It is important that, as Christians, we handle things correctly. The way we handle things must bring honor to God. The Bible tells us or relationship to government.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. Romans 13:1-2
God is the highest power, but he has given power to government. We are to follow the laws of the government under which we live. We also know that when the disciples were told not to preach the Word it was against what God had commanded them to do. Their response was clear.
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. Acts 5:29
In the Old Testament we see the same principle when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendnego refused to bow to the Idol of Nebuchadnezzar. Even Daniel disobeyed the ordinances of man. There is a place for disobedience to man’s laws.
We are not going to discuss how we should do things. We are going to look at what is happening and try to see if we are heading toward a revolution. Are things going to get violent? If they do, what are we to do as Christians? Are there things we can do to resist government in a peaceful manner?
We have come full circle as a nation. Our founders faced similar circumstances 239 years ago. Our founders were called radicals and traitors. They understood that when the laws of man contradict the laws of God they had a choice to make. They understood that they must obey God over man and face the consequences.
Esther, when Mordecai challenged her, knew when she went to the king she was breaking the law, but she said “If I perish I perish.” She knew that what she had to do was the right thing.
In Romans 13 we are, first of all, subject to the highest authority, and this authority I God. Nevertheless, as Christians, we are to be law abiding citizens.
What is the state of our nation? Would any of us dispute that we are now in a lawless state? Our government no longer follows the rule of law. To our government, laws matter when it is convenient for them, but not when they are not. The Supreme Court passes homosexual marriage and people say it is the law of the land now and we must obey it. On the other hand, people are coming into our country illegally and we are told that we should have compassion for them.
As Christians we are called to be people of order, people of the law. This includes both God’s law and the laws of government. When there is a contradiction between the two we are to follow the higher law, which is God’s law.
Here is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, one of our founders. It has to do with understanding our liberty.
And can the liberties of the nation be thought secure when we have removed there only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God, that they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.
We must understand that our rights come from God, not from government. The purpose of government is to secure those rights. It is not to add to God’s laws or to change them.
When the Supreme Court decision came down on same-sex marriage, the White House was lit up in rainbow colors. Does anyone think that they were able to put that display together in just a couple of hours? Do you think they might have had a heads-up from the Court?
Our government is lawless. It is operating unconstitutionally.
The Declaration of Independence gives us a long list of abuses by the British government. They understood the importance of being able to speak one’s mind. This is why the Bill of Rights gives us the right to assemble and to redress our grievances to our government. My question to you is, is our government listening any more? Do they even care what we think?
The Bible tells us, as Christians, not to fear man, but to fear God. We are not talking about a fear of man, we are talking about our concerns. We believe that God is leading us to prepare God’s people for the days ahead.
Our nation was set up as a constitutional republic, not a democracy. I believe that this is gone. Our fight must begin at the local level. We are in deep trouble because we have essentially told God that we don’t want Him to have any part in this nation and our government.
We have a President and a Department of Justice that is totally lawless. They only enforce the laws that they like. They ignore the laws that they don’t like. They go so far as to instruct law enforcement officials not to enforce certain laws.
If I understand our Constitution, the President is the head of the executive branch. This means that his job is to execute, or carry out, the laws of the land. He doesn’t get to choose which ones he likes and which ones he doesn’t like. If he wants to write law he needs to become a legislator.
Our President has instructed our immigration enforcement people, ICE, not to enforce immigration laws. One of the many functions of our government is to secure the boundaries of the United States and control immigration. Those who do enforce immigration laws will have their careers destroyed by this administration.
We have a candidate running for the Democratic nomination for the President of the United States who is under a criminal investigation by the FBI. She set up a private email server for her official email. Contrary to her claims, she had classified material on this insecure server. She destroyed evidence according to her own testimony. She has obstructed justice in the investigation. All of these are felonies. If she was a Republican she would have probably been arrested long ago.
It is as if the nation doesn’t care if a criminal is elected to the presidency. I believe this is because of the spiritual condition of our nation.
Canada: Muslim beats his wife in front of cops, says she is his “property”
The Qur’an gives men the right to beat their wives if they are even thought to have done something wrong.
“Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for Allah’s guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them.” (Qur’an 4:34)
Islam teaches that women have only half the value of a man. The man beat here, even in front of the police while he was being arrested. Fortunately this did not happen in an Islamic country. No telling what would happen to this woman if Sharia law ruled.