When a leader asks us to obey a law or an order that is in violation of our conscience as a believer in Jesus Christ, then we must respectfully disobey. The secular, atheistic, agnostic, religious king, dictator, president, pastor, priest, employer or husband cannot instruct a Christian woman to commit adultery or any other sin and expect her to obey them. If the woman does obey a request or command by a person in some type of authority on earth and it is against the values in the Bible, she herself has sinned against Jesus Christ by obeying a lower authority.
The majority of Christians who backed the racist Hitler in Germany by not voicing their concerns when he persecuted the weak, invalid, disabled, blacks and Jews, were guilty of sin before God. They should have voted against him when they had the opportunity, and they should have disobeyed all his directives and commands which violated the scriptures. A Christian German soldier should never have sent a Jew or black person to the gas chambers because the order was a violation of a higher law as found in the scriptures. Adolph Hitler was a firm believer in evolution, which was his justification for killing those he thought were inferior. Charles Darwin himself was a racist. Evolution justifies the killing of babies in the mother's womb, as well as homosexuality and other types of sins. Men are considered no more than an animal with no fear of judgment after death.
Here are some quotes from President Thomas Jefferson of the United States:
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
"I believe the banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
"In question of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."
President Thomas Jefferson certainly felt that we as loyal citizens of the United States should hold our leaders, including the president, accountable for a moral lifestyle; one that enforces the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence as there are Biblical principles involved in all of them.
President Theodore Roosevelt said: "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else."
Daniel Webster stated: "There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing."
James Madison said: "[It] is indispensable that some provision should be made for defending the Community against the incapacity, negligence or perfidy of the Chief Magistrate." George Washington said: "Reason and experience both have forbidden us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
John Quincy Adams said: "The glory of the Revolution was the bonding of government and Christianity."
John Jay, the first chief justice and one of the three authors of the Constitution said: "It is the duty of the nation to see that it has Christian leaders."
In the year 1811, the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to remove the Bible from school curriculums. At that time the court sentenced a man who tried to remove it to three months in jail.
In 1878, in Reynolds vs. the United States Government, the Supreme Court ruled that Christianity and government could not be separated, since government is built upon the Bible and Christian beliefs.
The Bible, the founding fathers, and previous presidents of the United States of America are emphatic that we are to criticize those in authority if they violate the laws of God and the Constitution of the United States, which our political leaders are pledged to support and follow. The Constitution of The United States was formed by Christians. Fifty-two of the fifty-five signers of the constitution were orthodox Christians. In the records of the debates, 94% of all quotes were from the Bible.
1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 9-11: "1) It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. 2) And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3) For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, 4) In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5) To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus...9) I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10) Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11) But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat."
1 Corinthians 5:12-13: "12) For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? 13) But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person."
1 Corinthians 6:9-10: "9) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10) Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
2 Thessalonians 3:6: "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us."
1 Timothy 5:19-22: "19) Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses. 20) Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. 21) I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. 22) Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure."
Titus 3:10: "A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject."
Matthew 18:15-18: "15) Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16) But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17) And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 18) Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Yes, dear saint, it is very clear to me why this nation has so many problems today. Christians have failed to be the salt of the earth! The church has left this nation to the atheist who is led by a racist theory called evolution, which declassifies the human race to the level of an animal and puts the black man on a lower development level than the white man. Charles Darwin was a racist, and today the public schools in America teach this nonsense called evolution as a science, as a fact, when just the opposite is really true. It is made up of fabrications and lies. In reality, the creation theory is much more scientifically provable.
Matthew 5:13: "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
Why have Christians allowed our nation to become a pagan nation led by liberal atheists, agnostics, evolutionists, abortionists, homosexuals, immoral and a moral people? As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a mandate to make disciples of all nations. We need to put Jesus Christ back into government, back into the Supreme Court, back into the public schools, back into the media, or we will be ruled by tyranny and fall, just as every nation that has rejected Jesus Christ. The people of the world have migrated to America because their religions have not blessed their nations. Instead, they have cursed them with poverty throughout the third world because of the immorality of their dictators and tyrants that lead or should I say, control them. Yes, religions do not bring morality, but instead they sponsor immorality, with many of them allowing sex with numerous people as well as multiple wives and sex slaves.
Murray vs. Curlett was the case brought to the Supreme Court by Madalyn Murray O’Hair in 1962. This landmark case instigated the removal of prayer from the schools within the first year and the removal of Bible reading the following year. Schools across the nation showed an immediate decline in academics and morality. Teen pregnancy has risen over 500% since 1963 and S.A.T. scores have plummeted. When a nation removes the morality of the Bible, all civilization descends into the slime like the residue of a sewer. Where once health, life and wealth blessed a nation, now violence, crime, disease and economic collapse exist, with enemies who plot to destroy abounding everywhere.
1Kings14:14: "Moreover the LORD shall raise him up a king over Israel, who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam that day: but what? even now!"
