Borders / God Ordained / Pope Confused
Day At The Beach
Ever heard of the beach?
The reason you can enjoy a picnic at the beach is because God set a border, a limit, a range a stop section for the ocean.
God gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth. (Proverbs 8:29)
God Demands Borders – God Created Borders – God Made Nations
God made nations with borders and one day everyone will bow down and acknowledge that fact.
All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name. Psalm 86:9
The whole of Creation, the visible Universe is proof positive that God created all things with limits, rules, and borders. Indeed, for governments to work correctly, there have to be laws which all from Prosecutors, Police and Politicians must obey. And when such refuse to obey the law, and the laws of nature-society breaks down into chaos.
Keep at the forefront this list is quickly off the top of my head. Normally I would devote a sermons series to such an offensive issue, but Governor Jay Inslee insured that the Enumclaw Police were enabled to run me out of the border of Enumclaw.
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements—surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?
“Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?— when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stopped‘?
“Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place, (Job 38:1-12)
- God is creative, and borders allow a diversity of identities, cultures, and ethnicities. Such is a celebration.
- God is about families, and each nation was assigned a home.
- God is full of order, and borders allow for peaceful procedures in distributing food and wealth.
- God is for safety and borders permit peace to settle in regions while identifying areas that are full of chaos.
- God is a providing God and borders limit undercut cheap labor that robs a close neighbor from earning a living.
- God is holy, and some areas of the world are more holy than others. Without borders, all distinctions of holy and common are lost in confusion.
- God is wise so to keep tyrants from gaining world domination borders were established.
- God is demanding accountability, borders force responsibility upon individuals and nations.
- God is powerful, and all things must submit to limits – even the ocean has a border.
- God is border creating, and all animals have, or had, borders that they could not cross.
- God is for creativity and creativity requires borders; sky from land; water from the sky, light from darkness.
The Pope is all mixed up. Borders are a reason for celebrating the all-wise God, and there is fast approaching a world Holocaust. The destruction of borders is but one sign of the end. It is only lawless men and women that haven’t noticed the more they destroy borders, legal and landfall, the more oppression there is the land.
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. (Acts 17:26)
“So what” to the border of laws as they say down at the King County Court House is a sign of rampant corruption in the King County Court House of Seattle Washington.
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
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“Pope Francis encouraged hundreds of thousands of young people at a global gathering on Sunday to “believe in a new humanity” that is stronger than evil and refuses to see borders as barriers.
His appeal came at the end of World Youth Day, a week-long event held in southern Poland this year that draws young Catholics from around the world every two to three years to a different country for a spiritual rally.
The youth gathering was Francis’ main focus during his pilgrimage to Poland, but over five days in this deeply Catholic nation he also prayed in silence at the former Nazi Auschwitz death camp and implored God to keep away a devastating wave of terrorism now hitting the world. He also met with Poland’s political and church leaders.
For the second straight day, a huge crowd filled a vast field on Sunday in the gentle countryside outside the city of Krakow to see Francis, who was visiting central and eastern Europe for the first time.
Security was very tight throughout the pope’s five-day visit, but he encountered huge crowds day after day without incident and arrived back in Rome on Sunday evening.
Many of the faithful had camped out overnight after an evening of entertainment and prayer with the pope in the same field Saturday night that drew 1.6 million people, according to World Youth Day organisers.
Sunday’s faithful numbered at least in the hundreds of thousands. Father Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, referred to an estimate by Polish authorities of 1.5 million at Sunday’s closing mass.
The pope used his several encounters with the young pilgrims – from mega-gatherings to a private lunch with only a dozen people from five continents – to encourage a new generation to work for peace, reconciliation and justice.
God, said Francis in his final homily of the pilgrimage, “demands of us real courage, the courage to be more powerful than evil, by loving everyone, even our enemies”.
“People may judge you to be dreamers, because you believe in a new humanity, one that rejects hatred between peoples, one that refuses to see borders as barriers and can cherish its own traditions without being self-centred or small-minded,” Francis told his flock.
Later Sunday, on his way to the airport, Francis met with hundreds of young volunteers to thank them for their work. He had a speech prepared but looking at the pages in his hand with annoyance he said, “five pages?” and then began speaking freely in his native Spanish.
“Do you want to be hope of the future?” he asked, getting an enthusiastic “Yes!”
Earlier in his pilgrimage, Francis had expressed dismay that many people and places are not welcoming enough to refugees or those fleeing poverty in their homelands.
After over one million people arrived on Europe’s southern shores last year, some nations on the continent, notably in central and eastern Europe, hastily built fences to keep the refugees out. Poland has been among the EU countries that have refused to take in many Muslim refugees, saying it has already welcomed hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian immigrants.
Attending Francis’ closing mass on Sunday were some of Poland’s top leaders, including President Andrzej Duda and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the conservative ruling Law and Justice party.
The World Youth Day events took place amid very high security following a string of extremist attacks in Western Europe, with an elderly French priest being killed in his Normandy church Tuesday, the day before Francis arrived in Poland.
Since the Paris extremist attacks in early 2015, concerns have heightened that the Vatican, and the pope in particular, could be targeted because of his role as the most influential Christian leader. When the pope travels, a corps of Vatican bodyguards travels with him, running alongside his popemobile or scrutinising crowds along the route.
On Saturday, at a mass attended mainly by Polish priests, nuns and seminarians, sniffer dogs patrolled the perimeter, searching for explosives. Police opened every bag of those entering and waved metal-detecting wands carefully over each person.
At Sunday’s mass, several Polish police vans followed the pope’s open-sided popemobile as he rode through the wide flat meadow in the middle of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims. Motorcycle police rode close to metal barriers keeping the crowd away.
Francis also spoke of terrorism in some of his remarks and made an unscheduled stop on Saturday at a Franciscan church in Krakow, where he implored God in prayer to “keep away the devastating wave of terrorism” in much of the world and to “touch the hearts of the terrorists, so that they recognise the evil of their actions and return to the path of peace and of good”.
At the end of Sunday’s mass, Francis announced that the next World Youth Day will take place in Panama in 2019. Later, he told rally volunteers he did not know if he would be at that one.” [Pope Francis urges young to believe in ‘new humanity’ and to look beyond borders – BT]