When a dispute arises between you and your neighbor, who is first in line to solve it? Every time anyone has a matter they need to settle, they run to an attorney.
The most common office held in the State is the "office of person." It is an office most people fill without even knowing it.
What the Church is really struggling over is authority. We don't want a standing recognized by the world...
While I was attempting to write pleadings for my special appearance in traffic court here in Oregon, I came across a magnificently executed deception.
For most of us, the thought of appearing in court before a black-robed priest sends cold shivers down our spine. No one wants to be dragged into their courts.
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'Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned.' Does not this mean that besides not blaming one's neighbor one must not set up law-courts, nor judge one's neighbor in them?
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Also by Tolstoy:
What are Governments to Do?
It seems that almost every day someone urges us to start a lawsuit. There is a brave young family who suffered greatly at the hands of the State of South Carolina, but chose to suffer. Read their story.
If you profess Christ and you try to fill a State office, you will have to choose whom you will serve.
Imagine for a moment that you are on the Christian Crusaders baseball team and are scheduled to play against Beelzebub's Braves...
When we claim allegiance to the Heavenly government, persecution begins. But eventually, when we remain steadfast, they can no longer deny our existence.
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"Ever since we entered this battle, we've been trying to improve our argument, hoping to win in court. If we could somehow make the right argument, they would leave us alone - or so we thought. The mark we aimed for was to win in court..."
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As ambassadors of Christ's kingdom, shouldn't we also claim Diplomatic Immunity?