My business partners say I am an asshole (bcuz most geniuses are), however I am very good at being the devil's advocate bcuz for a long time I played in his yard, and I have a deep belief in the Commandments and in Yeshua, and believe that that commitment to obedience and faith makes sure the movement ain't in vain; like most of the movements of the past. Depending on the kind of endeavors 'you' decide to undertake, I am willing...
Considering the mess the United States of America is in, should its believers employ the Declaration of Independence to establish a nation ruled by the 10 Commandments, and should it be done?
I feel what MADDMAN is saying, and agree with him on the side of Churches gaining to much power through governmental ties... how ever, at the same tip... I believe that it is vise versa as well.
Church and religion are of the same origin..
however Faith and Truth are completely different...................and again, what you
believe is Truth, will cause just as many problems... as you see this in ANYTHING you do i.e. : "I think its ok to eat animals... so your stupid if you think that its not.."
On the fourth dimension of this "flip-side" (drawing back memories to that over the top 10'th dimension post..) :
Any implimentation of Yeshua's teachings.....cant really cause anything but peace, and tolerance. Since Yeshua said, "If someone believes its wrong to eat meat... than dont eat it around them.." than the teachings of Yeshua are to enforce tolerance of others, yet strict obediance and discipline in ones self... hence the reason of the: "Those without sin, cast the first stone.." quote... and even greater of a statement.."You reap what you sow."
Thats why the Teachings of Yeshua are not a "religion.." (although the word religion is very vague, and can also mean watching the "Golden Girls.." or whatever, every night at 6:30pm... Eastern Standard time..) But are religiously practiced.....like you religiously go to work, or school, or eat dinner after 5.. WHATEVER..
This is why Yeshua's teachings, are referred to as a relationship, because of the internal conflicts/blessings/enlightenments one recieves, its between you and God
, but they are not to be pushed on to others..........as it pushes others away.............this is why in following Yeshua's teachings, you are to practice the wisdom found in the Tanakh.. to know when to keep your mouth shut.. and people further recieve enlightenment through Yeshuas teachings, like how to lead by example.. through planting seeds.
If the 10 Commandments were applied to the laws............as they kind of are to an extent (its illegal to murder, steal, commit adultery..) Than one would ultimately become more free, simply because of the individualistic nature of what people have titled "Christianity." In the reality of what I am talking about... there is no Christianity in titlement, other than those that practice a man made religion with a name, like all other manmade religions.
To each his own, and we are all left with free will... aside from the unregulatable few Commandments that are given (Love the Lord your God with all your Heart Mind and Soul.... Love thy neighbor...keep the Sabbath holy..etc..) but like I said, you CANNOT REGULATE THEM, WITHOUT BREAKING OTHERS.
Like I said, aside from the physical laws (of murder, adultery, and stealing..) all of the others are internal.