Should Christians Obey Criminal Government?

By David J. Stewart

       "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." —Romans 13:1

“We have not government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” —U.S. President John Adams

It is tragic that most Bible-believing Christians today are misguided concerning Biblical submission to government. God never intended for Christians to blindly yield to government tyranny, blatant abusive of power and treason against it's own citizens. What ever happened to the Bill of Rights?

America's founding father's took matters into their own hands, reviling and revolting against the higher powers. The overthrow of British rule by America's founding father's violates the philosophy of nearly every pastor and Bible-scholar today, who teach that Christians ought to unquestioningly submit to government. Hypocritically, these same religious leaders heartily enjoy freedoms which were secured only through bloodshed inflicted by rebellion and revolt against the abuse and tyranny of the higher powers (i.e., England). Freedom isn't free!!!

Interpreting Romans 13:1-3 in Proper Biblical Context

Romans 13:1-3 reads:

"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. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same."

Please notice... "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.This phrase is critically important because it reveals the context in which the Bible is speaking, i.e., appropriate government is only a terror to evil works; but not to good works. Good government is NOT a terror to good works. In other words, when a government is run amuck with crime, tyranny and injustice, we are not Biblically obligated to submit anymore. The Apostle Paul deliberately broke the law. Acts 18:13, “Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.” We ought to obey God rather than men. Thus, sometimes Christians must rebel against man in order to obey God. To teach otherwise is to condemn America's founding father's, who if they hadn't revolted, there would be no America today. Think about that.

Communism is a terror to good works. When Daniel was told it was against the law to pray to God, he prayed anyhow (Daniel 6:10). When Meshach, Shadrach, and Abed-nego were commanded to bow to Nebuchadnezzar's 90-foot golden statue, they broke the king's law by refusing to bow (Daniel 3:18). When Herod ordered the 3 wise men to return with information regarding the whereabouts of the Christ child, they didn't return. It takes a good man to break laws made by bad men. Romans 13:1-3 commands believers to obey the "higher powers" as long as the rulers are a terror to evil works, and not to good. God is the highest power. Acts 5:29 plainly states... "We ought to obey God rather than men." 

In December of 1993, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno made the following shocking statement...

"Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal." —Former U.S. Attorney General, Janet Reno

So much for the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, i.e., the right to bear arms. Are you going to surrender your firearms? Is this pleasing to God... to voluntarily get on the train to Auschwitz? The bigger questions is: What are they planning on doing to us that would make us want to have guns? Why are they building concentration camps in America? I ask you... where, at what point, do we as believers have a God-given “right” to defend and fight to retain our freedoms; when we see the whites of their eyes? ...

"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes." (William Prescott, Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775)

Well, even the founding fathers of America weren't stupid enough to surrender their firearms. I'm tired of reading books by Christian leaders, about how believers are supposed to blindly submit to criminal government, when the very existence of “The Land Of The Free” was secured through revolt, resistance, and bloodshed. How hypocritical. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God! There is a theology of cowardliness circulating in many of our churches today, making excuses and explaining away Scriptures, in an attempt to exempt themselves from the call to battle.

"...Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?" —Numbers 32:6

Freedom verses Rights

Although God created mankind with the freedom to make his own choices; God never intended for man to have the "right" to be immoral. All sin is immoral. God "commandeth all men every where to repent" (Acts 17:30). Liberty is a gift from God. Liberty is the gift of God to make our own decisions. Freedom is a reward for making the right decision.

We hear a lot nowadays about a woman's "right to choose"; but what about the baby's "right to life"? It's a baby, not a choice! What makes the mother's life any more precious or valuable than the infants life? The abortion "pro-choice" mentality is synonymous with the same attitude which Nazi's like Adolf Hitler had, i.e., that certain classes of people are higher (better) than others in the evolutionary process, and therefore, have a right to kill off the weaker class. Please read, Devilution. There is much talk about legalizing infanticide (killing children out of the womb).

Abortion is an evil work. Just because the government allows such wickedness doesn't make it right in God's eyes. Just because pornography, booze, fornication and casino gambling are allowable by law doesn't make it morally acceptable to God. Just because California's Supreme Court just ruled that gay-marriage is legal won't make them legitimate marriages in God's eyes. The only "gay-marriage" is between and man and a woman. Remember, God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Homosexuality is a work of the Devil, which degrades humanity lower than animals. No wonder NDAA was just passed into law.

