?

          b. A literal – normal interpretation of the Bible

     2. Every aspect of life is to be related to the Word of God

NOTE: All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

NOTE: Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.                    Psalm 119:105 NKJV

          3. Therefore, I choose to examine this subject from a Biblical perspective

II. THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT

NOTE: First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone,

for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

This is good, and it pleases God our Savior,

who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 HCSB

NOTE: Police officers are law enforcers (of government)

NOTE: Police officers also have been called “peace officers”

NOTE: Verb – The duty of maintaining law and order in and for an area

Noun – Responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order

     A. The Law Of Moses (Especially The Ten Commandments) Is The Foundation Of Western Civilization

          1. Though not overly popular to say this today, the fact is that the Mosaic Law is the foundation of the legal system in the Western world.

          2. The is especially true of the Ten Commandments

     B. The Old Testament Spoke Concerning Morality In Civil Government

          1. He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 NKJV

          2. I say, “Keep the king’s commandment for the sake of your oath to God. Ecclesiastes 8:2 NKJV

          3. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

Proverbs 8:15-16 KJV

     C. In The New Testament Our Lord Jesus Christ Manifested No Prejudice Against Officials In Government

          1. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.

Luke 20:25 KJV

          2. Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.” John 19:11 NKJV

     D. The Comments Of John The Baptist – And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. Luke 3:14 KJV

II. BIBLICAL PASSAGES ON THE CHRISTIAN VIEW OF GOVERNMENT

     A. Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words.

And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances.

Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?”

But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites?

Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius.

And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”

They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.

Matthew 22:15-22 ESV

          1. There is a spirit of love and fairness about these words

               a. Jesus did not plead the cause of Rome

               b. He did not harshly judge the sincere national aspirations of the Pharisees and the moral intensity of the Zealots

          2. Government and religion neither includes, nor excludes each other: they are side by side in different domains

          3. Within its sphere, the state can demand what Biblically belongs to it

NOTE: The coin is made in Caesar’s image. People are made in God’s image.

          4. The Christian lives in many spheres of relationship (son, brother, father, husband); the rules of action are special to each sphere

     B. Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.

For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.

For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing.

Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Romans 13:1-7 NKJV

NOTE: Reasons for obedience to peaceful governments

          a. They are appointed by God Romans 13:1

          b. Resistance to constituted government is resistance to God’s ordinance Romans 13:2a

          c. Those who resist will be punished Romans 13:2b

          d. Rulers are not a terror to the workers of good, but to workers of evil Romans 13:3a

NOTE: You must not dishonor God or curse any of your rulers.        Exodus 22:28 NLT

NOTE: We know that the law is not meant for a righteous person, but for the lawless and rebellious, for the ungodly and sinful, for the unholy and irreverent, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers,

for the sexually immoral and homosexuals, for kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and for whatever else is contrary to the sound teaching

1 Timothy 1:9-10 HCSB

          e. Government is the minister of God to thee for good (protection from thieves and murderers is a “good”) Romans 13:3b-4a

          f. The law (government), not the individual, is to avenge those that do evil Romans 13:4b

     C. Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,

for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

1 Timothy 2:1-4 NKJV

          1. Pray for the State and rulers even in persecution vs. 2a

          2. The goal of prayer for rulers 2b-3

     D. The Goal Of Obeying Government

          1. For kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 1 Timothy 2:2 ESV

          2. Indeed, you already show your love for all the believers throughout Macedonia. Even so, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you to love them even more.

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.

Then people who are not believers will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.

1 Thessalonians 4:10-12 NLT

          3. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,

to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

… These things are excellent and profitable for people.

Titus 3:1-2,8b ESV

          4. Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme,

or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

1 Peter 2:11-17 ESV

III. THEREFORE, THE POLICE OFFICER’S ROLE IN SOCIETY IS:

     A. To Faithfully Enforce The Laws Of The Land

     B. To Be The Government’s Agent, Not One Segment Or Individual’s Agent (Equality To All Citizens)

     C. As A Responsible Citizen Point Out Inequities In The System – With Constructive Suggestions

     D. To Be A Buffer Between The Law Breaking And The Law Abiding Citizen

     E. To Be Careful That You Do Not Imitate Those You Put Up With Each Day

     F. To Often Do A Thankless Job

CONCLUSION

“Every social order rests on a creed, on a concept of life and Law and represents a religion in action. Culture is religion externalized. Wherever there is an attack on the organization of society, there is an attack on its religion. The basic faith of a society means growth in terms of that faith, but any tampering with its basic structure is revolutionary activity.”    R. J. Rushdoony

