Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Correction: Unforeseen Contingencies in error!
Well, almost in error. I hedged "our" position in the previous post sufficiently that I can legitimately claim not to have been in error.
It turns out that what Donald Trump proposes, temporarily banning Muslim aliens from entering the country, already is incorporated in federal law. (Thanks to Rush Limbaugh for pointing this out.) More precisely, since 1952, the U.S. Code has given the president full authority to ban and even deport any aliens he deems a threat to the United States. He can even apply this to all aliens.
No. 8 United States Code, inadmissible aliens: "Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may, by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate."
President Carter seems to have done this with Iranians in 1979. President Obama seems to be doing this with Middle East Christian refugees... see this and then this.
Christian refugees from the Middle East are unlikely to have any sympathy for sharia, jizya, and the like. Admitting them while banning Muslims would be quite sensible... and, it appears, legal.
Where is God's authority recorded? Most denominations who use creed books AKA denominational church catechisms, use those creed books as the final authority for faith and practice.
The question is, if church creed books are used as the authoritative book, why read the Bible? The ironic thing about churches who use creed books is, they try to use the Bible to support their denominational creeds.
If creed books are used as the rules for faith and practice, then referencing the Bible rings hollow.
There is not one denomination that has written one verse of the Bible. Denominations write creed books. God does not write creed books.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word: and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
Jesus did not say if anyone loves Me, he will keep the words of the church catechism.
1 John 1:4-6 .....as we received command from the Father......6 This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment , that as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.
We are told to walk according to the commandments of God. There is no commandment that says to walk according to church creed books nor new books of revelation written by men.
If your church catechism AKA creed book, or your so-call book of new revelation contradicts doctrine that is found in the Bible, then one of two things is true. 1. The Bible is in error and therefore cannot be trusted for faith and practice. 2. Your creed book or book of new revelation is in error and cannot be trusted as God's message to mankind.
YOU CAN USE THE BIBLE AS GOD'S AUTHORITY OR YOU CAN USE MAN-MADE EXTRA-BIBLICAL SOURCES.
YOU CANNOT USE BOTH!
(Scripture from; NKJV)
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