The government can pass all the laws it wants granting sinners the freedom to sin, but God's Law still condemns them (Romans 1:32). No one has a God-given "right" to be immoral. God has the right to decide what is right. Much immorality and wickedness has been allowed in the name of "equal rights." Equal rights with who, the Devil? It all boils down to whether a nation truly has faith in God or not. Freedom, prosperity and faith in God are inseparable, as failed Communist societies have proven. Our founding fathers never intended for separation of Church and State to mean separation of God and State. God is supposed to be in government. 2nd Samuel 23:3, “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”

Thinking Outside the Box

It's high time for Christian believers to start thinking for themselves, instead of solely relying on Bible-scholars, commentaries and such to educate them. I'm not against Bible-study aids; but today's theologians have been tainted with Zionism, perverted bibles, ecumenism, and a blind loyalty to government. We need to use some common sense when studying the Bible, because God is not a nut. Do you really think God wants you to submit to evil government? Would you have handed over your child to be slaughtered by Pharaoh? (Exodus 1:22), or would you have rebelled as Moses mother did (Exodus 2:2,3) when she hid Moses? She broke the law.

One must reconcile Romans 13:1-3 with such Scriptures as Psalm 94:16, "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?" Does this not include evildoers in government?  re we only supposed to rise up against workers of iniquity who don't hold a government office? 

 It was Adolf Hitler who said...

"What luck for the rulers that men do not think." —Adolf Hitler

Ruthless dictators like Adolf Hitler would absolutely love the attitudes of most pastors and Bible-teachers in America today, who believe that Christians ought to unquestioningly submit to every form of government. For those who want to have their minds filled with brainwashing propaganda, to become bonafied idiots, be sure to watch FoxNews every day. For the truth, you've found my website ministry.

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis — a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? And they are not to be violated but with His wrath.” —U.S. President Thomas Jefferson

The Apostle Paul and Ananias

But you say, what about Acts 23:1-5 where the Apostle Paul apologized for speaking out against the high priest, Ananias? Upon careful study of this Scripture passage, it is evident that Paul realized his mistake to threaten violence against the high priest (i.e., "God shall smite thee"); but Paul in no way was wrong to assert his rights as a Roman citizen. Paul defended his "rights" as a Roman citizen in Acts 22:25 (also, see Acts 16:37), and again as a "free born" citizen of Rome in Acts 22:28. Certainly, it would be an injustice to the Scriptures to claim that Paul was willing to remain silent and passive concerning the violation of his "rights" as a Roman citizen.

Please read, What Does Acts 23:1-5 Mean?

When Will People Wake Up?

“Communism is not [and never was] a creation of the masses to overthrow the Banking establishment, but rather a creation of the Banking establishment to overthrow and enslave the people.” —Anthony J. Hilder

Please read: Communism & NWO—Wall Street's Utopian Hoax! The Banking Cartel (who own and control the Federal Reserve Bank) are evil to the core. Here's a free eye-opening video about the criminals who own the Federal Reserve System... The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Lecture on the Federal Reserve (download: Real Audio | MP3). G. Edward Griffin exposes the most blatant scam of all history. It’s all here: the cause of wars, boom-bust cycles, inflation, depression, prosperity. Again, let me quote to you one of the most ruthless mass murderers who ever lived, Adolf Hitler:

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise." —Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf" (1926)

Woe unto America, for we are an ignorant, sinfully proud, stiffnecked people! Love for sin always causes a society to become apathetic and complacent concerning morality, justice and freedom. It's high time for America's Christians to wake up, because America is largely Communist today and few people realize it. 

Please read: Biblical Submission to Government.

It was Patrick Henry who said: "Give me liberty or give me death." I agree. 

Here are some words of wisdom by Evangelist John R. Rice...

"As an honest Bible preacher, obeying the plain commands of God, I must speak out against corruption and immorality.  Waste, corruption, the taking of men's freedom and the seizing of men's property, these sins every honest preacher must condemn and every honest Christian must disavow.

SOURCE: Dr. Rice... Here Are More Questions, by John R. Rice, pg. 249, Sword Of The Lord Publishers (1973)

As Christians, we must consider that OUR government does what they do in OUR name and with OUR money; therefore it is OUR business.

Any Effort To Restore Liberty Without Morality Is Anarchy

The U.S. Constitution is also a higher power than the federal government, intended to preserve our freedoms and prevent corruption through a series of checks and balances. Unfortunately, even the U.S. Constitution cannot benefit an immoral people.

Our First President who had presided over the Constitutional Convention in his farewell address declared, "

“Reason and experience forbid us to expect public morality in the absence of religious principal.” —U.S. President George Washington

Our Second President, John Adams, whose wisdom was key to the drafting of our Constitution said...

“We have not government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” —U.S. President John Adams

What a true statement! Now you know why our nation has fallen apart politically, morally, economically and in every other way. Ultimately we will fail if God is not with us in our pursuit to restore liberty. Without God on our side, we are doomed. No amount of human effort is going to deliver us from bondage if we continue to embrace wickedness.

Adolf Hitler voted MAN OF THE YEAR by Time Magazine in 1938, and Joseph Stalin in 1942!

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