Highest Law...lesson two

Written by Terry Dashner

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the world throughrepparttar Jewish race. Israel was groomed by God, at times severely (dispersion, gentile rule, and etc.), in order to accomplish His purpose of deliveringrepparttar 113457 world through Israel’s Messiah. Jesus Christ lived in Israel duringrepparttar 113458 time of Roman occupation---gentile rule. Because of His humble roots, not all Jews believed He was their Messiah. He didn’t fitrepparttar 113459 part. The Jews were looking for a political ruler that would lead them againstrepparttar 113460 Romans and establish God’s Kingdom, once and for all, onrepparttar 113461 face ofrepparttar 113462 earth. When Jesus died onrepparttar 113463 crossrepparttar 113464 Jews were justified in their belief. Jesus was no Messiah, or so they thought. Seventy years later, Israel was crushed underrepparttar 113465 foot of Rome andrepparttar 113466 Jews were scattered through outrepparttar 113467 world once again (Jesus had predicted this). The Jews would not reclaim Palestine, their ancient lands, until 1948.

When Christianity was in its infancy, it was considered just another sect ofrepparttar 113468 Hebrew religion. It carried outrepparttar 113469 same philosophies asrepparttar 113470 Jews, preached fromrepparttar 113471 same scriptures (Old Testament) asrepparttar 113472 Jews, and centered inrepparttar 113473 same capital asrepparttar 113474 Jews—Jerusalem. It wasn’t until Jerusalem was destroyed byrepparttar 113475 Romans in 70 AD that Christianity stood as a separate and distinct religion from Jews inrepparttar 113476 eyes of Rome. Also, at this timerepparttar 113477 church, still relatively small, was persecuted relentlessly by Rome as an unlawful religious sect. Notwithstandingrepparttar 113478 plight ofrepparttar 113479 Christians by Rome, Christians continued to elevate human life as sacred, just asrepparttar 113480 Jews had done before them. That was notrepparttar 113481 case forrepparttar 113482 pagan Romans.

Rome cheapened life. Rome began its decline morally duringrepparttar 113483 last days ofrepparttar 113484 Republic and continuedrepparttar 113485 decline throughoutrepparttar 113486 Pax Romana. Contentment was replaced by greed. People looked torepparttar 113487 government to supply free grain and public amusements. Family life disintegrated, divorce and immorality abounded, and superstition increased. Oncerepparttar 113488 backbone of Rome, a hard-working patriotic citizen was now hard to find. The Roman father hadrepparttar 113489 right to accept or rejectrepparttar 113490 birth of his children. The life of a divorced woman was terrible. She ranked withrepparttar 113491 cattle ofrepparttar 113492 field. Infanticide was rampant. Byrepparttar 113493 third century, mighty Rome was over run with barbarians. The Roman Empire was no longer. Christianity was lifted to prominence withrepparttar 113494 Edict of Constantine. It becamerepparttar 113495 official religion ofrepparttar 113496 Roman Empire whenrepparttar 113497 capital of Rome was moved fromrepparttar 113498 west torepparttar 113499 east. Christianity did much to restore morality and liftrepparttar 113500 sanctity of human life to a higher place inrepparttar 113501 state. Unfortunately,repparttar 113502 church went through a decline duringrepparttar 113503 years that followed and was sometimesrepparttar 113504 culprit in loweringrepparttar 113505 sanctity of life immorality ofrepparttar 113506 priesthood,repparttar 113507 dark ages,repparttar 113508 misappropriation of scriptural truths, andrepparttar 113509 Crusades).

“The Dawning of a New Day”

To be continued…

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Pastor Terry Dashner, Faith Fellowship Church, Broken Arrow, OK 74013

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Highest Law an Introduction

Written by Terry Dashner

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This should be an interesting study, controversial nonetheless. Even if you follow this series and disagree, don’t delete it in disgust. Write your rebuttal and I will forward it for everyone to read. One reason I write is to test my own views. Just because I am Christian doesn’t mean I have to remain ignorant regarding conundrums of life. Wouldn’t you agree? It is at this time that I would ordinarily present my outline forrepparttar series; however, I’m not sure where this study will start or where it will end. I do promise to give you something that will be worth your reading time. Once again, thank you forrepparttar 113456 positive words that you have sent me regardingrepparttar 113457 daily devotional materials. I bless you in Jesus’ name. I pray that it is well with you allrepparttar 113458 days of your life. Please remember to pray for one another. Keeprepparttar 113459 faith. Jesus is our soon coming King!

Pastor T.

Series’ Title: “Higher Law”

Purpose of study: To present, through study and writing,repparttar 113460 philosophy of Divine Law asrepparttar 113461 highest law inrepparttar 113462 universe.

Format: Electronic mail daily, Monday through Friday to interested readers.

Writer’s position: God’s Law is above man’s laws. Man will one day answer to God’s Law either willingly or eternally condemned. There is no third position either God is God and man is subject to Him in eternity, or man is his own god currently and may live in defiance to God (free moral agent) untilrepparttar 113463 final judgment at Christ’s return.

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