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Tyranny & Fear | How Thoughtless Compliance Is Not Loving Your Neighbor

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon and Jeff Childers, a practicing lawyer and devoted follower of Christ, talk about the legality of nation-wide vaccine mandates in the private sector, and how Christians should respond.

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Tyranny & Fear | How Thoughtless Compliance Is Not Loving Your Neighbor

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon and Jeff Childers, a practicing lawyer and devoted follower of Christ, talk about the legality of nation-wide vaccine mandates in the private sector, and how Christians should respond.

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Health Mandates, Tucker Carlson, & Nicki Minaj

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel Webbon and Constance Troutman from Truth + Fire podcast talk about health mandates, the black community’s hesitancy to the vaccine, and how all Christians should think biblically about these crazy times.

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Christian Persecution In America

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-14Romans 13:1-7
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Joel Webbon and Glenn Sunshine take the time to define the criteria for both genuine persecution and civil tyranny.

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What Does Separation of Church and State Really Mean?

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Scripture: Ephesians 1:22Ephesians 5:23-25
Topics: Church History, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “Christ, not Caesar, is head of the Church.” Almost all Christians would wholeheartedly agree. But what if I said, “Christ, not Caesar, is also head of the State?” A statement like that would make most Christians cringe. This is because the vast majority of Christians fundamentally misunderstand another important statement: “Separation of Church and State.”

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The Biblical Criteria For Genuine Persecution

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:3-8Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Church History, Loving the Saints, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel Webbon and Pastor James Coates attempt to define what actually constitutes genuine persecution from the Bible.

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Showing Honor

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The Scripture commands that we show honor to our spiritual leaders. In this clip Pastor Joel uses a quote from the Puritan Thomas Watson to reveal two simple ways that each of us can honor our leaders in the church.

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Pray For Your Pastor

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Topics: Church History, Loving the Saints, Elders, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Protestant Christianity has differed from Roman Catholicism in several ways. One of those ways is its esteeming of the “priesthood of all believers.” However, although the leaders of a church do not posses any special claim to revelation from God, the Scripture still demands that the members of a church show their leaders honor. (Hebrews 13:17-18)

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All Christians Need a Shepherd

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Scripture: Matthew 18:15-17
Topics: Church History, Loving the Saints, Elders, Church Membership, Elders, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In Acts 20:28, pastors are commanded to shepherd the flock of God with diligence and carefulness. But how are pastors able to discern who their flock actually is? Are you being intentional to make sure that there are shepherds in your life who can hold you accountable?

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Was Pastor James Coates Actually Persecuted?

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Scripture: Daniel 3Daniel 6Romans 13:1-14
Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Several pastors have deliberately chosen to defy government regulations for their church gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision has incurred various penalties from the state, including even imprisonment for Pastor James Coates. Is this a legitimate example of persecution? Or is this merely the consequence for unjustified rebellion?

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Is Pastor James Coates Actually Being Persecuted?

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Topics: Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Guilt & Shame, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Wisdom & Discernment, Culture & Politics, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Culture & Politics, Sanctity of Life, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Submission to Authority, Prayer, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Justice, Submission to Authority, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

ISN’T PASTOR JAMES COATES IN VIOLATION OF ROMANS 13? When it comes to the Christian’s duty to submit to the civil authorities, it is vital that we rightly interpret the whole of Scripture. Firstly, it is crucial to recognize that Romans 13 (the biblical text that is so often cited for why churches should comply with the current government regulations) …