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Paul writes to Titus in Titus 3:1, “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good…” Paul also says, “For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong,” Romans 13:3. I like this verse because it is essentially saying that rulers should be supporting good ways of living either because they protect you or because it is the right way to live.
But there are authorities out there that really don’t care about the people under them. Do you expect people to just be oppressed?
Romans 2:18 has something that isn’t directly related but I think could be applied to this situation. It is written to slaves saying, “…submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”
What if a person of authority tells you to do something against God’s will.
The Bible has something to say about this as well. Acts 5:29 says, “…We must obey God rather than men.”
Ok so you’re saying that as long as authorities don’t ask you to do something against God’s will, you should just follow what they say?
Yes, that is what I’m saying and that is also what the Bible is saying.
(To be continued…) Back to the beginning.
Yesterday YouTube released this year’s rewind. It’s titled Turn Down for 2014. 2014 is the year I really got into watching YouTube more than just for music and I’m really glad that I did. I’ve found so many things that interest me. On the other hand, I waste so much time watching said things. If you’re in the market for some YouTube entertainment I’ll share what I’ve found. Below is a list of my favorite channels along with short descriptions.
Blimey Cow —– very sarcastic, countdown videos, extremely clean
Bored Shorts TV —– mixes the worlds of children with the worlds of adults, extremely clean
Domics —– cute animations about life, some mature content, some cussing
Good Mythical Morning —– daily morning talk show, clean with rare innuendoes
Rhett & Link —– sketches, music and more, extremely clean
Say Goodnight Kevin —– countdown videos, sarcastic, extremely clean
Tobuscus —– music, sketches, rants and more, some mature themes
Philosophy Tube —– philosophical topics, some mature themes, some cussing
SciShow —– science topics and answers to common questions, extremely clean
Veritasium —– science video blog, extremely clean
Vsauce —– mind blowing facts, extremely clean
Vsauce2 —– mind blowing creations, extremely clean
Vsauce3 —– video games and education
grav3yardgirl —– fashion, as seen on TV trials, and more, extremely clean
React —– many series of different age groups reacting to different things, clean
TheFineBros —– different age groups react to different things, other series, some series have mature content
Toby Turner —– music, vlogs, some innuendos
Action Movie Kid —– adventures of a 3-year-old, extremely clean
andrewfilms —– special effects and video games, clean
GrittyReboots —– turns video games, TV shows, comics and more into cinematic trailers, clean
Job Hunters —– dystopian comedy web series, violence, clean
Journey Quest —– follows a group of adventurers on a quest, mature themes
My Music —– sitcom about a transmedia music and production company, some mature themes
The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy —– modern adaptation of classic novel “Peter and Wendy”, clean
Video Game High School —– students go to a high school to play video games competitively, violence, some mature themes
Video Game Related
DidYouKnowGaming? —– video game facts, extremely clean
PeanutButterGamer —– funny video game videos and countdowns, extremely clean
SpaceHamster —– countdown videos about video games, extremely clean
The Game Theorists —– video games and science, clean, some mature themes
TheJWittz —– nintendo related news, extremely clean
TobyGames —– lets plays with funny commentary, violence, innuendos, mature themes