Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Government and Biblical Duty - Download

Submitted by D. - Thanks & GOD Bless

How many times have you heard Romans 13:1 cited as the basis for submitting to government?  Did you know that other parts of the Bible, even in the same chapter (Romans 13:3), admonish believers in the other direction, to defy unjust actions and tyranny?  In fact the Bible as a whole teaches individual sovereignty from everyone except Yhwh, the Triune Godhead, and to fear God, but only honor the government as we would our brothers and sisters.  Things have changed.  Today, we see government agencies baring the fangs of tyranny, forcing us to fear them while they dishonor God with hate speech, divisiveness, blasphemy and abhorrence of Christian principles in favor of bringing in false gods and the lies that come with them.

Romans 13:1 is the basis of our government’s hold on churches to stay out of politics and, therefore, save their precious tax free status under 501 C 3.  I think it’s time for the Lord’s people to get out from under that burden, that gag on pastors’ free speech; so, I’m forwarding this attachment to each of you in case you have had your religious perspective shifted to focus on government as the ultimate provider and final authority instead of where God says it should be:  on God himself and his Word.  One of the surest ways to bring Americans back under God’s blessings is to get churches out of the present tax code.  I’ll even go so far as to say that if your church is filing under 501 C 3, that it is not a church at all, but is an arm of the government, and bows down to materialism.  And if yours is one of the final few that is not under government authority, then you indeed have wise leadership!

Let’s keep Jesus as the reason for the season.  Did you know the White House Christmas tree decorations honor Obama, but make no reference to Jesus, his birth or why he came to live as man.  The tree was donated from a California forest as a gift from California by the U.S. Forest Service and all the decorations were donated by Californians.  That embarrasses me as a Californian.


Anonymous said...

In Ezekiel 9:3-7 we are "told" that we are to be very concerned about the evil that goes on around us, as illustrated here:
3. Then the LORD called to the man clothed in linen who had the writing kit at his side 4. and said to him, “Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it.”

5 As I listened, he said to the others, “Follow him through the city and kill, without showing pity or compassion. 6 Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children, but do not touch anyone who has the mark."

It sounds harsh, but several bad apples spoil the whole barrel. Look at our society today: one undisciplined student can ruin an entire classroom; one evil leader can ruin an entire nation and one lawless family member can disrupt the entire family.

We cannot stand quietly by as silent observers or we become a part of the evil

Anonymous said...

A very good point.

Human government is allowed/ordained of God--to execute good, fair, free, lawful government under God.

When human government attempts to rule or dictate outside the Godly, lawful boundaries of it's sphere, it becomes tyrannical, self-worshipping, self-serving, criminal, and untrustworthy. It is then trying to put itself in the place of God, and joins in the spirit and practices of the anti-Christ.

Evil should be identified by it's right name, and explained in it's true character.