The Capitol MinuteSep 29, 2021
EP - 50: Best of Perry : Victory on Earth as it is in Heaven
Here we are, the almost close-out episode of the Best of Perry season of The Capitol Minute, which turned into Minutes and darn near half an hour sometimes. But they were glorious minutes of passion sharing timely messages like today's message of God's ability to use Civil Government to carry out his wrath and the need to express God's fatherly love in the church and at home to counterbalance the femininity in today's Christian culture. Messages like these are rare and need to be spread socially and through embodying the power of the one ultimately giving us the message, our creator, God. Keep those notifications on for the farewell address from Pastor Arin Hess the Director of Capitol Studies.
EP - 049: The Best of Perry - A Biblical History of the Separation of Church and State
There's more to the United States than secularism and the adherents that want to keep faith from the halls of justice as Pastor Perry will detail in depth from the Bible in today's episode. We are one more installment away from a closing tribute to Perry by Pastor Arin Hess the new Executive Director of Capitol Studies. Will this be the beginning of Season 3 of the Capitol Minute???
EP - 048: Best of Perry - Obedience through Rebellion
Is God distant or is he close and able to hear our prayers? Questions like this one have been around for a long time as Pastor Perry will discuss today. Our last installment of the Epoch Times interview will have you asking yourself if you are willing to be obedient to God over the government when the government is tyrannical. We have two more Best of Perry podcasts to share before pastor Arin shares about what is coming next.
EP - 047: The Best of Perry - Does Government Manifest the Avenging Wrath of God?
Can laws make society more moral? Better yet, can the enforcement of those laws make a society exhibit moral behavior? Perry will be discussing this today as he shares his thoughts on Romans 13:3-4 as well as the flip side to this question. What happens when the government doesn't punish evil behavior?
EP - 046: Best of Perry - Epoch Times Interview : The Masculinity of God.
In the midst of the confusion about America's actions in Afghanistan lately, we are going to be grappling with the questions Perry discusses in our podcast. Is war just? Is all killing wrong? is the feminization of men Godly? Next time Perry will fill us in on how governments are administering God's wrath in this life and how we should respond to it.
EP - 045: Best of Perry - The Christian Attitude of Submission
Seems like the wrong time to discuss submission, as governments are wanting more of it from those that are skeptical of their decisions lately. Perry shares a descriptive word that will help you in discerning Romans 13: 1-7 and the myriad of ways it will be twisted as the Taliban take over governing in Afghanistan. Next week we continue sharing the Tyranny and Rebellion interview with the Epoch Times that will discuss what obedience to God looks like under tyrannical leaders.
EP - 044: Best of Perry - Epoch Times Interview on Tyranny and Rebellion Part VIII
Same story different century. Mean rulers keep their subjects loyal through fear and the people clamor for freedom. No, a hero doesn't rise in this episode, but perhaps it will embolden you to be a hero in situations with a tyrannical leader! Well even tell you the secret ingredient for being satisfied in this life that you can learn about next time.
EP - 043: Best of Perry - Judging Without Being Hypocritical
Do you ever feel like others want you not to judge them so they can rule over you with their judgments concerning you? You may think definitions and terms only apply to you when having this argument. Perry arms you with simple yet bold truths about Jesus' teaching on having wise judgment and understanding the materials you are working with in doing so.
EP - 042: Best of Perry - Epoch Times Tyranny and Rebellion Part VI
Today's episode will give you a new meaning to the concept of a Machine Gun Preacher as Perry discusses firebrand pastors that are rumored to have been the impetus to the Revolutionary War.
EP -041: Best of Perry - Are Governments Evil?
If the church doesn't have all the answers and you can't turn to the Government for Godly wisdom, is it probably that submitting to God who created both the church and governments is the logical answer?
EP - 040: Best of Perry - Epoch Times Tyranny and Rebellion Part V
Part V of the Epoch Times find us in the waters of the Republic vs. Democracy debate, and as always full of new understanding and Latin definitions!
