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Lordship vs. Serving


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Scripture references are from New King James Version

The moment I acknowledge the lordship of the State over any area of my life, I cease to be a Christian.

You say you don't want a driver license anymore? What's your beef? What seems to be your problem? It doesn't cost that much, just run down to Department of Motor Vehicles and spend maybe $15 or $20 for four years. It only costs about $5 a year - that isn't much to ask. I don't understand you, Paul. Why can't you get in line with all the rest of us?" It's a good question.

What's my beef? Why don't I do it if it's so simple? It ought to be simple. Look at all the people out there who have a driver license. They've all taken the tests. First they take a written test. If they pass 70 percent of the questions, they go on to the next stage. That's always concerned me. What if one of the questions they missed was, "What do you do when you see a sign that says STOP?" They ought to require that one hundred percent of the answers be correct.1 James 2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. Whoever doesn't get one hundred percent right isn't worthy of driving on those highways. The second test is driving around town. If you pass that test, you pay fees and they issue a plastic card.

It's not that difficult, just go down and do it," everybody says. "Quit putting up a big fuss about nothing! There is nothing holy, there is nothing scriptural about not obtaining a driver license." At least that is what everybody tells me. Enough people have been saying it, that I began to wonder myself, "Is there anything scriptural about not obtaining a driver license? Or is there something in scripture commanding us to obtain a driver license?" I know that we are not to cause derision, we're supposed to love our neighbors as ourselves. If somebody wants you to do something, you ought to do it, right?2 Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

I started checking out the scripture to see if I was out on a limb. Did Jesus command us either not to obtain a driver license or to obtain a driver license? I checked the Strong's Concordance under the word "driver," and couldn't find any listings in the New Testament. Then I looked in the Concordance for the word license and the word is not used by Jesus or the Apostles. If I would have stopped there I would have assumed that Jesus said nothing either way. He didn't say anything about driver and He said nothing about license. Therefore, He must have left it to my own discretion. No, that is not an appropriate study of the Bible. We need to take a look at what a driver license is and its usage and then go to the Bible to see what Jesus has to say about it.3 2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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