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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

How Should We Then Vote? (2020)

How Should We Then Vote? (2020)

May 2020 - September 2020

There is so much division and hostility today in America. When it comes to voting, there is even more. This is not how it should be. We should and must come to an understanding of what the foundational issues are and learn to have discussions about those issues without throwing bricks or grenades.

In this new series we will look at what the Bible teaches about nations, governing, and governance. Along the way we will also explore what the Founding Fathers of this nation believed and why that is still vital and significant today.

As always, our focus will be on God's Word. God is not an American, an Israeli, Chinese, Russian, or any other ethnic group. He is neither Republican nor Democrat, but He has revealed key principles in His Word for how a nation can be righteous and just, successful and blessed, as well as how a nation can self-destruct.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2020howshouldwethenvote.xml
 
Thu, Sep 24, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 41 secs
Why has there been a love for the Jews in America for so long? Listen to this lesson to learn that those who grow up hearing the Bible are imbued with a sense of the Jews’ importance in God’s plans. See the connection between Christian and Jewish Zionism and hear three false claims against Christian Zionism and what makes them bogus. Follow historical Zionism including current events. Appreciate God’s faithfulness to His people Israel and realize that He always keeps His promises.
Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 35 secs
Why is the United States different from every other country in regard to Israel? Listen to this lesson to begin to learn the historical and contemporary answers to this question. Find out what it means to support Israel and the meaning of Zionism. Hear a history of antiZionism beginning in the early church and continuing through to the 1600s as Replacement Theology began to be accepted. Be ready to continue this important subject leading up to today in the next lesson.
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 8 secs
What makes Israel important to all the world? Listen to this message to learn that with the call of Abram, God called out a new nation that was to be a blessing to all the world. Find out that Satan always battles against Israel. Hear the biblical passages where God shows how we are to treat Israel and what happens when we either follow these instructions or disregard them. Recognize that believers must recognize antiSemitism and apply that knowledge as we select the candidates we vote for.
Thu, Sep 03, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 28 secs

What was the Tower of Babel and why did God stop the grandiose plans of the people building it? Listen to this lesson to learn about the first incident of globalism in the world. Find out the role language plays in uniting people and how confusing the languages created tribes which eventually led to many nations. See biblical references to nations and hear elements that make up a nation.

During this lesson, Dr. Dean referred to Yoram Hazony's YouTube channel for additional information. He is the author of The Virtue of Nationalism. Also, watch the debate between Yoram Hazony vs. Bret Stephens.

Thu, Aug 27, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 51 secs
Would a one-world government be able to solve all the problems we have or were independent nations God’s plan for mankind? Listen to this lesson to learn the difference between globalism and nationalism and which secures freedom and prosperity for mankind. See what happened when men tried to build an empire in rebellion against God and how He broke up their efforts. Realize that God is the One who authorizes borders and boundaries.
Thu, Aug 20, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins 34 secs
Is it ever right to disobey a law of your country? Listen to this lesson to learn that God establishes governments and we are, on the one hand, expected to obey the laws and respect the office holders. On the other hand, see that the government is not to overrule God’s authority. Hear several biblical examples when people refused to obey ungodly laws no matter what the consequences. As Christians we are to distinguish between laws that we don’t like and those that are actual demands to disobey God.
Thu, Aug 13, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 18 secs
Why should we have a government? Can’t people just be trusted to do what’s right? Listen to this lesson to learn about the necessity for the fourth Divine Institution, human government. Find out that in order to have a productive civilization it is necessary to restrain evil and sin. See how the first two thousand years of history played out as man’s evil increased, resulting in demons trying to pervert the human race. Understand that it is only through laws and a righteous justice system that mankind can live in peace and prosperity.
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 53 secs

Do you want to raise a delinquent child and have a lifetime of heartbreak? Listen to this lesson to learn what not to do as a parent and then hear a number of biblical principles of how to raise a child to be a responsible, productive adult. Find out that each individual has their own volition and ultimately will choose the path they take. See the importance of evangelizing your children and teaching them the Word of God. Understand that children need to be disciplined and corrected in a just and loving way.

During this lesson Dr. Dean read excerpts from a book by Rick Fugate entitled “What the Bible Says About Child Training: Parenting with Confidence”.

Thu, Jul 30, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 23 secs
Can any group of people band together and become a family? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible defines a family as a marriage of one man and one woman and the children that result. Find out that the biblical purpose of a family is to train the children to fulfill God’s mandates. Hear a review of the principles of marriage, four enemies of this Divine Institution, and how it affects the family. As a parent accept that it your responsibility to teach your children to think biblically and to become responsible, productive adults.
Thu, Jul 23, 2020
Series: How Should We Then Vote? (2020)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 52 secs
Is marriage whatever people want it to be or is there a biblical structure for marriage? Listen to this lesson to learn that God set the parameters and design for marriage and government cannot override that. Find out God’s purpose for marriage and its significance. See the authority structure in marriage and the necessity for it. If you want stability in your life and in your nation instead of chaos, follow God’s plan for marriage.