All through the Bible the law of sowing and reaping plays out. Leadership, both politically and spiritually (the church), is to a great extent responsible for the blessing, protection and prosperity of a nation...or the collapse of a nation economically, morally, and spiritually. Throughout the Bible, Israel prospered when their leaders (kings and priests) were following the laws of God. Israel continued to go into slavery and bondage when tyranny ruled the land because of ungodly leadership.
God certainly did not approve of Israel’s ungodly leaders, and He allowed the law of sowing and reaping to run its course, which led to slavery (The Science of Judgment), if repentance did not occur. When we read, “the Lord shall raise up a king”, we are talking about how God, who is no respecter of people (Acts 10:34), will always use a person, whether good or evil, to bring about the fruit of the law of sowing and reaping. Like gravity, the laws of God never fail. Step off a ten story building and you will fall and probably die unless God directly intervenes through mercy and grace to spare your life.
On pages 288-290 of his book, "God’s War On Terror", Walid Shoebat writes: “The Bible is the finest, richest literature imaginable. It has been shaped and enlivened by the same oral and written traditions that humankind has used since Adam and Eve. It is filled with dazzling figurative language, poetry and historical allusions. Trained Bible scholars must possess an array of tools, including knowledge of metaphor, simile, allegory, personification, and symbolism, as well as a thorough knowledge of the times in which the Bible’s authors lived. Otherwise, attempts at interpreting the Scriptures can be likened to those of the lazy student who simply says, ‘The poem means whatever I want it to mean.’"
"No, the poem means what its author intended it to mean...Many of the symbols used during Biblical times are still commonly understood in many cultures today, but they are not easy for many Westerners...The Bible often uses mountains as a symbol representing a kingdom or an empire: ‘It shall come to pass in the Last-Days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains,’ (Isaiah 2:2-4). In other words, God’s Kingdom will be over all other kingdoms; this is pretty simple. In the East, this language is common. But Western misconception and lack of understanding have caused much confusion. In the West, many are waiting for the Catholic Church to arise to power. Rome, after all, is the city of seven hills (Mountains). But listen to Ahmadinejad of Iran in one of his ‘I have a dream’ speeches: ‘Do not doubt, Allah will prevail, and Islam will conquer mountain tops of the entire world.’ The mountaintops Ahmadinejad is speaking of are the great kingdoms and governments of the West—Great Britain and America. This is the proper eastern allegoric usage for the word ‘Mountain’. Many passages in the Bible confirm the usage of this word ‘mountains’ as kingdoms: My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.’ (Ezekiel 34:6)"
"God’s sheep, the Jews, were scattered in the Diaspora into many different nations. The word ‘mountain’ is symbol for a nation, empire, or kingdom: ‘Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, says Jehovah, which destroys all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain,’ (Jeremiah51:25) Here, God rails against the Babylonian Empire—the ‘destroying mountain,’ which he will make a ‘burnt mountain’...Christ spoke of having the faith of a mustard seed, that we can move mountains. Are these literal mountains? No. These are governments and kingdoms. Exactly what the disciples and the first believers did. They eventually changed the Middle East which was all converted to the faith.”
Sure, God is a God of miracles. Mountains can be moved and the ocean can divide, as the Red Sea did. But, we want to be able to correctly understand the meaning of the authors in the Bible so that when we talk about God raising up His servants or using His servants, such as an evil king in the Bible, we are not saying that God put that person in office. Neither does it mean that the person is born again. It just means that God may choose to use any person, just as he used an ass in the Bible. The donkey wasn’t born again, but God used the animal anyway. Unfortunately, God will use Satan or a dictator to apply the laws of sowing and reaping (Gal. 6:7-8; Matt.25:14-30; Gal. 5:19-26; Rom. 8:1-13); blessings or curses (Deut. 28; Lev. 26:14-33; Gal.3:13-14). Satan certainly is not born again, but he definitely wants to hurt God’s people. When God’s people break the laws of God and their cup of iniquity becomes more and more full (1 Thess. 2:14-16; Rev. 18:4-8; Matt. 23:22-33; Gen. 6:5-7, 15:13-16; Deut. 9:3-5; Col. 3:5-6; Jer. 25:7-12; Rom. 2:5-6, 8). God releases Satan and his demons, kings, dictators, and presidents to attack these disobedient people more and more.
We, the people of the United States of America, must return to our Christian heritage, for it alone produced the good seed that produced the fruits of unprecedented prosperity--until recently, when this nation turned its back on the true and living God. We, as Christians, must vote for leaders who truly believe in Jesus Christ and support His values and beliefs. We cannot vote for a candidate based on the color of skin, or it proves that we are truly a racist ourself. A politician is not an authority on the scriptures. We must correct even a president who tries to interpret the scriptures and speaks only error. It is time for the believers to hold leaders accountable--no matter what political party they belong to--lest we become a country like many in the world today led by dictators and tyrants, putting people into power and allowing Satan to lead. Blame people and Satan, but not Jesus Christ.
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