Below is part of a post I posted on 6-23-17- here’s the whole post- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/06/23/friday-6-23-17-2/ I thought it would be good to re-post it now.
Here’s today’s top news- http://www.caller.com/story/weather/hurricanes/2017/08/23/harvey-2017-system-upgraded-tropical-storm/596105001/
NOTE- As I just looked for the post- to re-post it- there’s a verse at the top of this section- When Elijah prophesied rain coming- he then prayed. To be honest- I have used that verse when Harvey was a minor event- and when the path was not coming our way. As I ‘called it in’ to Corpus- sure enough- it did make a turn and now it is projected to hit Corpus Christi. We usually do not get hit this late in the year. Most of our storms are named- C- or B- or A [Celia- Allen- etc.] So it is out of the ordinary for an H [Harvey] to threaten Corpus.
.My car often mistaken for a cop car
.But usually not by cops!
.Came to pass in A.D. 70
.Fury upheld him
.The local man was killed- the medical examiner ruled it asthma
And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
NEW- I talked again about local issues- corruption- etc.
I mentioned various polls/studies that came out over the past few years- I did link them before- but didn’t save those links [I used to keep them all on one file].
In general- most Christians confuse the admonition to obey the authorities with what Paul also said in the same letter [Romans]
13 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.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 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:
4 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.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Yet the same letter says that there is none good- no not one-
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations
Meaning- we understand that men [women] hold positions in society- cops- judges- etc.
But we often make the mistake that this means those men [or women] are ‘good’.
Good in the sense that we as a society are often surprised- or find it hard to believe- that yes- sin expresses itself some times in a deeper way- thru those who are in authority.
There are reasons for this- and I talked about this dynamic on the videos.
Yes- people are inherently evil- until they become children of God.
And of course some cops- judges- etc. are Christians.
But many are not.
And never assume that all in these positions are basically ‘good’ – because if you do- you are not forming your views thru scripture.
I covered the local cop case [few years ago] who was having sex with a minor from a school he was working at.
There were other cops that knew it was going on- one even lied during the investigation to cover for his friend.
Eventually the cop was convicted and sent to Federal prison.
I told this story not to be mean- on the video I tell you how I actually reached out to the family to help them- though it never worked out [the cop- McChester].
But the other cop who tried to cover for the crime- sexual contact with a minor- only got about 3 days suspension- and as far as I know- has climbed the ranks of CCPD.
Yet in society- if you have knowledge of someone who commits sexual assault on a child- and try and cover it up- you face a criminal charge too.
Yet as a CCPD cop- you stay on the job.
That’s just one example.
I told my encounter at CCPD a few years ago- I asked a cop if I want to report a crime by a cop [murder] are you telling me I do not call 911- ‘and report it as a crime’.
He told me ‘No- you file a complaint and we take it from there’.
I told this before- and talked about it again today.
So- there are real problems in Corpus Christi Texas- not just little stuff.
And yes- I believe this year is the year that will be remembered for the hurricane- like the locals remember Celia.
Yes- I see it coming now.
PAST POSTS- [My past teachings that relate]
https://ccoutreach87.com/romans-updated-2015/ [I quoted from Romans on the videos]
View at Medium.com
Note- Please do me a favor, those who read/like the posts- re-post them on other sites as well as the site you read them on- Thanks- John.#