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The Kingdom and the Civic

The body of Christ, the church/ecclesia, joined to Christ, the head, guided by the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit and with the members connected and working, has responsibility for governance within the Kingdom as we live it out among ourselves.

Isa. 9: " For to us a child is born, 
   to us a son is given, 
   and the government will be on his shoulders. 
And he will be called 
   Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, 
   Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 
7 Of the greatness of his government and peace 
   there will be no end. 
He will reign on David’s throne 
   and over his kingdom, 
establishing and upholding it 
   with justice and righteousness 
   from that time on and forever.

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The Four Core Ideals of Governance

Unity in Diversity 

Popular Sovereignty

Democratic Equality

Rule of Law

Unity in Diversity

Romans 12:4 "In one body we have many parts." These parts don't all do the same thing. By necessity, the body of Christ has diverse parts, in terms of function, cultures, peoples, and even ideas. But these parts must be unified by the underlying unity, which is being 'in Christ.' Romans 12:5 "In the same way, many people are one body in Christ." Each part is a member of the other parts. As there are many denominations, there are many peoples, many households, many communities, even many nations. Any one person can be a member of many parts, but we are ALL members of the body of Christ.   Ephesians 4:3 "Try hard to keep the Spirit's unity; use peace to tie it together." Diversity without unity is chaos. So what unifies us? The Holy Spirit who dwells within us.

Popular Sovereignty

Popular Sovereignty comes from the word popular, meaning people and sovereignty meaning that we have authorization.   Essentially, we are authorized by God to be the part of the body he created us to be, with our own gifts, talents, abilities, callings and preferences.  Romans 12:6-7 "God's gracious love gave us different gifts: If it is prophesying, then prophesy by degree of faith. If it is helping other people, then help. If it is teaching, then teach. If it is encouraging people, then encourage. If it is giving money, then be generous. If it is leading others, then work hard. If it is showing mercy, then be cheerful." In considering Popular Sovereignty, it is important that we respect the role in which each of us serves. It is also important that we be given sovereignty over our part of the body, that we not be FORCED by edict or dictate to function just like another part of the body.  Or, in other words, we should allow the various members of the body of Christ to exercise their ability to do the work God assigns. Remember that the body is unified, it is therefore connected through a common vision, to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment, that it follows the ONE way to salvation, the commitment to Christ as our Lord and our Savior, who died for our sins, rose three days later, and returned to His rightful place beside the Father. Popular Sovereignty without Unity in Diversity rends the body apart. Popular Sovereignty WITH Unity in Diversity strengthens the various parts in order to serve as a whole body.

Democratic Equality

Romans 12:10 "Have the same kind of love for one another which brothers have. Give each other more honor than you do yourselves."  We are equal in the eyes of the Lord. Democratic Equality is about recognizing that equal standing with each other and before God. How can we elevate ourselves over others if we must give others more honor than we give ourselves? Unity in Diversity BUILDS the cornerstone of the body. Popular Sovereignty allows the parts of the body to flourish freely within the Word. Democratic Equality keeps the parts from elevating themselves over the others.  Note, Democratic Equality does not prevent us from having various scopes of responsibility, but it does say that in exercising that responsibility leaders should serve, not lord it over others.

Rule of Law

Scripture as Rule of Law establishes ultimate the ultimate authority, Scripture and calls to accountability to it.   James 1: 22 "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do."

Discussion Forum

Blessed Is The Nation.....

Started by Bill Collier. Last reply by Steve Belttari May 29, 2012. 1 Reply

In Psalms it says "Blessed in the Nation whose God is the Lord."What does this really mean?1. What is a nation?2. How does God bless a nation?3. How does a Nation make God its Lord?These are challenging questions and I'd like to hear from YOU as to…Continue

The Four Core Ideals - UPDR, and their Biblical roots by Bill Collier

Started by Juanita. Last reply by Juanita May 23, 2012. 2 Replies

Unity in Diversity Popular SovereigntyDemocratic EqualityRule of LawUnity in DiversityRomans 12:4 "In one body we have many parts." These parts don't all do the same thing. By necessity, the body of Christ has diverse parts, in terms of function,…Continue

If God gives America Justice - what will the outcome be?

Started by Juanita. Last reply by Carmine Gorga May 3, 2012. 2 Replies

What do you think?   Does America deserve blessings or judgment?I think America is…Continue

When the powers of darkness come in like a flood - God raises a STANDARD!

Started by Juanita. Last reply by Juanita May 3, 2012. 3 Replies

Look around us - is darkness coming in like a flood?  I would say,…Continue

The Three Sovereignties Owned By The People

Started by Bill Collier. Last reply by Steve Belttari May 2, 2012. 1 Reply

The People, as individuals and as groups of individuals, own certain powers- they own sovereign power to make group decisions for a common purpose, they own authority to care for their needs together and as a whole group, and they own different…Continue

A Proposed Agreement of Common Union

Started by Bill Collier Apr 23, 2012. 0 Replies

An Agreement of Common Union For Voluntary Free Associations-This agreement is voluntary, no person will be forced to sign it. The signators, however, will prefer one another in all dealings because they agree to this pledge of Unity (Unity in…Continue

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Comment by Juanita on March 27, 2015 at 12:04am

Post away, folks!

Comment by Bill Collier on April 29, 2012 at 12:44pm
Volunteer Freedom Builders Wanted!
Let's Transform Tioga County Into A Bill of Rights Sanctuary For Jesus!- By Bill Collier

Do you like the idea of turning our community into a Bill of Rights Sanctuary where local government actively stands up for the God-given freedom of the People? Do you believe that God is the source of our freedom and that we cannot compromise where our freedom is concerned?

We are forming a "Squadron" of Freedom Builders for Christ to serve the People of Tioga County and to establish true Freedom as the highest aim of our local governments.

We need leaders who are skilled in the following areas:

1. Prayer warriors who will organize a 24-hour "Prayer Watch" over this County

2. Web savvy activists who will help with a local website and social media effort

3. Writers and bloggers to support a local freedom press as watchdogs, advocates, and resource correspondents

4. Activists who will help by using our local Newspaper as a communications tool by distributing it in their area

5. Civic minded people who can help others be better prepared for emergencies, like power outages or natural disasters

If you feel called to be a witness for Christ to the civic authority in our community, our state, and our nation, please sign up right now at www.freedomist.org to get involved in our County Freedomist Squadron and let's work together to transform our community into a Bill of Rights Sanctuary!

SHARE if you are from Tioga County PA and want to help gather local Freedom Builders For Christ!
Comment by Bill Collier on April 27, 2012 at 9:05pm
Thank you! BTW, can't wait to go to Rio :)
Comment by Carmine Gorga on April 27, 2012 at 8:43pm

I have been n full agreement on these points with Bill for so many years. Keep up the fight, Bill.

Thanks,

Carmine

 

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