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Apparent Contradictions

Are you saying the mixed message of the video is that God demands obedience to man? i.e. the speaker says the Catholic Bishops need to write a paper on moral code instead of economics etc?

If that is the case I had some thoughts along those lines when I listened to it. My though was: There is no need to write a paper on moral conduct because the Bible already gives moral instruction. People just need to read and do what God’s word says and not do the things it says not to do.

However, morally we as a society are a long way off from Biblical moral conduct. However, how can one expect someone who is not a Believer to choose to behave morally? But then again, do we excuse murder or theft as a society just because someone does not want to follow a moral code? One might say, well my sin doesn't harm anyone else. The reality is that all sin is against God, and none of us is an island to ourselves.

And there is this verse:
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may doit with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

I can see the Amish following those instructions as they follow rules as a community.

I think that accountability is something that is lost in the Baptist church. Our church has a convenant hanging on the wall. Really the only thing that stands out to me right now is that we agree with one another not to partake of alcohol. That is something particular to our church. That covenant was in place when Jeff and I joined and so we submit ourselves to the wishes of our church as a whole when we joined our church.