God’s legal defense

October 3, 2007 at 7:35 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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In the weeks since Democratic senator Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit against God, there have been two responses made in His defense. The senator’s lawsuit said that God has made “terroristic threats” against him and his constituents, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” It also says that God has caused “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues”, and calls for a “permanent injunction, ordering Defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats.”

 One defense was put forth by Eric Perkins, an attorney from Corpus Christie Texas. Perkins said that he looked at it as a “What would God say” kind of issue. Perkins’ response stated that, “Defendant denies that this or any court has jurisdiction … over Him any more than the court has jurisdiction over the wind or rain, sunlight or darkness”.

He also wrote that God “contends that any harm or injury suffered is a direct and proximate result of mankind ignoring obvious warnings.”

The other response was an anonymous one made about a week after the senator first filed his lawsuit. The response was found on the counter in legal filing. In the second response, God states: “ the suit by Sen. Ernie Chambers (D-Omaha) should be thrown out because there was ‘no proper and sufficient service of summons’ by a deputy”.

While in some ways this is comical, in others, it is very serious and I believe that it points to a serious issue that starts with the church. In recent generations, there has been a noticeable lack of the fear of the Lord. Many in the church no longer respect God for who He is or the power that He holds. If we are to see a true change in our country, it has to start in the church. 1 Peter 4:17 says that judgment starts in the house of God and it is something that each and every one of us in the body of Christ should take to heart.

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