In its ongoing quest to control every aspect of its members lives, the Living Church of God now is telling members how to drive their vehicles. How Would Jesus Drive?
Yes I know there are lots of idiots on the road, particularly here in Los Angeles where half the population cant read English, but still I wonder why LCG has to invade members lives so much?
Did you know that driving 70 on the freeway is a BIG RESPONSIBILITY? Its not to be taken lightly! Just like your salvation, it is NOT to be taken lightly. How many times have we heard this attached to a myriad of reasons used by ministers to control us?
Dylan King asks:Being behind the wheel of a hundred or more steel horses that can travel at speeds above 70 miles per hour is a big responsibility. If taken lightly, one mistake at the wheel could cost you your life!
According to King, since Jesus suffered for us we should not commit any sin while driving.If Jesus Christ walked the earth today and found Himself behind the wheel of a car, truck or SUV; what kind of driver would He be? How should today’s Christians conduct themselves on the road?
God inspired the Apostle Peter to encourage us to follow Christ’s example of perfect character. “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth” (1 Peter 2:21).
Because Jesus was a Jew and kept the Jewish law we too should keep the law of the land because we are required to submit to government authorities.
Because King and other COG members fail to practice the fruits of the spirit - accidents WILL happen!Jesus Christ never broke God’s law. In fact, He even made it a point to obey the legitimate laws of the secular government that ruled over the places where He lived and taught. And He taught us to do the same. The Bible makes it clear that Christians should submit to the governing authorities who reign over us, and warns that if we do not we will bring judgment on ourselves (Romans 13:1-3).
Real Christians (only those in LCG or Thiels's group) must constantly "drive" with God because you must FEAR God.I have felt that judgment personally, when a careless moment behind the wheel led to the destruction of my vehicle (but, thankfully only minor injuries). If I had been more careful to utilize fruits of the spirit such as longsuffering (patience), kindness, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22) while driving, I may have avoided that particular wreck.
Of course this all leads to having people request a booklet on keeping the 10 Commandments because Big Daddy Spanky needs to tell you everything you need to do.Christians should strive to walk with God daily—and, if we are behind the wheel of a vehicle, we should strive to drive with God, having the fear of God. We can make a huge difference on the road by obeying traffic laws that were created for our own safety, and by being courteous to other drivers. As we start our engines, let us remember the eternal words of Jesus Christ, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).
I do have to hand it to LCG though, this is the first time they have talked about Jesus in a while.Request a free copy of our booklet, The Ten Commandments. In it, Dr. Roderick C. Meredith explains plainly from the Bible how God’s laws living in us through the Holy Spirit can give us the spiritual guidance to truly love our neighbors as ourselves.