Suppose that a popular uprising tries to oust an oppressive regime, one under which God’s people have also suffered. Although we would not march with the protesters, might we be with them in spirit? (Eph. 2:2) We must remain neutral not only in our words and actions but also in our heart.
It's wrong to even hope that another country such as America may help to reduce the suffering many experience through ISIS.
During the discussion, remain strictly neutral on the political aspects of these topics. We take no position regarding what laws should be enacted, repealed or changed and we do not pressure others to agree with our view, we take no position regarding what laws should be enacted, repealed, or changed and we do not pressure others to agree with our view.
They used the example of abortion and same sex marriage but this is a general principle.
Their is so much in their submission that they presented to the Royal Commission in Australia that contradicts this stand. They even went as far as telling the Government that it would be helpful to them if mandatory reporting was made law.
At the beginning of the article they said that they need to be respectful and submissive of the Government, neither of these were demonstrated in their submission. They even went as far as belittling employees of the Governments RC.
Morris the Third (and according to him, so did his wife) had a lot to say about the new gay marriage laws being introduced in Ireland. What a fine example the GB member set.
How can we tell if undue pride is taking root in us? Suppose a brother or sister from another land offered you a suggestion. Would you reject it, immediately thinking, 'We do things better around here? Instead, we should apply the inspired counsel: "With humility consider others superior to you - Phil 2:3
I don't get this and wonder why they have stated it.
Are Bro's. and Sisters in other Countries superior to them?
It's a stupid comment, it's quite possible that things are better in that person's own Country and it's not prideful to say so, it's common sense. They would be mad to accept a suggestion from anyone in another country if it was stupid.
Overall, the message is - sit back and observe only everything you see and just accept whatever happens. Don't say a word about it or even hope that Governments may be able to alleviate some of the problems