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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


True Theocracy – 24 August 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

In my Blog, “Is a Christian Nation Possible? – 21 August 2006,” I explained why I think the separation of Church and State is best. A true theocracy can only work when Jesus returns (see The Revelation to John) – and even then He will have to rule with a righteous rod of iron – which no human is qualified to do. To think that humans (no matter how “Christian” they may protest that they are) can establish a true theocracy (government by God) is wishful thinking and doomed to failure.

Revelation 19:15-16

15 And from His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may smite the nations; and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty.

16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."
~ New American Standard Bible

In this fallen world, all humans can be led astray – especially when they find themselves in powerful positions; then they can also lead many others astray. Surely, Christians, who are taught that Satan, the tempter, roams the earth searching for those he can devour (1 Peter 5:8), are forewarned. They have no excuse for falling for the slick political ploys of those who take these believers for granted as a large captive voting block.

1 Peter 5:8

8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
~ New American Standard Bible

Without a balance of power, a human government easily descends into a dictatorship. Christians are easy pickings for politicos who lead them down the “broad way” – and I don’t mean “Broadway, New York”! J

Matthew 7:13

13 "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it.
~ New American Standard Bible

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