EP - 039: Best of Perry: Loving Your Neighbor Revisited
The Golden rule says "Treat others the way you want to be treated", but the Platinum Rule says " Treat others the way you want others to treat the people you love". Right living today is not second nature and that why Perry shares seven ways to stand up to the status quo of today's culture of immorality to show that you really do ... love your neighbor.
EP - 038: Best of Perry - Epoch Times Interview Tyranny and Rebellion Part IV
Do you know the difference between advice being prescriptive or descriptive? If you don't it could save your life and countless others as you'll find out in today's episode. As Perry and Joshua Phillip discuss on this segment of Crossroads, there is a difference between the people being heard and the people overtaking by mob rule. The question is, do you know the difference?
EP - 037: The Best of Perry - Politics: Secular or Societal?
Do you agree with the statement, there is no secular for the Christian? if not, you should and Pastor Perry will tell you why. So don't get mad at us. If everything is political and nothing is secular that would make political matters into spiritual matters, and there's none more qualified than Pastor Perry to give it to you straight.,
EP - 036: The Best of Perry - The Power of Prayer
One of Perry's favorite sayings was " Right doing comes from right thinking and right thinking comes from thinking rightly about God." The key ingredient to that right thinking is prayer, and the topic of discussion today. it's short and to the point and worth replaying. Next week we take on the topic of the secular and spiritual in politics.
EP - 035: Best of Perry - 50 Million Christian Voters
Pastor Perry implores Christians to "get out of the salt shaker" and penetrate the culture for Christ in this week's episode. Next week Perry delves into prayer and getting our thinking right, and today we announce the next torchbearer for Capitol Studies! Help us welcome Pastor Arin Hess and his wife Anne Marie.
EP - 034: Best of Perry - We Call Ourselves Pentetutionalists
All for expanding your vocabulary this week Perry teaches us about the five institutions that Christ mediates His rule through on earth and tee's us up for next week to discuss the voting gap of confessing Christians.
EP - 033: The Best of Perry - Can Kings be Big Babies?
We all start life off in the same place, in the maternal shelter of our mother's womb. Unfortunately, some adults never leave the baby phase far behind them, and all too often those big babies can gain places of power. Next Week perry will educate us on being a Pentetutionalist and how Christ mediates his rule on the earth through five distinct institutions.
EP - 032: The Best of Perry - Tyranny and Rebellion Part II
Johnny Cash walked the line and Pastor Perry brings us to the line... that forces us to act against tyrannical leaders.
EP - 031: Best of Perry - Christian Political Turnoffs
When you would ask Perry a question and his response was Yes, No and Maybe, you knew it was going to be a long answer. Like today's Best of Perry series podcast, it will be a longer one than normal, and we like it that way. Next week Perry tackles the age-old question of "when is it the right to time stop submitting and start rebeling?"
EP - 030: Best of Perry - Dangers of Church and State Reversing Roles Interview with Stand the Gap
Relive childhood playground memories of bullies on the playground as Perry unpacks the ways the institutions of commerce and the state cause trouble when they take over the church's sandbox. Next week discover how to handle the extreme opposition of adversaries.
EP - 029: Best of Perry - Epoch Times Interview About Tyranny and Rebellion Part 1
Would you rather... have a remedy for your ailment described to you or prescribed for you? Well, that's what Romans 13:1 is, a prescription for human government. Since some people are bummers not all governments operate as they should so Perry is here to lay out how they should act in case you were wanting to know.
EP - 028: Best of Perry - Politically Pointed Interview with NE Family Council
"If Government is God's idea why does it seem so bad?" Perry had a way of getting to the heart of the matter, and that is what he does in this interview. The topic of the separation of church and state always had a way of getting him going!
EP - 027: Best of Perry - Stand the Gap Interview Part II - Salt and Light in Politics
This week you'll find out which phrase said from the pulpit could raise Perry's temperature and what answers congregations thirst for from their leaders.
EP - 026: Best of Perry - Stand The Gap Part 1
Perry was a bible teacher and evangelist. He wasn't interested in politics or anything political until well into adulthood when he realized that civil servants needed to hear the gospel as much as anyone else. In this Stand The Gap interview you'll hear that passion for yourself as Perry is asked about the importance of reaching government leaders for Christ and how that impacts the society we live in today.