 

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A BIBLICAL CONCEPT OF THE POLICE OFFICER’S ROLE IN THE COMMUNITY

INTRODUCTION

My role as a Biblicist

     1. The meaning of “Biblicist”

          a. What does the Bible say?

          b. A literal – normal interpretation of the Bible

     2. Every aspect of life is to be related to the Word of God

NOTE: All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

II Timothy 3:16-17

NOTE: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.    Psalm 119:105

     3. Therefore, I choose to examine this subject from a Biblical perspective

I. THE BIBLICAL VIEW OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT

NOTE: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

I Timothy 2:1-4

NOTE: Police officers are law enforcers (of government)

NOTE: Police officers also have been called “peace officers”

NOTE: Verb – The duty of maintaining law and order in and for an area

Noun – Responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order

     A. The Law Of Moses (Especially The Ten Commandments) Is The Foundation Of Western Civilization

          1. Though not overly popular to say this today, the fact is that the Mosaic Law is the foundation of the legal system in the Western world.

          2. The is especially true of the Ten Commandments

     B. The Old Testament Spoke Concerning Morality In Civil Government

          1. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8

          2. I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. Ecclesiastes 8:2

          3. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

Proverbs 8:15-16

     C. In The New Testament Our Lord Jesus Christ Manifested No Prejudice Against Officials In Government

          1. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s. Luke 20:25

          2. Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. John 19:11

     D. The Comments Of John The Baptist – And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages. Luke 3:14

II. BIBLICAL PASSAGES ON THE CHRISTIAN VIEW OF GOVERNMENT

     A. Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.

Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?

But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.

And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

Matthew 22:15-22

          1. There is a spirit of love and fairness about these words

               a. Jesus did not plead the cause of Rome

               b. He did not harshly judge the sincere national aspirations of the Pharisees and the moral intensity of the Zealots

          2. Government and religion neither includes, nor excludes each other: they are side by side in different domains

          3. Within its sphere, the state can demand what Biblically belongs to it

NOTE: The coin is made in Caesar’s image. People are made in God’s image.

          4. The Christian lives in many spheres of relationship (son, brother, father, husband); the rules of action are special to each sphere

     B. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Romans 13:1-7

NOTE: Reasons for obedience to peaceful governments

          a. They are appointed by God Romans 13:1

          b. Resistance to constituted government is resistance to God’s ordinance Romans 13:2a

          c. Those who resist will be punished Romans 13:2b

          d. Rulers are not a terror to the workers of good, but to workers of evil Romans 13:3a

NOTE: Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people.       Exodus 22:28

NOTE: Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine

I Timothy 1:9-10

          e. Government is the minister of God to thee for good (protection from thieves and murderers is a “good”) Romans 13:3b-4a

          f. The law (government), not the individual, is to avenge those that do evil Romans 13:4b

     C. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

I Timothy 2:1-4

          1. Pray for the State and rulers even in persecution vs. 2a

          2. The goal of prayer for rulers 2b-3

     D. The Goal Of Obeying Government

          1. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. I Timothy 2:2

          2. And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

I Thessalonians 4:10-12

          3. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

… These things are good and profitable unto men.

Titus 3:1-2,8b

          4. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

I Peter 2:11-17

III. THEREFORE, THE POLICE OFFICER’S ROLE IN SOCIETY IS:

     A. To Faithfully Enforce The Laws Of The Land

     B. To Be The Government’s Agent, Not One Segment Or Individual’s Agent (Equality To All Citizens)

     C. As A Responsible Citizen Point Out Inequities In The System – With Constructive Suggestions

     D. To Be A Buffer Between The Law Breaking And The Law Abiding Citizen

     E. To Be Careful That You Do Not Imitate Those You Put Up With Each Day

     F. To Often Do A Thankless Job

CONCLUSION

“Every social order rests on a creed, on a concept of life and Law and represents a religion in action. Culture is religion externalized. Wherever there is an attack on the organization of society, there is an attack on its religion. The basic faith of a society means growth in terms of that faith, but any tampering with its basic structure is revolutionary activity.”    R. J. Rushdoony

 

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