DISOBEDIENCE: Disobedience and deception go hand-in-hand. The churches are full of both.
WISDOM OF THE WORLD: Turning Vice into a Virtue
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
—Henry David Thoreau
Saw this quote displayed at the top of a blog which featured the two themes of Christianity and Freedom. It is an example of the world’s wisdom which is usually in direct opposition to what the Bible has to say on the same subject. Because American Christians have long been raised on the world’s wisdom, many assume that these quotes by men have the same validity as the Word of God.
What does the Bible have to say about obedience to the civil authorities? Actually, it has plenty to say.
But not much that most American Christians want to hear.
What was the first sin committed in the Garden?
What was the first sin, committed in Heaven by Lucifer?
“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 for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.”
–Romans 13:1-2, 6-7
Romans 13 is crystal clear on the matter of Christians obeying the civil authorities–which is one reason the Corporate Media spends a LOT of time trying to convince occasional Christians that Romans 13 doesn’t really mean what it clearly says.
Why does the reader suppose the NWO puppets such as Glenn Beck and David Barton make so much money? They both play the classic con game: win the confidence of church folk and then feed them a lie and go for the Big Score.
In this case, the lie is that it’s okay to rebel against the authorities.
“Look at the founding fathers! They pledged their sacred honor!”
But the American founding fathers were rebels not Christians–in spite of the incredible amount of media time and space devoted to promoting that myth.
BUT BUT BUT…What about tyranny? What about “These are the times which try men’s souls?”
As to the second, Common Sense was written by probably one of the world’s most famous atheists at the time, Thomas Paine. Americans learn in school that men such as Paine and Thomas Jefferson were “deists,” meaning that they believed in one god.
Which is true–at least in Jefferson’s case. What we’re not told is that it wasn’t the God of the Bible.
The American founders threw the word “god” around quite frequently. Search their writings and personal letters for a positive reference to Jesus Christ.
“Jesus” was like Kryptonite to them.
As to the first, the apostle Peter wrote his first epistle to persecuted Christians. They were faced with real tyranny: loss of their property and life by the Roman authorities.
What did Peter tell these Christians?
“Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.”
—1 Peter 2:13-16
Doesn’t sound like Peter would have made a very good founding father, does it?
Again, the founders were rebels–not Christians.
Why else did so many colonial flags feature serpents on them? And there was more than one..
Surely, the Bible has more than just these two verses. Isn’t there anything else?
Why, yes there is.
“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.”
–1 Samuel 15:23
That’s not going to help the calls for a Second American Revolution.
But what about Jesus? Surely He would have been in Boston Harbor at the Tea Party protesting unfair taxes. Right?
“Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute [taxes] unto Caesar, or not?
But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”
That wasn’t very helpful.
“The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government [authority]. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.”
—2 Peter 2:9-10
“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.”–1 Timothy 3:1-2
For Christians, the Word of God is very clear: one can either be a rebel and follow man–or one can follow Jesus Christ.
One cannot do both.
Saul Alinsky, Exhibit A for New World Order pagan Luciferianism–and the mentor of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama–dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals to a “rebel.” The words of the dedication should be instructive for American Christians about rebellion.. But with all of the talk of rebellion and revolution, one has to acknowledge it hasn’t been.
“Lest we forget at least an over the shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the very first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.”
—Rules for Radicals
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
One wonders how a quote elevating disobedience to a virtue finds itself on a website maintained by someone who supposedly is a Christian?
Then one remembers: we Americans have a long. long history of turning vice into virtue.
UPDATE on 2-9-14: Forgot another Bible verse which offers very clear, unmistakeable instructions to the Christian contemplating rebellion and disobedience to civil authorities.
“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 do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
One can either be a rebel or a Christian.
One cannot be both.
Disobedience is a sin.
So is rebellion.
IS the reader beguiled by stories of a Second American Revolution?
DOES the reader worship the American founding fathers and their words?
THERE is still time to change direction (repent) and place one’s trust in Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:”
—2 Corinthians 4:3
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 7-9, 2014 and End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 8-9, 2017.]
American Rebel or Child of God: Make Your Choice
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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