EP - 025 Best of Perry: KCRO Interview
We lost our friend and leader Perry Gauthier in Dec of 2020. We have compiled interviews Perry did for radio and TV to share with you that show his heart and passion for serving civil servants for Christ. In this interview, you will get a glimpse into the preparation for creating bible studies for the senators he ministered to every week during their session and why he did it with a heart full of joy.
EP - 024: Rogue Ministers and Big Fists
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall of an intense argument that could determine the fate of those outside the room? In this episode, Pastor Gauthier takes us to Psalm 2, into the conversation that God has with the messenger he has chosen to enact punishment against rebellious political leaders.
EP - 023: Prime Ministers and Big Bazookas
Social media is a great place to solicit advice on places to eat, recommendations for plumbers and painters, and the occasional date night idea. But can you imagine what would happen if you asked your "friends" for the best way to punish your son or daughter for lying, cheating, stealing, or a prank that led to another person's death? Are your "friends" armed with the wisdom to know how to punish actions that break down the fabric of society in a way to increase the desire to act morally and responsibly towards others? As we continue our study in the most important paragraph on civil government in the New Testament you will hear how Government serves its people best and what methods they use to do it.
EP - 022: A Summarizing of the Separating of State from Church
If you still think the separating of the church from the state means that the church should stay out of influencing the state then this short summary episode of the much longer Episode 020 is for you.
EP - 021: Avengers, Ministers, and Lethal Power
We need superheroes to stop diabolical murderers, scummy drug lords, dirty cops, sex traffickers, and cheating businessmen. If there is no “fear of God” or fear of punishment, criminals think they get unlimited “Get Out of Jail Free” cards. While a Christian is to model personal love and forgiveness in society, the civil government is to punish and avenge criminal evil. God said so...for Him...on earth!
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EP - 020: Our Capitol Q&A—Separating Church from State?
Hardly ever does a Bible verse or appeal to prayer by a politician on social media go without someone chiming in, "keep your religion out of my politics," or "that violates the separation of church and state.” Atheists push for a religionless America. This episode can help you argue against the idea that the church should stay away from state involvement.
EP - 019: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid
Parents are told to be gentle when disciplining their kids. Is gentleness key for government rulers to consider in punishing the crimes of their adult counterparts? These days, tears flow, and snowflakes melt when civil rulers punish evil. Why has society become so weak? Can political leaders put “the fear of God” into criminals using punishments just as severe as their crimes?
EP - 018: "To Obey or Disobey?" Is That Really a Question?
Submission, fear, and killing: these sound like movie plots. In today’s podcast, we will hear of them all because they are keywords in Romans 13:2. Our year has been filled with news stories showcasing lawlessness nationwide. Many citizens wonder how to stop the lawless and those plotting evil crimes. Will criminals fear those in authority when they will not enforce the rule of law?
EP - 017: Did God Ordain Hitler?
We are familiar with the phrase at the climax of a wedding "by the power vested in me by this state, I now pronounce you man and wife." Do you think political leaders have their own version that allows them the power to do whatever they want whenever they want? Power like Hitler wielded with his plans to achieve his own ends was to the detriment of millions. Does God really approve of the Hitlers of the world and their insane use of power?
EP - 016: Five Earthly Authorities
How does Christ mediate His reign on Earth today? He rules by His Spirit and the power of His Holy Word, the Bible, to be sure. But have you ever thought about Heaven delegating its own Authority to human authorities on earth? Is life on planet Earth more tolerable when those in authority lead well?
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EP - 015: Our Capitol Q&A Part Two: Who Are You to Judge?
Did you know that the "Gentle Jesus" actually referred to toxic people as "swine" and "street dogs"? "Who was He to judge?" someone might ask. Does God expect Christians to use their heads and make sober and serious decisions about problem people and even political policies?
EP - 014: Our Capitol Q&A Part One: Who Are You to Judge?
In this tense political season have you noticed that Christians engaging in the cultural discussion are asked, "Who are you to judge?" Do you find that interesting? Isn't the person who is asking the question really making a "judgment" about the person to whom they are asking that question?
