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The Judgment of God for Wars of Aggression

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88:07 minutes (26.49 MB)

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The Judgment of God For Wars of Aggression -
David's Numbering of the People (2Sa 24 & 1Ch 21)

I. An examination of the account of David numbering Israel is necessary and profitable for the following reasons:
1. It shows us the serious nature of the crime of aggression and God's severe punishment of it.

So You Want a King, Huh?

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78:53 minutes (23.83 MB)

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So You Want a King, Huh?

I. There are some today who are proponents of a monarchy, in which we would be ruled by a king.
1. They reason that it couldn't be worse than the form of government that we have now, and would probably be better.

Natural Rights

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84:17 minutes (25.46 MB)

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Natural Rights

I. Definitions

Natural Law - Does it Exist and is it Biblical? (Part 2)

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76:26 minutes (23.17 MB)

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VI. What do men know naturally?
1. There are things that men know naturally (Jud 1:10).
2. Nature teaches us some things.

Natural Law - Does it Exist and is it Biblical? (Part 1)

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64:57 minutes (19.67 MB)

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Natural Law - Does it Exist and is it Biblical?

I. The Purpose of this Study

Civil Laws - To Obey or Not To Obey?

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94:42 minutes (32.74 MB)

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Civil Laws - To Obey or Not To Obey?

I. The Bible commands us to submit to and obey civil government.
1. Is there a limit to our submission?
2. If so, how do we determine when to obey and when not to obey?

Nonintervention Foreign Policy

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73:43 minutes (15.26 MB)

Nonintervention Foreign Policy

I. We have discarded and forgotten the biblical position of nonintervention and nonaggression which this nation was founded upon.
1. Proponents of an interventionist and imperialist foreign policy will cite O.T. examples of where God commanded Israel to utterly destroy wicked nations and possess them as justification for their position (Jos 6:17,20-21; 1Sa 15:2-3).
A. They will say that God hasn't changed (Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8) and therefore a Christian nation such as the USA still has such a mandate.
B. While God hasn't changed, His law has (Heb 8:13).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 7) - We Are Likely Modern-day Assyria and Babylon

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52:01 minutes (10.74 MB)

X. We are likely modern day Assyria and Babylon and are the rod in God's hand to destroy wicked nations, but will most likely be destroyed by God after he is done with us.
1. God punishes wicked nations at sundry times and in divers manners.
A. Sometimes God using the weather to accomplish His chastening of people (Job 37:11-13).
B. Sometimes God uses natural disasters (Nah 1:2-8).
2. Sometimes God uses wicked men or nations to punish other wicked men or nations.
A. The wicked are God's hand and sword that He uses for His purposes (Psa 17:13-14).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 6) - We Are Not a Righteous Nation

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77:11 minutes (15.95 MB)

I. We are not a righteous nation. What business do we then have to try to force our immorality on others?
1. Wicked nations are characterized by:
A. Pride (Eze 16:49).
i. America is a proud nation; just look at the "American Pride" bumper stickers.
ii. God hates pride (Pro 8:13; Pro 16:5).
B. Fullness of bread (affluence) and an abundance of idleness (Eze 16:49).
i. America is an affluent bread and circus society.
ii. The chickens are beginning to come home of roost and we are losing our high standard of living.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 5) - The Just War Theory and the Founding Fathers on War

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76:29 minutes (15.77 MB)

7. The Just War Theory. (This is not Bible, but is a theory which has it roots in Christian philosophy). The following was taken from Wikipedia.
A. Jus ad bellum (the right to go to war).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 4) - The Principles of Non-intervention and Non-aggression

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73:50 minutes (15.25 MB)

4. Nonintervention is not isolationism.
A. Isolationism - 1. The policy of seeking (political or national) isolation: with special reference to the U.S.A.
B. Isolation - 1. a. The action of isolating; the fact or condition of being isolated or standing alone; separation from other things or persons; solitariness.
C. Isolate v. - 1. trans. To place or set apart or alone; to cause to stand alone, detached, separate, or unconnected with other things or persons; to insulate.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 3) - The Right to Self Defense

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67:16 minutes (13.89 MB)

VI. We have discarded and forgotten the biblical position of nonintervention and nonaggression.
1. Proponents of an interventionist and imperialist foreign policy will cite O.T. examples of where God commanded Israel to utterly destroy wicked nations and possess them (Jos 6:17-21; 1Sa 15:2-3).
A. They will say that God hasn't changed (Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8) and therefore a Christian nation such as the USA still has such a mandate.
B. While God hasn't changed, His law has (Heb 7:12; Heb 8:13; 2Co 3:6-13).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 2) - Why We Shouldn't Support Israel Politically or Militarily

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66:55 minutes (13.8 MB)

V. The false burden which is placed on us to support the nation of Israel.
1. Misguided people who don't understand who the real Israel is misuse Old Testament verses to convince people that we must support and defend the modern-day nation of Israel.
2. They cite verses that say that God will bless them that bless Israel and curse them that curse Israel such as (Gen 12:3; 27:29; Num 24:9).
A. This promise was made to Abraham and his seed (Gen 12:3 c/w Gen 22:17-18 c/w Gen 26:4 c/w Gen 28:14).
B. Jesus Christ was the seed to whom the promise was made (Gal 3:16).

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical? (Part 1) - A Wrong Understanding of Who the Real Israel Is

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83:09 minutes (17.14 MB)

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East - Is it Biblical?

I. The stated and commonly believed pillars of US foreign policy in the Middle East.
1. We are fighting terrorists on their own soil so they don't come here.
2. We are a righteous nation and we need rid the world of evil.
3. We are spreading freedom and democracy to the oppressed peoples abroad.
4. We must stand for and defend Israel.
II. Why US foreign policy in the Middle East is largely flawed and wrong from a biblical perspective.
1. Christians have a faulty understanding of who the real Israel is.

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