Choosing sides in the struggle of God vs. Caesar


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Church and state are two different things and they are owed different things. That's been the case ever since Jesus Christ separated God and Caesar and stated each should be rendered the things that are theirs. The question, however, is what is owed God and His church and what is owed Caesar and his state? An equally, if not more important question is what is the Christian to do when confronted with the choice of serving God and His church or serving Caesar and his state? For the Christian, the answer is simple: they must serve God even if that means they face persecution for their faithfulness to Him by Caesar. This obedience to God comes with a price as in today's world as much as 80 percent of the people being persecuted for their faith are Christians. It would be far easier in this world for Christians to give in to the demands of Caesar in his various incarnations and abandon God. Christians know, however, that Caesar does not have the final say and that his state will inevitably be consigned to the ash heap of history. God, however, does have the final say and His rule will last forever and because of that, Christians, regardless of the persecution they may face, are on the winning side of the struggle between God and Caesar.


Saturday, Sept. 26

8 a.m.-1 p.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church holds a Churchwide Yard Sale and Breakfast.

Breakfast will be served from 8-11 a.m. The cost is $5 per plate and includes eggs, toast, grits, bacon or sausage, tea or coffee.

The church is located at 843 Old Buncombe Road, Cross Keys.

To get there from SC 49 East, take the right on to Old Buncombe Road at Cross Key House and church is 1.8 miles on the left. To get there from SC 49 West, take Bombing Range Road and it is two miles on the right.

Everyone welcome!!!

9 a.m.-Noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart Street, Union, holds a Free Giveaway of men’s, women’s, children’s, and infant’s clothing as well as shoes and pocketbooks. Because of the possibility of rain, the Giveaway will be held inside the church.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church’s Infant Care Ministry holds a give-away. Lunch will be served also.

Sunday, Sept. 27

2 p.m.: Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church invites pastors, ministers, members, and friends to come worship with us as we celebrate our Annual Women’s Day program along with Sister Debra Allen as our speaker. If you cannot be a part of this special occasion, please pray for us and with us that God will continue to bless this anointed program.

2:15 p.m.: Maple Ridge Baptist Church holds their usher program. The speaker will be Rev . Roderick Oglesby of Bethesda Baptist Church in Santuck. We look forward to fellowshipping with you all.

2:30 p.m.: The Mitchell Chapel Christian Church holds their “Men Where Art Thee” Program Part III. The Rev. James Mason of New Emanuel Baptist Church will be the speaker. Rev. Tony and Rev. Laquita Griffin are the pastors of MCCC.

3 p.m.: The Union County Prayer Foundation will be having their 1st Fellowship Service.

3 p.m.: Bethany Baptist Church of Jonesville celebrates its Annual Women’s Day Program. Minister Makefha Watson, a member of the Levitical Ministry of Serenity, will be our guest speaker. Rev. Anthony Wilson, Pastor.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

5:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a Poor Man’s Supper. The menu includes pinto beans, stewed potatoes, slaw, cornbread, and drink. Desserts are extra. Singing starts at 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11

11 a.m. & Noon: Bethel United Methodist Church, 1705 Lockhart Highway, holds Homecoming. The Homecoming service will be at 11 a.m. followed by dinner at noon. The Rev. Tuie Wentz, pastor Bethel United Methodist Church, will be preaching at the 11 a.m. service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times

Church and state are two different things and they are owed different things. That’s been the case ever since Jesus Christ separated God and Caesar and stated each should be rendered the things that are theirs. The question, however, is what is owed God and His church and what is owed Caesar and his state? An equally, if not more important question is what is the Christian to do when confronted with the choice of serving God and His church or serving Caesar and his state? For the Christian, the answer is simple: they must serve God even if that means they face persecution for their faithfulness to Him by Caesar. This obedience to God comes with a price as in today’s world as much as 80 percent of the people being persecuted for their faith are Christians. It would be far easier in this world for Christians to give in to the demands of Caesar in his various incarnations and abandon God. Christians know, however, that Caesar does not have the final say and that his state will inevitably be consigned to the ash heap of history. God, however, does have the final say and His rule will last forever and because of that, Christians, regardless of the persecution they may face, are on the winning side of the struggle between God and Caesar.

http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_IMG_00091.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times

Church and state are two different things and they are owed different things. That’s been the case ever since Jesus Christ separated God and Caesar and stated each should be rendered the things that are theirs. The question, however, is what is owed God and His church and what is owed Caesar and his state? An equally, if not more important question is what is the Christian to do when confronted with the choice of serving God and His church or serving Caesar and his state? For the Christian, the answer is simple: they must serve God even if that means they face persecution for their faithfulness to Him by Caesar. This obedience to God comes with a price as in today’s world as much as 80 percent of the people being persecuted for their faith are Christians. It would be far easier in this world for Christians to give in to the demands of Caesar in his various incarnations and abandon God. Christians know, however, that Caesar does not have the final say and that his state will inevitably be consigned to the ash heap of history. God, however, does have the final say and His rule will last forever and because of that, Christians, regardless of the persecution they may face, are on the winning side of the struggle between God and Caesar.

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