EP - 013: Limiting Civil Government
Civil Government is not the answer to everything. Even though designed by God, it is not the only God ordained institution. Has anyone ever explained to you what God's five institutions are? When each of these institutions run well, life is good on planet earth as God Himself has designed it.
EP - 012: And So It Begins: Civil Government
Mulligans and Do Overs are ways golfers and humans try to clear their minds and score cards of past mistakes. Did you know God had to "Start Over" with the human race? He judged and cleared Earth's violent slate in Noah's flood. Afterwards, He instituted civil government to rule on the dry ground of that new "start over" environment. You may not know the first and only law He instituted at that time.
EP - 011 : Do Good Governments Eliminate Evil?
Martin Luther King Jr. was a champion for justice. He realized that education and heart change mattered but so did laws. Have you heard his comments about how human governments can make "mighty big" changes in culture, like keeping people from lynching people? Laws restrain the heartless!
EP - 010: Loving Government or Loving Neighbors?
False dichotomy. If I said those were the only two words in the world, that would be a "false dichotomy" because I would be wrongly pitting two things against each other as if they were at odds. I would be forcing you to say that there were only two choices about a subject matter: the matter of words. Did you know God commands us to love our neighbors AND be good citizens?
EP - 009: Our Capitol Q&A #3 Is Politics "Secular" or Societal?
More than a few political discussions have been halted by the assertion that religious ideas should be set aside during political arguments. Secular humanists shout, "Get your religion out of my politics!" Is government necessarily a non-religious institution? Join Nate Wagner as he asks Perry Gauthier about “the secular and the sacred in politics” in this episode of The Capitol Minute.
EP - 008: Our Capitol Q&A #2. Does God Want Us Political?
When was the last time you heard a kid say that he wanted to be a politician when he grew up? If that happened you’d probably be shocked. What is it about the political arena that makes it so different from other career callings that pastors and churches encourage their followers to pursue? Pastor Perry will address God's will and our political involvement in this episode. Be sure to send us your questions for future Q&A's to email@example.com.
EP - 007: Q&A # 1 Christian Political Turnoffs
There are many "Politically Puzzling Problems" facing us today and many have to do with the struggle for power. Have you ever wondered if Christians are part of that power struggle and if so do they use political means to further their agenda? If they are, is that helping or hurting the mission to bring the revelation of Christ to every tribe, tongue and nation? Rev. Gauthier will be answering questions like these in the next episodes. If you have questions that are puzzling to you about faith and politics email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
EP - 006: 50 Million Christian Voters
How many pieces of salt water taffy do you think were given away over Halloween weekend? Salty treats are far from the most popular type of candy in America. So why did Jesus say that believers were the “salt of the earth” instead of something sweet like honey? How does “Christian saltiness” play out in everyday life for the Christ follower in 2020 in regards to civil government and especially in an election year?
EP - 005: Can Kings Be Big Babies?
Life is full of firsts that are experienced by people regardless of race, place, or religion. First steps, first words, and first achievements get saved in videos and pictures. We all love babies. We celebrate newborns. Why does society now celebrate the “choice” to end human life in the womb? Precious babies in the womb have unalienable rights to celebrate a life full of “firsts” outside the womb.
EP - 004: President for Life
Dictators want to rule for as long as they live, keep power in their family lineage, and look after their own lives. But a good leader—and a good POTUS—looks after the lives of their constituents. The protection and preservation of all innocent human life is the highest duty of any US President.
EP - 003: Empty Shells
Can politics get dirty? What are the vices in the political realm and how does a Christian lawmaker avoid them?
EP - 002: Who Will Pick The Next President?
Have you wondered if God is involved in who rises to governmental power? How do citizens affect those chosen to govern them? Rev. Perry Gauthier will take us to Daniel and First Timothy to discover the answers to these questions. He knows AND will tell us "Who will pick the next President."
EP - 001 : Minute-Long Answers for Worried Citizens
Capitol Studies International introduces The Capitol Minute podcast that will be focused on answering questions about God and Government minutes at a time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday with your host Rev. Perry Gauthier.