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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrinRadd View Post
    It baffles me when people here in the U.S. are all gaga and googly-eyed over the royals. We fought a revolution to get shed of those freakin' inbred clowns!
    The same reason Latin America gets googly eyed about the Spanish royal family...historical ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    Yes. Clear violation of Romans 13.
    Thank God for rebels!
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    It also baffles me when people today think it a wise idea to closely model a physical nation on OT Israel. There is no longer any physical nation that comprises "the people of God," and we should not lament that fact. As someone with Pentecostal-Charismatic, Arminian, and Egalitarian beliefs, I can just imagine what life would be like under a John MacArthur monarchy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    If God's preferred mode of operation is monarchy, why shouldn't we follow His good example? Why would democracy be better than a monarchy even here on earth?
    demi curious, is this actually position of yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrinRadd View Post
    It baffles me when people here in the U.S. are all gaga and googly-eyed over the royals. We fought a revolution to get shed of those freakin' inbred clowns!
    Lots of people during revolution monarchists, few rebelled. demi thinks lots still are, at heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    The monarch is the head of state. She is on the money. One might serve a sentence in prison ‘at Her Majesty’s pleasure’. Your Boy Scout oath is about your duty to the Queen or King. It is a very important role and it represents unity and continuity. Politicians come and go, the Queen and her Royal family do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrinRadd View Post
    Thank God for rebels!
    Foolish. Rebel against will of God, then punishment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by demi-conservative View Post
    demi curious, is this actually position of yours?
    I think we all crave the rule of a righteous King, it is a vestige of the image of God in us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorrinRadd View Post
    Do we know that? I know Scripture says they "neither marry nor are given in marriage." I don't recall anything about whether they have sex.
    It seems fairly evident to me that Scripture tends to reserve licit sex for marriage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    I think we all crave the rule of a righteous King, it is a vestige of the image of God in us.
    Except isn't a human king usurping God? After all in God's Kingdom, HE is King, not some human being. So I would argue that setting up a human kingdom is in opposition to God. Which is why God didn't want the Israelites to have a kind. HE was their king.

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